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GIG PERFORMER BLOG

Using Loopback to send audio from one application to another

Using Loopback to send audio from one application to another

MacOS has a nice built-in feature called IAC (Inter-app Communication) that allows you to connect MIDI applications together and communicate with each other. (There's nothing built into Windows but there are third-party applications like virtualMIDI that do the same...

Predictive loading just saved my a– !

Predictive loading just saved my a– !

The Predictive Loading feature just saved my a-- !!! Seriously!   I'm getting ready to go on a tour in Japan with the Security Project. My main laptop is a 5 year old Macbook Pro with a 17" screen. It has 16Gb RAM and SSDs instead of hard drives for both speed and...

OSCulator – convert any input to any output

OSCulator – convert any input to any output

If you're on a Mac, there's a great app out there called OSCulator that can be used to transform pretty much any input to any output. For example, you can configure it to receive MIDI notes and have it send keystrokes (yes, that's right, as if you are typing) to an...

OSC Broadcast Mode

OSC Broadcast Mode

Gig Performer is an audio plugin host with extensive OSC support. 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 or Android tablet, you will generally specify the...

How to save a ton of memory if you’re using Kontakt

How to save a ton of memory if you’re using Kontakt

I love Kontakt! It was the key that allowed me to stop having to carry a Korg Kronos with me on tour along with my other controllers (I love the Kronos as well but it's so darn heavy.) If you load a Kontakt instrument, particularly one with a massive sample set such...

Audio latency, buffer size and sample rate explained

Audio latency, buffer size and sample rate explained

I hear the term "Latency" a lot when talking about audio processing. What does it really mean?How do you set your gear and Gig Performer to work for you, not against you? What is latency? It's simply the amount of time that passes between the sound being generated and...

Predictive Loading in Gig Performer

Predictive Loading in Gig Performer

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...

Controlling multiple parameters simultaneously with widget groups

Controlling multiple parameters simultaneously with widget groups

A lot of people asked about controlling multiple plugin parameters from a single knob or slider and wondered why we didn't have such a facility in our very first release of Gig Performer. Apart from the obvious reason that if we waited until we had everything everyone...

Using Lemur with Gig Performer

Using Lemur with Gig Performer

Gig Performer is an audio plugin host that 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 or Android running a control surface such as Lemur or TouchOSC (see Using Touch...

Use a separate Gig Performer instance as your “effects box”

Use a separate Gig Performer instance as your “effects box”

Gig Performer 3 allows you to create multiple "gigs" at the same time and they are completely independent of each other, each one separately controllable. We had a couple of scenarios in mind for this feature for your live performance such as allowing vocals to use an...

Migrating slowly from other audio plugin hosts to Gig Performer

Migrating slowly from other audio plugin hosts to Gig Performer

Yeah, we know, you've spent months or even years creating your set list for your live performances, tweaking your plugins, changing them, getting your sound just right. Now you've got hundreds of patches and the notion of having to start all over again seems really...