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Gig Performer 3.x User Manual

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1.Performer viewClick here to show Performer View.

2.Connections viewClick here to show Connections View.

3.Setlist/Song view- Click here to show Setlist/Songs View.

4.Tuner iconClick here to toggle Tuner View (the icon turns red).

5.Browser-In Performer and Connections views, the browser shows a list of all rackspaces and variations that have been created. The current rackspace is outlined in green. Click on a rackspace in the list to select it. Double-click on a rackspace in the list to open the Rackspace Properties dialog. Drag rackspaces up and down in the list to reorder them. The browser looks different in Setlist/Song view, though the rackspace/variations list is still displayed. For more detail, see Setlist/Songs View.

6.Add rackspace (“+”) buttonClick here to add a new rackspace and open the Rackspace Properties dialog.

7.Contextual menuClick on the button with the ellipsis (three dots) to drop down a menu of operations appropriate to the browser display: (...) “More” Menu (Manage Rackspaces/Variations) in Performer and Connections views, and “More…” Menu (Manage Setlists) in Setlist/Song view.

8.Action buttonIn Performer view, click this button to enter Edit Mode. In Connections view, click this button to add a plugin to the current rackspace. In Setlist/Song view, click this button to capture the current variation into the currently selected Song part.

9.TransposeEnter a global transposition value that will be applied to the outputs of all MIDI In blocks by clicking on the field and entering a number of semitones directly, or using the increment (+) and decrement (-) buttons to set the number of semitones.

10. Link button- Click this button to activate or deactivate Ableton Link support.

11. Play/Stop buttonClick to start playback, click again to stop it. When playing, all plugins that provide playback control (for example, sample, loop, or beat playback plugins) play back. When disengaged (“stop”), they are all put in a stopped state.

12. Audio metronome on/offClick to turn on the audio metronome, click again to turn it off. See Audio metronome for more information.

13. Tempo displayShows the current tempo being used by all connected plugins (for example, sample/loop/beat-playback plugins, as well as those generating echoes, delays, and reverbs). You can override this by entering a new value, or by using the increment/decrement buttons below the display. The tempo can also be affected by song and song part tempos. For more information see Tempo and Time Signature.

14. Global output volume (Trim) knobUse this to temporarily change the overall volume of your Gig. An increase in volume is highlighted in red and a decrease is highlighted in blue. Double-click on the knob to reset its value to 0dB. The Trim knob can be remotely controlled; map it to a MIDI controller in the Global MIDI Assignments section of the Global MIDI tab of the Options dialog.

15. MIDI Panic buttonClick this to issue “turn all notes off” messages on all MIDI channels, along with a Sustain OFF message and a Center PitchBend message, thus stopping stuck notes in their tracks. Double-click this button to reset the audio engine.

16. Time signature displayShows the current time signature being used by all connected plugins (for example, sample/loop/beat-playback plugins, as well as those generating echoes, delays, and reverbs). You can reset this by clicking on the dropdown menu, which enables you to enter any time signature, up to 99/64.

17. CPU usage indicatorShows the percentage amount of CPU overhead currently being used by Gig Performer for audio processing. (Actually, Gig Performer itself is only responsible for a very small percentage; most of the CPU overhead is taken up by the plugins currently loaded in memory.) It is normal for this value to change in real time as incoming MIDI data is received, and as widgets are moved.

18. MIDI activity indicatorFlickering here indicates the presence of MIDI data. The top bar lights green when incoming MIDI messages are received (via a MIDI In block), while the bottom bar flickers when MIDI messages are being transmitted (via a MIDI Out block). If the “Sync with external clock” option is selected for the current rackspace, a thin yellow bar above the two flickers to indicate the presence of incoming MIDI Clock data and also serves as a visual tempo indicator. Open the MIDI Monitor window if you want to see detailed information about the MIDI messages being received.