4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 1:08 AM by Bruno Filipe
kmahaff10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i recently downloaded logic pro 9 and mainstage with it and i'm new to each one.more so mainstage than i am with logic.what exactly are the mixers on mainstage used for?and also when using the guitar setup, how do i edit what amp and effects i want to use?


MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: New to MS-couple questions
    Bruno Filipe Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Hi kmahaff10

     

    Welcome to Mainstage and Logic Pro

     

    If you know something about DAW or mixers then it should be a smoth transition. Mainstage works like logic (on the channel strips) but it´s directed to live perfomance.

     

    The thing I presume you call mixers it´s the channel strips (right side of Mainstage). Here´s a description of it http://help.apple.com/mainstage/mac/2.2/en/mainstage/usermanual/index.html#chapt er=5%26section=2%26tasks=true.

     

    It´s where you have your channels, in/out, pan, volumes, the sends, process (delays, compressor, eq., etc).

     

    I reaaly advise you to first read the manual and to understand the basis of Mainstage. I´m glad to help you anytime.

     

    For your guitar setup, Mainstage has some templates for it. Try to load them and nagivate throw the patches to hear them. On the right side (channel strip) you have an Amp designer by double click on it will open the editor for it and you can some tweaking.

     

    Hope i´ve could help.

     

    Bruno Filipe

  • 2. Re: New to MS-couple questions
    kmahaff10 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes this helped alot!and thanks!but by mixers i meant the screen that opens and you select the template you want to use.theres a section for mixers and it pulls up a mixer board.just curious as to what you can use it for.i know obviously for controlling stuff like a house mix or probably in ears right?just curious.thanks again!

  • 3. Re: New to MS-couple questions
    Bruno Filipe Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Hi kmahaff10,

     

    Glad to help you.

     

    The mixer templates are handy if you like to use Mac and Mainstage to do all the in/ou process in a live situation. It´s like a digital mixer. Recall presets (by music/part), do all the audio process (compressor, gate, reverb, etc, etc), monitor mixes, etc.

     

    Probably they just add the template to show user that it can be done by Mainstage

     

    If this as helped you please rate me. Thanks a lot and if you have more questions dont hesitate.

     

    Best Regards

    Bruno Filipe

  • 4. Re: New to MS-couple questions
    Bruno Filipe Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Hi kmahaff10,

     

    Thanks for the rating.

     

    Anytime you need help just ask and I will try to answer.

     

    Bruno Filipe