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Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:56 pm

To use automatic MIDI quantization:

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Mixcraft 8 Tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:15 pm

To sidechain or route audio or MIDI to any effect or virtual instrument parameter:

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Mixcraft 8 Tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:31 pm

How to record directly into the Performance Panel:

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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:34 am

Mixcraft 8 allows you to perform operations on multiple selected tracks!

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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:49 pm

Mixcraft 8 supports sidechaining if the effect has that option:

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Currently, none of the included effects in Mixcraft 8 support sidechaining. The pictured effect is a free one called Xhip Compressor.

Density mkIII is another free compressor that supports sidechaining.
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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:40 am

Nested submixes.

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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:55 am

See what's inside a collapsed submix track at a glance.

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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:37 pm

Mixcraft 8 allows you to customize your mixer layout.

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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:53 pm

Mixcraft 8 has an option to route a MIDI track to another MIDI track. This would allow you to have MIDI on full-sized tracks for your multi-out instruments (like Kontakt), instead of having to use lanes!

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Route to track feature.
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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:30 pm

Mixcraft 8 gives you lots of options for creating stems. You can mute effects, ignore automation, control how the files are named, and more:


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Mixcraft 8's stems feature.
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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:41 am

Mixcraft 8 allows you to drag effects from one track to another. Just choose "Show Effects On Tracks," or drag the left edge of the track area to the right.

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Show Effects On Tracks feature in Mixcraft 8.
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Re: Some Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:35 pm

Mixcraft 8 allows you to browse your computer for loops.

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Browse Your Computer
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:59 am

The old "Mix Down To Separate Tracks" option has been replaced in Mixcraft 8 with a new "Mix Down To Stems" option that allows you to customize your exported tracks.

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Mix Down To Stems option.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:54 am

Mixcraft 8 allows you to send MIDI Clock and Status Messages to your external MIDI device!

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MIDI Clock and Status Messages in Mixcraft 8.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:29 am

Mixcraft 8 allows you to arm an automation lane to record all effect and instrument automation:

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Record All Effect and Instrument Automation.
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Mixcraft 8 - The Musician's DAW
Give it a try here: http://acoustica.com/mixcraft/
Check out our Mixcraft University video tutorials.
And our Mixcraft blog: Zeroes & Ones.


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