PURCHASES:

  • I just purchased a product from your site, how do I download it?

    A download link will be available in most modern browsers on the page immediately after submitting payment. If you accidentally leave that page or purchase on one device but wish to download later or on a different device check your email. A download link will be emailed to the email address you provided at checkout shortly after the transaction is processed. If you don't receive an email be sure to check your spam/junk folder. If you haven't received the download link within 24 hours please email info@sundaysounds.com and we’ll make sure you get your download.

    The download link in the email you receive expires 24 hours from the first time you download it.

  • Need another download link?

    Lost your purchase? Use the contact form to send us an email. Please include the Order Number of the purchase. We will email you a new download link, but please note that we do reserve the right to limit additional downloads on a case by case basis.

  • Can I share my download/patch/template with another person on my worship team?

    No, you may not. See the quote below from our License Agreement:

    “All products at Sunday Sounds, LLC are sold with a single user/multi device or multi-user/single device license.

    This means that an individual may use any products purchased from SundaySounds.com on as many devices as he/she would like provided he/she is the sole user.

    Alternatively, multiple users may make use of a product or products purchased from SundaySounds.com provided the purchase(s) is only stored on one device.

    If multiple users need access to products across multiple devices one additional license must be purchased for each device that will be used.

    It is a violation of this License Agreement to distribute any downloads to another individual whether free or paid.

    You may use any sounds/presets/templates purchased from Sunday Sounds, LLC in any audio/video recording project whether amateur or for profit.

    You may NOT distribute any sounds/presets/patches that use any sounds/presets/patches purchased from Sunday Sounds, LLC as their starting point. As an example, if you designed a patch for a specific song using a piano preset from Sunday Sounds, LLC combined with another synth sound of your own you would not be free to share that patch. Any such distribution whether for profit or otherwise is a violation of this License Agreement and is strictly prohibited.

    Sunday Sounds, LLC reserves the right to revoke any user's license to any product(s) when it is deemed said user has violated any term(s) contained within this License Agreement.

    Sunday Sounds, LLC is not responsible and waives all liability for any hardware or software issues that may arise as a result of the use of any product or service provided by Sunday Sounds, LLC.”

  • I ordered before a sale started. Can I get the sale discount?

    We can’t retroactively offer a discount on an already purchased product or issue a refund just so you can buy it again at a discount.

    To make sure you don’t miss the next sale, join our Sunday Sounds Insiders Facebook group so that you can hear about any sales or promotions we may have in the future.

    If you made a purchase during a sale but forgot to use a discount code or had trouble at checkout, use the contact form to reach out to us and we’ll see if we can help.

  • My church would like to purchase multiple copies of one of your products for use on multiple computers/campuses. Can we get a discount?

    We address multi-site/user licenses on a case-by-case basis. Reach out to us via the contact form on the site and we’ll discuss it!

  • I just purchased Sunday Keys, where do I start?

    Thank you for the support! We are excited for you to get started with Sunday Keys.

    The first thing you will want to do is check your email inbox for the download link to Sunday Keys. After downloading Sunday Keys, we HIGHLY recommend that you read the Sunday Keys readme file and then watch the free Sunday Keys training course (there is a link to the course in the readme file).

    The training course includes installation instructions, and also a comprehensive overview of Sunday Keys.

    There is also a link in your readme file to join the Sunday Keys User Community Facebook group which is another great place to get answers to your questions as you’re getting started. This group is full of Sunday Keys Users, like yourself, who discuss MainStage, worship, Sunday Keys, share patches, and much more!

  • I just purchased Sunday Guitar, where do I start?

    Thank you for the support! We are excited for you to get started with Sunday Guitar.

    The first thing you will want to do is check your email inbox for the download link to Sunday Guitar. After downloading Sunday Guitar, we HIGHLY recommend that you read the Sunday Guitar readme file and then watch the free Sunday Guitar training video playlist (you can access this playlist on the Sunday Guitar product page of our website).

    As long as you are using the latest version of MainStage, opening Sunday Guitar is as easy as opening the folder you downloaded, and then opening the “Sunday Guitar-Sunday Sounds.concert” file in MainStage.

    We also recommend joining our Sunday Sounds Insiders Facebook group. Its a great place to share how you’re using Sunday Guitar and get quick answers to questions you might have.

  • I just purchased Sunday Bass, where do I start?

    Thank you for the support! We are excited for you to get started with Sunday Bass.

