I currently use MainStage in my keyboard rig, and I'd like to add some new sounds - especially pads - warm, string, ethereal, etc. I also want something that's easy to understand, because it seems…Continue
I use all three. I'm a keyboardist that grew up as piano player using a full score all the time. Over a couple of years playing in our praise time I was able to wean myself (out of necessity) from full scores to lead sheets,…"
"You bring up a good, and perhaps obvious-but-overlooked point. There probably can't ever be a single "the" app, as we all end up have different primary needs and personal preferences. With that in mind, I think it's a…"
I'm just about done getting familiar with the interface and calling up patches from the Stage2. I was also able to put together very usable layered strings with stock patches which I used to go with our worship team's rendition…"
"Having used MainStage quite a bit, and not being a super synth programmer, I can say the sound library (at least in the ESX24 sampler) is a bit disappointing, but I suppose you'd get tired of any library if you weren't tweaking the patches…"
"Love those Nord keyboards, I have been checking out their new Electro 4D and HP boards. I have heard that the Mainstage sounds are not as good as other software anyway ( going through Synthzone etc)."
Yes, I am running a Mac. I've decided on Omnisphere for 3 reasons: 1) The amount of good tutorial info available, 2) the huge number of (looks like) usable pad patches both in the product and from third party sources, 3)…"
"Guess you are running a MAC, many that I know also run Pro Tools with that ( MAC based). I have run an old version of Sonar 6 on PC but that has many limitations, but I do not have any experience with Propellerheads Reason or the Omnisphere at all.…"
I currently use MainStage in my keyboard rig, and I'd like to add some new sounds - especially pads - warm, string, ethereal, etc. I also want something that's easy to understand, because it seems most folks tweak the stock patches.I've narrowed the field down down to Reason or Omnisphere, but I'm having trouble making the decision. Reason almost looks like it could replace MainStage, and I'm not sure I want to make a complete switch. I'm just interested in the Thor synth within it (at least…See More
"I think there is also one from GigEasy you could check out. Personally, for the iPad only version, I like the iKlip mentioned by Andy better. I do find the iKlip holds the iPad more securely, IMO anyway. I bought both and ended up…"
Didn't know about the crashing issues OnSong. I know about it's transposition capabilities, and so that's why I gave it a thumbs up. You touched on THE KEY issue however. It ABSOLUTELY can't crash…"
"Tom, I took a quick look at their site, it it doesn't look like iPad is an option. I also checked the App Store and didn't find a version of it there, so I'm thinking your decision is now whether to go Mac or PC. I…"
I've been playing keyboards, organ or piano for worship in Sunday School or church since about age 9. Currently I play keyboards weekly in our church praise team. I'm not gifted with the ability to play without music, and my frustrations from dealing with 30+ pages of music during worship drove me to create an iPad app to handle it and let me get focused back on worship. I'd love to talk with anyone playing B3-style sounds in worship.
I'm married for 25 years and have 3 boys ranging in age from 12-18.
Contemporary Christian, followed by classical piano
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