Apple’s MainStage is a powerful software tool that turns a Mac into a live music production studio, allowing you to use your computer and hardware devices as electronic instruments. Throughout this series, James Catherall demystifies MainStage 3, from demonstrating how to set up your software to various hardware options and advanced topics that will help students, directors and designers alike feel like a pro!
If you’re new to MainStage, start from the beginning and watch the series in sequence to get a full understanding how the software operates. Or, if you need immediate answers to help solve a problem, you can easily access any individual topic to help tackle issues that you may be having as you begin to utilizes MainStage into your live production.
We hope you appreciate James’ work on this series and it will help you to realize the full potential of your performance goals!
ABOUT JAMES CATHERALL:
James Catherall is a music designer, educator and performer currently living in Southern California. As a designer, James specializes in Sound Design as well as Composition and Arranging for both Percussion and Winds. As an educator, James works with numerous programs across the country and has taught as a clinician for programs such as WGICON and the Arcadia Music & Arts Symposium.
As a performer, James enjoyed a very successful drum corps career with The Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, Santa Clara Vanguard, and The Blue Devils. James also has extensive performance experience in the realm of winter percussion as a member of Pulse Open, Pulse, and RCC. Other notable performances include work with the Los Angeles Clippers and as a musician for Pixar’s Monsters University.
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