Gig Performer | OSC Broadcast Mode
Gig Performer is a cross-platform (Mac/Windows) audio plugin host for both live performance and session musicians (keyboard players, guitarists, singers, drummers) looking for an intuitive fast and flexible VST/AU plugin hosting environment for their software synths and effects.
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OSC Broadcast Mode

OSC Broadcast Mode

When you normally configure OSC settings so that Gig Performer can communicate with your control surface such as Lemur or TouchOSC running on your iPad, you will generally specify the IP address of your iPad in Gig Performer’s OSC configuration. Here’s an example where 192.168.0.31 represents the address of an iPad.

However, what if you have Lemur running on your iPad and on your iPhone? Or what if you want your FoH engineer to have access to your controls or your want your OSC messages to be received by a MaxMSP patcher? You’re only allowed one Remote client IP address.

The answer is to use Broadcast Mode. If you’re using standard class C addressing, such as 192.168.0 or 192.168.1 etc.,  then the solution is simple. Simply replace the last value of the remote client IP address (in our example it’s 31) with 255 and restart Gig Performer. Now all devices whose IP addresses are on the same LAN (i.e, their addresses all start with 192.168.0. or 192.168.1. and so forth) that are listening on the same port (in this case 8000) will respond to OSC messages sent out by Gig Performer.

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