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I have never used Mainstage because I haven’t been involved in many live performances, but the time has come and I would like to use Mainstage so I can use Logic’s sounds which are better than those in my portable keyboard. My old and almost defunct imac has a copy of mainstage which I think was there when I started out in 2009, but that version is too old for my shiny newish (August 2020) Mac mini. So I went to the App Store where they want £25.99 (ok we can live with that) for a version of Mainstage which is incompatible with my Mac Mini. It needs macOS 11.5 and I’m on 10.15.7. (I noticed the reviews aren’t too favourable while I was there).

Also I see from this forum that Mainstage 3.6 is susceptible to crashing so 3.5 might be a better option.

What is my best upgrade for both OSX and Mainstage or am I better off forgetting it?

Logic 10.5.1 Mac OS Catalina

Mac mini 3.2 GHz 6-Core Intel i7 32GB

Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Casio CZ1. Yamaha P-95 piano

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I doubt you'd be able to obtain an older version of Mainstage than the most recent one. I think same goes for macOS, which now is Monterey v.12.3...

LogicPro 10.7.4, MainStage 3.6,
MBPro 17", Core2Duo, 8G, OSX 10.12.6, MacPro, Xeon 6Cores, 64GB, OSX 10.16.1,
ULN8, MOTU MIDI TP-AV, C4, MCU Pro, KorgNano, Novation SLMkII, Several vintage gear
AAS, NI, Celemony, Spectrasonics, Korg, Arturia, etc..., PC, iPadPro 5th gen 12.9”(Duet D., V-Control & LogicRemote), AtariST(Notator SL),

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Personally, I’d recommend Big Sur (11.x) over Catalina….I had so many issues with Catalina whereas macOS 11 has been solid. I haven’t yet ventured into Monterey.

 

As for MainStage, 3.5.3 would be the best version to use but you’ll need to obtain it from a non-Apple source. Google is your friend, at least until 3.6 is fixed…and then, it could still be a maybe. Unfortunately, MainStage releases have tended to be extremely hit-and-miss in terms of reliability and 3.6 is proving this big-time.

2020 MacBook Pro 16", 2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, OSX 11.2.3 RME Fireface UFX+

 

MainStage v3.4.4 / v3.5.3

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