MainStage, the Logic Studio application that turns your computer into a powerful and customizable musical instrument and effects processor, has been updated to version 2.1.3.
MainStage is used with music gear, such as instruments, microphones, controllers, and other equipment, in live performance.
Performing musicians can employ MainStage to get the power and flexibility of Logic Pro in a single application that has been designed with live performance in mind.
“Whether you are a keyboard player, guitarist, vocalist, drummer, or play another instrument, you can use MainStage in your live performance setup,” Apple says.
MainStage 2.1.3, now available as a free download for all Logic Studio users, improves overall stability and addresses a number of minor issues, according to Cupertino.
Specifically, the release fixes an issue where presets for Audio Unit plugins were incorrectly displayed.
An issue where incoming MIDI was forced to channel 1 is now eradicated, as is an issue that could cause MainStage to quit unexpectedly when using Undo after deleting a patch.
However, this is just scratching the surface as far as MainStage 2.1.3 goes. The full set of changes can be found here
that all users running the software on a Leopard Mac (version 10.5.8 minimum) are encouraged to download and install the update. MainStage 2.1.3 weighs in at 222.1 MB.Download MainStage Update (Free)
For aspiring musicians who are not very familiar with MainStage but would like to learn more, Apple lays out some of the things you can do with the tool in the online user manual here
For example, you can create custom sounds using a wide variety of software instruments and effects that are included in Apple’s Logic Studio suite.
Third-party plug-ins, ReWire applications, and external sound modules are also compatible with MainStage.
Users can organize their sounds for easy access when they perform, and even create a visual layout that matches their hardware, putting the controls they need exactly where they need them.
Connecting MIDI devices to your MainStage concert is just as easy to do, so you can control parameters of your sounds in real time, you can trigger back tracks and other audio files while you play.
The ability to loop and record performances in real time rounds up the list of key features.