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by starise
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Incorrect BPM after importing post mastered MP3
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: Incorrect BPM after importing post mastered MP3

Tag data is added to mp3 files which makes them slightly longer. This is especially noticed in mixed track arrangement including both .wav and mp3. In my experience mixing to mp3 actually uses more cpu cycles. This is because the cpu is not only mixing down the audio, it's also compressing to mp3 at...
by starise
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Yeah, I'm kinda at the same fork in the road. I scanned over 950 plugins. I had no idea I had that many. Lot's of redundancy. I still like to look and occasionally buy. I really like that Fabfilter MB Compressor. If I'm honest with myself I don't need it. I have others that will work probably for me...
by starise
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Yes that looks like decent one too. I got a BlueCat bundle awhile back as part of a 3rd party deal on a daw. They are tied to that daw though. Won't work anywhere else. I don't use them much anymore. I can't say why exactly. It isn't because they aren't good plugins. I think it's more of a habit for...
by starise
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Dale, Just an FYI. The brainworx plugin is basically an M/S decoder. You could probably do the same thing with a free plugin.
Here's a free one from a Good Plugin maker- https://www.voxengo.com/product/msed/

I'm getting this thread off base so I'll bow out of here.
by starise
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

I hope you get to what you're looking for. Some guitarists are purists all the way and they can get excellent sound like that. I know a few really good lifelong rock players and they have their setups they never get away from. I interviewed Batsbrew back when I had a podcast. He isn't a metal guy bu...
by starise
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 4102

Re: Orchestral VSTs

Just a couple more things I'll throw out there for anyone who is looking at the options available. It's a actually difficult to find Kontakt for sale on the NI website.If you poke around a bit you'll evetually find it. I think NI want it this way because they would much rather you buy Komplete for a...
by starise
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Studio Monitor Position
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: Studio Monitor Position

Not a silly question at all. Yeah, not all monitor speakers are intended to be horizontal. I use a pair of JBL LSR 305's in a smaller studio and they are great for the purpose when used vertically in the 3ft triangle. I use ARC 2 which makes a difference. ARC2 adjusts your room to help get a better ...
by starise
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

I think good metal mixes are probably one of the biggest challenges. It isn't generally my genre but I've read a good bit about it. It almost seems more of those huge metal productions are coming from Skandinavia now than the US. It really is a production when you track guitars like 20 times and pla...
by starise
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 4102

Re: Orchestral VSTs

Even though Kontakt is a bit painful for entry, as others have stated it opens up literally tons of other sample library options. The included library is quite extensive. Not only orchestral instruments. It also has many others for pop/rock work, choirs, etc.. For awhile I had forgotten all the gems...
by starise
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Good points all. dpatterson, Metal music, yeah that can be a tough one because one of the elements in a live metal concert is loud volume. Engineers attempt to transfer this to recordings and other unusual things like using 20 tracks at the same time for guitar parts.Metal music is usually seen as a...
by starise
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 51
Views: 4317

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

If I went strictly by my hearing my mixes would undoubtedly always be far too hot. It's easy to get into a competition in trying to make our mixes as loud as so and so. I dare say, when my masters look ok in db and LUFS they sound a bit too low to my ears. This is likely because I grew up listening ...
by starise
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Re: Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?

Thank you gentlemen, I confess to not knowing the inner working of this technology called ARA I think? Even though I own an older copy of Melodyne Studio and have done similar in another daw. My main use for it has been to replace a bad bass track in mono which it seemed to work well for. I have an ...
by starise
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1401

Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?

I think I seen this elsewhere using Melodyne or the technology behind it. A mono audio track, say a bass can be dragged into a midi track. Melodyne or similar recognizes the pitch and converts it to a midi which can the drive a virtual instrument.
Is this possible in Mixcraft?
by starise
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: deconstucting a mp3 song file
Replies: 25
Views: 1681

Re: deconstucting a mp3 song file

Easy to get these functions and terminologies mixed up if just beginning to learn. Greg explained it well. It seems your goal is to have separate parts of a song or the individual takes that make up the whole. Two entirely separate discussions. flac, mp3 have nothing specifically to do with what you...
by starise
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: deconstucting a mp3 song file
Replies: 25
Views: 1681

Re: deconstucting a mp3 song file

Hello, now I know it's possible to remove vocals from a recording but is it possible and how do you remove or ENHANCE specific sounds or instrument's. Mix craft pro studio 8. Thanks You can't " deconstruct" an mp3. as others have said. You can import one and play with the eq that could ma...

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