    The first thing you will want to do is check your email inbox for the download link to Sunday Bass. After downloading Sunday Bass, we HIGHLY recommend that you read the Sunday Bass readme file. Next, you can familiarize yourself with Sunday Bass by watching the Sunday Bass Demo video on the Sunday Bass product page of our website.

    As long as you are using the latest version of MainStage, opening Sunday Bass is as easy as opening the folder you downloaded, and then opening the “Sunday Bass-Sunday Sounds.concert” file in MainStage.

    We also recommend joining our Sunday Sounds Insiders Facebook group. Its a great place to share how you’re using Sunday Bass and get quick answers to questions you might have.


CHOOSE YOUR TEMPLATE:


SUNDAY KEYS:

  • What is Sunday Keys?

    You can learn all about Sunday Keys and it’s features over at the Sunday Keys product page.

  • I just purchased Sunday Keys, where do I start?

    Thank you for the support! We are excited for you to get started with Sunday Keys.

    After downloading your purchase, double click the installer file (file extension .dmg) and you'll be walked through the super simple install process. The last step of installation will redirect you to the Sunday Keys Video Resource Page here on our website where you'll find all the info you need to get started with SK.

    Be sure to join the private Sunday Keys Facebook group from the link on the SK Resource page as well, which is another great place to get answers to your questions as you’re getting started. This group is full of Sunday Keys Users, like yourself, who discuss MainStage, worship, Sunday Keys, share patches, and much more!

  • Does Sunday Keys require the Korg nanoKontrol 2?

    Sunday Keys is pre-mapped for the Korg nanoKontrol 2 but you can easily assign the on-screen controls to any controller that sends MIDI data. Simply re-assign any control you'd like from within MainStage's "Layout" mode. If you need help setting this up, just check out the "I Want To Use Something Else/My Own Midi Controller" video on the Sunday Keys Video Resource Page. If you're not sure how to get there, click the item in your SK download labeled "Sunday Keys Resource Page".

  • Accesing the Sunday Keys video trainings.

    Click the item in your SK download labeled "Sunday Keys Resource Page"to be taken to the video page on our website. You can bookmark that page once you're there if you'd like.

  • Error: “EXS24 instrument “SK Dulcimer.exs” not found.”

              “EXS24 instrument “SK Piano Release note.exs” not found.”

    This error is due to a missed installation step for Sunday Keys. Please refer to the link on the Video Resource page right below the welcome video titled "Click Here if you received an error during installation".

  • Error: EXS24 instrument “SK Piano Release Noise.exs”:

              Audio file “Harpsi Italian Rel 2a.iaf” not found!

    The important part of this error message to note is the file extensions ".aif". This means that MainStage is looking to use sound library content that hasn't been downloaded. Please refer to the "Downloading the MainStage Sound Library" link on the Video Resource Page, which can be located towards the top of the page under the hardware setup videos, or within the "Troubleshooting" section of the page.

  • Some of the patches sound "off" or bad...

    This issue is probably occurring because of a missed Sunday Keys installation step. Specifically, installing the full MainStage 3 sample library.

    Please refer to the two Knowledge Base items immediately above this one regarding installation errors and downloading the sound library content.

  • Sunday Keys section text is not copying over when creating a new patch with Patch Builder

    This is a MainStage 3.3 bug that affects some users of the High Sierra operating software. Since it is a MainStage 3.3 bug, not a Sunday Keys bug we're not able to directly address it, but there is a work around.

    1. Make a new “Set” folder in the “Patch List”. Copy and paste the section patches you want to combine into this folder. After you've copied and pasted the sounds you want to combine into the single set folder, select them all by clicking each patch while holding command, and then choose the “patch list actions” (the gear) > “New Patch from Selected Patches” action. YOU MUST COPY AND PASTE, NOT DRAG THE PATCHES FOR THIS WORKAROUND TO WORK.

    If you're a High Sierra user who uses Patch Builder frequently, you may consider this: you can copy and paste all of the section patches from Sunday Keys into a set folder (it wouldn’t be as organized, but should still be easy enough to navigate due to the “sec 1, sec 2, etc.,” patch names).

    2. Manually input the missing text into the blank fields. You can copy and paste the text by selecting the text, Cmd+A (to Select All), Cmd+C (to Copy), then clicking the corresponding blank area, and Cmd+V (to Paste).

