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Up and Running with MainStage 3
Illustration by John Hersey

Up and Running with MainStage 3

with Julian Velard

Video: Welcome

Hello. Main Stage is an Apple music application, a sister app to You'll see how to build and save custom concerts, sets, and patches. I'll also show you how to design your performance workspace, I'll also be pointing out all of the great new features of MainStage And how to record your performances.
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  1. 4m 30s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. What is MainStage, and who is it for?
      2m 4s
    3. Using the exercise files
      57s
  2. 35m 27s
    1. Choosing your MIDI controller and audio interface
      5m 46s
    2. Getting started with MainStage concert templates
      8m 20s
    3. Exploring the interface
      4m 57s
    4. Tap Tempo, Paste As Alias, Musical Typing, and other unique menu commands
      7m 22s
    5. Configuring and optimizing your audio and MIDI preferences
      9m 2s
  3. 1h 4m
    1. Understanding Patches
      5m 46s
    2. Creating concerts, sets, and concert- or set-level channel strips
      3m 29s
    3. The Patch, Set, and Concert Inspectors
      7m 24s
    4. Understanding channel strips
      10m 16s
    5. Exploring the Library and Settings tabs in the Channel Strip Inspector
      4m 9s
    6. Digging into the Layer Editor in the Channel Strip Inspector
      5m 0s
    7. Sculpting MIDI input and output messages in the Channel Strip Inspector
      6m 10s
    8. MIDI mapping in the workspace
      7m 47s
    9. MIDI FX and other new features of MainStage 3
      10m 10s
    10. Performing with live audio for processing vocals
      4m 44s
  4. 22m 48s
    1. Customizing your MIDI interface through Layout mode
      4m 53s
    2. The screen control types
      5m 33s
    3. The Screen Control Inspector
      5m 51s
    4. Aligning, distributing, lifting, stamping, and grouping controls
      4m 58s
    5. Importing and exporting layouts
      1m 33s
  5. 39m 17s
    1. Playback plugin overview
      5m 10s
    2. Using markers, Flex mode, and groupings in the Playback plugin
      7m 26s
    3. Performing live using the Playback plugin
      3m 48s
    4. Utilizing the Loopback plugin for live looping
      6m 24s
    5. Preparing to use the Loopback plugin in a live show
      7m 50s
    6. Performing live using the Loopback and Playback plugins simultaneously
      4m 59s
    7. Recording your performances in MainStage
      3m 40s
  6. 38s
    1. Next steps
      38s

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Up and Running with MainStage 3
2h 47m Beginner Mar 27, 2014

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MainStage 3 turns your computer into an instrument for live performance. It allows you to perform with a laptop, play backing tracks, process vocals, and loop tracks live while accessing the same library of sounds from its sister app, Logic Pro, is known for. Who better to show off this powerful live-performance tool than a professional singer/songwriter? This course features NYC-based musician Julian Velard's original music and his insights on working with MainStage in a real live-performance scenario.

Julian begins with a quick-start guide for getting a live show ready. He covers the basic tools of the MainStage interface, including patches, channel strips, in-depth uses of the various inspector areas, MIDI mapping, and MIDI FX. He also explains how to design your own MainStage workspace—a critical piece of being comfortable on stage. Finally, he demonstrates how to use the Playback and Loopback plugins, as well as record your performances in MainStage.

Topics include:
  • Choosing your MIDI controller and audio interface
  • Configuring and optimizing preferences
  • Creating concerts, sets, and patches
  • A breakdown of the channel strip area and channel strip inspector
  • MIDI mapping
  • Customizing your MIDI interface in Layout mode
  • Using markers, flex mode, and groupings in the Playback plugin
  • Live looping with Loopback
  • Recording your performance in MainStage
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs Music Production Live Performance Virtual Instruments
Software:
MainStage
Author:
Julian Velard

Welcome

Hello. I'm Julian Velard and welcome to Up and Running with MainStage 3. Main Stage is an Apple music application, a sister app to Logic that turns your computer into an instrument for live performance. In this course, I'll show you all the basic functions and techniques you'll need to start performing with MainStage. You'll see how to build and save custom concerts, sets, and patches. I'll also show you how to design your performance workspace, which is how you'll interface with MainStage during your live show. I'll also be pointing out all of the great new features of MainStage 3, which mirror many of the powerful new aspects to Logic Pro X.

Next, you'll see how to effectively use the Playback and Loopback plug-ins. And how to record your performances. Along the way I'll take you through a few live performances to let you see how MainStage works in a practical gigging situation. MainStage is a surprisingly powerful app. And with a full understanding of its inner workings, the performance possibilities are practically endless. So, if you're looking for a clean and easy way to use your computer on a stage, this is the course for you. Sit back. Relax. And let's get Up and Running with MainStage 3.

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