Installing MainStage Patches from Peter James


Simply open the MainStage concert ‘Ultimate MainStage Collection’ and you’re ready to go.


The quickest way to copy these patches and add them to another MainStage or Logic X template is to click on the ‘cog’ like symbol in the top left corner of MainStage and save each Patch (or Set) as seen in the screenshot below. They will then show up in the ‘Patch Library’ Tab at the bottom of MainStage in  ‘User Patches’.

You will then need to save the ‘Bus’ effects that were used with that patch. You can do this and also save whole channel strips by going to the ‘Setting’ button at the top of the channel strip you want to copy and hit “Save as Channel Strip Setting…” Then you can add this saved channel strip to any other MainStage/Logic X concert by going to the saved channel strip under “User Channel Strip Settings”.


I have mapped the Mod Wheel to a Low Pass Filter inside MainStage’s EXS24 sample player for a lot of the patches so you can brighten and mellow them with your Mod Wheel. Note that by default these presets start mellow (Mod Wheel down), so to brighten each patch move your Mod Wheel up or increase the value of whatever midi slide/knob you have set to Ctrl #1.  A lot of patches are programmed to cross-fade between different patches when the Mod Wheel is moved up and down. So make sure you’re using your Mod Wheel (or Ctrl #1) when using these patches or you will be missing out on half the sound!

Note that a lot of these patches have tempo specific elements to them as well. So to change the speed of the delays/arps etc simply change the tempo in MainStage under ‘Attributes’ for each patch.

I had a lot of fun creating these samples and patches and I’m pleased that I can finally make them available to you.  

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    Emily Tate

    I am having trouble getting this to work. I save the patch, save the bus as a channel strip setting, put them both in a new template, and whenever I click the EXS24 it says "Missing: Fat Synth Pad" or whatever sound I'm trying to use. The files aren't broken out like they used to be to get the sample file in the right spot...what am I missing?

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    Bobby Stevens

    Hi Emily, please take a look at the following link to an article on our FAQ page concerning missing EXS24 files.

    If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us at Thanks!

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    Emily Tate

    Thank you for answering so quickly on a Saturday! You just saved my set for tomorrow. :)

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    Bobby Stevens

    You are most welcome! I'm glad that worked for you:)