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Clever ways to optimize your plugin usage

Clever ways to optimize your plugin usage

In this article you will learn about tips and tricks to optimize your plugin usage. Tips compiled in this article are based on independent tips that can be found in our community by users who wanted to tweak their setups and reduce even more their CPU and/or RAM...

Working with TouchOSC and Gig Performer [guest article]

Working with TouchOSC and Gig Performer [guest article]

In this guest blog article learn how our community member Thomas Lisi (@NanoMalefico) is working with TouchOSC and Gig Performer. TouchOSC next generation, with the integration of scripts inside it, for me won the best place on the podium among the competitors. Now I...

How to use multiple instances in Gig Performer 4

How to use multiple instances in Gig Performer 4

In this article you will learn how to easily use more than one instance in Gig Performer. What is multi-instance support? .Multi-instance support means that you can run an application multiple times on the same computer, with each such "instance" operating...

Why use a computer with Gig Performer rather than hardware

Why use a computer with Gig Performer rather than hardware

This article is focused on keyboard players and discusses why it is better to use a computer with Gig Performer rather than hardware when performing live. Our community has a large number of great musicians including many serious touring keyboard players and we asked...

How to change sounds and control plugins from your MIDI controller

How to change sounds and control plugins from your MIDI controller

In this article we’ll show you how to change sounds and control plugins from your MIDI controller. Gig Performer is an audio plugin host for live performance and your live performance command center. Of course, it can be used as your loyal companion on many other use...

How to implement incremental transpose

How to implement incremental transpose

Suppose you’d like to have a couple of buttons on your MIDI controller that just increment or decrement the global transpose amount. Important note: Gig Performer 4.5 has built-in support to do this. Please check the GlobalTransposeUp and GlobalTransposeDown...

Controlling the global transpose from your keyboard

Controlling the global transpose from your keyboard

Gig Performer has a global transpose parameter, normally set to zero. You can of course manually adjust the global transpose by clicking on it and entering a new transpose value directly or by using the UP/DOWN arrows to increment/decrement respectively the global...

Optimize your Mac for a Gig

Optimize your Mac for a Gig

In this article you will learn how to optimize your Apple Macintosh computer for a gig. Apple computers running macOS have great support for real-time audio and MIDI and typically do not require much optimization - however you may still want to make sure that your...

Questions about rackspaces and variations

Questions about rackspaces and variations

Tech note #1 The goal of this article is to simply explain rackspaces and variations for users who are already familiar with the basics of Gig Performer. What exactly is a rackspace? A rackspace is the container for a collection of interconnected plugins representing...

The most flexible MIDI processing

The most flexible MIDI processing

Gig Performer is an audio plugin host for live performance that allows musicians the most flexible MIDI processing and creating very sophisticated live setups. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), originally created by Dave Smith (creator of the famed Prophet...

My live keyboard rig

My live keyboard rig

I (David) have often been asked to describe my live keyboard rig which I use with the three bands in which I play: The Security Project Beyond The Wall Reelin’ In The Years . Keyboards . I have four keyboard controllers: Studio Logic SL88 (88 notes weighted) Roland...

The MIDI Channel Constrainer

The MIDI Channel Constrainer

The MIDI Channel Constrainer is a new built-in plugin in Gig Performer 4 and it allows you to set the MIDI input channel that is allowed through, remap the input channel to another channel, or block all MIDI traffic that goes through this plugin. Learn more about this...