Author: Nebojsa Djogo

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The advanced options dialog is used to enable some of Gig Performer's more sophisticated and unique features. "Multi instance support" allows you to run more than one instance of Gig Performer with each instance being completely independent. If you are a keyboard player, you will normally configure individual rackspaces...

When it comes to selecting plugins, there is a myriad of choices and decisions to make. Everyone has their favorites and everyone is trying to find the right combination of plugins to create that great sound on stage. If you are a guitar player or a singer,  you will be leaning more towards the effect plugins.  If you are a keyboard player then you are likely to pay more attention to instrument plugins.

A great write-up of what a pro player is using these days comes from our own David Jameson. Read his “Go-to plugin list” here /my-go-to-plugin-list

Easily combining, inserting and tweaking those plugins is essential for any serious musician. That’s why a great host application (hint: Gig Performer😀) is a must. Otherwise  you might very well try a plugin and a few of its presets but then give up on it before you explore all the cool options it might offer.

When it comes to pricing, usually you get what you pay for. Creating a great sampler plugin for example takes a lot of development and studio time, using great instruments and great players to capture a particular instrument faithfully. Then some serious development time to actually allow players to play those samples back properly. Having said that, there are some hidden gems that are absolutely free! Typically they are used as promotional tools for other commercial plugins made by the same company.

Anyway, you can never have enough plugins – right?

Most of the plugins listed here will have an installer so all you have to do is install them and restart Gig Performer. Some, however, come only as compressed files so you will have to manually drag the files to the appropriate folders. These will usually have instructions within the archive.

Without further ado - here is my go-to list for some of those free VST and Audio Unit plugins.

This short video shows how to add a Wah Wah pedal to the excellent Scuffham S-Gear amp simulator plugin. We add the pedals from two different manufacturers (Native Instrument's Guitar Rig and Overloud's TH3) and then A/B the result. Same method can be used to add any effect anywhere in your audio chain. Combine the best features of your favorite plugins and create your unique sound with Gig Performer.

Assigning plugin parameters to widgets is easy in Gig Performer. Select a widget, then a plugin from the drop down list and finally click on a parameter or learn it by clicking on the "Learn" button below the parameter list. If you want to assign multiple parameters from the same plugin to other widgets - you do not have to repeat the entire process from scratch. Once you learn a parameter for one widget - simply click on the next one and keep assigning.

[vc_row] [vc_column width='2/3'] Gig Performer is a new audio plugin host application specifically designed for live performance musicians. We are pleased to offer a special discount to all KVR subscribers. Please use the coupon code KVRNAMM17 on checkout. This offer is valid until Feb. 4th, 2017 at midnight...

Widgets and plugins can respond to OSC commands control surfaces as well as applications that can generate OSC messages. OSC (Open Sound Control) is a protocol that can be used to control one application from another, with a particular focus on applications used by artists and performers. You can associate OSC names with plugins and widgets and then send messages to them from a remote device to control their operation. This allows you to create control surfaces with faders and buttons that can be adjusted to perform such operations as controlling the output volume of each plugin, adjust plugin parameters such as the cutoff filter of a softsynth. You can even send OSC messages to the Gig Performer that will cause it to play notes.