How to Sustain Sound Over Patch Changes in MainStage
One of MainStage’s most useful features is its ability to sustain sound over patch changes. This enables you to seamless transition between sounds without any interruption. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to sustain sound over patch changes in MainStage.
There are two ways to sustain sound over patch changes in MainStage.
Physically holding down a note over a patch change.
Holding the sustain pedal down over a patch change.
The first method doesn’t require any extra programming. However, this method isn’t the most convenient one. Let’s say you’re holding a chord on a string sound, and waiting for a visual cue to change to an EP sound. You also need to give a band a cue with your hand, so holding down the string chord without a sustain pedal is not an option.
In the screenshot below, you can see the string patch in my concert.