I apologize for the wrong English. The following message is processed with the help of a translator. My English is very poor. I would like to share with you my experience with GP.
I have been a GP user for about 3 months. I was very interested in the program and after trying the demo version on the same day I bought a license. I am a keyboard player and I use GP exclusively for live playing in various bands. My demands for sound variability are very demanding. During one song I need to use several Rackspaces and in each of them also 10 to 15 sounds. Through midi from an external source, I control track switching and pedal switching rackspaces. I work many hours a day and look for the most suitable way to use GP. I use a complete package from Native instruments, Pianoteq 6 and hammond Gsi VB3. Initially, I put the required number of VSTplugins into each Rackspace, and after about twenty rackspaces, I had full RAM / 16 GB /. The last thing I came across after many attempts is switching rackspaces from the song / list view. I use only 2 rackspaces / two for patch persist functionality / and in each of them I have filled with all necessary VST plagins and I do the whole GP organization via panel functions / bypas vst, bypas midi in, split range, volume, velocity, channel change, program change , control change … /. For each vst plugin I use a separate midi imput, midi filter and for each midi input and midi filter a separate panel with all functions. I switch presets in plugins via the change program. This way, only one Gig file is enough for me and I have access to any of the 90,000 sounds I have available on my computer. I am currently using about 60 panels and my connection view is completely crowded. So far, it’s the best I’ve come up with. For example, when I want to change one sound that is used in multiple songs, I only replace it in two rackspaces and working with exchanging sounds is very fast and practical. But I’m still not sure if I’m using the system as designed. If so, it would certainly be better to organize plugins in connection view as well as in panels.
2 main problems with GP:
- When switching between rackspaces, a smooth transition does not always work when using the “patch persist” function. Sometimes you hear an interruption, a sound cut.
- Sometimes the program crashes when loading a Gig file.
Thank you in advance for any help and recommendation or support. Except for minor shortcomings, which I believe will be removed over time, I am very satisfied with the program. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Premysl Pavlik