  • Using two or more keyboards in Sunday Keys.

    Check out the tutorial video named "Modifications" on the SK Video Resource Page.

    There's a link to this page in your download labeled "SK Resource Page".

  • I need to download a fresh copy of Sunday Keys.

    If you need to start over because you've accidentally changed the stock Sunday Keys concerts, click on the "Reference Files" folder in your download to find a .zip file named "SK "version number* backup copy". Double click that zip file to unzip a fresh download of SK.

    Check out the "Troubleshooting" video on the Sunday Keys Video Resource Page for info on how to place your fresh download in the MainStage folder.

  • Other patches or channel strips are not working in Sunday Keys.

    Please refer to the "How to map your own/3rd party patches to Sunday Keys" video on the video resource page for full instructions.

  • Where should I map additional patches within Sunday Keys?

    You can map your own patches or other's patches into the "Extra" section of Sunday Keys quite quickly by simply selecting the on-screen knob in the "Extra" section, pressing the "Map" button from the Channel Strip Inspector window and then clicking on the appropriate channel strip volume fader. Make sure to set the "Max Value" for the knob to an appropriate amount. We recommend no more than 0dB for most channel strips.

    Both mapping sounds to the Extra section and making more complex mappings to one of the full sections of SK are covered in the "How to map your own/3rd party patches to Sunday Keys" video on the video resource page.

  • Saving settings for a patch within Sunday Keys.

    We recommend making duplicates of patches as you look to save your own presets. Once you've dialed in a sound you'd like to save using the on-screen controls, save the concert and/or export the patch (command+E) BEFORE SWITCHING to a different patch. From there MainStage will recall those on-screen settings when you next use the patch.

 

SUNDAY GUITAR:

  • What is Sunday Guitar?

    You can learn all about Sunday Guitar and it’s features over at the Sunday Guitar product page.

  • I just purchased Sunday Guitar, where do I start?

    Thank you for the support! We are excited for you to get started with Sunday Guitar.

    The first thing you will want to do is check your email inbox for the download link to Sunday Guitar. After downloading Sunday Guitar, we HIGHLY recommend that you read the Sunday Guitar readme file and then watch the free Sunday Guitar training video playlist. You can access this playlist on the Sunday Guitar product page.

    As long as you are using the latest version of MainStage, opening Sunday Guitar is as easy as opening the folder you downloaded, and then opening the “Sunday Guitar-Sunday Sounds.concert” file in MainStage.

    We also recommend joining our Facebook group, Sunday Sounds Insiders. Its a great place to share how you’re using Sunday Guitar and get quick answers to questions you might have.

  • Saving Sunday Guitar patches and presets.
    This video tutorial will walk you through this process:

  • How to set up the iRig Blueboard and M-Audio EX-P Expression Pedal.
    This video tutorial will walk you through this process:

  • Can I use an acoustic guitar with Sunday Guitar?

    Definitely! In fact, there are quite a bit of patches designed specifically for use with an acoustic, clean guitar. Check out this demo video that shows some of the great tones you can get with an acoustic guitar:

 

SUNDAY BASS:

  • What is Sunday Bass?

    You can learn all about Sunday Bass and it’s features over at the Sunday Bass product page.

  • I just purchased Sunday Bass, where do I start?
    Thank you for the support! We are excited for you to get started with Sunday Bass.

    The first thing you will want to do is check your email inbox for the download link to Sunday Bass. After downloading Sunday Bass, we HIGHLY recommend that you read the Sunday Bass readme file. Next, you can familiarize yourself with Sunday Bass by watching the Sunday Bass Demo video on the Sunday Bass product page of our website.

    As long as you are using the latest version of MainStage, opening Sunday Bass is as easy as opening the folder you downloaded, and then opening the “Sunday Bass-Sunday Sounds.concert” file in MainStage.

    We also recommend joining our Sunday Sounds Insiders Facebook group. Its a great place to share how you’re using Sunday Bass and get quick answers to questions you might have.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING:

  • Experiencing audio popping/glithces/dropouts and/or CPU is running very high.

    Generally, audio issues like this are due to CPU performance.

    We have some tips and tricks on optimizing your CPU performance in this video:

    You might also consider disabling the Auto Save feature, as it is known to cause glitches in MainStage.

