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Installing MainStage Patches from Peter James

Installing MainStage Patches from Peter James

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Written by Trevor
Updated over a week ago

MainStage Installation

Simply open the MainStage concert ‘Ultimate MainStage Collection’ and you’re ready to go.

Copying Patch to Another Template / Logic Pro

The quickest way to copy these patches and add them to another MainStage or Logic X template is to click on the ‘cog’ like symbol in the top left corner of MainStage and save each Patch (or Set) as seen in the screenshot below. They will then show up in the ‘Patch Library’ Tab at the bottom of MainStage in ‘User Patches’.

You will then need to save the ‘Bus’ effects that were used with that patch. You can do this and also save whole channel strips by going to the ‘Setting’ button at the top of the channel strip you want to copy and hit “Save as Channel Strip Setting…” Then you can add this saved channel strip to any other MainStage/Logic X concert by going to the saved channel strip under “User Channel Strip Settings”.

Using the Ultimate MainStage Collection

I have mapped the Mod Wheel to a Low Pass Filter inside MainStage’s EXS24 sample player for a lot of the patches so you can brighten and mellow them with your Mod Wheel. Note that by default these presets start mellow (Mod Wheel down), so to brighten each patch move your Mod Wheel up or increase the value of whatever midi slide/knob you have set to Ctrl #1. A lot of patches are programmed to cross-fade between different patches when the Mod Wheel is moved up and down. So make sure you’re using your Mod Wheel (or Ctrl #1) when using these patches or you will be missing out on half the sound!

Note that a lot of these patches have tempo specific elements to them as well. So to change the speed of the delays/arps etc simply change the tempo in MainStage under ‘Attributes’ for each patch.

I had a lot of fun creating these samples and patches and I’m pleased that I can finally make them available to you.

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