There are a few installation steps you'll want to complete as you get started with the Simple MainStage Template. Check out all three installation videos and the rest of the video tutorials over on the Simple MainStage Template Resource Page.
Check out the video or the steps below it to learn more about how to download the required sounds for the Simple MainStage Template:
When you first open the Simple MainStage Template you may see a message on screen containing phrases like “Missing Sounds” or “Sound Library Content”. You may have even been prompted to “Download Additional Content” by MainStage.
You’ll want to make sure you have the required sounds downloaded so everything sounds as it should in the template.
If you didn’t receive a message about downloading sounds when you first opened the Simple MainStage Template, you probably don’t need to watch the rest of this video. But if later on you think one or more of the presets sounds different than you’d expect, come back and give this video a look to make sure you’re not missing anything you need.
Follow these steps to download the sounds you need:
- Click “MainStage 3” in the toolbar, hover over “Sound Library” and then choose “Download All Available Sounds”. This will install the full MainStage sound library to your computer. If you’re tight on storage space, check out this screenshot for the specific categories of sounds you need to have downloaded in order to fully utilize the Simple MainStage Template:
- After the sound library is finished downloading, restart your computer. This ensures that MainStage will recognize the new sounds have been installed.
- Open the Simple MainStage Template again from within MainStage or by double clicking the concert file from within the “Simple MainStage Template” folder.
All that’s left to do to start playing is connect your keyboard to MainStage. If you already know how to assign midi hardware in MainStage, you can go ahead and assign your keyboard, mod wheel, and sustain pedal now, save your concert, then start checking out the sounds.
If this is your first time or you need a little help, check out the third video at the top of the Simple MainStage Template Resource Page "How to Connect Your Keyboard".