Jim Dalrymple is formerly Macworld's Editor at Large, and also a man that knows how to shred his axe!
Jim Dalrymple is well known as the co-founder of MacCentral.com. After MacCentral.com was purchased by Macworld, Jim had a long tenure as the Cheif News Editor of Macworld.com.
But on top of being a quintessential Mac evangelist, Jim is also a musician with incredible skills. Jim hob-nobs with the biggest stars in the industry and you can often find him backstage at ZZ-Top, Queen, and other major rock concerts.
In his free time, he plays in bands around his home town of Bedford Nova Scotia, where he lives with his wife, two kids, and a dog.
If you're a guitar player, MainStage presents a world of creative possibilities you've never experienced before ...
Jon Wride wrote on December 2, 2010
I really like the approach and style of this tutorial. Unfortunately I failed to appreciate that it relates to the previous version of Mainstage as I have Mainstage 2 and, clearly, the menu layout is completely different meaning that many of the hints and tips are completely obsolete and there is only a limited amount of information relevant to my version of Mainstage. I do think this could have been clearer on the website
Matt wrote on January 6, 2010
A pretty good tutorial. I had been messing with Mainstage, and this helped me to learn a few features that I'd missed during my tinkering. In future tutorials, it would be nice to show how to use AmpliTube 2 as a Mainstage plugin as well (it's a little tricky to setup), and maybe how to use a foot controller (like the new Apogee Gio).
max Gouverne wrote on August 4, 2009
Fine course for version 1---I am awaiting an update for version 2----especially on loopback and playback
Chachi wrote on July 7, 2009
This was a very informative video, although the instructor speaks a bit too slowly for our taste. Set playback to 1.5x and you're good to go! Anyway, thanks in part to this video, our band now uses MainStage at every gig.
Dave Golden wrote on March 14, 2009
It was great. Do you have anything that can teach how to use a foot controller with Mainstage? That's what I really need next.
C Barretta wrote on February 18, 2009
Definitely a very informative video. Hopefully if there are more tips and tricks available in another MS tutorial that would be geat.
George Rafael wrote on February 9, 2009
Excellent. Jim comes across very sincere and down to earth in these 'MainStage-Creating Guitar Rigs' tutorials. I found them to be very clear and very thorough as he takes you through step by step. I've only had to watch the videos once and now I'm right on top of the program. Cheers!
Scott C. wrote on January 25, 2009
A solid basic overview of what you can do with Main Stage using your Guitar, and Rigs. I enjoyed the down to earth approaches that will help any one who is not familiar with this over looked powerhouse, to help you prepare for those: gigs, home recordings, experimentation and lets not forget those special Live Shows, or maybe even a rehearsal hall with a new group band members. I'm pleased to know that Jim, has taken the essence of Main Stage and put forth it's wonder qualities in a straight forward user friendly approach.