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Apple releases MainStage update, suggests 10.6.8 imminent

Apple has released an update to its MainStage program, which mentions the update requires OS X 10.6.8, suggesting the OS update availability is imminent.

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:

  1. Fixes an issue where presets for Audio Unit plugins were incorrectly displayed.
  2. Addresses an issue where incoming MIDI was forced to channel 1.
  3. 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.

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