BackStage Pass authentically captures the keyboard rig of industry veteran Jim Daneker - longtime Musical Director, keyboard player and producer for CCM icon Michael W. Smith.
BackStage Pass is a comprehensive virtual keyboard system designed primarily for Apple’s MainStage (all content loads in Logic Pro as well, with forthcoming Kontakt versions). It’s the perfect foundation for creating the keyboard rig of your dreams, and represents decades of expertise and hard work.
It is first and foremost a collection of world-class keyboard and synth sounds, crafted from the ground up to be playable in a live setting. Unlike MainStage expansions that are simply new patches based on factory content, BackStage Pass includes over 16GB of all new material expertly sampled from a world-class keyboard collection.
Take a look behind the curtain at the resources & techniques employed by top touring & studio professionals at the highest levels - and take the opportunity to have those sounds in your hands.
More than a collection of great sounds, It’s an entire ecosystem purpose-built for live players, and it features a really important aspect: control. Ever get frustrated with the limitations of small plastic fader/knob controllers, having to remember what functions are assigned to what controls, or mess with sticky labels - let alone trying to see it on a dark stage?
The included controller profile for TouchOSC lets you run your key rig from any iPad - all the way back to the original which can be found for $40 on Ebay - with a jaw-dropping amount of customization and visual feedback.
As if that weren’t enough, BackStage Pass also includes a collection of valuable technical resources that will help you get the most out of your MainStage rig: custom reverb impulses sampled from legendary units like the Lexicon 480L, Bricasti M7 and others; a collection of OSX tips and Terminal commands that make your Mac run at full speed, optimized for live use; forthcoming tutorial videos, tips & tricks, custom plug-in and channel strip settings, track icons, Logic/MainStage-specific tools, and more.
BackStage Pass is the foundation of a growing system; there are several optional expansions available, each focusing on specific sounds, and with very unique approaches: Yamaha’s DX series, 80’s synth icons, creative synth arpeggios, and more live strings content just for starters.