Author: David Jameson

You don’t have to use Gig Performer just for music! Although Gig Performer’s primary purpose is as a plugin host for live performing musicians, due to its sophisticated OSC implementation and proprietary programming language, Gig Performer can also be used as an OSC controller. Widgets and OSC Every...

Think of the main view of your DAW containing everything you need for a session as analogous to just one rackspace in Gig Performer. When you switch from one rackspace to another, you are essentially getting a completely new “session” except that in Gig Performer, this...

The short answer is we needed it ourselves! The long answer is, well, much longer, so read on. Although I was using various MIDI sequencers and DAWs since the 80s, I only got back into live performance about nine years ago. As a Mac user I...

As a matter of policy, Deskew Technologies, LLC does not participate in any promotional or cross-grade discounted sales of Gig Performer. We feel strongly that discounted pricing serves only to devalue a product and that Gig Performer is fairly priced. We offer a high quality product...

The Rig Manager is used to isolate the particular keyboards and or MIDI controllers (MIDI pedal boards, etc) from your actual rackspace setups. The fundamental idea is you name your physical devices in the Rig Manager and you use those names when you are creating...

Major new features in Gig Performer 3 Songs and Setlists ChordPro Support Ableton Link Synchronization Bi-Directional MIDI Widgets Enhanced Remote Support for Lemur MIDI Input Recorder Multi-widget insertion Latency Measurement Tool Gig Performer 3 also includes audio engine enhancements, better plugin editor handling, sysex message support,...

The normal way to use Gig Performer™ is to create rackspaces each of which contains a collection of plugins connected together as desired. A rackspace might contain everything needed for a single song or you might use several rackspaces during a single song, switching from...

In a crash report recently received, we noted that the message was as follows: Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Couldn't posix_spawn: error 35' We have absolutely no idea what this means. A google search indicates that this error is occasionally produced...

As mentioned on our various blog posts, we sometimes recommend 3rd party tools and applications that we feel will be beneficial to our users. In most cases, we will have worked with such tools ourselves, so our suggestions are not just based on our having read about...

When you normally configure OSC settings so that Gig Performer can communicate with your control surface such as Lemur or TouchOSC running on your iPad, you will generally specify the IP address of your iPad in Gig Performer's OSC configuration. Here's an example where 192.168.0.31 represents...

We are very excited about a new feature introduced in Gig Performer 1.5. It's something we've wanted from the very beginning and it's something that we believe many people will really find incredibly useful. Normally, Gig Performer preloads all rackspaces, which means that all plugins that will...

Gig Performer has a sophisticated OSC implementation that can be used for a variety of purposes, one of which is to allow bidirectional control with an iPad running a control surface such as Lemur or TouchOSC (Using Touch OSC with Gig Performer). To help you get...

Plugins have to be validated before they are used by plugin hosts. This is normally done automatically by Gig Performer when it starts up and detects a new plugin. Sometimes a particular plugin may take longer than expected, perhaps because it's trying to connect to a...

As a performing musician touring with several bands including The Security Project and Beyond The Wall, there are certain plugins I can't do without on tour and I thought I'd mention some of them here in case anyone is interested. Note that I have no relationship...

Gig Performer has a built-in system that detects crashes and (with your permission) can send us that information so that we can fix the problem. In the event that this dialog shows up, we would appreciate it if you would fill in the information and...

For Gig Performer 3 (or newer) versions, please refer to this updated KB article for information about using ASIO4ALL Deprecated: Some users have reported that Gig Performer for Windows crashes with older versions of the ASIO drivers. Please make sure you update your drivers. You can also install the latest...