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The Magic of the Shift key

The Magic of the Shift key

In this article we will learn about various features in Gig Performer that are available using the Shift key. In many places, when you hold down the Shift key while performing some action, Gig Performer will behave slightly differently in response to that action. That...

Program Change Management

Program Change Management

In this article we’ll show you how to manage various features in Gig Performer related to program changes. About Program Change messages . A program change, also referred to as a patch change (or a "PC", when talking about MIDI messages; don't confuse this with a...

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...

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...

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...

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...