5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2009 5:08 PM by pizzafilms
pizzafilms Level 1 (15 points)
I'm building a concert of all my "go to" patches...a bunch are B3 kinda things and a bunch are everything else (pianos, synths, splits, etc). What I want to do is have the B3 drawbars visible and working for the B3 patches, but not visible on the other patches that don't use a B3.

Again, the idea is that this would be all in the same concert.

Is this even possible? Some trickery?


Mac Pro 3.0 8-core / MacBook Pro 2.4 / iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • gilapuki Level 3 (530 points)
    if you leave a control unassigned in your patch, it will show as a blank silhouette. That may be all you need to do.
  • pizzafilms Level 1 (15 points)
    That doesn't seem to work.

    I put some drawbars in my layout...assigned them to the EVB3 drawbars in one of the patches...switch to another patch where they are not assigned, and they're still completely there.

    Thanks. Nice try.
  • dhjdhj Level 2 (160 points)
    Yes, I'd actually like this for any control --- if a particular patch doesn't use certain controls, then I'd like them to be not visible rather than marked as unassigned....it would remove a lot of clutter.
  • rc tech Level 2 (240 points)
    They are only marked as unassigned in edit mode, if you switch to perform or full screen mode they become transparent and inactive. It is recommended that when you want to perform with MainStage, you use one of these two modes since it activates additional performance optimizations that make MainStage faster and more responsive.
  • pizzafilms Level 1 (15 points)
    I've tried it a couple of times and this doesn't seem to be the case with the drawbar controls.

    I added the group of drawbars in layout and assigned each drawbar to the appropriate upper manual drawbar inside EVB3 in edit mode. When I switch to Perform or Fullscreen, the drawbars move to the correct setting when I go to the B3 patch, but when I switch to a non-B3 patch (and not assigned), the drawbars change to full (8) and are still completely visible and not grayed out.

    Something else I noticed that's odd about Mainstage, in general, it doesn't really want to show the value of something onscreen. Meaning, I'd like something visible to show me if the Leslie is in choral or fast mode, but it doesn't report the change...if you know what I mean. It just wants to duplicate hardware controls instead of having the ability to show values on the screen. Does that make sense?

    Anyway, it would be great if Mainstage had that ability.