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This nifty little Application take the stress out of your live performance.
With OnStage running seamlessly alongside your chosen DAW, a new level of MIDI controllable file management is added above the either Logic Studio or Ableton Live enabling quick switching between Projects or Live Sets.
Onstage enables the user to assign a unique Midi Program Change message to 30 different Logic Pro, Logic Express or Ableton Live files. This allows the performer to recall each Logic Project or Ableton SetList via an 'OnStage' Midi control message.
What's New in Version 1.22
Support for Ableton Live 9 / Ableton Live 9 Suite.
What is the ETA for logic X support?
This app would be more than worth the price if it worked with logic X. All of my files aren't backward compatable with Logic 9 now and there is no support for X yet.
Some of the reviews mention that it can take 5-15 seconds to close the current project and open the next. It's not perfect, but it's by far the most user friendly automation option there is available. I'm sure a savvy person could write a script with automator or somthing to do this, but if you aren't that person - you buy this app. I recomment making little 3 song mini-sets for each project so you really only need to switch projects 3 or 4 times in a set. I'm sure a delay or a dumb joke will hold off the *hordes of groupies* long enuogh for you to load a project here and there. The time it takes to close and open is really on Logic and not this app. Although, if you make 3 song mini-sets, you could probably just keep all 3 projects open… hmmm. As far as support, all I can say is that I wrote them one email asking about Logic X support a few months ago and they promptly got back to me saying that it was in the works and to stay tuned. I'm writing this to let them know I am still "tuned."
Overall - this app seems like it works great in other versions of Logic. I will give it a 5 star review as soon as it supports Logic X. It's really my fault for not reading the specifics… although, I think they should have a disclaimer about Logic X support -
A Godsend for Live Performance
For anyone who uses Logic Pro in a live setting, this app (with an iOS MIDI remote trigger) is a MUST HAVE. I can assemble mutiple Logic projects into a playlist, and trigger them one ofter another. Before, switching Logic sessions meant simultaneously opening up multiple individual projects and switching between them-- which created lots of dead air and often led to loading problems and gobbling up memory. This app is easy to set up, and will respond to any Patch Change command from a device linked to CoreMIDI-- even an iOS app. I no longer have to fumble through multiple open projects, or commit my stem mixes to a bounce; I have the freedom to change mixes as needed for a live setting AND quick access to every song. This app is a life saver.
Not really worth the $20
I was hoping this would help me run a show more smoothly and for some people it might. If you have a lot of song, (30 max) and don't need to switch between tunes too quickly, this will work for you nicely. For our 45 minute show, we can't wait the 5-10 sometimes 15 seconds to wait for it to close, and reopen the next.
The ability to use midi triggers might be nice, but we're opting to use markers (logic pro-->Pref-->Key Commands) and setting them with numbers ascending 1-10 so a push of a button works. You may be able to use midi control too.
The idea is great, but I think it could be a lot better. I was encouraged that doves, bjork, and muse like this program, but curious how they use it.