    There is currently a bug in MainStage that causes popping or cracking types of sounds to occur when using the built-in output as the audio output device in MainStage. This only seems to occur on some systems, and a current solution is to use an audio interface as the output device. We are hoping that Apple will address this bug soon, but feel free to report this bug to them, to hopefully help speed up the process.

  • MainStage audio is not the correct pitch.

    There are a few reasons why the MainStage Audio might not be playing at the correct pitch.

    1. There could be a mismatch between the MainStage sample rate and the audio interface sample rate. Check to see what the audio interface sample rate is (typically 44.1 kHz) and then use the same sample rate in MainStage. To change this setting, choose “MainStage 3” > “Preferences” > “Audio…” and then select the appropriate sample rate from the “Sample Rate:” list.

    2. The global tuning may be wrong. Fix this by choosing “MainStage 3” > “Preferences” > “General…” and then set the tuning to the standard “440.0 Hz”.

    3. The concert level tuning may be wrong. Fix this by going to the concert level (orange folder), and then selecting the “Tuning” tab from the “Inspector window” (if the “Inspector window” is not showing, toggle the “i” button that is located above the “Patch List,” next to the “Layout, “Edit,” and “Perform” mode buttons). Change the “Method:” to “Equal Tempered Tuning.”

    4. The pitch wheel on your MIDI controller may be slightly pressed or stuck off-center. Wiggle it a bit and see if it returns to neutral.

    5. It could be a MainStage bug, try restarting the computer.

  • Sustain pedal issues.

    There are a few reasons why your sustain may not be functioning as normal. We will start with the “easy” fixes first. Please progress through this list and test the sustain after implementing each potential solution.

    1. Check to make sure your sustain pedal is plugged into the correct port on the keyboard controller.

    2. Try restarting the Mac.

    3. Make sure that your sustain pedal is assigned in the “Layout" tab. Also make sure that the “Type:” is set to “Press / Release”, and the “Send Value to:” is set to “None.”

    4. If the sustain pedal is inverted (functioning backwards): Check to see if it has a polarity switch (this may be located underneath the pedal). If so, toggle the switch direction. If there is no polarity switch, you can check out our tutorial for reversing the pedal polarity here:

    5. If your pedal is acting like a switch, where one press activates the sustain, and another press releases it (and you have tried step 3). In the “Edit" tab, click the sustain pedal and then click the sustain tab in the bottom window. Make sure that “momentary behavior” is selected.

    6. If the above suggestions have not worked, the sustain pedal may not be sending the proper MIDI message (CC #64). You can check to see if this is the case by looking at the MIDI inspector while pressing the sustain pedal. Check out this video tutorial to learn about the MIDI inspector:

    If the MIDI data being sent is not CC #64, there are two ways to address:

    A. You can find the setting on the hardware to change the MIDI # for the sustain pedal to CC #64.

    B. You can have MainStage translate the MIDI # it is receiving into a sustain message. For more info this, please watch the following video:

    The video is titled about the mod wheel and faders, but if you watch it through, you will see how it gets into showing what MIDI # is being sent, and how to translate MIDI messages. This applies to the sustain pedal as well (as it is a shelf control).

    7. Check with the pedal manufacturer to ensure its compatibility with your specific MIDI controller. Often times the sustain pedal is simply incompatible with the MIDI controller you are trying to use it with.

    If you have tried all these steps and are still having issues, open the "MIDI Message Monitor" while in the “Edit” tab (Select “Window” > “MIDI Message Monitor”). Then click the “Filters” drop down and make sure all the boxes are checked. Then select “Clear.” Next, press and release the sustain pedal 4 times. Take a screenshot of the log that is generated, and then send us that screenshot so we can attempt to diagnose the problem.

  • Mod wheel issues.

    1. Make sure to assign the mod wheel in the “Layout” mode. 2. The mod wheel may not be sending the proper MIDI message (CC #1). You can check to see if this is the case by looking at the MIDI inspector while moving the mod wheel. Check out this video tutorial to learn about the MIDI inspector:

    If the MIDI data being sent is not CC #1, there are two ways to address:

    A. You can find the setting on the hardware to change the MIDI # for the mod wheel to CC #1.

    B. You can have MainStage translate the MIDI # it is receiving into a modulation message. For more info this, please watch the following video:

    The video is titled about the mod wheel and faders, but if you watch it through, you will see how it gets into showing what MIDI # is being sent, and how to translate MIDI messages.

  • Sunday Keys section text is not copying over when creating a "New Patch from Selected Patches."

