Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing to use the Loopback plugin in a live show, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
…Now, I've seen demonstrations of the Loopback plug-in.…And it's all well and good to understand the basics.…But to use it during a performance takes not only the skill of operating…the plugin, but a real musical sense of how it can fit into your show.…Rather than go into more technical nuances of the…program, as I covered most of it in the last…video, I think it would be more productive to…demonstrate how you can effectively use Loopback inside a concert.…Now, I've created two examples for you.…The first is the use of Loopback paired with a play back plug in.…The second is the use of Loopback set up…on an aux channel with multiple instruments routed to it.…
Something I alluded to in the previous video.…For this first example, I've used one of my own songs called Joanie.…And you'll see a performance video of Joanie later on.…In Joanie, there's a repeated clav part that's used…as a theme in the song, that goes like this.…Now, I thought it would be cool to recreate that part.…And then pop it in and out throughout the song as need be.…
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