GigBag Pro for Musicians
Manage you gear check-lists, song set-lists, venues, contacts Gigs and Gig event diary. With Gig history and full reporting.
Manage all Gigs from your GigBag songs, gear, venues and contacts libraries.
Keep all of your songs in one place, with a Setlist creator, Gig duration wizard, and autoscrolling display of your lyrics or chords - with a visual metronome.
Keep all your contacts together, organised by their role (bass player/singer/roadie/sound guy etc.)
Keep track of venues, with contact details, location map, and one button press to Apple Maps navigation.
Keep a Gig Diary - with events, ToDo's and notes.
And when you are ready to Gig, pull it all together into the Gig….. date, time, payment, notes, duration, Song Setlist, Contacts, Gear Checklist, and Venue details. Checked in/out status of Gear is saved. All libraries and Gig details are synced across iCloud. - All ready to run just by selecting the Gig on the day.
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All these items are linked in your Gig by relationships. i.e. A Gig will have associated with it the date, time, venue, number of gear items (with checked-in status), number of songs and sets, and Contacts
Each Gig is saved for a complete history, and can even be copied to repeat/edit all setting instantly.
GigBag is simple and intuitive, with a rich “Home” screen to springboard to different areas of the App.
GigBag Pro’s main functions are;-
GIG: A central place to link all your library items, plus Gig details and a diary.
LIBRARY: All your resources; Gear, Songs, Contacts, Venues.
FULL REPORTING Fully customizable. Share a complete inventory, a single item for security/insurance purposes in case of loss/theft, or share a songlist for the band, Gig details to your fans. It’s all there.
GigBag Pro Getting Started - Easy Visual Guide (10 minutes)
Lets setup a Gig with 2 songs and 2 items of Gear.
Start with adding Gear
Press +, Enter "Guitar" - thats all
(All other fields optional)
Save and repeat for Amp
2 Items now listed. Press Home
Repeat with Song Library
Add first Song, Save
Add 2nd Song, Save
2 Songs in Library, press Home
We now need a Gig
Click + and enter Gig name
Click on your new Gig to select it (swipe left to right to Edit)
You now have;-
A Selected Gig, and 4 items in your Library (2 Songs, 2 Gear)
Click on Gear and select both Gear items to take to the Gig
Go back to Home, select Songs, and choose both Songs for your Setlist
Jump over to Setlist to re-arrange Song order for your Setlist.
To create a second Set, carefully drag song down and drop
Gear & Songs now in GigBag
You are almost ready to Gig!
Lets just add a Venue...
Select Venue from Home, and "+" to add a venue. Save, then select your venue to return Home
You are Ready, PREP DONE
Click on the PREP GigBag button to switch to Live Mode
In Live Mode, your Venue Button, Gear and Songs now function as you want them for Gig Night
Now this Gig has been created, it's always there. You can modify it, and copy it.
Your Library Songs/Gear/Venues/Contacts are easily added to any new Gigs
GigBag can be more that Songs and Gear - also "Folio" (running order/notes/Todo) and Crew - a total of 4 tabs.
What is held inside each Gig?
A complete picture of your Gig is recorded. Date, Time, Venue, PA provided/Notes, payment, and a database link to your events diary (Running Order), selected songs, selected gear, and selected contacts.
Better still, from the Gig List you can swipe-to-copy a Gig, and by simply changing the date you have all items ready for a repeat Gig, with the original Gig left in your history.
Here you can select your Gig Gear, Songs, Crew, Venue, and Diary for your Gig by selecting buttons below.
By toggling to Live mode, all buttons below take you to what you need on the night... Setlist, Gear Checklist Venue location, etc.
Your resources always on hand to select for your next Gig
How much you enter in a song depends on how you will use it in Live mode. For example, if you want scrolling text, you need to enter a lot. If you want to just have a list of songs, you don't need more than just a name. It's all optional, and up to you.
Create a song in the Library (bottom half of Home Screen)
SCROLLING FYI:- Scrolling speed is calculated from screen size (what device you are using), zoom level, amount of text in note, and song duration setting. Two other factors are Speed Adjust (which over-rides the calculated values by a few % up or down), and Delay which manually delays the start of the scrolling (just in case you want to allow for that big instrumental intro!)
Make sure you have set;-
Name & Artist
Tempo (so that the LIVE metronome will work)
Song Duration (so that scrolling will work
Text. Paste in your lyrics and/or chords (you can use the search buttons, or just copy from another program). If you use the search buttons, make sure Artist name and Song name is already populated.
Go into Setup, and play around to get your optimum Zoom, speed, and delay.
Adding and using PDF's
This is a new feature of GigBag Pro (V2022.9 August release)
Add a PDF to your Song. Simply scan your paper songsheet from your iOS camera, or import from your files.
You now have two ways to display your song;- Using the current text + scrolling, or simply view your scanned document.
When playing live, each song in your playlist is presented individually as text or pdf (how you saved your song).
Setlist (Live Mode)
Song display TEXT mode
Song display PDF mode
Gear is not just the big items, but all that small stuff which is essential for your gig. Yes, Laptop/Guitar/Camera/PA speakers are important... but don't forget the spare strings, power board, memory stick, song-list, adapter, tuner, torch, cloth, keys and wallet!
The Gear Database handles the big stuff;- Full item descriptions & photos + value, with single item reporting in case of loss/theft. But it ALSO handles the small stuff. A whole Gear record just for a plectrum? You bet! Unless you don't mind forgetting your plectrum!
You can import from your device's Contacts, or create new. Each Contact can be assigned a Role; e.g. "Guitarist/Bass/Roadie/Management. You can dial out/message/email direct from GigBag Pro
Assign a venue to a Gig. Enter an address or press & hold the map in setup mode. In Live mode, touching the map will take you to Apple Maps navigation.