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Looking for gig software

Postby BruceV » 07 Nov 2019, 06:09

I use a Stage2-Ex, and am looking for a PC or Apple based application that will do the following:

** Store a set list for a gig, with title and patches for each song, that can be stepped through, displaying information on the screen.

** When a song is selected, the patches for that song can be selected and the program will send the appropriate bank and program changes to the keyboard to select that patch.

** Ability to send controller messages (as in the table at the rear of the Nord Stage manuals).

** Ability to send note messages for sequence files would be a bonus.

** Human interface via the computer keyboard and maybe foot switches. Mouse or touchpad input is not ideal for gigs, where things have to be done in a split second.

I know that the Stage-3 does most of this on its own, that’s not an option at present. The computer approach also has advantage in terms of display readability.

I’ve done some googling but nothing I’ve found seems to fit the bill very well.

Thanks for any pointers
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Re: Looking for gig software

Postby Berretje » 07 Nov 2019, 14:06

Apple mainstage (Mac only)
Bandhelper (also known as Setlistmaker) (iOS)
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Re: Looking for gig software

Postby analogika » 08 Nov 2019, 10:07

MainStage fits the bill.

It does WAY more, as well, but at 30€, it’s worth the price just to do what you describe.

Plus, it scales perfectly to do all the things that might be necessary at some point beyond what the Stage is capable of (repeating chords, playback sequences, click track, one-shot samples spread across the keyboard, vocoders, external processing, articulated horns, massively layered sounds, whatever).
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Re: Looking for gig software

Postby bartley99 » 20 Nov 2019, 17:58

GigPerformer 3.0 is awesome. Much more stable and versatile than MainStage. I use it in gigs - very reliable. Run on MAC and PC.
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Re: Looking for gig software

Postby hilbilly parade » 20 Nov 2019, 21:17

I use Set List Maker
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Re: Looking for gig software

Postby paul1000au » 23 Nov 2019, 13:38

I second Setlist Maker - an iPhone app. Does everything you want. Our whole band uses it and has for years. You can even use a wireless MIDI adapter to send these messages to your keyboard. Remember to put your phone into airplane mode, and put it onto an anti-skid cloth if you leave it on your keyboard. Oh, and remember to take it with you during breaks.
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