Recording Your Performances

You can record a performance to an audio file. Before you record a performance, you can choose the file format of the recorded audio file.

If you choose AIFF as the file format for recording, the maximum file size for the recorded file is 2 gigabytes. If you choose WAVE as the file format, the maximum file size is 4 gigabytes. If you choose CAF as the file format, there is no practical limit to the file size. You can choose the file format in the Audio pane of MainStage preferences and also set the location of the recorded file and choose which audio outputs are recorded (if you are using multiple sets of outputs in your concert). For information about recording preferences, see Recording.

You can record in Perform or Full Screen mode by mapping a screen control to the Record action. You can also assign a key command to the Record action and use it to record in Perform mode but not in Full Screen mode.

To start recording to an audio file
  • Move the screen control mapped to the Record action (or press Option-R).

To stop recording
  • Move the screen control mapped to the Record action (or press Option-R again).