    This issue seems to be a bug that affects users who have updated to the High Sierra OS. We are waiting for Apple to address and patch this glitch.

    However, there are a couple of workarounds to try in the meantime.

    1. Make a new “Set” folder in the “Patch List”. Copy and paste the section patches you want to combine into this folder. Select those sections patches from that folder by holding command, and then choose the “patch list actions” (the gear) > “New Patch from Selected Patches”

    If you want an “easier to use” workaround, you could copy and paste all the section patches into a set folder (it wouldn’t be as organized, but should still be easy enough to navigate due to the “sec 1, sec 2, etc.,” patch names).

    2. Manually input the missing text into the blank fields. You can copy and paste the text by selecting the text, Cmd+A (to Select All), Cmd+C (to Copy), then clicking the corresponding blank area, and Cmd+V (to Paste).

  • Unable to open downloaded zip folder.

    There are a number of reasons that may cause a zip folder to become damaged or unopenable.

    Here are some suggestions to help you download a working zip folder:

          
    • Go to your user account and download the file(s) again.
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    • Make sure that your internet connection is stable.
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    • Ensure that the download completes and does not hang/stop near the end.
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    • Make sure you are downloading on a Mac or PC, rather than a phone or tablet.
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    • Make sure you are using a compatible browser, or try a different browser (we recommend Safari or Google Chrome, but there are others that will work as well).
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    • Use a different unarchiving utility (we will note in the readme file if a specific unarchiver is needed).
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    • Try the download on a different computer.
  • I did not receive my free downloads after signing up to become a Sunday Sounds Insider.

    Upon sign-up you should have received a "Welcome" email with a login link and a password to gain access to the Insiders page. Check your spam/junk folder. If you haven't received the email within 48 hours, send us an email at info@sundaysounds.com and we’ll be glad to help.

  • When will you get back to me?

    Customer service is one of our top priorities! We try to our best to respond to each email within 24 hours on business days (M-F). Many times, we are much faster and even respond from time to time on weekends.

    The best way to get in touch with us for troubleshooting help or for a specific question is to use the contact form on our site to send us an email. However, if you have an emergency type situation, you could try posting in one of our Facebook groups and tagging a Sunday Sounds team member. There is a high likelihood that another Sunday Sounds user might see and respond to your post in the Facebook group as well.

    If we have not gotten back to you via email within two business days, please send us another email! Every so often we may miss something, but we will do our very best to get back with you in a timely fashion.

  • I requested access to the Facebook group, but haven't been approved yet.

    We get a high volume of requests to join our Facebook Groups, so we handle these in batches throughout the week. Make sure you answered the group questions when you requested to join, as that speeds up the approval process. Don’t worry, we will get to your request soon! We look forwards to seeing you around the group!

 

ACCOUNT:

  • How can I login to my account?

    After first creating your user account you can access your account at anytime by clicking "Sign In" on the top right corner of any page on our site. From your account page you can view previous purchases.

    Please be aware that our courses use a seperate account system that require a seperate account login. More info on that process is located here in the Knowledge Base, in the "COURSES" category.

  • How can I reset my password?

    After clicking the Sign In link from the top right corner of any page, you can click Forgot password? to send yourself a password reset email. This link expires after 24 hours. We are not able to reset your password for you.

  • Can I change my account email address?

    It isn't possible to change the email address associated with your account at this time. You can create a new account using your updated email address.

  • Can I get my prior purchases added to my user account?

    At this time we are not able to add prior purchase history to user accounts. If you need assistance with a prior purchase please use the Contact form on the site to send us an email.

  • Why won’t my account credentials work to view the course I purchased?

    Our online courses currently utilize a separate login system to keep the content secure. Please refer to the “Courses” section of the Knowledge Base for info on how to access your purchased course content.

 

SONG SPECIFIC:

  • How can I use a song specific patch in a key other than the original?

    Please refer to this video tutorial for a guide to transposing our song specific patches:

  • We’re playing this song in a different key but it doesn’t sound right. What is wrong?

    All of our song specific patches are designed to be played in the original key of the song by default. In order to use them in a different key you need to adjust a few settings to transpose them.

    Please refer to this video tutorial for a guide to transposing our song specific patches:

  • Why aren’t any mappings showing up for my song specific patch in Sunday Keys?

    All of our song specific patches keep it simple. They’re pre-mapped to the “Extra” section (where you see the patch name under the pink-purple knob). This allows you to quickly set the entire patch volume as a whole.

