Deskew has announced an update to its plugin host that is designed to let you build and control your live music rig and give you complete control over the sound of your instrument or voice.

Version 4.5.8 of Gig Performer 4 comes with various new features and improvements.

Our innovative approach and focus on usability is paired with an intuitive rack design, called a Rackspace, which transforms your plugins into the most powerful, yet user-friendly live music software system. And our impressive list of cutting edge features allow you to control multiple instruments, layer sounds and employ authentic effects… easily, and with little power usage.

Changes in Gig Performer v4.5.8

  • Recording: Gig Performer can now record audio outputs to files.
  • The recording system now supports recording stereo to a single file for both input and output.
  • Widgets attached to CC controllers, using the new Follow Hardware property can now automatically update to the controller value when you switch rackspaces.
  • Widgets can now be hidden when not in edit mode.
  • Widgets now support various relative CC modes.
  • Widgets now support MIDI Thru.
  • Implemented ability for users to change the font size of racskpace, variation, song and song part names in the left hand lists.
  • Some widget operations are now accessible in non-edit mode by holding the shift down and clicking on a widget. They include some scaling options, the ability to open the associated plugin editor, and quick access to the widget inspector.
  • Blocks can now be inserted into an Audio/MIDI path automatically by holding down the SHIFT key while dragging the block over the connection wires. Shift-dragging an already inserted block will remove it.
  • Audio Options: you can now export JUST the audio settings and import them back in again – this makes it easier to support multiple audio configurations.
  • The Global MIDI Monitor can now optionally display outgoing messages.
  • You can now centrally define named OSC targets and use those names wherever OSC is available including GPScript.
  • Added ability to copy selected entries in the plugin manager to the clipboard in CSV format.
  • GP Script improvements.
  • Added a button in the ChordPro window to enable or disable automatic image sizing.
  • Holding the shift key down while opening the block popup menu adds new functions like “Duplicate with inputs” (The purpose of this needs explaining – it’s mainly useful for FOH).
  • Holding the SHIFT down while dragging a connection from a mono plugin will create a double connection to a stero one.
  • Recording: Added a button that opens the recordings folder for quick access.
  • You are now warned if you try to clear the plugin list – the goal being to prevent accidental removal of all plugins from the manager.
  • Added a modification to work around buggy IK Multimedia plugins that process MIDI data but do not announce that they can process MIDI data to the host.
  • Implemented methods to prevent or reduce the chance of accidental widget movement when using a mouse wheel to scroll the panels.
  • We now save and restore the global transpose amount for each gig file.
  • ChordPro: added textcolor and textweight directives.
  • Added ability for text in a label widget to be positioned in 9 positions rather than just being centred as well as ability to change the font color.
  • Users can now drag and drop a widget between panels (works for single widgets only).
  • PC Assignments in “All Songs” setlist will now automatically be copied when a song gets added to a new setlist.
  • Song Part PC assignments can now be globally changed/applied.
  • Added new menu option to copy PC assignments from “All Songs” to all other setlists.
  • New Gig and New Gig from template are now in a submenu.
  • OSC Subsystem now warns you if it can’t listen to the specified port.
  • Audio Options: holding SHIFT key down while clicking on an input or output channel checkbox will set all of them to the inverse of the one you selected.

Available for Windows and Mac, Gig Performer is priced $169 USD. The upgrade is free of charge for owners of Gig Performer 4. The release notes page has more details on updates, GP Script changes and bug fixes.

More information: Deskew Technologies