Gig Performer vs. MainStage vs. Cantabile

How Does Gig Performer™ Compare?

Here’s a simple breakdown.

 


Feature/Benefit

Patch persist

Splits and layers

MIDI filtering

Built-in metronome

Audio file player

Plugin parameter learning

Instant Switching Between Patches

MIDI monitor

Supported Platforms

Host VST2, AU and VST3 Plug-ins

OSC Support

Dynamic Plugin Loading

CPU Usage (4 Instances of Omnisphere® on Comparable Systems)

Visual Control Scaling Display

Plug-in Search

Plug-in Connection

Plug-in Effects Routing

Visual Custom Control Support (Widgets) Per Setup

Scripting support

Rig Management (multiple configuration support)

Record Audio Inputs to Wave Files

Variations

Multiple Simultaneous Launches

Visual Custom Control Support (Widget) groups

Includes Audio Mixer Plugin

Built-in guitar tuner

Includes instrument plugins


Gig Performer™

2.4



Global and local

OS X 10.9 or newer

Windows 7 or newer

~20%

Quick find filter

Visual patch cables

Visual patch cables

MainStage

3.3



Global 

OS X only (10.11 or newer)

AU only

~60%

Menu selection 

Channel strip

Mixer interface with aux buses 

Limited support

Limited support

Cantabile Performer (Pro)



Global 

Windows only (7 or newer)

VST2 only

Limited support

~30%

Quick find filter

List style routing

List style routing

Limited support

Yes. (No support for individual control aliasing)

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