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GIGAVIOLIN SPECIFICATIONS

 

Minimum System Requirements for GigaViolin

  • Pentium 4 1.7GHz processor
  • AMD 2100 XP processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution
  • 100MB application hard drive space
  • 2000MB Sample hard drive space
  • Midi interface
  • GSIF-compatible sound card for use in GigaStudio (for stand-a-lone operation no GSIF- compatible card needed)
  • ReWire-compatible host application

 

Recommended System Requirements for GigaViolin

  • Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor
  • AMD 3200 XP processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution
  • 1GB application hard drive space
  • Dedicated Sample Drive 7200 RPM w/8MB cache, 8.9 ms seek time
  • 2000MB Sample hard drive space

Note: Mac version in development

 

GigaViolin Performance

The configurations included in the GigaViolin instrument/library vary in regards to system memory and CPU usage. GigaViolin configurations designed for performance contain one GigaPulse real-time convolution process, which is used to model both violin bodies and environments. GigaViolin configurations designed for user flexibility contain two GigaPulse real-time convolution processes - one for body modeling and one for environment - allowing each to be configured separately.

 

GigaStudio Orchestra V3.21 is required to use GigaViolin in GigaStudio. With the inclusion of GigaPulse Pro, GigaStudio Orchestra allows for the full customization of GigaViolin Instruments.

GigaStudio Ensemble V3.21 users, GigaPulse SP (included with GS3 Ensemble and Solo) allows for only limited control of Multi-Mic impulse sets.

*GigaViolin Multi-Port Divisi instruments are available only to GigaStudio Orchestra and Ensemble users. The Divisi Multi-Port ensembles require four MIDI ports found only in GigaStudio Orchestra and Ensemble.

 

Recommended MIDI Controllers

88-note keyboard - The GigaViolin with keyswitches spans five octaves. Though it is possible to access all notes and keyswitches using the transposition function of smaller keyboards, it is much easier with a full-sized controller.

Mod Wheel (MW) - Use of the Mod Wheel is common to all GigaViolin instruments. It is used to control either Dynamic Expression (DEF) or LFO Vibrato.

Pitch Wheel (PW) - Use of the Pitch Wheel is common to all GigaViolin instruments. It is used to control Dynamic Expression (DEF), LFO Vibrato or Pitch.

Sustain Pedal - Used for traditional note sustain.

Assignable Hardware MIDI Fader - by assigning a MIDI fader to Portamento Time (CC#5) it is possible to continuously control the glissando time between notes when using PRF enabled instruments.

 

GigaViolin iMIDI (Intelligent MIDI) functions

In addition to the various GigaViolin instrument classes and bowing styles, each configuration contains iMIDI rules (scripts) designed for playability. These iMIDI rules greatly improve the versatility and general playability of the GigaViolin instruments.

Mono-Gliss - For performances labeled (Mono-Gliss), instruments found on notes E1 through D#2 contain Monophonic (Legato) style iMIDI rules while instruments found on notes E2 through D#3 contain Monophonic (Glissando) style iMIDI rules that use the Portamento Reshaping filter to slide between connecting notes.

Mono-Poly - For performances labeled (Mono-Poly), instruments found on notes E1 through D#2 contain Monophonic (Legato) style iMIDI rules while instruments found on notes E2 through D#3 behave in a traditional polyphonic manner.

Poly-Gliss - For performances labeled (Poly-Gliss), instruments found on notes E1 through D#2 behave in a traditional polyphonic manner while instruments found on notes E2 through D#3 contain Monophonic (Glissando) style iMIDI rules that use the Portamento Reshaping filter to slide between connecting notes

There are three general types of "Mono" iMIDI rules used by the GigaViolin instruments: Mono-Legato, Mono (Staccato) and Mono-Gliss.

Mono-Legato - Stack members labeled "Mono-Legato" behave as a traditional Monophonic instrument, these instruments allow you to perform manual trills between multiple notes. This is accomplished using the new GS3 Mono iMIDI rule.

Mono - Stack members labeled "Mono" behave as a Monophonic instrument. For instance, when a secondary note is played while sustaining the primary note, the first note will be terminated leaving only the second note sounding. For these instruments, the primary note can only be re-triggered with a new Note-On message.

Poly - Stack members labeled "Poly" do not contain Mono iMIDI rules and behave as a traditional polyphonic instrument.

 

GigaViolin Bowing Styles

Following is the list of bowing styles included with GigaViolin. Each bowing style comes in three performance variations: monophonic (mono), polyphonic (poly), and glissando (gliss)

  1. Long Bows - (piano, mezzo forte, forte)
  2. Detache - (piano, mezzo forte, forte)
  3. Loure - (piano, mezzo forte, forte)
  4. Staccato - (piano, mezzo forte, forte)
  5. Spiccato - (piano, mezzo forte, forte)
  6. Pizzicato - (mezzo forte, forte)
  7. Sforzando - (accent crescendo)
  8. Martele - (forte only)
  9. Tremolo - (mezzo forte, forte)
  10. Trills half-step - (mezzo forte, forte)
  11. Trills whole-step - (mezzo forte, forte)

 

 

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