I’m heading to Chicago in a couple weeks to play some shows with a country band, and Mainstage is factoring in big time to what I’ll be doing onstage. Here’s how I’m using Mainstage to help me get the job done:
Sometimes a specific song will need a single-shot sample to be played at the beginning of the tune (think Sledgehammer, for instance). Here’s how to do that easily with a button in Mainstage:
About a year ago I wrote a blog explaining how to run Mainstage in mono live. With the release of Mainstage 3.1, a lot of the little things changed in Mainstage, including how to run Mainstage in mono. Here’s the new and improved way to do it:
This week we’re going to explore some of the awesome shortcuts that key commands offer in Mainstage 3.1. Here’s a list of some of my favorites:
I love Mainstage, but like all software, there’s the chance that it could crash live. I love hardware, but it lacks a lot of the functionality and power that software synths offer. Starting last year, I made a decision that if I could help it, I would never rely completely on just hardware or software exclusively, and I started developing a hybrid rig that had redundancy, reliability, and a ton of sonic power. Here’s how I did it:
This week on Mainstage Monday I'm honored to have a guest blogger join the conversation, HillSong's own Peter James. Peter is an amazing keyboardist and patch designer, and had some great insights on how to manage patch levels in Mainstage.
Mainstage is amazing, but it sucks up your CPU and memory like a Hoover vacuum sucks dirt. Here are 5 ways to stress test your rig before you hit the stage:
This week’s topic isn’t that sexy, but patch busses are an important and interesting part of Mainstage 3, and can solve a lot of small problems.