Would love to hear some thoughts from experienced users re this whole world of computer based - live music with Gig Performer vs traditional synths.
I have an old Roland Xp 80…that still serves me well.
I have a bunch of great vst’s…such as Omnisphere…Pianoteq
and am now looking to play keys a lot more in a live settting as opposed to just playing around at home with Reaper and Headphones…
I have to say I have a degree of nervousness about using a Computer as the primary sound source live…and have been researching new synths like the Korg Kronos, Nords, Yamaha Mod X…
but the fact is I already have much of the gear I would need to go the full computer path…(with the faithful internal XP 80 sounds as a ‘get out of jail card’ if it all goes pear shaped.)
I came across Gig Performer…and it seemed like purchasing this + my existing gear could effectively give me much of the features of a big expensive new synth.
Have others found this to be true?
My Xp80 has things like after touch on organs etc. which adds a cool dynamic…
Do you miss out on things like this when you go full midi?
Is Computer + Vst + GIg Performer really comparable to a straight Korg Kronos type experience?
Thanks so much for any thoughts!