Along with Logic Pro X and the iPad Logic Remote app, Apple launches a new version of its Mainstage live software for Mac.
Mainstage 3 features 80 virtual instruments, effects and MIDI modules and you can add sounds from Logic Pro X, GarageBand and use third-party plug-ins. You can then mix any of these sounds and plug-ins with the live sound in the same patch. Mainstage 3 includes the Drum Kit Designer and UltraBeat drum modules, Retro Synth, Vintage B2, Vintage Electric Piano, Vintage Clav and other synths also included in Logic Pro X, as well as the EXS24.
The MIDI section features two modules, an arpeggiator, a Chord Trigger that generates chords from a single note played, as well as effects and dynamic processors.
The Amp Designer guitar and bass amp, cabs and mic module is also included, along with effect stompbox models that can be organized is a custom pedalboard, and a tuner.
Mainstage 3 also features new Smart Controls and a 64-bit architecture (check you AU plug-in versions for compatibility).