Hi @thunderfingers. Yes the Guitar wing has been great! Thank you for recommending it. The first one I received was defective and I sent it back, but the replacement has been awesome. The relatively short battery life makes me nervous and I hate having to pair it every time I need to use it.
I turn the wing on before I login to the computer. I have the Livid going editor in my startup file and click the “connect” button and choose the wing. I never lose connection on gw except if I get to far away and it reconnects instantly when I get back in range. Not so lucky w triple play. I get 5 hours or so from GW but I don’t have lights on most of the time.
I pair the triple play every gig often I have to re-pair during the gig. I play one gig in a shopping mall where there are over a dozen wifi, plus a guitar and mic wireless on 2.4 ghz. I discovered turning off wifi and bluetooth on my phone (inches from triple play controller) and on my computers makes it better.
The FTP is much more robust and elegant in both regards. But I am coming to love not having to look down to try to find the right pedal to step on. I am typically singing, directing a choir and band simultaneously, so having the control right on the guitar has been fantastic. So thank you again!
Singing and playing is why I made one of my buttons act as an “alternate” button that toggles between 2 sounds such as for verse and chorus. I can’t think if its up or down while singing.
**Sounds like you are sending commands to alter the state of the guitar wing from GP. Is that accurate? **
Yes, I do that through GPscript but some can be done using gig performer’s widget “sync” property.
Are you doing this with the FTP pick up as well, say to change from pick to fingerpicking mode or to toggle mono & poly modes? Speaking of which… now that you can go back and forth between mono & poly modes in hardware patch mode, are you using fretboard splits? This seems like it could be really powerful when combined with GP’s song parts feature.
Always use mono mode. I use Gigperformer to change hardware setting in Tripleplay with each patch.I plan to standardize to 4 triple play hardware patches for most songs but they are all song specific right now. I’ll still need extras for splits and some other things. Setting the triple play hardware patch sets the pitch mode, dynamic range, touch sensitivity. Poly mode has no advantage except for using less system resources but since I am using the predictive loading, its not a big deal.
i do fretboard splits in triple play (midi 1-6 vs 11-16) plus string splits within sample tank. For example, I play and sing “Sweet Caroline” My 6th string is an organ, 5th trombone, 4th horn section - until you get above the 14th fret where it’s all strings (Hands, touching hands, reaching out …)The whole song 4 instruments- no patch change!
Our church just purchased a Midas M32 digital mixer for FoH. I am thinking about way in which I can expand implementation of my gear. So I have been wondering about your rig and would love a more comprehensive understanding of the ways in which you are using these technologies. You said that you are running GP for your synths, but using MainStage for your guitar sounds. But did you mention running another instance of GP for your vocalists?! Controlling your digital mixer too? As well as lighting cues? I am curious about this. Are you using MIDI pipe to get the two laptops to communicate with one another? if not, what protocol are you using to sync them?
I tried to run everything on my 2012 MacBook pro quad core i7 but even with the added laptop cooler fan, it may have overheated. It was two instances of gigperformer (1)synth w midi light control, 2) vocal processing with recording 18 channels) plus MainStage and midi pipe that was routing signals everywhere.