MainStage 3

Download MainStage 3 for PC

By Apple

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2013-07-16
  • Current Version: 3.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.20 GB
  • Developer: Apple
Score: 4
From 338 Ratings

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MainStage 3 for PC 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


  • 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.
  • Bad Update

    By Shautiti
    It takes a long time to respond, this Update is bad. Fix it please
  • Updates keep making it worse

    By Caseylite
    I was running version 3.3 fine on my old Macbook Air, until it auto-updated to 3.4.0 and then suddenly the CPU was always pegged high. Bought a new 2018 MacBook Pro, installed 3.4.0 and was fine. Until this week, when 3.4.1 came out. I had 3 crashes in a show this weekend - requiring a full OS restart each time. I’m extremely frustrated with the lack of QA in these past few versions. I’m running a brand new hardware, and all that has changed is the Mainstage application (same concerts, patches, library, etc).
  • Plugins for Garageband

    By Campy bye
    If you are looking for a high end performance software, this is not right for you. However, this ports all of its virtual instruments to garageband, including all of the jam packs and logic sounds. If you don't want to shell out the slightly unnecessary $200 for logic, try this for $30.
  • Ignore the haters

    By Elbo Jones
    The quality of soft instruments included in MS is unbelievable for the price point. A generous selection of Logic’s mainstays are included in this almost deceptively simple and graciously streamlined application, and 3rd-party AU plugs round out the offering to bring the stage-performance palette to broad and deep dimensions, while making the parameters most vital instantly accessible. Why someone would take issue with the fact it doesn't also include visual performance features, some VJ-in-a-box presumably, is beyond me. While some of the crazier systems I’ve developed have integrated DMX, video mixing and generative animations, IDLA, and various other formats of data streams into interactive ‘organisms’ that MS couldn’t begin to grasp, it’s a stable and sensible solution to stage performance with soft-instruments and backing tracks. I can’t recall another piece of software that delivers a comparable bang-to-buck in even the same ballpark. If you wish to add visual performance elements to your show, you introduce another machine running that software (like Resolume Arena, VDMX, Touch Designer, Modul8, Max/MSP/Jitter, etc…) and use OSC or MIDI to create the appropriate communication with the sound side (check out IANNIX for ideas and implementations re: expanding the reach of a live show.) I dont know of a reliable professional method that wouldn’t call for separate systems. To expect an audio performance application that retails for <$30.USD to include a full suite of VJ tools is asking a bit much. Mainstage is exceptional at it’s price-point, and for quite a measure beyond it. I've had little-to-zero issues with stability and would trust it in all but the most demanding professional contexts, and possibly even there if given redundancy. Recommend it.
  • Update Crashes doesnt start

    By mannyonu99
    Update Crashes doesnt start, disapointed
  • CPU

    By chpizarro
    Sobrecarga mi CPU extremadamente, no encuentro que más hacer para evitarlo. Si pudiera, hace tiempo la hubiera devuelto.