MainStage Mondays: Muting Midi Messages

I recently had several of you write me about how to mute midi messages from controller keyboards. While there’s not a single way to do this quickly in MainStage, there is a workaround that accomplishes the same goal. Here’s how to do it: 


1. Open MainStage. Select a project.

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2. Go to Layout Mode. 

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3. Drag in a knob, button, or fader. 

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4. Under the screen control inspector on the LH corner of the screen, click the “Assign” button and move the midi controller you want to mute. 

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5. Go back to Edit Mode, then select “Assignments and Mappings”. Move the controller again to see it highlighted in blue.

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6. Under the Screen Control Inspector, select “Block”.

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This will keep it from sending any data to any of the parameters in your project.


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