Nord Stage help - Keys Programming with Mainstage
#888842 - 21/01/11 02:23 AM
Please excuse my ignorance and please let me know if I should post
somewhere else for a better response.
I do a fair bit of work on touring shows
playing keys. All of the shows I've done have had the keyboards programmed by a
professional. However I've been asked to program everything for a show I'm about to do.
There is good news and bad news...
The good news is I can choose whatever I
like and the producers will supply it.
The bad news is that I don't have a clue
how to program.
The show I'm doing will have lots of rhodes, hammond, piano
sounds. I'll also be triggering a few samples and using some string sounds.
I'm thinking of asking for a Nord Stage 88 (excellent piano, rhodes and organs) and
asking for a Mac and using Mainstage 2.
Does anyone know if the Nord Stage is a
good controller for Mainstage? I understand the basics of Mainstage but the problem I
think I'll have is mixing the onboard keyboard sounds with the Mainstage sounds.
How do I play an onboard keyboard sound for one patch and then silence the onboard
sounds and play a patch on Mainstage?
Re: Nord Stage help - Keys Programming with Mainstage
[Re: Jazz Ape]
#888866 - 21/01/11 08:30 AM
I know nothing of the Nord, but in the past I've done the same by creating a 'Silence'
patch that has all of it's volumes set to zero. By doing this in all of the synths on the
MIDI chain you can choose which synths are sounding and which aren't for any given MIDI
progam change from the master keyboard.
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