February 09, 2008, Dallas, TX--A 30-day trial version of Sampledaddy's Tokyo Seoul, a one-stop, pounding combination of powerful Asian drums and woodblocks, will be released with Tascam's GigaStudio 4.0 later this month, according to Bruce Richardson, president of the new company.

"We are thrilled to be able to put this full-featured demo in the hands of GigaStudio 4.0 users," says Richardson, adding, "It's an opportunity to let the product speak for itself in a way that audio demos can't really match."

GigaStudio 4.0 users will be able to install the 30-day trial version separately from the GigaStudio application, allowing them to start the "trial clock" at any time.  Users can purchase a full license at any time during the trial period, or after it expires.

Sampledaddy's Tokyo Seoul will run within GigaStudio just like a normal sample library, but will also run separately within any PC-based VSTi host, via Tascam's new GVI-4 engine.

"GVI-4 has given us some potent new design options," says Richardson, "The ability to release products that work simultaneously for users with large GigaStudio farms, as well as in VSTi hosts, is a win-win for our company and for end users.  We are pleased to be among the first virtual instrument designers to release on the platform.  When the Intel Mac version comes online later this year, we'll be able to offer an instant free upgrade to Mac users"

"GVI is also creating some exciting new possibilities for end users to get involved in the design process," Richardson adds, "We have purposefully broken Tokyo Seoul up into its smallest component parts, so that end users can share their presets as .gsi files, as well as submit them to us for inclusion as presets in patch updates.  Because GVI allows a very practical patching capability for developers, it becomes possible to create a closer relationship between the product and the end user base.  It allows a product to grow in ways the designer may never imagine."



January 17, 2008, Anaheim, CA--Sampledaddy, a new Virtual Instrument company headed by sampling veteran Bruce Richardson, announces its first product, Tokyo Seoul, a combination of two powerful Asian drums for one-stop pounding action tracks.  Included in the set are a Korean Buk, Japanese O-Daiko, and a set of Piccolo Woodblocks.

"The philosophy of the Sampledaddy products is what I'd call obsessive sampling," says Richardson, "My preference is always to have an overkill of samples, first and foremost, before resorting to other programming methods for realism.  If I've captured the instrument's personality in the session with the proper depth of sampling, then there's little for me to do besides making sure it's mapped properly and ready for a player's touch."

Sampledaddy products are designed as volumes within larger series of instrument families.

Richardson adds, "Rather than looking at a broad spectrum of instruments simultaneously, we'll concentrate on a few in any given volume, allowing the end user to custom-design a portfolio within the same player.  I'm excited about this, because it lets me concentrate my efforts, and deliver instruments that I would want to play myself.  Hopefully, my fellow musicians will be as happy with this approach as I am."

Buk: 333 head hits, 148 rim hits
O Daiko: 177 head hits, 103 rim hits
Piccolo Woodblocks: 25 to 53 hits per block
Engine: Tascam GVI-3

The collection will initially be released for Windows-compatible PC, on the GVI 3.0 platform by Tascam.  A free update will be provided to all users upon release of the GVI 4.0 platform, which will add Mac support.  The product release is scheduled for April.

Upcoming products and pricing will be announced at that time.


Sampledaddy's new Tokyo Seoul, featuring Korean Buk, Japanese O-Daiko, and Piccolo Woodblocks