Pad/Lead/Bass Essentials Manual (MainStage)
Thanks for purchasing the ‘Pad/Lead/Bass Essentials’ pack for MainStage. What’s included in this pack is 17 MainStage patches making use of 3 unique sample sets.
The 3 sample sets that make up the soundsource for all of these patches were sampled at 48kHz/24bit for approx. 20 sec each and then looped. Notes were also looped at different time positions to give the most natural cross-fade loop transitions possible.
I have given you these samples/patches in their rawest form, the way that I use them. But feel free to EQ further and add other effects to customise the patches to your personal taste.
When you download Pad/Leads/Bass Essentials you will have four folders: The main concert folder and three sample folders. Before installing into MainStage you will need to drag the three sample folders into the "Drop Samples Here" folder in your concert. This will allow your concert file to access all necessary sample files.
INSTALLATION FOR MAINSTAGE
ALTERNATIVE LOCATIONS FOR EXS24 SAMPLE INSTRUMENTS
Instruments can also be stored in the “Sampler Instruments” sub- folder of any of the following folders:
• ~/Library/Application Support/Logic: User-defined or edited instruments are stored here.
• /Library/Application Support/Logic: Factory-supplied EXS instruments are installed here.
• /Applications/Logic 6 Series: EXS instruments created with the Logic 6 Series are stored here.
.../ProjectName: MainStage also searches for EXS Instruments in the project folder.
Note you can also store all of your EXS24 sound libraries on a second hard drive to free up space, to do this create an Alias to the ‘Samples’ folder in this location - if you are unsure on how to create alias files, I recommend just moving the files folder to one of the above locations.
COPING THESE PATCHES TO ANOTHER MAINSTAGE OR LOGIC X TEMPLATE
If you want to add these patches to another MainStage/Logic X template go 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”. If you are copying a sound that also uses effects on a ‘Bus’ be sure to save the ‘Bus’ settings as well and load them into your MainStage/Logic X Template.
USING THE PAD/LEAD/BASS ESSENTIALS
I have mapped the Mod Wheel to a Low Pass Filter inside MainStage’s EXS24 sample player so you can brighten and mellow the shimmer pads and presets 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.
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.
Have fun and enjoy☺