Using GigPerformer as low latency instrument to record in Cubase


I was watching Decap’s youtube video today Ableton Zero Latency Tracking with GigPerformer major cheat code! 🤯 - YouTube

Immediately I went to the homepage and downloaded the trial version, but for some reason I have issues recreating it in Cubase Pro 12.

From what I saw in the video he is basically using GigPerformer as a rack to host VST instruments at very low latency to record the audio on audio tracks in Ableton (pretty much latency free).

I have this little setup just to replicate it:

Basically I’m trying to host Komplete Kontrol in GigPerformer at a very low latency and then record that into Cubase on the Inputs 3/4. I was messing around with everything and I am pretty sure it worked earlier, but for some reason I don’t get any audio in Cubase and I have no idea what I did to make it break.

Can anybody share some light on what I am missing here?

Well, looking at this screenshot and your description, I assume that you have your audio interface configured so that anything being sent OUT on channels 1/2 are arriving back into your interface on channels 3/4. Is that correct?

That said, on a Mac, I prefer to use the Blackhole virtual driver and route audio from GP to my DAW without going through digital to audio and back to digital again.

I’m using a more sophisticated app called Loopback, but I just can’t seem to make this work. It seems like there is nothing transmitted between the output and the input

Loopback is great but not for this as it introduces latency. Blackhole doesn’t.

As for no sound, have you verified that GP’s output meters are flashing to make sure it’s actually producing output? And have you given GP permission to access the audio interface.

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I can’t seem to find a way to give GP access to my audio interface

In the Mac world it’s called “microphone” → Before you start

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Ok that I allowed. Gonna try if I can make it work with Black Hole

Asking again?

Yes, they are. I also can hear it

Which version of BlackHole do I get? Is 2 channels enough ?

Ok…so that eliminates GP as one of the issues.

My bet is that Blackhole will work very well for you. I use that myself when recording in my studio…

That depends on how many discrete channels you want send to your DAW? If it’s simply a stereo stream, the 2ch will do just fine.

I got it working with Blackhole now. Thanks for the help


Enjoy Gig Performer! :slight_smile:

worth to mention here: since the update to GP 4.5, has GP also an onboard recording feature.

i map the REC buttun to my HW Midi controller, and find that approach to do recordings even better working for me. Its so simple, so quick, and works so “on the fly”.
so, i would record from GP, just using it standalone. No other app involved.
The file is then to find in GPs “recording” folder. Then drag it from there, to where you need it.

To notes here: allways set up the recording setup in GP BEVORE using such HW controlled -on the fly- approach. (settings will remain, per GP instance)

especially to notes:
working this way, you can vary => what exactly gets recorded !
Example: record *without" Reverb or other stuff like comps etc,
but listen to the full deal while playing. ( with sayed low latency :wink: )
One can also create a multitrack recording.
record it wet, record it dry, etc. at the same time ( just: all has to be routed to outputs within GP, thats it (plus the settings to do) / its very simple to understand ).

Well, with GP, you could do the same “dry” recording (-while listening wet-) approach as easy, while sending “the dry” to the DAW.
But GP “intern-REC” wins, when several setup variations should be recordet in one take.

We´re free, finally. :laughing:

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