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5 Apple MainStage Features Every Non-Keyboardist Should Know
Apple's powerful live performance software isn't just designed for keyboard players. Here are 5 ways non-keyboardists can use it to its fullest potential.
Apr. 16, 2019
Using Apple Mainstage's AutoSampler To Create Virtual Instruments From Any Source
Take the tedium out of sampling any source - real or virtual - and creating your own instruments with AutoSampler in MainStage and Logic Pro. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.
Aug. 11, 2017
Setting Up MainStage To Auto Sample An Analog Synthesizer For Logic Pro X
Auto-Sampling in Logic? Yes, but you need to use AutoSampler in MainStage to do it! Now you can turn your hardware synths into velocity-layered Logic Pro EXS24 instruments. Here's how to set it up.
Oct. 10, 2016
Optimizing Apple MainStage For Live Performance
Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.
Apr. 14, 2016
How to Sample EXS24 Instruments Using Autosampler (MainStage and Logic Pro)
When Apple bought Redmatica we wondered when the EXS24 would include AutoSampler in Logic Pro. Instead, AutoSampler is included with MainStage 3.1. Creating sampler instruments just got a lot easier!
Apr. 27, 2015
Get Ready to Perform Live (Logic Pro X to MainStage)
Logic Pro X is one of the most powerful DAWs available, but it isn't the best choice for live performance. Enter Apple's MainStage! Here's how to get tracks from Logic X into MainStage for your gigs.
Feb. 10, 2014
Learn MainStage 3 With macProVideo's New Online Course
So you're married to the awesome synths and effects in Logic Pro and want to take it on the road? Welcome to MainStage 3! macProVideo.com have created incredible online videos to get you performing...
Oct. 8, 2013
Tapping Tempo into Mainstage
You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to change the tempo of your songs on the fly in Apple's MainStage. Well, it's easy if you know how, and David Earl shares his tap tempo know-how here.
May. 4, 2013
Ruggedizing a MacBook Pro and Mainstage for Live Shows in the Wild
Do you ever feel fawn over your MacBook Pro like Gollum does over his preciousssss Ring? You're not alone, and this article will help you keep your MBP safe - and there's no riddles here!
Dec. 27, 2012
iPad MIDI Control Surface for Mainstage
So, you're going to play live using MainStage and you've got an iPad? Darren Burgos shows an essential way to create a virtual MIDI control surface with custom layouts to help you at your next gig!
Nov. 9, 2012
Using an Expression Pedal with MainStage
Many of the top artists, DJs and producers are using Apple's MainStage 2 for live performance. Are you? Darren Burgos shares an excellent quick tip on how to use an expression pedal in your live setup
Oct. 29, 2012
Sending External Beat Clock from MainStage
After exploring the differences between Timecode and MIDI Beat Clock, David Earl moves on to show how to sync two Macs running MainStage. For a fail-safe live performance rig this tip is unbeatable!
Mar. 26, 2012
MainStage: Using Markers in Playback
MainStage 2 can be your perfect backing track. David Earl (a.k.a. sflogicninja), shows how to import your tracks from Logic Pro to MainStage and sync playback for your next performance.
Mar. 9, 2012
Assigning Multiple Controllers with MainStage
MainStage is excellent for live performance and part of that is down to how easy it can be to setup MIDI Controllers with it once you know how! David Earl shows us.
Feb. 6, 2012
Using Mainstage as a "Jazz Trio"
Christmas is around the corner and many jazz pianists might be finding that they are busy with holiday parties. Playing solo lounge piano during cocktail or dinner soirees can be fun but after awhile,
Nov. 19, 2010
Using In-Ear Monitors With MainStage
One of the biggest problems that a band faces is hearing themselves onstage and protecting themselves from hearing loss, especially when they go from venue to venue and each room can sound different.
Oct. 21, 2010
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