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Background . Apple recently released a new line of computers using their new M1 ARM based microprocessors, also known as Apple Silicon. These processors cannot directly run applications developed for older Intel processors. To address this issue, Apple uses an intermediary application called Rosetta that converts (on-the-fly) older Intel...

Gig Performer 3.x and 4.x documentation links: .Gig Performer 3: Gig Performer 3 User Guide: Userguide 3x GPScript 3 documentation: GPScript 3x Gig Performer 3 System Functions: GP3 System Functions . Gig Performer 4: Gig Performer 4 User Guide Gig Performer 4 GP Script Language Manual Gig Performer 4 System_Functions     ...

As a matter of policy, Deskew Technologies, LLC does not participate in deep discounted sales of Gig Performer. Given its functionality, we believe that Gig Performer is very fairly priced and we feel strongly that discounted pricing serves only to erroneously devalue the product. We offer a...

  Note: the latest Gig Performer edition is Gig Performer 4. If you are our existing user, please see our upgrade options. [icons size='' custom_size='' icon='fa-stop' type='normal' position='' border='yes' border_color='' icon_color='' background_color='' margin='' icon_animation='' icon_animation_delay='' link='' target='_self'] NEW GIG PERFORMER® EDITION REQUIRES A NEW LICENSE CODE. WITHOUT...

In a crash report recently received, we noted that the message was as follows: Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Couldn't posix_spawn: error 35' We have absolutely no idea what this means. A google search indicates that this error is occasionally produced...

As mentioned on our various blog posts, we sometimes recommend third-party tools and applications that we feel will be beneficial to our users. In most cases, we will have worked with such tools ourselves, so our suggestions are not just based on our having read...

In this article learn more what to do if Gig Performer doesn't find your AU, VST or VST3 plugin. Generally, plugins have to be validated before they are used by audio plugin hosts such as Cantabile, Mainstage or Gig Performer. The validation procedure is normally done...

This short video shows how to add a Wah Wah pedal to the excellent Scuffham S-Gear amp simulator plugin. We add the pedals from two different manufacturers (Native Instrument's Guitar Rig and Overloud's TH3) and then A/B the result. Same method can be used to add any effect anywhere in your audio chain. Combine the best features of your favorite plugins and create your unique sound with Gig Performer.

Assigning plugin parameters to widgets is easy in Gig Performer. Select a widget, then a plugin from the drop down list and finally click on a parameter or learn it by clicking on the "Learn" button below the parameter list. If you want to assign multiple parameters from the same plugin to other widgets - you do not have to repeat the entire process from scratch. Once you learn a parameter for one widget - simply click on the next one and keep assigning.

Gig Performer has a built-in system that detects crashes and (with your permission) can send us that information so that we can fix the problem. In the event that this dialog shows up (the most frequent cause is when a plugin crash), we would appreciate it...

Gig Performer includes a great OSC support. Widgets and plugins can respond to OSC commands from control surfaces and applications that can generate OSC messages. Gig Performer and Lemur OSC support OSC (Open Sound Control) is a protocol that can be used to control one application from another, with a particular focus on applications used by artists and performers. You can associate OSC names with plugins and widgets and then send messages to them from a remote device to control their operation. This allows you to create control surfaces with faders and buttons that can be adjusted to perform such operations as controlling the output volume of each plugin, adjust plugin parameters such as the cutoff filter of a softsynth. You can even send OSC messages to the Gig Performer that will cause it to play notes.

Scaling Curves

Scaling curves allow you to control the shape of the output of a widget or convert an incoming note velocity to a new velocity. Various predefined curves are available and they can be tweaked as necessary. You can also just draw your own curve as well to achieve the effect you require.


MIDI File Player Plugin

You can load up to 128 MIDI song files in a single plugin instance. Switch from one song to another, mute tracks and/or change their channel numbers. Tempo can be controlled by individual songs or you can use the global tempo and tap tempo to control the BPM interactively.


Favorites and Presets

Create a sound by placing and interconnecting your desired plugins, such as a synth, some effects and perhaps a mixer. Select them all and then save the selection as a named favorite. The favorite will subsequently show up in all plugin insert menus, making it easy for you to recreate that configuration whenever you need it again. This feature is also very powerful for creating your needed sounds on your studio computer and then transferring them to your touring laptop.


Probabilistic Sound Designer

Parameters you select in an open plugin are captured into the Probabilistic Sound Designer dialog window. When you click Randomize, you're only adjusting those selected parameters. Each entry in the PSD dialog has a curve but unlike widgets where the curve controls scaling, in the PSD the curves are used to define the probability of particular values being selected. Make sure the filter cutoff never gets too slow so as to block all sound. Perhaps adjust the max range of the VCA attack parameter so that the sound doesn't have too much delay. Constrain the octave ranges of the oscillators, perhaps ensuring that 1/3rd of the time we select 8' and 2/3rds of the time we select 4'. The possibilities are endless.


More Widgets

Numerous new widgets are included in Gig Performer - a new sustain pedal, plastic knobs, drum pads and more colored sliders. Shapes can be colored with different borders and fill colors and morphed from rectangular to circular. Your creativity is now the limit to creating fabulous front panels in Gig Performer.


MIDI Message Helper

Select MIDI devices by name. Choose the MIDI message type and adjust the appropriate parameters for the specific type



Layout management

Gig Performer supports arbitrary resizing. Layout your widgets the way you want - resize the main window and the widgets will grow or shrink as necessary to maintain the same interrelationships. No matter what size screen you have, your front panels will still be neat and usable.


Undo Support

If you move your widgets around and/or resize them, or even delete them by mistake, the Undo facility will correct your mistake. Minor moves to a widget by mistake will no longer spoil your design


Plugin Channel Count

Some plugins support a large number of outputs and they depend on the traditional channel strip to control how many ports should be available.   When you only need a stereo pair, it is convenient not to have a large horizontal block. In Gig Performer, the number of available ports  is controlled by the channel count override, which can be applied to individual plugins and will be remembered when the gigfile is reloaded or if the plugin is saved as a favorite.


Input muting and output fading

Rather than a single audio length tail, Gig Performer 4 gives you the ability to control input muting and output fading separately. Input muting controls how much time it takes for audio input to be silenced when you leave the rackspace. Output fading controls how much time will be taken for audio to fade out when you leave the rackspace.