Song-based MainStage patch for Cornerstone // INCLUDES PADS 11
1. APPLE MAINSTAGE REQUIRED. This patch is designed to work with MainStage by Apple. It will not work on any other piece of software. MainStage is available here (or in the Mac App store): https://www.apple.com/mainstage/. Make sure to use the latest version of the software.
2. ALL PATCH SOUNDS ARE BUILT IN: This patch does not use any 3rd party plugins or instruments/sounds. Everything you need comes stock with MainStage.
3. IMPORTANT: LATENCY: This patch contains verbs and effects that can add latency depending on the speed of your system. If you get a “Latency Warning Window” when you open MainStage, make sure to click “Ignore”. DO NOT CLICK “BYPASS”. Otherwise you will disable all of your effects which makes up a large portion of the soundscape. You can reduce the buffer size in your audio preferences to reduce latency response. (SEE MAINSTAGE OFFICIAL MANUAL)
INCLUDED SOUNDS AND EFFECTS
The instruments/sounds we’ve included in this patch are designed to cover a wide variety of keys sounds found in modern worship music.
Each sound/effect is assigned to a fader with the appropriate label. You can then assign these faders to physical controls on your midi controller to be able to fade sounds in/out at your discretion. Certain sounds are only mapped to certain keys of the keyboard, which are visible in the patch. See Training Videos on our channel for more in-depth information.
THIS SONG PATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DESIGNED SOUNDS:
FADER 1 : Piano – Key Range FULL: A basic piano patch. Designed by Fuller using MainStage Native Samples. Custom Effects Routing to enhance depth and response. Send 1 to Shimmer Verb, Send 2 to Plate Reverb. Send 3 to 1/4 Delay, Send 4 to 1/8 Delay.
FADER 2 : Ambient Pad – Key Range FULL: A warm slow attack analog pad synth to add sustain and depth to your chords. Designed by Fuller using MainStage Native Synth “SCULPTURE”. Custom Verb Routing to enhance depth. Send 1 to Shimmer Verb, Send 2 to Plate Reverb.
FADER 3 : Strings – Key Range C0-C2 *Transposed UP +2 Octave: A bright acoustic string to add sustain and depth to your chords. The octave transposition also allows your left hand to trigger notes two octaves higher so the strings can double the bass line notes. Designed by Fuller using MainStage Native Synth “SAMPLER”. Custom Verb Routing to enhance depth. Send 1 to Shimmer Verb, Send 2 to Plate Reverb.
FADER 4 : B3 – Key Range C0-G4: A smooth Organ Sound patch. Modulation Wheel increases Leslie Rotary Effect. Sustain pedal works normally. Designed by Fuller using MainStage Native Samples. Custom Verb Routing to enhance depth. Send 2 to Plate Reverb.
FADER 5 – 8 : UN-ASSIGNED – By default these patches are unassigned. This song does not really need additional sound layers in our opinion. The previous three sound layers should cover the track well and help to keep computer CPU usage to an optimal level. But by all means, feel free to add instruments if you are feeling lucky!
THIS PATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING EFFECTS:
Reverb: A basic (and great sounding) plate reverb
Shimmer: Ethereal shimmer reverb created using stock plug-ins.
Delay 1: 8th note delay (controlled by the ‘tap tempo’ button or the patch tempo)
Delay 2: Dotted 8th note delay (controlled by the ‘tap tempo’ button or the patch tempo)
TEMPO: 71.5 BPM, 4/4 time
The ‘Transparency’ knob will cut low end from the Pads drones. This only affects the Worship Tutorials Pads (triggered by the keys buttons). You can basically turn them into a shimmer type of pad sound.
This will affect lows/highs of all the included instruments/effects.
This button will control the tempo of all the time based effects (delays, arp, etc).
This button stops everything!
If you transpose a patch in MainStage, the Ambient Pads Player 11 does NOT transpose audio. Simply select the Pads key you want to trigger, regardless of transposed patch.
WORSHIP TUTORIALS PADS 11 SAMPLES BUILT IN
We’ve included a sample of Worship Tutorials Pads 11 in this patch as well. These are base pads that play underneath everything – they’re the same as our award-winning Pads products, just built into MainStage. Just press the button and the Pads play – you can then play anything you want on top of them. They work for both Major and Minor Keys.
CONCERT AND PATCH INCLUDED
We’ve included both a concert, a set list and several individual patches.
The patch itself is called ‘Song Title – Comb X’. You can use the concert to get started right away, or import the ‘Song Title – Comb X’ patch into any existing concert.
Version 1.0: 2021-03-18