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How To Create EXS24 Instruments From Third Party Sample Libraries With AutoSampler in Logic Pro X
Logic's EXS24 is still a powerful sampler and completely integrated into Logic Pro. Here's how to convert third party instruments to work with it using Autosampler.
Sep. 2, 2019
Logic Pro X & MainStage: Making The Most Out Of The Partnership
Logic Pro X and Mainstage share more than a little DNA, and that means that using them together is easier than you might have thought. Here's how to do it in style.
Aug. 11, 2019
5 Apple MainStage Features Every Non-Keyboardist Should Know
Apple's powerful live performance software isn't just designed for keyboard players. Here are 5 ways non-keyboardists can use it to its fullest potential.
Apr. 16, 2019
Review: Gig Performer 3
A slick yet surprisingly feature-packed way to host all your plugins for live performance without a DAW? Yes please, says Matt Vanacoro.
Mar. 13, 2019
Camelot Pro Review
Camelot aims to be the glue that ties together every piece of hardware and every plugin you could possibly own. Sound too good to be true? Matt Vanacoro finds out...
Feb. 15, 2019
Using Apple Mainstage's AutoSampler To Create Virtual Instruments From Any Source
Take the tedium out of sampling any source - real or virtual - and creating your own instruments with AutoSampler in MainStage and Logic Pro. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.
Aug. 11, 2017
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.
Oct. 10, 2016
Optimizing Apple MainStage For Live Performance
Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.
Apr. 14, 2016
How to Sample EXS24 Instruments Using Autosampler (MainStage and Logic Pro)
When Apple bought Redmatica we wondered when the EXS24 would include AutoSampler in Logic Pro. Instead, AutoSampler is included with MainStage 3.1. Creating sampler instruments just got a lot easier!
Apr. 27, 2015
Build Your Own MIDI Guitar Synth in One Hour with Ototo
Check out this video showing how, using the Ototo synth board, a man makes a MIDI synth guitar in one hour that can control Apple's MainStage (or any MIDI compatible music software).
Feb. 2, 2015
Get Ready to Perform Live (Logic Pro X to MainStage)
Logic Pro X is one of the most powerful DAWs available, but it isn't the best choice for live performance. Enter Apple's MainStage! Here's how to get tracks from Logic X into MainStage for your gigs.
Feb. 10, 2014
Matt Vanacoro on Music, Tech and iOS for Musicians
Matt is a distinguished educator and lecturer at state and national conferences on music technology & education. He's got a wealth of experience playing with famous musicians and consulting in MI.
Nov. 7, 2013
Learn MainStage 3 With macProVideo's New Online Course
So you're married to the awesome synths and effects in Logic Pro and want to take it on the road? Welcome to MainStage 3! macProVideo.com have created incredible online videos to get you performing...
Oct. 8, 2013
Tapping Tempo into Mainstage
You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to change the tempo of your songs on the fly in Apple's MainStage. Well, it's easy if you know how, and David Earl shares his tap tempo know-how here.
May. 4, 2013
Interview: Benno de Goeij, (Rank 1 and Armin Van Buuren) Talks Tech
Producer for Rank 1 & co-producer for Armin Van Buuren, Benno de Goeij has own brand of sonic magic fused into many hit tunes. He chatted with us about Armin, his live setup, and the future of DJing.
DJ & Live Performance
Mar. 21, 2013
Ruggedizing a MacBook Pro and Mainstage for Live Shows in the Wild
Do you ever feel fawn over your MacBook Pro like Gollum does over his preciousssss Ring? You're not alone, and this article will help you keep your MBP safe - and there's no riddles here!
Dec. 27, 2012
Interview: Paul van Dyk
In this exclusive interview with MPVHub, Paul talks about his exposure to music from behind the Berlin Wall, the gear he uses, his production techniques and creative process.
Dec. 13, 2012
iPad MIDI Control Surface for Mainstage
So, you're going to play live using MainStage and you've got an iPad? Darren Burgos shows an essential way to create a virtual MIDI control surface with custom layouts to help you at your next gig!
Nov. 9, 2012
Using an Expression Pedal with MainStage
Many of the top artists, DJs and producers are using Apple's MainStage 2 for live performance. Are you? Darren Burgos shares an excellent quick tip on how to use an expression pedal in your live setup
Oct. 29, 2012
Creating a Headphone Mix in MainStage
Getting a headphone mix to the drummer during a live show can save you many a problem! David Earl (aka sflogicninja) brings his MainStage tips and tricks to the table and shows you how to set this up.
Apr. 21, 2012
Sending External Beat Clock from MainStage
After exploring the differences between Timecode and MIDI Beat Clock, David Earl moves on to show how to sync two Macs running MainStage. For a fail-safe live performance rig this tip is unbeatable!
Mar. 26, 2012
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