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by Starship Krupa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Headphones for mixing
Replies: 32
Views: 1296

Re: Headphones for mixing

I have a pair of Samson SR850's and like them for silent mixing and referencing.

I've been looking for a budget "sleeper" pair of closed-back cans to replace my Sennheiser HD-280's, which I never really clicked with.
by Starship Krupa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: SOLVED! Yet another mix down to mp3 question
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: SOLVED! Yet another mix down to mp3 question

Great news, Mike. It's a fine thing that memory is cheap enough and download speeds fast enough that we don't need to worry so much about filesize on people's portable devices, phones and so forth.

I have never sent out an MP3 or AAC at lower than 320, and usually use FLAC instead if I can.
by Starship Krupa
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Plugins, Plugins, Plugins!
Topic: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list
Replies: 6
Views: 2964

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Meldaproduction's MDrummerSmall may still be found with a bit of poking around and it's got some good-sounding kits in it.

My perennial favorite freebie Sennheiser DrumMic'a is still available to those who can make it through the registration process.
by Starship Krupa
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: SOLVED! Yet another mix down to mp3 question
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Yet another mix down to mp3 question

You could mix down to FLAC, which has the same quality as WAV but usually comes out about half the size of WAV, or you could check the settings you are using when you mix down to MP3. Higher bitrate MP3 sounds quite different from lower bitrate. Set your MP3 settings for Highest Quality at mixdown t...
by Starship Krupa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: 64 vs 32 bit (yeah, again - sorry)
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: 64 vs 32 bit (yeah, again - sorry)

If you're spending the money on a new computer with the goal of having a better recording rig, it's $29 to upgrade your copy of Mixcraft 5 to Mixcraft 8, and there are so many more new features. 32-bit, 64-bit, with the horsepower of the system you have now, you can run anything you want. My suggest...
by Starship Krupa
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Vocal Preset
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: Vocal Preset

What I hear:

Good mic.

EQ, compression, reverb with medium decay.

A bit of pitch correction.
by Starship Krupa
Wed May 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Windows Update Last night NOW POPS
Replies: 18
Views: 1512

Re: Windows Update Last night NOW POPS

Definitely turn off any "spatial processing" or anything else new like that that is now in your Windows audio settings. Are you using a USB microphone? Does it have its own driver? Is it an ASIO driver? If your mic is a USB mic and has an ASIO driver, try using it in ASIO mode. If it does ...
by Starship Krupa
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixcraft 9 Feature Request
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Mixcraft 9 Feature Request

It's an officially-entered-in-the-database feature request, I think I may have either entered it myself or at least put a me-too on it.
by Starship Krupa
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Undo Split Tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Undo Split Tracks

Also, Mixcraft archives backup points every time you save your project, so if you can remember about what time and date you made the boo-boos with the split command and then saved, you can load up that project with the clips intact. Look in your project folder for a subfolder named "Backup.&quo...
by Starship Krupa
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: File format description mx6
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: File format description mx6

A friend of mine played around with a hex editor and wrote me a little Python script dependencies checker for Mixcraft files pretty quickly, like under an hour's labor, a couple of years ago. I don't remember if he said they are storing the audio file resource names in plain text, but if it's not th...
by Starship Krupa
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Behavior of "Delete Unused Recordings" please clarify
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Behavior of "Delete Unused Recordings" please clarify

Acoustica Greg wrote:That would be a nice feature.


I've been around here long enough to know that that is Gregspeak for "expect to be beta testing this in Mixcraft 9."

:mrgreen:
by Starship Krupa
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Thick meaty mids
Replies: 1
Views: 595

Re: Thick meaty mids

Assuming that the mix is in good shape, that every instrument sounds as I want it to and is placed where I want it to be placed, I'd touch it up with one of the mastering EQ's at my disposal. I got a license for Eventide/Newfangled EQuivocate when it first came out, and I also have Soundspot Overton...
by Starship Krupa
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Setting up a click track
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Setting up a click track

Patience? Your posts were an hour and 5 minutes apart on a Sunday morning. Yes, you figured out one of my favorite click track methods, just set up a MIDI drum track. What I have done is set up a standard click track that I like, save it as a MIDI file, then import it into Mixcraft at the start of e...
by Starship Krupa
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Behavior of "Delete Unused Recordings" please clarify
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Behavior of "Delete Unused Recordings" please clarify

This file management stuff is why I have been lobbying for a "check dependencies" function for some time now. I would love to have a way to generate a list of exactly what files and where a given Mixcraft project is using, for the purpose of backing them up, deleting no-longer-needed takes...
by Starship Krupa
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Behavior of "Delete Unused Recordings" please clarify
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Behavior of "Delete Unused Recordings" please clarify

The manual says that "Mixcraft deletes any recordings made that are not currently on any tracks during a project save or when the ( sic ) exiting the software." My understanding is that If I make any recordings, but delete those takes/clips during that session, and then Save, or Exit witho...

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