I\'ve invited an Akai z8 into my studio. I\'m sure witha few more mornings on the phone to tech support I will get it up & running (the protocol & user interface is not the friendlist, I must say).

I understand the advantages of Gigastudio, but it seems to me that there are some advantages to going the harware route - at least for me.

My question: is anyone out there using a harware sampleras part of their Midi playback set-up? How are you accessing sound libraries with it? Do you have any tips for a new user?