Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the interface, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…One of the things that makes Main State stand out from other dos geared…towards life performance is that it's extremely…visual, straight forward to navigate and very intuitive.…I'd like to briefly walk you through the interface of the program…to get you familiar with the terminology and structure of the app.…So let's quickly select a single keyboard template.…The largest scale in main state is a concert.…Within a concert there are three modes.…Layout mode which can be accessed by command one.…Edit mode which can be accessed by command two.…And perform mode which can be accessed by command three…as well as command four for a full screen version.…
Let's jump back quickly to edit mode.…All these shortcuts can be accessed through the view menu.…We'll go in and look at this menu and all…the other menus more extensively later on in the next video.…Let's jump over to layout mode.…Layout mode allows you to customize the look of the workspace…along with the way MainStage maps and behaves with your MIDI controller.…
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