Jett Durham

Jett Durham is a professional software developer from Wichita, KS. He is also a performing musician, guitarist and keyboardist, and you can see him live playing both instruments at the same time!

See here and example.

Initially attracted to live performance software by Forte and later Mainstage, Jett ended up using Gig Performer. In this amazing episode of Backstage with Gig Performer Jett explains in detail how he runs his live setup for a heavy metal cover band Gods Of Wrath:

I did find Mainstage lacking in a couple of ways, like it was really hard to have a separation between my guitar rig and my keyboard rig. It also has some stability issues and bugs.

Jett is using Gig Performer in an advanced level, combining two instances for his guitar and keys setup, synchronizing them using OSC, and using scripting to match every aspect of his live performance to his taste.
He will give you tips how to detune your guitar on the fly and how to make your different guitars sound the same with a click of a button! His setup can be controlled remotely from Open Stage Control using any web browser, for example an iPad. He was even showing Gig Performer’s Tuner in Open Stage Control.

Here’s a nice Dream Theater cover:

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Enjoyed the Dream Theater cover!

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Hey everyone! Sorry for being absent from the discussion here. I’ll do my best to respond to questions and provide all-important updates in this thread. Thanks for getting it set up Nemanja!

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Thank you! This was a challenging one to arrange given our instrumentation. But it’s worth noting that this video was before I migrated to GigPerformer, and we haven’t dusted off the song since I started using it :sweat_smile:

In the original arrangement I was using an iPad loaded up with GeoShred and GeoSynth. I was using AudioBus to coordinate the apps and running the audio through my Line6 Helix so I only needed one mono output for all of my sound.

I don’t run an ipad for live sound in this way because I always had problems with GeoShred crashing at gigs. Luckily I never had any crashes the few times we played Pull Me Under, but we also do Highway Star and before I incorporated the keyboard I was covering the organ solo with GeoShred. Seems like 50% of the time the app would crash during my spot. Very frustrating, I have no idea how Jordan Rudess can rely on it in Dream Theater shows

I also have no idea. I told him that he should consider migrating to Gig Performer. Maybe he did in the meantime.