Join Julian Velard for an in-depth discussion in this video Using markers, Flex mode, and groupings in the Playback plugin, part of Up and Running with MainStage 3.
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…Let's take a look at the additional functionality of the playback plugin.…Which are markers, flex mode and groupings.…Let's start by looking at markers.…You'll see I have a mixer template opened up…which has several instances of the playback plugin in it.…And I've loaded up some audio files, which you can see here.…Let's open up an instance of the playback plugin.…Not only will MainStage recognize markers you create within Logic.…You can also make your own markers within the Playback app.…This can be very useful when it comes to notating areas…of audio, you want to return to or loop in between.…
You can easily create markers by going…anywhere above the tape head and Ctrl clicking.…So right now let's just create a marker.…Right about here.…I'm going to control Click, and hit Add Marker, and type in Marker one.…Voila.…If you're in cycle mode, playback will…only play the sections between designated markers.…Let's turn on Cycle mode, and you'll see when I hit…play, we're just going to loop between the start and marker one.…
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