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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...

Using MIDI OSC blocks to send MIDI to the Global Rackspace

Using MIDI OSC blocks to send MIDI to the Global Rackspace

As of the time of writing, Gig Performer 4 does not support sending MIDI messages from a rackspace to the Global Rackspace or vice versa, you can only send audio data. Although a future version will most likely add this support (legal caveat - no guarantees), there...

How to create keyboard and velocity splits

How to create keyboard and velocity splits

In this article we'll show you how to create keyboard splits and velocity splits in Gig Performer. Gig Performer is an audio plugin host for live performance that allows musicians to create sophisticated setups and fully express their artistic needs. Whether you want...

How to create a custom metronome with visual feedback

How to create a custom metronome with visual feedback

In this article we explain how to create a custom metronome with visual feedback using the System Actions plugin. Introduction . The System Actions plugin is one of the new built-in plugins in Gig Performer 4. This plugin allows you to control various Gig Performer...

What are Temporary Startup Options in Gig Performer

What are Temporary Startup Options in Gig Performer

The Temporary Startup Options dialog is a new feature in Gig Performer 4 that allows you to change certain settings when you first open Gig Performer: Changes in this dialog will not be permanent, i.e. when you start Gig Performer again, all changes will be reverted...

Converting PDF files for use with Gig Performer ChordPro

Converting PDF files for use with Gig Performer ChordPro

Background . The ChordPro/Lyric window in Gig Performer does not yet have built-in support for viewing PDF files. However, since it does support images, a workaround is to convert PDF files into image pages that can be used by our viewer. However, it is time consuming...