Apple has released an update to its MainStage software, which is a component of its Logic Studio package that brings studio tracks and effects to a live performance, mimicking the controls on common musical instruments. Not only is the update relevant to musicians and Logic users, but it claims the operating system requirements are for OS X 10.6.8 or later, suggesting an imminent release of the next version of Snow Leopard.
The update addresses a number of bugs with the program, including the following:
- Fixes an issue where presets for Audio Unit plugins were incorrectly displayed.
- Addresses an issue where incoming MIDI was forced to channel 1.
- Resolves an issue that could cause MainStage to quit unexpectedly when using Undo after deleting a patch.
The update is a 222.1MB download as a standalone installer, but its size may differ when downloading through Software Update. Be sure to back up your system before installing the update.
Update (June 16, 8:00pm): The update on Apple's Web page has been changed to require OS X 10.5.8 or later, and not OS X 10.6.8. While based on development reports the 10.6.8 update for Snow Leopard is expected soon, the MainStage update will work on OS 10.5.8 and later.