Using Audio Devices with MainStage

MainStage works with Core Audio-compliant audio devices, including FireWire, USB, ExpressCard, and PCI audio interfaces. You can connect microphones, electronic musical instruments, and other musical equipment to your computer, or to an audio interface or other audio device, and use them with MainStage. For detailed information about using audio devices, see the “Setting Up Your System” chapter in the Logic Pro User Manual.

MainStage can require a large amount of available RAM, particularly when playing sample-based software instruments. It is recommended that you test your system and the concerts you plan to use before you perform using MainStage to make sure there is enough available memory to select and play the patches you want to use without causing audio drop-outs or distortion. Unlike in Logic Pro, you can choose different audio input and output drivers in MainStage. For more information about choosing audio drivers, see Setting MainStage Preferences.