Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Recording your performances in MainStage, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…Another great function of Mainstage is the ability to record your performances.…If you mix a concert well, this allows you to have a much more…accurate copy of your performance than a print of a board mix that of menu.…To demonstrate the record function of Mainstage, I'm going to use a…little song I wrote with my producer Todd Howard while making this course.…We've called it the linden ave shuffle.…The record function will record all inputs into Main Stage, including live Audio.…This is an important note.…Processing and also recording vocals live with Main Stage…can be a powerful tool, but proceed with caution.…
Most sound engineers at venues like to have…a dry vocal signal that they can process.…Even just feeding your mic through your sound card without…effects will color the signal the sound man is getting.…Another important note, you should make sure your buffers beat is…as low as possible, when you are dealing with processing live Audio.…Just to remind you, your buffer settings could be reached…in the preferences under the audio tab and in advanced settings.…
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