Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video MIDI FX and other new features of MainStage 3, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…I'd like to step you through some of the new features to MainStage 3.…As MainStage is a sister program to Logic, you'll find it contains a lot of the…same instruments, patches, and effects as Logic Pro…X, as well as the new MIDI effects functionality.…If you've used past iterations of MainStage, you'll…notice that they've significantly updated and streamlined the interface.…I'm going to give you a brief overview of some of MainStage 3's…new features, as a complete rundown is beyond the scope of this course.…If you want to dive deeper, I highly recommend you check out Logic Pro X…New Features and New Ways to Create Music in Logic Pro X with Dot Bustelo.…
She does a great job of covering all these new elements.…Now while they're no new audio effects in MainStage…3, outside of a updated channel EQ, which I'll show…you right now, there are quite a few new…software instruments that I'd like to take a look at.…So let's open up the Instrument tab here and take…a look at the first one, a drum kit designer.…The Drum Kit Designer is MainStage 3's…
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