Running MainStage in Mono

June 3, 2013

I’m playing in a production of Little Shop of Horrors right now, and unfortunately the sound system is mono. I was really looking forward to using Ivory II, but it only sounds good in stereo. I might be wrong…but it seems like MainStage is designed to used in stereo, and there isn’t a “mono button” anywhere. Here’s a simple way to get a mono signal out of MainStage!

  1. Navigate to the “Output 1-2” channel strip.
  2. Select the “Gain” insert plugin. (Utility/Gain)
  3. Click the “Mono” button in the lower right of the Gain plugin interface.

You’ll now have a duplicate signal on both the left and right channels.


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