Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Tap Tempo, Paste As Alias, Musical Typing, and other unique menu commands, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…Mainstage is like any other Apple program.…The menu bar up top allows for additional functionality, some…of which as you've already seen, can be accessed through shortcuts.…Lets work our way through the menu bar, highlighting the unique…menu commands that we won't cover later on in the course.…We'll also look at the buttons on the tool bar and their shortcuts.…Shortcuts will come in handy when dealing with items in the menu bar.…Let's move on up to the file menu.…Here you got your basic Apple functions.…Cmd+N for new.…Cmd+O for opening a file that you got previously saved.…A drop down menu for open recent.…
Close, save, and save as.…Let's take a look at revert to saved.…What this will do is allow you to go back to the last saved version of the concert.…Let's say you gotten really far away from where…you were and undo is not really working right.…So.…You just want to go back to the scratch.…And this is how you would do it.…We've also got a concert drop down menu, with some interesting functions.…You've got a settings function which will take…
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