I am running two instances of Gig Performer on Windows 11. I use one instance for all my VSTs and plugins and a second instance that routes audio inputs among various outs for separate mixes.
In the first instance, I have a number of widgets that are linked to widgets in 2nd instance through OSC. Normally this works great, however, it seems that every couple of days my IP address changes. This is despite the fact that the majority of the time I’m not connected to the internet at all. Generally I’ll see one normal looking IP address in my OSC settings. Then all of the sudden I notice that the 2nd instance is no longer linked to the widgets in my first instance. I go to look at the IP address and there will be several IP addresses listed, all of which do not look like your typical IPs. Is there a way to set a single IP address that never changes on Windows so I don’t have to worry about this happening in the middle of a gig?
I’ll try this out, but from what I recall from a few days ago, when 127.0.0.1 doesn’t show up in the Gig Performer IP Address field, even that local host IP address doesn’t work. I was previously using 127.0.0.1 until it stopped working and I had to switch to a different IP, which also subsequently changed.
Just stopping back in to update. 127.0.0.1 does indeed work despite not being listed in the Gig Performer IP Address field. I’m not sure why I remember this not working before, could have been my own error not setting up the OSC connection properly.
In reference to @Frank1119’s comment, I also tried port 0.0.0.0 out of curiousity but this didn’t work. Not sure if that’s what you were implying to try or or if you were simply saying that GP is designed to automatically listen on every local address, but I tried it out either way.
I appreciate everyone’s help. This community is my favorite forum on the internet. Extremely responsive and helpful. I try to return the favor by telling every musician I know about Gig Performer. Hopefully it gets the recognition it deserves one day.