Setting Up MainStage To Auto Sample An Analog Synthesizer For Logic Pro X

Auto-Sampling in Logic? Yes, but you need to use AutoSampler in MainStage to do it! Now you can turn your hardware synths into velocity-layered Logic Pro EXS24 instruments. Here's how to set it up.  

In this 3-and-a-half-minute video, Matt Vanacoro shows how to set up Apple MainStage's AutoSampler with an audio interface to sample external audio gear… in this case a Moog Sub 37 analog synthesizer. 

Using this technique, you’ll be able to create an EXS24 sampler instrument that’ll work great in MainStage and Logic Pro X. Before you get upset that you can’t do this directly in Logic… MainStage is a very capable app, and at $30, arguably one of the better investments you can make for your production studio and live performance setup.

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About the Logic Pro FastTrack 304: Audio Sampling with MainStage Course

Creating multi-layered sample instruments in Logic was a tedious, time-consuming process until Apple built the AutoSampler technology into MainStage! Now it's really easy if you know what you're doing! And since Logic and MainStage share the same libraries, every EXS24 sample instrument you create using MainStages AutoSampler automatically appears in Logic's Library.

In this course, by Logic Pro expert Matt Vanacoro, you learn how to auto-sample your hardware synths, your CPU-heavy software synth plugins and third-party samplers. You see how to create CPU efficient EXS24 sample instruments out of anything and everything, including your Eurorack!

So whether you use Logic or MainStage, join Matt as he takes you step-by-step through AutoSampler and see how you can transform your collection of hardware and software synths into powerful and Logic Pro X EXS24 instruments. This is a game changer!


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