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Gig Performer 4.x User Manual

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This is an incomplete list of standard Gig Performer features. Be sure to check http://www.gigperformer.com/features-and-benefits.html for a full list of current features.

Cross-platform audio plugin host - runs on both Mac (OS X) and Windows platforms so you can create, share, and modify your files on any computer and such files will run on either platform as long as the needed plugins are available

Supports VST2 and VST3 (OS X and Windows) and AU (OS X only) plugins

Includes built-in plugins - MIDI File Player, Audio File Player, Audio Mixers, MIDI Out to OSC converter plugin, MIDI Channel Constrainer plugin, and many more

Minimal CPU usage

Rock solid performance, extremely stable, leading to less stress on stage

Easily play multiple instruments and controllers, layer sounds, and add effects

Intuitive user interface - simply connect any plugin to any other plugin in any configuration; no confusing buses, sends or inserts

Build fully customizable rackspaces consisting of a collection of interconnected plugins along with one or more front panels containing knobs, sliders and other widgets

Instantaneous glitch-free switching between sounds, even while holding notes for seamless transition from one song to the next or from one part of a song to another

Use keyboards, MIDI pedals, and control surfaces to alter plugin parameters in real time by connecting them to knobs, sliders, buttons, labels, meters, and other widgets

Learn mode for easy assignment of MIDI controls to widgets and widgets to plugin parameters

Build setlists that automatically change to the right sound for each part of each song in the list. Capture on-the-spot tweaks right into song parts. A gig becomes as simple as stepping through its setlist.

ChordPro support - create and edit ChordPro song documents, and set each to be automatically displayed when its song is selected in the setlist.

Automatic mixing of signals when multiple outputs are connected to a single input

Deactivate any plugin at any time to remove a sound or bypass an effect

Widget groups for making cross-faders, grouped level controls, and other ganged behaviors.

The Rig Manager simplifies switching a Gig Performer rig to use a different set of physical controllers - great for backlined touring

LEDs show input/output levels on each channel as well as audio and MIDI activity

Built-in full screen chromatic tuner

Audio metronome using built-in or user-supplied sounds

Create multiple instances for different members of the band which run independently or for when you want to control some plugins while leaving others alone

Audio and MIDI recorder - audio input recorder captures audio from input channels to WAV files for post-production editing, processing, and mixing in a DAW. MIDI Recorder captures MIDI input from all devices, placing each on its own track of a Type 1 Standard MIDI File that can be imported for post-production in a DAW.

Works with any operating system compliant audio interface

Predictive Loading reduces RAM and CPU demand in systems with limited resources

Automatic detection of new MIDI devices—connect and reconnect on the fly  

Full MIDI remapping, transposition, layering, and keyboard splitting

Send program change and other messages to external MIDI devices automatically

VST Bus Layout support

OSC support for remote control via tablets and smartphones

Compatible (via OSC) with Max/MSP and Bidule for the development of complex interactive control algorithms

GPScript proprietary programming language for complex or custom needs

Gig file Templates

The Global rackspace

Zoomable Wiring view

Non-linear scaling curves that allow advanced widget scaling and keyboard velocity scaling

The Probabilistic Sound Designer

An external API for third-party developers

Support for Cakewalk style instrument definition files

Select and copy/paste/duplicate multiple blocks simultaneously

Export selections to a file and easily drag them in to rackspaces

Save and load a preset for a plugin

Large numeric keypad for easier numeric editing on a touchscreen

Startup hints

 
Please navigate through this manual to find more information about these bullet items.

Refer to the next chapter to find what's new in Gig Performer 4.