MainStage for Musical Theatre — Submixing Sound Patches
Do you find yourself constantly changing the volume of every single channel strip in your patches during tech week? How do you mix your sound patches when programming keyboards for a musical theatre production? You probably use a combination of common sense and the “I’ll use the cast recording as a reference” method. Here’s another tool you can take advantage of while programming. It’s called a submix, and here’s how it works.
I’m currently programming the Keyboard 2 book for a production of Bat Boy in Apple MainStage. Here’s a screenshot of one of my patches – two FRENCH HORN channel strips, one TREMOLO STRINGS channel strip, and two TIMPANI channel strips.