Bill Burgess is the former Pro Audio Product Marketing Manager and Logic Pro Artist Relations Manager for Apple Inc. He's also a brilliant software educator with long experience teaching audio producers how to make music!
WIth the release of MainStage 2, Apple has blessed all giggling musicians with a new and improved arrow for their live performance quiver. Using MainStage 2, you can now perform with any instrument available in Logic, in any musical style you want … there's no limit to your creativity when you use MainStage 2.
But all that amazing performance power comes with a price - you have to learn MainStage before you can use it. Thankfully, Star NonLinearEducating.com Trainer Bill Burgess has provided us with this comprehensive MainStage 2 tutorial.
In over 5 hours of Tutorial-Videos, you'll get a comprehensive education on all key features of MainStage 2, including how the interface works, how to create your own layouts and templates, creating your own songs to play along with, adding DSP effects to our performance, and more.
Use these tutorials to learn MainStage quickly, and spend your time using MainStage to make music!
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch the entire show. Use the Keyword Search feature to quickly find items of interest. For a full list of this tutorial's topics, see the Table of Contents tab above.
Section 1: Section 1: Getting Started with MainStage
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John Brown wrote on March 7, 2013
Good course, I have the most recent version of Main Stage 2 and some things seem different but that wasn't an issue.
Jordan wrote on January 21, 2013
Very cool that Mr. Burgess had the experience of working with Apple on Mainstage, so right off the bat this gives him credibility.
Indeed, this was an extremely informative tutorial, taking me from having no idea how to use Mainstage, to now setting it up with my GiO and developing a rig for myself.
But beyond all this, what made this tutorial stand out was Bill's presenting style. He levels with the non-geek, and has a really good, dry sense of humor. Several times I found myself laughing out loud at his quirky remarks.
Jeff c wrote on August 16, 2012
Very good tutoria thank youl. Can I suggest that you show how to operate two keyboards simultaneously with " independent" sounds. This is fantastic feature of mainstage and as a keyboardist very useful to know. Whilst the tutorial does show how to hook up multiplel devices it does not demonstrate how to assign independent voices to each devices. I just think this would be worth showing.
rad. wrote on July 18, 2012
A tutorial that is thorough and yet entertaining. Bill is both geek and gigging musician (at least that's how he comes across). His explanations are easy to understand and he knows the program well enough to tell you not only what to do, but what not to do, what could cause problems etc. Now I can still be low-tech while Mainstage makes people think I am hi-tech-and I can concentrate on the playing. Great job...
Alan wrote on February 13, 2012
Great videos. Really quick way to get into the programme. Buy this and you will not regret it. I hope there will be a follow up video package for advanced.
SteveB wrote on January 4, 2012
I really love the content of this course. The instructor is both informative and entertaining. The material is in-depth.
I would give this 5 stars only on the versions that can be viewed on PC's and Mac's. There is a current problem with ios5 and the player. I understand that the fix for this is coming soon.
José Neira wrote on May 11, 2011
A pesar de que no domino mucho el ingles, no es problema entenderlo. Ojalá en un futuro estuviera en español
Un excelente Tutorial,..lo recomiendo de todas maneras
Don Ware wrote on July 18, 2010
Bill does a great job of explaining Mainstage 2, covering material, tips, tricks and practical examples which enabled me to get Mainstage up and running in a live performance last night. Comments from the audience were all positive. Thanks Bill, excellent work!
dmazanec wrote on June 23, 2010
Finally - MainStage 101 does more than teach the basics. I found Bill's style of teaching excellent as he shares many tips that help simplify using MainStage 2. I am looking forward to 201.