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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...

List of best free VST and AU plugins you should try out!

List of best free VST and AU plugins you should try out!

When it comes to selecting audio 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...

My go-to plugin list

My go-to plugin list

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 with...

Gig Performer Stress Test Video

Gig Performer Stress Test Video

Here is a short video showing the Gig Performer stress test, a part of our thorough testing process for Gig Performer. We have been using Gig Performer live, on stage, for a while now (even before this audio plugin host went into the first beta stage). We have a long...

A Chapman Stick player describes his setup with Gig Performer

A Chapman Stick player describes his setup with Gig Performer

We received an interesting email from Jim Meyer, a Chapman Stick player in Vancouver who is using Gig Performer. His setup is intriguing so with his permission, I'm reposting the email he sent me. So, here’s the fun I’ve been having with Gig Performer: I have a...

Using Gig Performer on tour with The Security Project

Using Gig Performer on tour with The Security Project

Gig Performer is used on tour with The Security Project, a prog rock band that performs the early progressive repertoire of Peter Gabriel. I've been performing with them for about 4 years now, going on a couple of tours per year. My main software system was a custom...