What's new in MainStage

Learn about the latest updates for MainStage 3.4.


MIDI input filtering

Channel Strip MIDI input inspector allows any MIDI CC data to be filtered, transformed or passed through

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Content relocation

Relocate the Sound Library to an external storage device to save space on your Mac

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ChromaVerb is a sophisticated new algorithmic reverb with a colorful, interactive interface for creating rich acoustic spaces

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Vintage EQ Collection

The Vintage EQ Collection provides three accurate models of vintage analog EQs from the 1950s to the 1970s

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And more


  • Channel Strip MIDI input inspector allows any MIDI CC data to be filtered, transformed or passed through

  • Text notes can be added to the bottom of channel strips

  • The Metronome is now fully configurable, with separate settings for Bar, Group, Beat, and Division

  • This update also contains numerous stability and performance improvements

Sound Library

  • 2 vintage brush kits for Drum Kit Designer

  • More than 800 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres

  • New Visions library for Alchemy adds 150 cinematic presets


  • Space Designer offers a new design and a scalable, Retina interface

  • Step FX adds rhythmic multi-effect processing using three powerful step sequencers and an X/Y pad

  • Phat FX makes your tracks bigger and bolder using nine effects that add warmth and punch to your sounds

  • Studio Strings and Studio Horns are deeply sampled, realistic ensemble instruments with custom articulation controls

  • Mellotron is now available as a standalone instrument plug-in

  • Retro Synth now offers 18 different filter models

  • The length of individual steps in the Arpeggiator plug-in are adjustable

  • Loopback now applies a small crossfade at each loop cycle to reduce the likelihood of clicks or other audio artifacts


  • Alchemy provides drag and drop hot zones that let you select re-synthesis and sampling options while importing audio

  • Alchemy allows numerical editing of parameter values

  • Alchemy adds 12 new synthesized formant filter shapes

  • Alchemy now offers a side chain input that can be used as a source for envelope followers

  • Alchemy includes an automatic time align feature for improved morphing

  • New additive effects in Alchemy expand the options for filtering and modulating sound

Get more information on MainStage features. For a detailed list of enhancements and fixes in current and previous versions of Logic Pro X, refer to the MainStage release notes.

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