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MainStage 3

By Apple

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Description

MainStage 3 lets you take your Mac to the stage with a full-screen interface optimized for live performance, flexible hardware control, and a massive collection of plug-ins and sounds that are fully compatible with Logic Pro X.

The Ultimate Live Rig
• Perform live with more than 80 instrument, effect, and MIDI plug-ins or work with Audio Units plug-ins
• Add your sounds from Logic Pro X and GarageBand to bring your studio sound to the stage
• Combine instruments and live audio, such as keyboards and vocals, in a single Patch
• Switch between Patches without stopping sound output or cutting off held notes
• Design rich keyboard Patches using splits and layers, the Arpeggiator, and other MIDI plug-ins
• Perform with stereo or multitrack backing tracks using Playback
• 64-bit architecture uses all the RAM in your system for larger sampled instruments

Hardware Control
• Connect your favorite hardware and use it to play and control your plug-ins
• Use USB and MIDI-equipped controllers like keyboards, foot pedals, and drum pads
• Instantly set up a large variety of hardware using automatic device recognition
• Quickly assign hardware knobs, buttons, and faders to onscreen controls
• Manage sophisticated rigs using the Assignments & Mapping overview

Designed for the Stage
• See only what you need during your performance using a customizable, full-screen live interface
• Screen controls adapt for each Patch using Smart Controls
• Smart Controls offer dynamic performance controls that change with each Patch
• Easily view your Mac screen from a distance using a high-contrast, full-screen performance view

Instrument Plug-ins
• Play deeply sampled, professionally mixed, and fully customizable drum kits provided by Drum Kit Designer
• Perform electronic beats with the Ultrabeat drum machine
• Play classic ’70s- and ’80s-style synthesizer sounds using Retro Synth
• Play faithful models of vintage keyboards with Vintage B3, Vintage Electric Piano, and Vintage Clav
• Perform inspired sounds using a collection of synths that provide analog, wavetable, FM, and physical modeling synthesis
• Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler
• Turn your favorite hardware synthesizers into sampled instruments using new Auto Sampler plug-in

MIDI Plug-ins
• Transform simple ideas into elaborate performances using nine MIDI plug-ins
• Instantly turn a simple chord into a rich performance with the Arpeggiator
• Play a single note to trigger predefined chords with Chord Trigger
• Perform a part and conform notes to a specific scale using Transposer

Creative and Production Effects
• Play your sounds through realistic acoustic spaces using Space Designer convolution reverb
• Use a range of multi-tap, vintage tape, and stereo delays
• Add movement to your tracks with a variety of modulation effects
• Get the perfect mix with a collection of EQs, dynamics, and other mixing tools

Guitar and Bass Gear
• Build your own guitar or bass rig with Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics
• Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of delay, distortion, and modulation stompboxes
• Access a full-screen Tuner to quickly get in tune

Sound Library
• Over 1800 instrument and effect Patches
• More than 750 meticulously sampled instruments
• 3600 Apple Loops in modern urban and electronic genres

Minimum System Requirements
• 4GB RAM
• Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
• OS X v10.9.5 or later
• Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
• 6GB available disk space for minimum install / 35GB hard disk for full Sound Library installation

What's New in Version 3.1.1

• Allows Screen Saver to be disabled when in Perform Mode
• Fixed an issue where expression pedals could not control the input level of audio channel strips
• Key commands that turn parameter values on and off now work correctly
• Resolved a bug where the Download Manager could appear empty
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

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Customer Reviews

It’s good

It’s pretty good. Not as fast to work through as mainstage 1, Menu’s have certainly changed for the worse, but it’s not all bad. Just not as good. Besides the extra time it takes to flip around some menus, this is very solid, and very good. Solid is really all that matters here and mainstage delivers this along with many modern features.

annnnd….. REDMATICA! the autosampler has returned!!!! It is about time too, 3 freakin years with no access to one of the best sampler tool companies around was pretty lame, however it certainly is a step in the right direction and we can only hope apple will conintue to use these tools even if they are simplified.

Now, when will we see the mainstage .layout files workable for smart controls??? Hopefully soon, pro tools is leaping forward recently with the plug in marketplace. Might have to think about jumping ship if MainStage/logic don’t adapt to this rising markeet….

MainStage 3
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  • $34.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Size: 779 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9.5 or later, 64-bit processor

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