Yesterday I had my first Gig using GP4 only. I was a bit nervous, but as during rehearsals GP did not let me down. I’m using 5 GP instances:
- Main Instance for my setlist and “Unique Rackspaces”
- 1 for Piano Sounds ( Several Acoustic, and EP’s
- 1 for Strings and Organ Sounds
- 1 for my Vocals
- 1 For the Lead singer who also plays some guitar, and uses GP now for his Guitar sounds
Below some Pics of my setup:
Regarding monitoring, I get a mix from FOH without Keys, my Vocals and without click. In GP I make a mix then for myself.
I noticed one thing, and I believe it has been mentioned before. When a “lead sheet” is open, and I open a new Gig ( eg. 2nd Set) then the shortcut for opening lead sheet (Ctrl-H) is not working anymore, As the lead sheet that is still open from the previous Gig is still open. I first need to close that lead sheet, and then Ctrl-H works again.
Another thing that “always” happens, is that when I open my 3rd setlist ( which uses Roland SRX Orchestra ), while another Gig is open, GP crashes while opening the Gig. It does not happen when I open just a “clean” instance of that Gig File. The Issue is caused by SRX Orchestra ( according to the dump file). Strange thing is though that it only happens when I open the Gig file when another Gig is already open.
Next week I have two other Gigs, and hope I can get some multitracks and make some Live footage.
Regarding my Rack:
ASUS Extreme Intel 11900K ( 64Gb mem)
RME Raydat with 2 Presonus Digimax FS
One thing that might need some consideration: My rack has about 5 ms Latency.
Nowadays FOH is almost alwas Digital too, digital mixers have also a latency somewhere between 6-9 ms, that will add to the overall latency. As I got my monitoring directly from my Rack and not from FOH it was no problem for me. But the Guitar player “felt” the total latency as he got his monitoring from FOH.