Greetings! I am considering purchasing Gig Performer, downloaded the 14 day trial and am impressed with it’s feature set. However, there is a key implementation application that I have not been able to resolve.
My application. I am the Music Minister at a local church. My primary instrument is guitar but I also play keyboards. I primarily lead worship playing guitar and singing while directing the choir and our praise band. I am playing a JTV Variax outfitted with a Fishman TriplePlay. The guitar is connected via VDI to a Line 6 Helix. The FTP drives a MacBook Pro which is using the Helix as an audio interface via USB. This is a powerful setup, but with that power comes complexity. I want to have a consistent and predictable rig configuration that I can easily update/change since we perform all new music every week.
Specifically, I would like to be able to map the Helix’s snapshots to Gig Performer’s Variations (which are basically snapshots as well). Each snapshot on the Helix can transmit CC messages and/or patch changes as well as other data. Unfortunately, it appears that GP’s Variations only respond to patch changes. When I step through consecutive patch changes on the Helix, GP only advances through the Rack spaces and ignores the Variations.I tried setting up snapshots to send patch changes, GP also only advanced through the Rack spaces and ignored the Variations. This is frustrating.
The Helix can have up to 8 snapshots within a single patch. It would be nice to be able to map those to GP Variations so that I can localize all changes for a given song within a single Helix/GP patch. GP allows for “move up/down” under global midi, but this would not implement well with switching back and forth between snapshots - they would always need to be sequential.
Do you have any suggestions? Is there some other way to select variations?