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by w1av
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: AKAI MPD26 USB pad controller help
Replies: 1
Views: 109

AKAI MPD26 USB pad controller help

I am thinking of getting a pad controller, the AKAI MPD26. Does anyone here know how to set this up in Mixcraft? I am using Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio. I tried setting up a similar device a few years ago but Mixcraft couldnt find the device...there was no way to set it up. I want to use this MPD26 basica...
by w1av
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Setting master volume????
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Setting master volume????

I read somewhere about setting your MASTER TRACK (vol) to -6db for final mastering/mix and adjust accordingly. I dont understand this. It was for "headroom" but didnt go into detail. Since I have been using Mixcraft for the last 12 years I have NEVER touched the master volume. So just for ...
by w1av
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Plugins, Plugins, Plugins!
Topic: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list
Replies: 21
Views: 9797

Re: Free VSTi virtual instrument recommendation list

Kontakt player impossible to get
by w1av
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Open tuning EBDGAD acoustic guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Open tuning EBDGAD acoustic guitars

Here is a selection from a set of different open tuning recordings I had made earlier this year. This tuning in particular was "EBDGAD" which was kind of nice. I used 2 guitar tracks. The rhythm guitar was an old Fender steel string acoustic and the other guitar playing lead was a recently...
by w1av
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Cinematic type tune
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

Cinematic type tune

Mixcraft has some cool instruments for orchestrations. I was vacationing up in New Hampshire this past summer. I brought along a small PC with MIDI keyboard. I am always playing around with modes and thought I would try something slightly ominous sounding and tense. I used Mixolydian flat 6 mode and...
by w1av
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: A jazz / blues original
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

A jazz / blues original

I was messing around with some different scales and came across one called "blues". So I thought I would check it out. I used a MIDI keyboard and an electric fretless bass along with a big ol jazz box guitar. Drums done by a friend. I was trying to get a smokey bluesy jazzy vibe. I normall...
by w1av
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: New modal jazz tune
Replies: 1
Views: 755

New modal jazz tune

Here is a tune I did while vacationing up in New Hampshire a few weeks ago. I took a small PC and USB keyboard. Thats all I used. I played all instruments. Drums were from Mixcraft as well as the acoustic bass and piano. I used a 3rd party saxophone vst and synth. Song is done in the Locrian #2 mode...
by w1av
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: I just finished some musics, any suggestion or tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 2129

Re: I just finished some musics, any suggestion or tips?

Hi, listening to your tune right now. I like it alot. Very good sound. I made a few "classical" sounding songs myself. Mixing is good, right on. Balance of instruments good too. I could never use ANYTHING from Kontakt because all the links to the FREE PLAYER did not work! Could you steer m...
by w1av
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Which plugin can help you play many scales in Mixcraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Which plugin can help you play many scales in Mixcraft?

For a long time while studying modes I used a VERY helpful website https://jguitar.com/scaledictionary.jsp that has a useful dictionary of pretty much all you would need as far as modes/exotic scales. It takes a little work to memorize this stuff and exotic scales are useless unless the chords you a...
by w1av
Wed May 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Enjoying listening to all the great recordings here..
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Enjoying listening to all the great recordings here..

Very good music. You play all those songs well and it was very enjoyable listening to them. The "age police" got me too! I write, play and produce all my own material too. Keep up the good work!
by w1av
Wed May 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Back to the country
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

Re: Back to the country

Nice tune.....you have some good stuff posted. You played all the instruments and vocals parts? Very impressive man! Nice mix and production. :D
by w1av
Wed May 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Season Of The Witch (Cover)
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Season Of The Witch (Cover)

Hey this is pretty good! Very well done interpretation. You make it your own. I like it. Good arrangement and phrases. :D
by w1av
Wed May 23, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Acoustic guitar open tuning album done with MIXCRAFT 8
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Acoustic guitar open tuning album done with MIXCRAFT 8

Here is an album of acoustic guitar music that I did using Mixcraft 8. I used a pair of AKG P170 condenser mics in an X/Y configuration to record each guitar. The mics were aimed at 12th fret at a distance of about 5". I prefer close-miking. I used some of the Mixcraft 8 effects, but lightly ca...
by w1av
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: VST's keep crashing upon opening projects
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: VST's keep crashing upon opening projects

Yes, there have been many VST's I have found that are just plain no good. I do have some assorted freebie ones that never cause me any trouble. When these crashes occur is is mostly a mix of Acoustica and third party ones. All the VST's I have, I have been using for a few years with no problems. I d...
by w1av
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: VST's keep crashing upon opening projects
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

VST's keep crashing upon opening projects

I had this trouble about a week or so ago...then it seemed to go away. But now it's back! I have a copy of the log file but I don't know how to either post it here or send it via email. I was told if the VST crashes continue to send in a copy of log file from Mixcraft.

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