MainStage 3

MainStage 3

Product Information

  • Overview

    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
    • 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, and physical modeling synthesis
    • Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler

    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 1500 instrument and effect Patches
    • More than 800 meticulously sampled instruments
    • 30 urban and electronic drum machine Patches
    • 3600 Apple Loops in modern urban and electronic genres

    On completion of your MainStage 3 order, Apple will send you one content code for each MainStage 3 license you purchased. To redeem each content code from the Mac App Store, your employees or authorized users will need to sign in with an Apple ID and password provided by your organization, company, or institution.

    Higher education institutions may purchase and distribute content codes on behalf of their enrolled students. Students can use their personal Apple IDs to redeem the software.

    The use of the content codes and redeemed software is subject to the terms and conditions of the Mac App Store ( and the MainStage 3 End User License Agreement

    For detailed information on MainStage 3 and its features, click here.

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