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GIG File Extension

Tascam GigaSampler Format
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What is GIG file?

GIG filename suffix is mostly used for Tascam GigaSampler Format files. Tascam GigaSampler Format format was developed by Tascam. GIG files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. GIG file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 771 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use GigaStudio software for managing GIG files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. GigaStudio software was developed by Tascam, and on its official website you may find more information about GIG files or the GigaStudio software program.

Programs which support GIG file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open GIG files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with GIG suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support GIG file

How to open file with GIG extension?

Being unable to open files with GIG extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Tascam GigaSampler Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GIG files.

Step 1. Install GigaStudio software

Install software to open GIG file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GIG files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install GigaStudio or one to the listed programs: Awave Studio, LinuxSampler. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download GigaStudio installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Tascam website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update GigaStudio to the latest version

Update software that support file extension GIGYou still cannot access GIG files although GigaStudio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why GIG files are not compatible with GigaStudio. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using GigaStudio.

Step 3. Set the default application to open GIG files to GigaStudio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GIG files with latest version of GigaStudio you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with GIG file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the GIG with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where GigaStudio is installed, check the Always use this app to open GIG files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with GIG file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the GIG file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with GIG extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the GIG for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the GIG file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check GIG file for viruses
1. Check the GIG file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the GIG is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the GIG file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic GIG file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the GIG file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Tascam GigaSampler Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run GigaStudio

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with GIG extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Tascam GigaSampler Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the GIG files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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