Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding channel strips, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…Channel strips are the engine of MainStage.…It's where all your virtual instruments are housed and…where all all information, audio and MIDI, flows through.…The best way to think of it is as a virtual mixing board.…And the closer you keep it's architecture to that of a real…world mixing board, the easier it will be to navigate and edit.…Channel strips can get messy very quickly so it's important to stay organized.…Your mind is your body, as your computer A channel…strip is ordered according to signal flow from top to bottom.…Lets quickly run through all the aspects of the channel strip area.…
You can create new channel strips with the plus symbol just like in the patch list.…You can also do this through the gear menu with or a variety short cuts.…Let's create a new channel strip.…You'll see there are four types of channel strips available.…So let's run through them all.…An audio channel strip is how you get audio from your interface…into MainStage, and you've got several options here in the drop down.…You can choose the format, from stereo or mono,…
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