Assigning Multiple Controllers with MainStage

MainStage is excellent for live performance and part of that is down to how easy it can be to setup MIDI Controllers with it once you know how! David Earl shows us.  

MainStage shows its flexibility and power best when we assign controllers to perform multiple functions in patches. The ability to assign a controller to multiple functions makes for some interesting effects, and allows more control with less physical knobs, buttons, and faders.


Step 1 - Creating the Controls

First, we are going to create a blank MainStage Concert from the template chooser. Use Keyboard Starter.

Keyboard Starter


Next, we're going to save the document. Go to File >Save As... 

Save the file


Now we press the '

David writes music for all media including advertising, branding, movies, television, and games. He works for such clients as Sega, LucasArts, Microsoft Game Studios, Landor and Associates, Beyond Pix, Rich Pageant, and Nextel. He also teaches at an Apple Certified training facility in San Francisco called Pyramind and has long bee... Read More

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