14 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2011 1:33 AM by gertfromnijlen
Foxboy71 Level 4 Level 4 (2,360 points)

Hi,

 

anyone there seeing secret improvements not mentioned in the update descriptions?

 

Fox


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 8GB, Logic Pro
  • 1. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    Blueberry Level 4 Level 4 (2,860 points)

    MainStage 2.1.3 Update

    This update improves overall performance and provides numerous fixes. This update is recommended for all users of MainStage 2. Issues addressed include but are not limited to:

    MIDI Processing Issues

    • The Patch List no longer lags behind the Workspace in response to rapid bursts of incoming patch change commands.
    • MIDI messages on channels other than channel 1 are now properly routed to multitimbral software instruments.

    Compatibility Issues

    • MainStage now properly displays factory presets for third-party Audio Unit plug-ins.
    • Fixes an issue which caused MainStage treat multiple keyboards of the same model as a single keyboard.
    • Fixes an issue in which MainStage did not respond to Concert download requests from the VAX77 keyboard.
    • Improves compatibility with Native Instruments plug-ins configured to use multiple outputs.

    Stability issues

    • Fixes several issues that sometimes lead to MainStage quitting unexpectedly when closing a concert.
    • The template browser no longer becomes unresponsive after deleting a user-created MainStage template in the Finder.
    • Resolves an issue in which MainStage might become unresponsive when Undo was performed after deleting several patches.
    • MainStage no longer quits unexpectedly if the Tru-Tape Delay pedal time setting in the Pedalboard is at its maximum value at very slow tempos.
    • Performance and stability are improved when switching between software instrument patches.
    • Resolves an issue in which dense clusters of incoming MIDI events might cause MainStage to quit unexpectedly under some circumstances.

    General Issues

    • The value displayed in the Layer Display Height Inspector control is now properly updated after Undo or Redo.
    • Resolves an issue introduced in MainStage 2.1 that sometimes set the send values on certain channel strips incorrectly when patches were imported.
    • Undo now works correctly after a channel strip is cut from a patch and pasted at the Set level.
    • Fixes an issue introduced in MainStage 2.1 that prevented parameters from being mapped to screen controls in alias patches.
    • Resolves an issue in which the polyphony set in patches containing ES2 was not always saved properly.
    • Fixes an issue on multi-mapped objects in which the Momentary checkbox had no effect if set for the first mapping.
    • Mapping multiple Pedalboard Sync parameters to a single screen control now works properly.
    • Fixes an issue that stopped the Delete key from deleting mappings from the Mappings tab on the Screen Control Inspector.
    • The "Send to All > Transpose Octave Up" and "Send to All > Transpose Octave Down" mappings now work correctly in patches with multiple channel strips.
  • 2. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    ohmusic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No improvements, but problems with EVB 3 Pedal (Sustain keeps hanging) and EXS 24 Samples (longer one shot samples fade out). So check your patches before going live...

  • 3. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    That is not encouraging --- are you certain this is a new problem?

  • 4. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    Anyone know if this release fixes the infamous problem with unmapped incoming MIDI data getting sent out to all devices?

  • 5. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    Also, is there a way to have this update and still be able to revert back to the previous version if the update in fact breaks stuff?

  • 6. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    CCTM Level 6 Level 6 (9,015 points)

    dhjdhj wrote:

     

    Also, is there a way to have this update and still be able to revert back to the previous version if the update in fact breaks stuff?

     

    Hi

     

    All I do is make a copy of the Application and re-name it.. that way you'll have both available.

     

     

    CCT

  • 7. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    That's fine as long as the format hasn't changed for concerts and there are no libraries or other files installed other than inside the app bundle. I remember there were quite a few problems at one time due to changes to the plist. Have you actually tested that the old version will continue to work on a concert that has been saved with the newer version?

  • 8. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    CCTM Level 6 Level 6 (9,015 points)

    dhjdhj wrote:

     

    That's fine as long as the format hasn't changed for concerts and there are no libraries or other files installed other than inside the app bundle.

    True enough.... that's the time for either Time Machine backups or a clone. It would do no harm to check the Installer to see what's getting installed where.

     

     

    dhjdhj wrote:

     

    I remember there were quite a few problems at one time due to changes to the plist.

    I have not encountered this.

     

     

    dhjdhj wrote:

     

    Have you actually tested that the old version will continue to work on a concert that has been saved with the newer version?

     

    I have not encountered any problems so far (though generally I have not needed to revert to the older versions, other than to check any changes of behaviour).

     

    CCT

  • 9. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    abg0201 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I can confirm the error with the EVB. I use it for about 70% of my performance and had a very panic stricken few hours when I (stupidly) updated to 2.1.3 on the morning of the gig. The sustain pedal now does not release on the EVB and so it is a useless instrument now. Lucily I had the foresight do do a time machine backup before installing so I just reverted back to 2.1.2 which is working fine. Lucky escape!

    Ive now put snow leopard onto an external drive and Ill load logic onto it too. I'm going to use this drive to test out all subsequent updates first to avoid this again. I would also urge caution with Lion too, do a full test before committing it to the machine used on stage.

    Please Apple - sort out the EVB problem!

  • 10. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    Wow --- I'm sticking with 2.1.2 (with all its warts) until it becomes clear what is actually fixed/broken in the new release, based on experience as opposed to claims.

     

    Sigh

  • 11. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    Blueberry Level 4 Level 4 (2,860 points)

    So far the only thing I've seen is the (quite hidden) option in the EVB3 that allows to map CC 64 to sustain. If you don't even know how to turn it on, you are probably not affected...

  • 12. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    dhjdhj Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)

    For a hidden option, someone found an issue pretty quickly, don't you think?

     

    I mostly only use MainStage as a MIDI Router but until there's reasonable confidence that nothing has been broken in that arena, I don't particularly want to be an earlier adoptor anymore --- I've been bitten too many times.

  • 13. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    Tony T MainStage user Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    The obvious improvment I saw was a problem I had when attempting to update from 2.1.1 to 2.1.2. MainStage kept crashing upon booting up. After many attempts I just stuck with 2.1.1 and gave up on the update. But now with 2.1.3, MS boots up with no problems.

  • 14. Re: Mainstage Update available 2.1.3
    gertfromnijlen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem yesterday. Lucky me, I had a spare keyboard that helped me out.

    This (sustain)bug affects the EVB3. All other patches work fine.

    Even some organpatches seem to work once in a while...

     

    Sustain stops when playing the notes again you held down with sustain (or panic button )

     

    I'm waiting for a bugfix!