MainStage: Download additional content

Download additional content

After you install MainStage on your computer, additional content, including software instruments, Drum Kit Designer drum kits, loops, and compatibility content, may be available. You can view the available content not installed on your computer and select content to download any time you are working using the Additional Content window.

In the Additional Content window, some items have a disclosure triangle, which you can click to show and select individual content types (instruments or loops) to download.

Additionally, in the Patch Library, items requiring additional content are indicated by an icon . You can download the content needed for the item by clicking its icon.

You might need to download additional content to use some sounds and other features. When you select an item that needs additional content, a dialog appears, asking if you want to download it. In the Drum Kit Designer plug-in, drum kits not yet installed include a Download button that opens the Additional Content window.

View the Additional Content window

  • Choose MainStage > Sound Library > Open Sound Library Manager.

Select and download additional content

  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the Additional Content window, select the checkbox for each content package you want to download.

    • To download all installed content, click the Select All Uninstalled button.

  2. Click Install.

While additional content is downloading, a progress bar appears in the right side of the toolbar. You can view more detailed information about the progress of the download by clicking the progress bar.

Published Date: Apr 4, 2017
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