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Mixcraft 8 tips

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:48 am

Mixcraft 8 allows you link tracks to control volume, pan, mute, solo, and send controls on multiple tracks at once.

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Link selected tracks in Mixcraft 8.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:02 am

Mixcraft 8 allows you to choose between a light and dark background for the track area.

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Visual Theme Preference in Mixcraft 8.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:59 pm

Mixcraft 8 has an integrated Freesound.org search in its library!

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Freesound.org search and licensing.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:37 pm

Select "Show Effects On Tracks" from the View menu in order to drag or duplicate effects between tracks.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:45 pm

Mixcraft 8 has some helpful new visual features:

1. Collapsed submix tracks have a ghost image of the tracks inside.
2. Effects have level indicators.
3. There are MIDI In and MIDI Out indicators.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:44 pm

Starting with build 391, you can search for automation parameters.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:06 pm

Mixcraft 8 has a Maker List feature that allows you to manage all your track markers in one convenient spot.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed May 03, 2017 8:37 am

How to control audio routing for send tracks. New for Mixcraft 8: a dry adjustment setting that allows you to bypass both track effects and fader:

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed May 10, 2017 8:58 am

Right-click in the unused area below the last track and above the details tabs to add a track:

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:05 pm

Ctrl+Solo automatically un-solos all other tracks and ctrl+Mute automatically un-mutes all other tracks.

This can be really handy for A/B comparisons.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:30 pm

Mixcraft 8 allows you to mark sounds as favorites for easy access:

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:49 pm

With Mixcraft 8 you can select multiple tracks (hold down the Ctrl key to do this), and then right-click on one of the tracks to add all the selected tracks to a submix.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:06 am

Ever wanted to stretch a sound, and also allow its pitch to change?

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 am

If you want to play around with white noise in Mixcraft, you can do that:

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