MainStage 2 is a different Application. It will let you arrange your instruments and effects for live performances. I never used it once, but bought it, because it will install all five JamPacks (the loops and instruments) in exactly the location in the Library, where Logic and GarageBand are installing their instruments and loops.
So when you buy and install MainStage 2 (priced about 30 $ US), you will have plenty of new instruments and loops, more than GB of additional effects - Remix Tools, Rhythm Section, Symphony Orchestra, World Music, Voices. The World Music JamPAck has many asian sounding instruments - percussion, flutes, strings, even tibetian singing bowls!
oh I was hoping to stay with one application.
If you simply ignore MainStage once you installed it, it will be o.k. It will have served its purpose as an installer for additional instruments and loops.
You only need to run it once after installation. Then it will download a lot of additional content. The 3GB worth of audio files cannot be downloaded in one go.
Open the "Mainstage" application menu and select "Download additional content".
Hi Hangtime and LeonieDF,
I'm new to the music creation and it took me a while to figure out Garageband and how I can work with it. That is why I was mentioning I didn't want to add another application to the mix that I would have to learn how to use.
From what you guys are saying and correct me if I am wrong.
I install "MainStage" download the additional content and then I am figuring I can import it into Garageband and use it from there, is that what you are saying?
you will not have to do any importing in GarageBand. Intalling Mainstage will extent GarageBands Loop Library and Instruments Library.
After you installed MainStage the additional loops and Instruments will show in GarageBand just like all other Loops. you will simply see more loops.