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Five Pro Tips for Your Live Rig

How to use Auto Advance in Mainstage

Advanced Audio Routing


  • Use a dedicated computer if possible, separate from your personal Mac.
  • Use a separate partition if you have to use your personal Mac.
  • Set up a separate login for your Mainstage performances if you cannot do one of the above
  • Free up as much hard space as possible. For maximum efficiency, you should have 25% free space on your disc available at all times.
  • Disable Spotlight Indexing. System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy, Select the + button in the lower left corner of the screen, Select your home folder, select “choose”, then select “Okay” when the dialogue box appears
  • Turn on DO NOT DISTURB in notifications (upper RH corner of your Mac OS)
  • Uncheck ‘I/O’ Safety Buffer’ in Advanced Settings
  • Check out low resolution mode if you are having performance issues. This can be found by finding and highlighting the Mainstage application in a finder window, and Pressing CMD-I for Info. If you have a retina Mac, there will be an option to check for low-res mode.
  • Check out the CPU & Memory meters at the top of the Mainstage screen to check the health of your concert and to help locate any potential problems.
  • Start with a buffer size of 128-256 and go up from there based on how your computer is handling things. This can be found in Advance Audio Settings.
  • Always check your Assignments & Mappings page to see if there are any rogue assignments that could create latency issues. Delete or block any “Unassigned” items which are routed to ‘All Channel Strips’. This could create hidden problems you wouldn’t even be aware of.


  • Have WI-FI or Bluetooth enabled while using Mainstage
  • Have any other programs not essential to your performance open or running
  • Use a buffer size less than 128 due to audio imperceptibility. It is not worth the additional CPU strain. You can set your buffer size in Advance Audio Settings.