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MainStage 3

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Description

MainStage 3 lets you take your Mac to the stage with a full-screen interface optimised 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 multi-track backing tracks using Playback
• 64-bit architecture uses all the RAM in your system for larger sampled instruments

Hardware Control
• Connect your favourite 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
• Compatible with Logic Remote v1.0.3

Designed for the Stage
• See only what you need during your performance using a customisable, full-screen live interface
• 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 customisable 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 modelling synthesis
• Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler

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 pre-defined 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 1,500 instrument and effect Patches
• More than 800 meticulously sampled instruments
• 30 urban and electronic drum machine Patches
• 3,600 Apple Loops in modern urban and electronic genres

Minimum System Requirements
4GB of RAM
Display with 1280x768 resolution or higher
OS X v10.8.4 or later
Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
Minimum 5GB of disk space (35GB of optional content available via in-app download)

What's New in Version 3.0.3

• Fixes an issue that caused the audio input to be unavailable with some third party audio interfaces
• Addresses a bug that could cause CPU performance spikes and audio dropouts
• Resolves several issues that could cause MainStage to unexpectedly quit when opening a Concert

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Customer Reviews

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MainStage 3
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  • £20.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: 22 January 2014
  • Version: 3.0.3
  • Size: 655 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
  • Developer: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Compatibility: OS X 10.8.4 or later, 64-bit processor

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