Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating concerts, sets, and concert- or set-level channel strips, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…A set in MainStage is a grouping of patches within a concert.…Typically I like to think of sets as…representing either your set list for a particular show,…or a group of patches that involve a certain…type of sound like pianos, or organs, or synths.…Really, you can use them for any kind of grouping you like.…Let's take a look at the basics of navigating and utilizing sets.…You can create a set either through the gear menu.…Simply click, new set.…Or through the Option+Cmd+S shortcut.…Like this.…
You can name sets in the same way you name patches, either…by hitting return, or by clicking on the set and double clicking.…You can maximize and minimize the patches within…the set by clicking the arrow to the left.…Of a set folder.…Right over here we have pianos and by clicking…the arrow the patches disappear, click it again they reappear.…Patches can be moved around inside of sets just like they…can on a patch list, or picked up and dragged between sets.…So let's take this Grand Piano And let's move it over to organs.…
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.
- 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