MainStage Mondays: Alternative Uses For MainStage

MainStage makes an amazing rig for a keyboardist, but it’s not just limited to the black and white imitation ivories. Here are 5 things I bet you didn’t know you can use MainStage for: 


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1. Guitar Rig


MainStage offers some pretty amazing amp simulators, and a full suite of stomp box style pedals. 


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2. Mixer


Connect an audio interface, load up the Mixer project template, and you have an instant mixer with any FX you like.


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3. Vocal FX


MainStage does an awesome job of handling audio, which could include a vocal. Imagine putting a convolution reverb on to your voice live, and even putting your lyrics in the project window.

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4. Backing Tracks

Need to run backing tracks? MainStage does a great job of it, even giving you the ability to make on the fly jumps to different sections. 

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5. Electronic Drum Kit


If you’re a drummer and want to use plugins live, I can’t imagine a better app for doing it. MainStage has the most flexible midi programming on the market, meaning you could map any pad or trigger to any sound you like.