MainStage Mondays: How To Adjust The Range Of A Controller

MainStage allows you to customize the beginning and end point any midi controller. For instance, you could set your volume faders to end at a neutral zero DB of gain instead of the default 6+ DB setting. This can be extremely useful for a number of controls, but we’ll focus on volume for our example. Here’s how to do it: 


1. Open MainStage. Select a template. 

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2. Go to Layout mode. 

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3. Drag in a vertical fader.

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4. Switch back to Edit mode, and click on the vertical fader. 

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5. Click on “Map Parameter”, then select the volume of the Classic Electric Piano channel strip. 

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6. Drag the slider below “Map Parameter” down to 0 DB. 

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That’s it- instant modification of any parameter you need tweaked!