Gig Performer 5.0 is released!

The new major version of Gig Performer is here! Here’s the summary of the new features and improvements. Download it now HERE.

Principal among the new features in Gig Performer 5 is GP Relayer, an exciting new plugin that provides the easiest way to share audio and MIDI between Gig Performer and your favorite DAW. Simply insert one or more of these plugins into your DAW and one or more into Gig Performer, and you’re ready to move audio and MIDI data back and forth seamlessly. You can directly record high-quality, low-latency audio from Gig Performer for your next album. Alternatively, stream your DAW’s proprietary plugins’ sounds and MIDI effects back into Gig Performer for an unparalleled live performance experience. GP Relayer supports up to 10 relays simultaneously.

The Wiring Activity view displays connections as color-coded virtual MIDI and audio wires when any note is played, helping you to quickly understand and correct your audio and MIDI flow and audio levels. Playing your instrument makes wires illuminate to visualize signal levels — “Green” indicates that your levels are OK, “Yellow” indicates that your levels are getting a little high, and “Red” means that your signal is running hot. Is a particular sound effect only coming out of one channel? Wiring Activity also reveals where the signal is broken so you can quickly and easily fix it.

Ideal for external gear integration and internal channel reconfiguration, the MIDI Rechannelizer is a powerhouse in flexible channel rerouting, enhancing your ability to manipulate and streamline MIDI flows. Using an intuitive grid-based interface, you can easily redirect MIDI signals to and from any channel or send multiple channels simultaneously. For example, playing your MIDI keyboard on MIDI channel 1 will send multiple copies of the MIDI message on four different channels to your external hardware and multi-timbral software synths.

MIDI Chord Maker lets you create complex chords using different sounds or block unwanted notes in a performance simply by playing a single key on your keyboard. For example, now you can simultaneously perform bass, strings and choir, each part using different chords in different inversions, all with one finger on one hand, thus freeing up your other hand to perform a dedicated piano part. Chord Maker features MIDI learn capabilities to speed up your workflow when you map notes to chords.

The Envelope Follower plugin lets you use audio volume to control envelope parameters in real-time—for example, wah-wah effects, which are particularly useful for guitarists. Or, if you wish to talk while playing music, Envelope Follower can produce MIDI messages that can control ducking, automatically lowering the music volume as you speak. Using widgets, you can use audio volume to virtually control any parameter within your setup.

Gig Performer’s Streaming Audio File Player has been enhanced with new stretch and transpose capabilities. It lets you flexibly and quickly tweak your audio tracks—speed them up, slow them down, or change the pitch—to fit any live performance or rehearsal scenario. These settings are stored and recalled as part of GP User presets, particularly useful when using backing tracks with a singer who requires a transposed song pitch.

The new Global Rackspace MIDI feature allows you to centralize your MIDI effects, key splits and transpositions in the Global Rackspace. Similar to how Global blocks have been used to send audio in Gig Performer 4, this new update allows you to send a stream of MIDI to and from the Global Rackspace as desired, streamlining your MIDI processing.

The MIDI Transposer plugin is a convenient, quick way to transpose note and polyphonic aftertouch messages as messages pass through the Wiring view. It is very useful for quickly changing the key of a MIDI sequence, and you can insert multiple Transposer plugins to create harmonic variations.

Song Part Actions allow you to define multiple actions to be triggered automatically whenever a song part is selected. Use this feature to send any MIDI messages to hardware, send OSC messages to remote devices for selecting videos or even invoke GP Script functions.

Further workflow improvements can be viewed at this User Manual page: What’s New.

You can see the pricing and upgrade plans in the Gig Performer Store.

Note: Customers who are entitled to a free license will be e-mailed with their license keys, probably in the next couple of days.

Own the Stage® with Gig Performer® ! :slight_smile:


Q: does Gig Performer 5 works up from OS X 10.9?

A: There are two Mac versions - an Intel only and a Universal version. The former works all the way back to 10.9. The only thing that needs 10.14 or newer is the external GP Relayer plugin. The internal one will work just fine to allow audio/MIDI communication among multiple GP instances.

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Congratulations on the release of v5 and big thumbs up to everyone who was involved in its development!


How to update?
Should I unninstall GP4 and start a fresh installation or running the install file will automatically update GP?

Both GP4 and GP5 can be installed on the same computer.


Just be careful, regressing back to GP4 with aGP5 gigfile, while it should mostly work, is not officially supported.


I suppose GP4 and GP5 are in totally different folder structures, so there is no problems uninstalling GP4 at a later point?

Hi David,
Are you suggesting that we run the new version in parallel to version 4, until we are happy that GP 5?

Or uninstall GP 4 BUT saving the old version of all gig, racks, scripts etc on a safe location?
Does loading a version 4 gig file in GP 5 and saving it overwrite the version 4, or it save the new version 5 AND preserves the previous version too?.

Great, I got GP4 two months ago and have received my FREE GP5 license e-mail today :star_struck:
Thanks a lot to keep working on such a great software :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Can’t wait to start using it! Relayer is very exciting! Timestretch too! Thanks for the great work!

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Happy early birthday to me…

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“you are eligible to upgrade to Gig Performer 5 for $ xx for a single license; and add $ xx if you want to buy the bundle”

What is ‘the bundle’ in this context?

Mac and windows

Understood, thank you!

You can indeed uninstall GP4 later…

You will be immediately happy with GP5! :wink:


Thought so, but good to be sure :slight_smile:

so i currently have gp4 as a bundle licence (mac and windows)
do i have to upgrade as a bundle or can i just upgrade as a window to gp5 and keep using the mac on gp4?

That’s up to you but upgrading just one license later costs more

ok thanks.

Welcome to the forum! I love your guitars! :slight_smile:

I believe that all members will be thrilled if you shared how you use Gig Performer! :slight_smile: