If you purchased the Plugin Alliance Unlocked Edition of Gig Performer version 4 using vouchers or any other discount (e.g, temporary sale prices), you can still cross-grade to the Deskew Technologies version of Gig Performer 4. If you purchased the Unlocked Edition of Gig Performer version 3 within three months of our release of Gig Performer 4 (i.e., on or after March 1st, 2021) you are also eligible for the same cross-grade pricing. If you purchased Gig Performer 3 before March 1st, 2021, it will be less expensive for you to simply purchase a new license for Gig Performer 4.
Deskew Technologies does not generally sell Gig Performer at discount (see why here) and so the cross-grade prices are dependent on the actual discounted amounts that Plugin Alliance customers paid. The intent is that all customers who benefit from both our features and our highly regard support essentially pay the same price for Gig Performer.
|Price paid after all discounts and |
vouchers have been applied
|More than $169||Free cross-grade|
|More than $99||$99 discount coupon|
|More than $79||$79 discount coupon|
|More than $59||$59 discount coupon|
|More than $39||$39 discount coupon|
|Less than $39||No discount available|
For safety, you may first wish to confirm with us what price you actually paid for your PA Edition (as well as the purchase date for GP3 orders) before you purchase the Deskew version to ensure that you will receive the correct discount coupon. The vouchers and discounts at PA make it very difficult to determine exactly what was paid. We suggest you submit a ticket and include your Plugin Alliance purchase receipt showing the actual price you paid for your PA Unlocked Edition after all discounts have been applied.
Once the price has been confirmed, we will provide you with a discount coupon you can use at our Store to receive the discount.
– FAQ for Plugin Alliance customers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Instead of searching through menus of perhaps hundreds of plugins (you know who you are!), the Quick Plugin Finder makes it easy to find the plugin you need by simply typing partial strings. For example, as shown here, to find the Modartt Pianoteq 7 plugins, it's enough to type pia mod 7 (in any order, by the way) to restrict the list of available plugins to those matching your query. The Quick Plugin Finder also knows about manufacturers, presets and favorites.
Any entry field can be changed by either dragging your mouse (or finger) up or down, or by using the large popup touchpad where you can just tap on the squares to enter a value. The large popup keypad also does validation so you can't enter an invalid value. You can also just tap the BPM field to pop up a larger view where you can quickly change tempo, tranpose, trigger Tap Tempo and enable Ableton Link, the last allowing you to synchronize Gig Performer with any other application that also supports Ableton Link.
The tuner view makes it easy for guitarists to quickly check and adjust their tuning. You can toggle into the tuner view from any other view and toggle right back as soon as you're done. All output will be silenced automatically while you're in tuning mode. You can adjust the concert reference pitch from its default of 440 Hz to suit your own needs. The tuner view fills the entire screen so you can easily see it from a distance.