, instrument plugins
, Larry Seyer Digital
, Wavelore Instruments
Posted in news
on Oct 08, 2007
TASCAM has announced GVI 4 (Giga Virtual Instrument), a powerful sampler instrument.
One instance supports 16 channels of MIDI playback. Add as many instances of GVI as your computer can handle for 16 more MIDI channels each. Browse your sample library and load sounds from the GVI interface, or use the new standalone QuickSound database to quickly search all your hard drives (Windows version only). Like GVI 3, GVI 4 makes it easy to stack multiple instruments on a MIDI channel for even bigger sounds.
GVI 4 will include sound libraries from SONiVOX, Larry Seyer Digital, Project SAM, and Wavelore.
With GVI 4, the Giga sampling platform will be available on the Mac for the first time.
GVI 4 has a MSRP of $399 USD (upgrades are available as well), and will be available in fall 2007.
Wavelore has updated American Zither to version 1.10.
American Zither is a 24-bit virtual instrument powered by TASCAM’s GVI engine.
A Zither is a stringed instrument having usually 30 to 40 strings over a shallow horizontal soundboard and played with pick and fingers. The samples in The American Zither library were performed not with pick or fingers, but with wooden mallets. More details about the American Zither can be found here.
Updated in v1.10
- GVI engine update to v. 3.63
- Four additional versatile small hand drum instruments: Small Darbuka, Smaller Darbuka, Small Bongo, Smaller Bongo. (These instruments use 8-16 way round robin for repetitions, and the DEF filter in velocity-sensitive mode for morphing of the round robin samples through a continuous range of dynamics)
- Inclusion of the Free Wavelore Slide Whistle (hitherto available only as a GS3/GVI instrument) in the WLAZ interface
American Zither costs USD 79.95 (or 59.95 if you already own a Synchrosoft license) + shipping. A one-octave demo is available for download.
Visit Wavelore for more information and a link to download the demo of American Zither.
Wavelore has released a free Slide Whistle instrument for GVI/GS3.
This instrument demonstrates just what expressive possiblities are available when TASCAM’s morphing filter technology is applied to even a small collection of samples. Even on such a small instrument, the Giga engine provides equal opportunity for stunning realism and bold new sounds.
The Slide Whistle instrument comes with two carefully configured .gsi stacks and a readme explaining its realtime expressive capabilities.
You can download the free Slide Whistle (21 megabytes) here.
Visit Wavelore for more instruments, such as the commercial product Wavelore American Zither.