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Now users of competitive software samplers, students and schools can step up to the world's most powerful sampling instrument

Montebello , CA (October 5, 2004): TASCAM now offers a competitive upgrade and educational version at a discounted price, allowing more users to experience the power, sound quality and pro features of GigaStudio 3.0. The CUEV price is available for GS3 Orchestra and Ensemble versions only and is comprised of the same package, software and features as the retail package. Pricing is $329 for GS3 Orchestra or $199 for GS3 Ensemble.

The competitive upgrade version is offered to users of the following products: Emagic EXS24, IK Multimedia SampleTank L or XL, Native Instruments Battery, Intakt or Kontakt, MOTU Mach 5, Steinberg Halion, Propellerhead Reason, TASCAM GigaStudio or Digidesign Samplecell. A serial number is required to qualify.

For the first time, TASCAM is offering schools, students, teachers and faculty members an economical way to get GigaStudio 3.0 Orchestra and Ensemble versions into their curriculum and educational labs.

"We wanted to make the upgrade package easy to purchase and we also wanted to offer competitive upgrades to users of other sampling software," explains Pete Snell, Sales and Marketing Manager for GigaStudio. "GS3 is the most realistic sampled instrument ever, and for those folks dabbling in others, we offer a smooth path to get into the professional tools. It's even easy to register your product - it's done from our web site when you get home, so you don't need to bring proof to the store with you."

"We've had a lot of phone call requests from schools to set up their labs with authentic-sounding orchestras. Schools are using these as audition pieces for young composers and conductors where schools to use Giga to gain the confidence of an orchestra to play their pieces. A lot of great music is being heard for the first time because GigaStudio makes it possible to hear an orchestral realization of a piece without spending thousands of dollars."

TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Mexico and Latin America . For additional information, contact:

TASCAM • 7733 Telegraph Road • Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 726-0303 • www.tascam.com