    Our song specific patches rely on the mod wheel for all of the volume adjustments and FX. There could be a variety of parameters mapped there (volumes, filters, fades, etc.,) so that you can easily switch between sections of the song by just using the mod wheel. The relative volume levels are set as well, so that things are balanced specifically for the song patch. You’re welcome to make additional mappings to any of the main sections as you desire, following the instructions for mapping parameters laid out in the SK video trainings.

  • How do I play/perform the song specific patch?

    If you need help with how to play the patch, check out the video walkthrough for it on the web page for the song specific patch. If you still have questions, use the contact form to send us an email.

  • Can you make a patch for “X, Y, or Z” song?

    We’re not currently taking on custom patch orders, but we do post a poll in our Sunday Sounds Insiders Facebook group once or twice a month where folks can vote for/add the songs they’d like to see us produce next!

    Make sure to join the group!

  • My patch doesn’t sound the same as the demo video did. Why?
    This issue is probably occurring because you don’t have the full MainStage 3 sample library is not installed.

    To install the full library, while in MainStage 3, choose “MainStage 3” > “Sound Library” > “Download All Available Sounds” Then restart MainStage. If you’re tight on hard drive space, make sure you have the “Essential Sounds” and the “Legacy” content downloaded. Most of the time those two categories will resolve the issue.

    If you believe you are missing an entire channel strip (layer), per comparison to the walkthrough video, please see our knowledge base post on “Missing channel strip or layer.”

  • My song specific patch is missing the purple layer from the demo video. Why?

    The bottom layer displayed in some of the song specific walkthrough videos is not part of the patch. Up until Sunday Keys version 1.3 that purple layer was a part of the functionality of the Tonic Pad Generator. It is not necessary for your patch to fully function and is no longer a part of up-to-date Sunday Keys concert files.

    You are not seeing this layer because you are either: using a newer version of Sunday Keys, or not running the song specific patch within Sunday Keys.
  • Using the "Real Love" Vocal Samples in a different key.

    You will have to manually pitch shift the vocal samples inside a DAW like Pro Tools or Logic Pro. We recommend searching YouTube for directions specific to your DAW of choice. From there you'll need to reload the pitch-shifted samples into the EXS24 sampler instrument within the patch.

    YouTube has tutorials for how to do this as well, like this one:

 

COURSES:

  • I’m having trouble logging in to view my purchased courses.

    You may have chosen to create your login as a MyTeachable account which means you’ll need to choose that option for login. You can see that option in the bottom right hand corner of the login window.

  • I want to change my password.

    If you created a myTeachable account when you created your course account you are the only one who can update information like your email address and password. To do so, login to your account at courses.sundaysounds.com , then click the account area in the top right corner and choose “Edit Profile”. From there you can change your username and password to whatever you’d like. Keep in mind that your courses user account is separate and unrelated to your main Sunday Sounds account.

  • How do I share training access with my Team?

    Most of the time, the multi user license churches find it much easier to manage group access with a single shared username and password that is available to all six individuals. If for some reason that is not a workable solution for you, then please let us know and we can go about the process of creating multiple separate accounts.

 

SOUND DESIGN:

  • What resources/training does Sunday Sounds provide for sound design?

    We are committed to providing excellent resources involving sound design. In fact, we have a browseable, dedicated Sound Design section on our website.

 

MAINSTAGE:

  • What is MainStage and where can I get it?

    MainStage is a software program designed by Apple that runs on Apple computers. It contains a variety of sound/instrument generating modules (commonly called plugins) and effects that you can apply to those sounds. MainStage is designed to be highly customizable and as such it is a fantastic option to expand your live keyboard rig! MainStage is currently only $30 and is available from the Apple App Store.

  • Can my computer run MainStage 3?

    MainStage can open on any Apple computer that meets the minimum specs listed in the App Store. However, because of MainStage's customizability, it is possible that not all Macs will be able to do everything MainStage is capable of. For all of our templates and patch bundles we recommend at least 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 Processor. Lots of folks run MainStage successfully on less than that, so your mileage may vary.

  • How can I download all the MainStage sounds?

    To install the full library, while in MainStage 3, choose “MainStage 3” > “Sound Library” > “Download All Available Sounds” Then restart MainStage.

  • CPU usage tips.

