MainStage 3 101
Core Training: MainStage 3 Explored
Matt Vanacoro • 28 videos • 200 minutes •
Imagine Logic Pro re-imagined as a live performance powerhouse. That’s exactly what Apple’s MainStage 3 is all about! See all the cool new features, the absolute power and ease of use that MainStage brings to your stage performance setup!
“Wow! Really a great course, very useful and complete for people that want to understand Mainstage 3 in depth. Many examples that cover all aspects of the software. Great job!”
“Excellent course to get me started. Would love to see an advanced course exploring the different midi controllers (including wind controllers) and integrating MS with other DAWs - Ableton Live.”
This course is designed by Matt Vanacoro – in consultation with Apple – to get you up and running with MainStage fast! You learn about every aspect of MainStage, from its newly designed GUI to its powerful live performance music tools!
See how to set it up and configure your system and preferences. Then hold on tight as Matt gives you the whirlwind MainStage 3 tour. From there you’re into a section that demystifies and explains Concerts, Sets and Patches. Next, you learn all about the Layout, Edit and Performance screens. Matt then shows you how to customize MainStage to build your own custom sound banks. He explains multi-keyboard setups with their assignments and mappings. He then dives deep into MIDI and audio setups where you learn how to use the Playback plugin and the cool new MIDI FX.
As this course comes to a close, you'll have everything you need to seamlessly deploy MainStage into your live performances and make it the heart of your live rig! Read More...
- 2Downloading MainStage and Content (02:37)
- 3Configuring Your System for MIDI and Audio (04:33)
- 4The Preferences Menu (09:26)
- 5The Toolbar (06:11)
6MainStage: A Whirlwind Tour (09:24)Preview
- 7Concerts, Sets and Patches - Part 1 (05:18)
- 8Piano Presets (09:16)
- 9Guitar Presets (07:57)
- 10Drum Presets (09:33)
- 11Vocal Presets (05:14)
- 12Backing Track Presets (04:48)
- 13The Layout Screen (06:56)
- 14The Edit Screen (07:51)
- 15The Perform Screen (03:52)
- 16Changing Patches (05:43)
- 17Building a Piano Preset (11:57)
- 18Building a Guitar Preset (11:33)
19Two Keyboards are Better Than One (09:52)Preview
- 20Concerts, Sets and Patches - Part 2: Pulling Back t... (08:27)
- 21Intro to Assignments and Mapping (12:41)
- 22More Assignments and Mapping (07:27)
- 23MIDI and Audio Setups (07:06)
- 24The Playback Plugin (07:37)
- 25MIDI FX (09:43)
- 26MainStage and Logic: Made For Each Other (05:34)
- 27New in MainStage 3 (06:28)
- 28What’s Next (01:23)
Wow! Really a great course, very useful and complete for people that want to understand Mainstage 3 in depth. Many examples that cover all aspects of the software. Great job!
Excellent course to get me started. Would love to see an advanced course exploring the different midi controllers (including wind controllers) and integrating MS with other DAWs - Ableton Live.
Fantastic tutorial. Very clear explanation on all the features of Mainstage 3. The humor Matt provided made the tutorials very engaging and entertaining at the same time. The only thing I didn't see covered was the Loopback plugin. He didn't go over how that works. I didn't realize how Mainstage and Logic work together. That will be very useful for me since I have both programs which I love. Now I can be drummer and keyboard player in my band at the same time using midi controls or commands from my iPad in Logic Remote as I am at the drum set. Thanks for an awesome tutorial. I learned a lot! I wish Matt did Logic tutorials too. His pacing and explanation is spot on for a beginner learner. Now it is time to play with Mainstage! I can't wait to set up my own concert, sets, and patches. MacPro Video has the best instructors.
Matt Vanacoro always does a great job of explaining how to utilize the best features of every piece of software he uses. For anyone using Mainstage as their trusted live performance software, it got a heck of a lot better with version 3. If you have a newer macbook or macbook pro 2013-present, you are in good shape. An SSD flash drive is a plus and if your buying a new mac, get as much Ram as you can afford. Great video series!
Great teaching, I've learned so much.This is one of the best tutorials i have watched. Thank you Matt
Very helpful. Got me from ground zero to several patches with 2 keyboards 5 volume pedals, 2 switches with layers and splits controlled by the pedals.
Loved the tutorial! My band is flying to a gig, and I was unable to take my keyboards (along with about 200MB of custom samples, splits, layers, etc.) Within several days of watching these tutorials, I was able to totally recreate my rig, and create a 20 song playlist. Now I can show up with a laptop, interface, plug into any keyboard, and know I'm good to go. Great job balancing simplicity with technology!! Thanks.
This course does a wonderful job showing the ins and outs of Mainstage 3. I found it to be very thorough and I highly recommend it!
Helpful for what is here. But I need more than 8 playback channels so I added a ninth but get no sound?? Maybe the next tutorial could be on building from scratch so we can learn the ins and outs of how things are routed in each instance?
I found it very interesting but sadly it only covers the basic stuffs.
Very, very good course - perfect number of features explained at just the right pace. As for the trainer, very knowledgeable, pleasant voice, pleasant and friendly manner - I think I would watch anything if Matt Vanacoro was the trainer. Actually, not true - if Matt was explaining quadratic equations, I would probably give that a miss ;-)
This is a very good tutorial, and the guy who instructs it is all over it. My only 'beef' is gonna make me sound like a 'dumb guitarist', but..... this is very KEYBOARD oriented... there's simply too much stuff aimed at keyboard players, which although is Universally informative, it's simply too much stuff I don't care about.... from a guitarists point of view. I'm not interested in 'drawbars' on a Hammond organ.... Sure, he 'addresses guitar stuff'.... "just so the keyboard players don't have all the fun"...... he covers setting up some basic amp patches and pedal boards.... but when you hear him play.... you can tell he's a keyboardist that knows some guitar chords... But I find myself with more questions than answers after watching this tutorial.... I know how to make some chords on keyboard too, but I wouldn't try to tutor a keyboard player on patches.... I'd still recommend it as a useful tutorial.... and I'm sorry for being judgemental, and seemingly 'anti-keyboards'.... I'm not.... keyboard players are great..... But I paid for this course.... so I have a right to an opinion....just be prepared as a guitarist, you'll be learning and hearing all about keyboards.... woohoo!
Awesome! Great tutorial! Hope to see more on MainStage... There is so much more to explore but this is an awesome starting point!
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