If you've been using MainStage for a bit but feel like you still don't have a firm handle on what it can do or you're a new MainStage user who wants..Read More
... this was born out of all of the roadblocks and frustrations I ran into as a new MainStage user. I had a terrible time trying to achieve the level of control and quality of sounds that I had been told MainStage was capable of. Because I didn't understand...Read More
So I get asked all the time "How can I learn the basics of synthesis and sound design?"
It's a hard question to answer because there is so much to learn and so many places to find knowledge.
But there's one place that's right under your nose and I even overlooked it for a long time...Read More
In this video you'll learn how to map your mod wheel to control filter cutoff in ES2, EXS24, and RetroSynth in MainStage 3.Read More
This video is a screen-capture of me attempting the #altarcallchallenge contest which is running now in the DPfaltSound Insiders Facebook group. Go join the group if you'd like to download the patch from this video and make your own submission! https://facebook.com/groups/dpfaltsoundinsidersRead More
A few days ago I received this question: "I want to use two patches specifically on my keyboard. I want to play a Rhodes EP patch over the entire keyboard and I also want a Square Pad patch available on the...Read More
This is a question I get all the time "How can I keep my sounds consistent" or "Why do my patches sound great at home and like garbage in the venue"? It can be hard to keep pads balanced with lead synths, pianos balanced with organs.Read More
After I released a video for a step/midi sequencing technique for MainStage, I got some great feedback and questions on how far this technique could be taken. So I shot a part 2 video where I go even more in-depth.Read More
Hey friends, while MainStage packs an amazing amount of value into that $30 package, there are a few features that I really wish the software included that are unfortunately not available.
One of those is a midi/step sequencer. A step sequencer allows you to trigger a...Read More
Hey friends, this latest quick video demonstrates how to map an on-screen knob or fader to a global high cut (low pass) filter in your MainStage concert:Read More
Hey friends, if you're trying to save CPU check out this quick video on setting up automatic plugin bypass in MainStage!Read More
Here's a quick video on how to make your digital synths sound analog...Read More
How to sum your MainStage output to mono using the "gain" plugin. If you're only sending one signal to your soundboard you definitely need to do this!Read More
Here's how I run backing tracks in MainStage using the "Playback" plugin!Read More
Hey friends, here's a quick video on one of my favorite techniques for achieving rhythmic stutter and pulse FX in MainStage. This method utilizes the "Tremolo" plugin.Read More