I used mainstage in a live scenario last night for the first time, in combination with my new PODHD500.
I mapped the top row of FS buttons (FS1-FS4) to mainstage to allow me to step through the set.
I set up my tracks to play on patch change. I put blank patches in the spots where there was a prayer, and at the end of the set, to keep from accidently playing the next song, or going back to the first song.
The set list was as follows:
Patch: Trading My sorrows
Patch: Prayer (blank)
Set: Main Set
Patch: 10,000 Reasons
Patch: One thing remains
Patch: END (blank)
Everything went perfect until a little over halfway through "One thing remains". I changed my POD PATCH (NOT mainstage) and the track stopped. Luckily it wasn't that noticeable, and we continued without it. If it had happened during a "big" part of a song It would have messed things up worse.
I'm not sure why it did this. I thought maybe I accidently hit the stop button, because it is just above the button for the patch I selected, BUT.. I noticed the patch was sitting on "prayer", which would have taken two presses either up or down. I'm just glad it wasn't a different patch which got selected. If trading my sorrows started playing in the middle of 10,000 reasons that would have really messed things up.
Are there any common mistakes that might have caused this? I don't know if it was a problem with the pod, or with mainstage.
If I am unable to figure this out, I might just go back to running ableton live, especially if this happens again.