MainStage 3

MainStage 3

By Apple

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2013-07-16
  • Current Version: 3.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.20 GB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.12 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 357 Reviews)
  • Price:
MainStage 3 App Ratings: 4
Total 357 Reviews

MainStage 3 App Description

MainStage 3 lets you take your Mac to the stage with a full-screen interface optimized for live performance, flexible hardware control, and a massive collection of plug-ins and sounds that are fully compatible with Logic Pro X. The Ultimate Live Rig • Perform live with more than 80 instrument, effect, and MIDI plug-ins or work with Audio Units plug-ins • Add your sounds from Logic Pro X and GarageBand to bring your studio sound to the stage • Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro provides convenient controls for layout, editing, and performance • Combine instruments and live audio, such as keyboards and vocals, in a single Patch • Switch between Patches without stopping sound output or cutting off held notes • Design rich keyboard Patches using splits and layers, the Arpeggiator, and other MIDI plug-ins • Perform with stereo or multitrack backing tracks using Playback • 64-bit architecture uses all the RAM in your system for larger sampled instruments Hardware Control • Connect your favorite hardware and use it to play and control your plug-ins • Use USB and MIDI-equipped controllers like keyboards, foot pedals, and drum pads • Instantly set up a large variety of hardware using automatic device recognition • Quickly assign hardware knobs, buttons, and faders to onscreen controls • Manage sophisticated rigs using the Assignments & Mapping overview Designed for the Stage • See only what you need during your performance using a customizable, full-screen live interface • Screen controls adapt for each Patch using Smart Controls • Smart Controls offer dynamic performance controls that change with each Patch • Easily view your Mac screen from a distance using a high-contrast, full-screen performance view Instrument Plug-ins • Play deeply sampled, professionally mixed, and fully customizable drum kits provided by Drum Kit Designer • Perform electronic beats with the Ultrabeat drum machine • Play classic ’70s- and ’80s-style synthesizer sounds using Retro Synth • Play faithful models of vintage keyboards with Vintage B3, Vintage Electric Piano, and Vintage Clav • Perform inspired sounds using a collection of synths that provide analog, wavetable, FM, additive, granular, spectral, and modeling synthesis • Quickly find sounds or create unique new ones with Alchemy, the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer • Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler • Turn your favorite hardware synthesizers into sampled instruments using the Auto Sampler plug-in MIDI Plug-ins • Transform simple ideas into elaborate performances using nine MIDI plug-ins • Instantly turn a simple chord into a rich performance with the Arpeggiator • Play a single note to trigger predefined chords with Chord Trigger • Perform a part and conform notes to a specific scale using Transposer Creative and Production Effects • Play your sounds through realistic acoustic spaces using Space Designer convolution reverb • Use a range of multi-tap, vintage tape, and stereo delays • Add movement to your tracks with a variety of modulation effects • Get the perfect mix with a collection of EQs, dynamics, and other mixing tools Guitar and Bass Gear • Build your own guitar or bass rig with Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics • Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of delay, distortion, and modulation stompboxes • Access a full-screen Tuner to quickly get in tune Sound Library • Over 1800 instrument and effect Patches • More than 750 meticulously sampled instruments • 4600 Apple Loops in modern urban and electronic genres Minimum System Requirements • Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins • 6GB available disk space for minimum install / 57GB hard disk for full Sound Library installation


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MainStage 3 App Reviews


    By FriskyWhiskerzz
    This app is absolute garbage. It says on the help bar in the top left corner that the 'Drum Machine Designer' is an instrument with grids and cells for individual drum pieces that exists in MainStage (Like in Logic Pro). However, whenever I try to make the channel strip instrument ‘DMD', it automatically makes the instrument ‘Ultrabeat’ which is the alternate instrument that is way more confusing and complex to use and I’m pretty sure you can’t even load your own drums into it. And once that happens, DMD is NOWHERE to be found. What kind of an app has a performance issued third party app that doesn’t let you program your own drums like the original Logic app? Complete waste of time and money… DO NOT RECOMMEND GETTING THIS!!! -5/ 5 stars if I could rate it that low.
  • A great tool

    By trptgk
    For the price, look at what you get: you get ALL of the synths featured in Logic Pro, the effects racks that come with Logic Pro, it works with Logic Pro Remote, and is endlessly customizable to your needs. I use this with high school kids. It is the centerpiece of my jazz ensemble and high school bands. We can get things programmed in a matter of minutes. I can program backing tracks for pieces that call for them in my high school band, set them up to be controlled via our keyboard controls, easily make patches for my jazz band when funky keyboards are needed. It is very simple to use and figure out. The last version would have occasional crashes; those problems seem to be fixed. A perfect solution to the emerging needs being generated by modern composers. In the practice room, I have it set up to run a drone and imitate concert hall acoustics so that intonation and playing to the hall can be practiced the RIGHT way: by LISTENING. For me, it's a must and a no-brainer. I know of no other app that does what MainStage does- on any platform. Especially at this price point.
  • Sad Apple quality assurance

    By mozart27
    I just spend a load of hours loading up sounds and patches for a gig. MainStage suddenly beach-balled and I lost 3 hours of work. I realize I should have saved my work. But this does NOT absolve Apple from their horrendous QA that has plagqued MainStage as well as Logic and other Apple software.
  • Great job Apple

    By TeddyWright123
    MainStage is the app you need to create concerts easily! Great job Apple!
  • sticking notes

    By Cpsound
    was great for a long time. this newest update caused me to start getting sticking notes.
  • New update 3.4.2 finally fixed the bugs

    By dodvid
    Finally, after a lot of bad feedbcak about previous update, Apple fixed it! It is just not reliable. I'm gonna stay on this version, and never update it again.
  • It works for me

    By boodabill
    Once you figure out to use it as it is designed, using aliases a d busses to economize CPU load, the program is solid. I use it every week for live performance outside with a MacBook Pro 2012. It does not run lights but since when should musicians do a pro lighting job? There are many updates and it seems Apple is trying to keep it working and tweaked. People reporting bugs are not using it correctly or have too many patches open at once. It is not buggy and the latency is low.
  • Graphics Issues with 3.4.1 have been fixed.

    By Timex
    Go for it. Still the bes bargain in electronic music.
  • Mainstage 3.4.1 disaster!

    By cmv54$
    After my computer automatically updated my MainStage version 3.4.0, it has been a disaster to use. There is a large, white circle with an X through it that appears in the background of all the concerts. There are other issues as well. Please fix this problem Apple..its ridiculous when updates are supposed improve the apps, not make them worse!
  • Update 3.4.1

    By C. Michael Massiah
    I LOVED this program before this update. It's VERY buggy, and its hard for me to play my patches for live perfomance now. I hope the developers can fix this soon. However, Mainstage is A GREAT tool for playing all of your created sounds/stems available for the stage. I find it really impressive for the limitless possibilities of how u can set up your virtural rig. This goes for even guitar players, if you're into that sort of thing. I reccomend it for those of you looking to really start somewhere with your ability to perfom sets efficiently, and go through all of your patches, preset with ease.