MainStage 2.2 only available on the Mac App Store

This is a paid update for existing users of MainStage 0, 1 or 2.

Mac App Store

MainStage 2.2: Release notes

  • Last Modified: December 08, 2011
  • Article: TS4027

MainStage 2.2 is a feature upgrade for MainStage 1.0 and 2.0 users available for purchase on the Mac App Store. It includes several new features and fixes.

Products Affected

MainStage 2.2


Improved Performance

  • MainStage 2.2 takes full advantage of Macs with four or more processor cores.

Simplified Setup

  • New template picker includes a new Quick Start category.
  • New Assignments & Mappings view provides a way to edit and view a consolidated list of all hardware controller assignments and screen control mappings.
  • The MainStage interface has been rebuilt with larger interface elements.
  • The last saved value of a mapped parameter can now be seen and edited.

Enhanced MIDI Control

  • Direct connections between hardware controllers and plug-in parameters can be made without using screen controls.
  • During patch changes, SysEx and other data can be sent to external MIDI devices using standard MIDI files.
  • It is now possible to block unwanted incoming controller messages.


  • New preference to globally disable feedback protection across all patches.

Auto-assignment Support

  • Auto-assignment support has been added for more MIDI devices:
    • Akai MPK25
    • Akai MPK49
    • Alesis Q25
    • Korg nanoKey2
    • Korg nanoKontrol2
    • Korg nanoPad2
    • M-Audio Axiom 25 (updated version)
    • M-Audio Axiom 49 (updated version)
    • M-Audio Axiom 61 (updated version)
    • M-Audio Oxygen 49 (updated version)
    • Novation Nocturn 25

Issue Fixes

  • Fixes an issue in which one shot sample triggering did not work correctly when EXS was in mono mode.
  • The metronome now provides a downbeat click.
  • Improved MIDI Beat Clock for ReWire and External Instrument Channels.
  • EVB3 no longer produces stuck notes when using a sustain pedal.


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