Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Sculpting MIDI input and output messages in the Channel Strip Inspector, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…The MIDI Input tab allows you to control and contour how a…Channel Strip will respond to the MIDI information sent from your controller.…This tab is at least partially available with all four types of Channel Strips.…It's easy to get bogged down here, as this section can be very math driven.…Initially I found the concept of a velocity graph totally confusing.…That said, understanding and customizing the MIDI Input features is how…you'll be able to make MainStage respond like a real instrument.…Let's take a look at the options here on the MIDI Input tab.…You've got Keyboard here.…
You can designate which MIDI controller a channel responds to.…Depending up on how many MIDI controllers you have set up…in your Layout, you may have more than one available here.…Also, this is where you can utilize the multi-timbral functions of MainStage.…This allows you to assign different controllers to specific MIDI channels.…Certain instruments, like the EDB3, that are multi-timbral can…be set up to respond to multiple MIDI controllers.…
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