Concerts overview

Concerts are where you create and organize the sounds you use in your performances, customize your onscreen layout, and make connections between your MIDI hardware and MainStage.

A concert holds all the sounds you’ll use for an entire performance or a series of performances. In a concert, you add, edit, and organize patches, and select patches while you are performing. You can reorder patches in the Patch List and also organize them into sets.

Concerts also contain layouts, where you visually arrange screen controls in the workspace and make connections between your hardware devices and MainStage. You can add and arrange screen controls and assign physical controls on your hardware MIDI devices to screen controls in Layout mode. For information about customizing your layout, see Layout mode overview.

You can also control the volume for an entire concert, add concert-wide effects, and make other changes at the concert level.