1 GB
macOS 11.5 or later
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Developer: Apple
Price: $29.99

MainStage 3 lets you take your Mac to the stage with a full-screen interface optimised for live performance, flexible hardware control and a massive collection of plug-ins and sounds that are fully compatible with Logic Pro.

The Ultimate Live Rig

• Perform live with 100 instrument, effect and MIDI plug-ins or work with Audio Units plug-ins

• Add your sounds from Logic Pro and GarageBand to bring your studio sound to the stage

• Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro provides convenient controls for layout, editing and performance

• 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 favourite 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 customisable, 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 or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with Sampler and Quick Sampler

• Turn your favourite hardware synthesisers into sampled instruments using the Auto Sampler plug-in

• Quickly find sounds or create unique new ones with Alchemy, the ultimate sample manipulation synthesiser

• Play classic 1970s- and 1980s-style synthesiser 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, additive, granular, spectral and modelling synthesis

• Play deeply sampled, professionally mixed, and fully customisable drum kits provided by Drum Kit Designer

• Perform electronic beats with the Ultrabeat drum machine

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 a variety of realistic acoustic spaces or creative synthesised reverbs

• 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 vintage and modern 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 5,900 instrument and effect patches

• 1,200 meticulously sampled instruments

• 14,750 Apple Loops in a wide range of genres

Storage Requirements

• 6GB available disk space for minimum install / 72GB hard disk for full Sound Library installation


Seller Apple Pty Limited
Category Music
Languages English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating Rated 4+
Copyright © 2007-2018 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Price $46.99


Version Size Requirements Date
3.6.3 1 GB macOS 11.5 or later 14/12/2022
3.6.2 1 GB macOS 11.5 or later 11/02/2022