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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Mark Bliss » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:11 pm

SuperSonic60 wrote: I would personally like to see some kind of user customizable grouping for plugins etc..... so you dont have to scroll for days to find the plugin you want.. however the 'recently used' dropdown is good sometimes.


Ck. out pg. 307 in the users guide for info on managing your plug in collection.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:12 pm

I personally think that both Alpha Sampler and especially Omni Sampler would be vastly improved if multi-layering was enabled so that samples could appear over the primary sample when triggered by different velocities (Similar to a setup used by Bill Bruford of King Crimson and Yes in the late 1980s).
Observe the first 5 minutes here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS5X_fv_8LE
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:38 am

Could you please make the colours of activated Mute and Solo buttons very different. It becomes very easy to get lost as to why certain tracks appear to mute themselves for no reason, when the reason is that multiple other tracks have been soloed but this isn't clear from looking at the interface or clear which ones have been soloed.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:26 pm

golfmax13 wrote:One key chord creation
Sample chord progressions

Try inserting this plugin before your instrument of choice in the instrument selection window (I have only just found the link and haven't used myself as yet, but it looks potentially very useful in regard to your request)
http://www.codefn42.com/chordz/index.html
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby D@n » Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:42 am

Yes Ian, Chordz it's excellent for make chord/chord progressions (I tried it). In fact, all codefn42 MIDI plugins are very useful. Besides, they're free! And available in 32bit/64bit! This is why I shared the link in the other thread. I knew it might interest many of you. :wink:

Another cool free stuff (VSTi plugins) for chord :

Tone Space v2.5.544

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ChordSpace

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But Chordz is the easiest and fastest to use in my opinion :

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Another one that is very complete, allows to do more things, but is less simple to use and not free:

Sundog Song Studio (for chord & melody).

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Brendond » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:30 pm

It would be great if Mixcraft had a track type called "Text" which created bar sized text blocks - similar to Virtual Instrument blocks that are one bar long. You could then enter Key markers, lyrics, mixing notes etc right where they apply

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby mick » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:36 am

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!
Unread postby Ian Craig » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:12 pm

I personally think that both Alpha Sampler and especially Omni Sampler would be vastly improved if multi-layering was enabled so that samples could appear over the primary sample when triggered by different velocities (Similar to a setup used by Bill Bruford of King Crimson and Yes in the late 1980s).
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You can in a different sort of way achieve multilayering but you need to use duplicate alpha samplers as shown then set the velocity levels to respond, the top sampler activates with a gentle keypress (or pad) @ 0-60 vel and the bottom one responds only with a faster key press above 60 vel. The same applies to instrument layers for orchestra, one of the great features of Mixcraft. Set the top sampler to 0-127 to sound simultainious with the bottom one when it reaches 60 vel, some experimenting required of course.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby CRAZY6STRINGS » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:00 pm

I'd like to see the marker flags a little bit larger...I'm an old cuss! This would help when choosing the different pastel colors for them.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:04 am

mick wrote:
You can in a different sort of way achieve multilayering but you need to use duplicate alpha samplers as shown then set the velocity levels to respond, the top sampler activates with a gentle keypress (or pad) @ 0-60 vel and the bottom one responds only with a faster key press above 60 vel. The same applies to instrument layers for orchestra, one of the great features of Mixcraft. Set the top sampler to 0-127 to sound simultainious with the bottom one when it reaches 60 vel, some experimenting required of course.

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Thanks Mick. I just seen this. Nicely explained, I thought that might be the way, I just didn't work it out at the time :)
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:49 pm

I note that Chibear's November 2014 reference of Anorax's April 2013 suggestion for Mixcraft 7 has still not been implimented. Might I suggest that even more important would be the ability to create a straight line by connecting two points for CCs in the Lower (Primarily Velocity section) of the Piano Roll window, rather than having to manually input 128 control changes to change patches one at a time for bank testing purposes. Plus, this would be simplified if the ability to copy the CCs from this lower window existed. Think of how much working would be saved not having to manually introduce 128 awkward control change markers 100's of times. Surely it's past time that it did exist. Please introduce it. Thanks.

chibear wrote:After lots more beta testing, a few points.
FIrst a big +1 to Anorax's first post (BTW that was the ONLY thing I liked in FL Studio :lol: )
Anorax wrote:Alright, time to break out the big guns.

One thing that I noticed that was a big recurrence in the MX6 suggestion thread (albeit, posted after MX6 went beta) was advanced parameter controls.
most notably, this meant a tighter and more advanced control mechanism for parameter editing. The hardest thing to do with parameter editing is make curved parameter automation. currently, the more detailed you want your curve, the more points you have to manually add and, usually, manually adjust their values.
there are quite a few DAWs that have a more complex system that allows for rather complex automation patterns without extensive user input. let me insert a photo that I posted in the MX6 request thread:
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby chibear » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:06 am

Yes, it's time this pops up again. For some reason the developers have totally avoided these issues in (for me) 4 upgrades since I began using Mixcraft. Either there are very few MIDI programmers amongst them or what we think is a simple suggestion requires a massive rewrite of the CC# automation area and host automation that they are not willing to tackle. Right now to program complicated orchestra solos I have resorted to exporting the MIDI for the solo to another DAW, programming the CC# curve(s) there and then exporting it back to Mixcraft again.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Anorax » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:06 pm

Two words: scribble strip.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby gmpolin » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:01 am

I often end up with one clip accidentally under another, and it gets caught much later in the mixing process when noticing that suddenly something gets louder in one section with no apparent volume indication.

This might happen, for example, when I start an Alt Drag and change my mind, so I get two copies of something on top of each other.

I don't know if this happens to other people. If so, It would be nice to have a visual indication on a clip that says "something is underneath this clip." Like bold text or something like that. That might help people not waste time on this problem.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby anonymous_llopi » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:43 pm

gmpolin wrote:I often end up with one clip accidentally under another, and it gets caught much later in the mixing process when noticing that suddenly something gets louder in one section with no apparent volume indication.

This might happen, for example, when I start an Alt Drag and change my mind, so I get two copies of something on top of each other.

I don't know if this happens to other people. If so, It would be nice to have a visual indication on a clip that says "something is underneath this clip." Like bold text or something like that. That might help people not waste time on this problem.

Yeah, it's a annoying problem, they should do something about it.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby elaw » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:44 am

gmpolin wrote:It would be nice to have a visual indication on a clip that says "something is underneath this clip."

Seconded!

Actually IMHO the best solution would be to somehow ensure that one clip cannot ever completely obscure another. If the start-end times of one clip are completely within the start-end times of another clip on the same track, offset one vertically or something so both can be seen.


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