Ask Patch Foundry: How To Layer Two Sounds

Ask Patch Foundry: How To Layer Two Sounds

I recently had a reader ask about layering two sounds together in MainStage. Using the new NS 2.0 not only is it possible to quickly combine patches, but your performance controls are automatically mapped into the Smart Control section. Here’s how to do it: 

Ask Patch Foundry: Using MainStage To Control External Synths

Ask Patch Foundry: Using MainStage To Control External Synths

I received this email from a reader this week: 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

probably that's a stupid question for you but: on MS3 how can I play a VST and an hardware synth (a Roland boutique in This case) on an external instrument track with the same controller without having them playing together but mute the ext track as I'm on the VST. LPX the external instrument plugin solves this, but on MS3 there's no source to choose

Nashville Mapping Standard 2.0 Released 

Nashville Mapping Standard 2.0 Released 

We’re excited to announce the release of a major update to the Nashville MainStage Mapping Standard, version 2.0. This update splits automatic parameter mapping into two useful modes: Patch Mode and Performance Mode

MainStage Tutorial: Splitting Two Sounds Across Your Keyboard

MainStage Tutorial: Splitting Two Sounds Across Your Keyboard

One of the handy features of MainStage is its ability to split and layer dozens of sounds across your keyboard. For instance, you could put a synth bass in the bottom half of the keyboard, and a piano sound layered with a pad in the right. Here’s how to create your first keyboard split: 

Ask Patch Foundry: What Should I Use for Monitors? 

Ask Patch Foundry: What Should I Use for Monitors? 

I received this email from a reader this week:

 

Hi Eric,

 

I'm trying to determine what kind of monitors I should use with my MacBook Pro and MainStage. Do I need powered monitors? I have an apogee quartet and a UAD Apollo twin to choose from for interfaces. 

 

Thanks! 

 

Patrick