    We have some tips and tricks on optimizing your CPU performance in this video:

    You might also consider disabling the Auto Save feature, as it is known to cause glitches in MainStage.

  • Using MainStage as my click track.

    Check out this video tutorial on using MainStage to run your click track:

  • Using a fader or knob as the mod wheel.

    Check out this video tutorial on using a fader or knob in place of a mod wheel:

  • Using the Chord Trigger.

    Learn all about the Chord Trigger in this quick video tutorial:

  • Using the Arpeggiator.

    Learn all about the Arpeggiator in this video tutorial:

  • Channel Strips are not visible when in the "Edit" mode.

    Look in the top right corner of MainStage for the little square button with the faders (“Channel Strips button”). Toggle this button on and off to show and hide the Channel Strips area.

  • Inspector Window (lower, middle area) is not visible when in the "Edit" mode.

    Look in the top left corner of MainStage for the little “i” button that is located above the “Patch List,” next to the “Layout, “Edit,” and “Perform” mode buttons. Toggle this button on and off to show and hide the Inspector window area.

  • Should I update MainStage 3?

    As a general rule, we don’t recommend updating right away when a new update comes out. We suggest that you wait until we have a chance to test the update and determine that Sunday Sounds products will continue to run well.

    With this said, we have found that most users are doing great on MainStage Version 3.3.2.

    If you are ever curious about a future update, you can check back here and see what we recommend.

    If you decide to update MainStage, we recommend that you first create a Time Machine backup, so that you can revert if necessary.

  • How does MainStage 3 run on Mac OS High Sierra?

    At this time, we do not recommend updating to Mac OS High Sierra. There are a number of confirmed bugs on this OS that directly impact Sunday Keys and some basic MainStage functionality. There are workarounds, but for the best Sunday Keys/MainStage experience, we recommend waiting to update.

    If you do decide to update your OS, we recommend that you first create a Time Machine backup, so that you can revert if necessary.

 

HARDWARE:

  • Gear Recommendations.

    We have a great Gear Finder tool to help you with some gear ideas.

  • Can my computer run MainStage and what do I need?

    MainStage can open on any Apple computer that meets the minimum specs listed in the App Store. However, because of MainStage's customizability, it is possible that not all Macs will be able to do everything MainStage is capable of. For all of our templates and patch bundles we recommend at least 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core i5 Processor. Lots of folks run MainStage successfully on less than that, so your mileage may vary.

    The gear needed to run MainStage is relatively inexpensive. MainStage can connect to any keyboard/controller that can send midi data either over USB, Firewire, or through a MIDI to USB adaptor. You can use the headphone out of your computer for audio or you can use a USB/Firewire audio interface.

    Due to its user controlled layout, MainStage can be easily mapped to any midi control surface. Our worship template Sunday Keys is pre-mapped for the Korg nanoKontrol 2 and we highly recommend it. However, no extra midi control surfaces are required to enjoy MainStage.

    We HIGHLY suggest that you check out our Gear Finder tool, to see some recommendations that could work well for your setup.
  • What gear is the Sunday Sounds team using?

    There are SO MANY great options out there, and we don’t want you to feel like you need the same tools we are using. However, we get asked this question a lot, so here is a quick list of some of the gear we regularly use.

    David:

    • MIDI Controllers: M-Audio Keystation 88, M-Audio Keyrig 49, Korg nanoKontrol2, iRig Blueboard w/ M-Audio expression pedal, TouchOSC app for iPhone
    • Computer: 2017 15” Macbook Pro, 3.3 Ghz Intel Quad Core i7, 16 GB RAM
    • Interfaces: Mackie Big Knob Studio (for audio in to computer and out to monitors), M-Audio Mobile Pre-USB (for additional audio inputs)
    • Monitors: Monoprice 8” powered ref monitors, 10” powered subwoofer

    Ryan:

    • MIDI Controllers: AKAI MPK 88, Novation Impulse 61, Korg nanoKontrol 2, TouchOSC app for iPhone
    • Computer: 2017 27” iMac, 3.8 GHz Intel Quad Core i5, 16 GB RAM
    • Interfaces: Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 (for audio in to computer and out to monitors), Focusrite Saffire 6 USB (for portable live use)
    • Monitors: Yamaha HS8 powered ref monitors, Behringer Truth B2031A powered ref monitors, JBL LSR310S powered subwoofer
    Make sure that you check out our Gear Finder tool for some recommendations that could work for you!