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Saving & Transferring MainStage Concerts

How to Save Properly<p>When you save a new MainStage concert for the first time, you’ll be presented with the following dialog box.<p>By default, all the …

Using Third Party Plugins & Sample Libraries in MainStage

MainStage comes with a selection of great stock sounds and plugins. As you get more familiar with the keyboard programming, you may want to …

Keyboard Programming in Apple MainStage

By this point, you should have a good understand of how MainStage operates. We started off by giving you an introduction to digital audio and how it …

Virtual Instruments & Plugins in Apple MainStage

Before you start programming, it’s important to know the different kinds of virtual instruments, Audio FX plugins, and MIDI FX plugins available in …

The Hierarchy of a MainStage Concert

MainStage has a unique hierarchy for organizing elements in your patch list. This hierarchy enables you to be as specific as you want when creating …

Assigning Controllers to Functions in Apple MainStage

In the previous chapter, you learned how to assign hardware controllers to on-screen software controllers. Before we start the programming, it’ll be …

Connecting Hardware with Software in Apple MainStage

Now that you have all your hardware, it’s time to hook it all up. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to connect your equipment to your computer, how …

Choosing Hardware for Apple MainStage

A basic keyboard rig consists of a keyboard and associated pedals, a computer, and an audio interface. In this chapter, you’ll find out exactly what …

Introduction to MainStage Keyboard Programming

Keyboard programming is definitely on the top ten list of the world’s most misunderstood trades. Most theatergoers have no clue it even exists, yet …

The Definitive Guide to Using Kontakt with MainStage

3. Kontakt in Standalone Mode<p>In MainStage, external instrument channel strips are used to control tone generators outside of MainStage — often …