Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Performing live using the Loopback and Playback plugins simultaneously, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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So now I'm going to show you an instance of using playback and loopback in a live performance. And my example that I'm using is one of my own compositions called Joni. And what I've got is I've got a loopback plug-in, hooked up to the claft, which you're going to hear at the beginning of the song. And then I'm going to trigger the playback plug-in, which is a stem from my record consisting of a drum beat, some bells and some strings. But no bass because I'm going to be playing the bass with my left hand, and I'll be playing the piano with my right hand. I'll be using a split to do that. So let's open up the concert and, get going.
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