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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby lingyai » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:08 pm

[quote="jumbodude"]

Finally i use a vst called Scaler which again is basically a chord trigger and scale trigger/re-mapper like you find in Ableton. As I am no keyboard player as such Scaler allows you to play chords with one finger and play a matching scale on a re-mapped keyboard. However when I come to record Scaler in Mixcraft it only records the inputted single midi notes and not the chords being triggered - yes you can use this to re-trigger Scaler again to play the chords again but it would be useful to have the full actual midi of the chords being played as well. Again Ableton Lite can do this but Mixcraft cannot./quote]

Mixcraft can in fact record the processed MIDI output from Scaler, etc. Here is an example video I made a while back showing how to do it with Cthulu (another midi-generating VSTi which, among other things, lets you play one key and get a midi chord as output).

You will need to download the free LoopMidi thingie to make it work. Apologies, the video could have been slicker, but the method it shows does work. I found that the first few times it took me a few minutes to set up; now, maybe 45 seconds.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cblOn02RfU

This works with other midi-generating VSTis as well, e.g EZKeys, Catanya, Kontakt with "Send scripted midi to the outside world" enabled, etc.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby jlouvar » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Suggestion: A way to monitor the click without needing to hit record or play.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:32 am

jlouvar wrote:Suggestion: A way to monitor the click without needing to hit record or play.


http://forum.cakewalk.com/Free-Metronome-VST-with-Userdefinable-Click-Patterns-m3736595.aspx
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:40 am

If possible, more optimised multi-core usage capability. - I recently tried disabling multi-core support, to get round a glitching problem, but noticed no performance discrepancy on this six core Intel machine, even though it is clearly maxing out during usage on a regular basis with all the cores being accessed.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:45 am

Better Melodyne integration, so that when using the full version of Melodyne in Mixcraft, when exporting to midi, then re-importing the midi, it produces a midi file that synchronises with the audio when re-importing it, which it currently does not do, though someone else on the forum mentioned that it works in some other DAW they were using (Sonar, I think).
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby jlouvar » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:48 am

Ian Craig wrote:
jlouvar wrote:Suggestion: A way to monitor the click without needing to hit record or play.


http://forum.cakewalk.com/Free-Metronome-VST-with-Userdefinable-Click-Patterns-m3736595.aspx

Thanks Ian, but I still think it would be nice if Mixcraft 9 added this capability, with a tap-in tempo too. Right now I use my external drum machine to determine tempo’s before committing too recording.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby carllackey » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:07 am

how about having the markers be able to copy the tracks below them? like for example my verse 1 is going to be used twice i could click the verse one marker and the tracks underneath could be moved and copied also.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:50 pm

duplicate
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:57 pm

Afternoon!

A great general feature would be a one click magnification tool where you could click on a spot to instantly zoom to your preferred zoom setting and click again to return to previous. This would be great for precision work in several different screens. Of course you would have to be able to toggle in and out of zoom mode lol.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby jlouvar » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:40 pm

Suggestion: I just installed the Mixcraft Remote app on my iPhone and it works good with MC8... However, it would be nice if we had more control with it. Thanks :D
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:31 am

bigaquarium wrote:4. Option for new track with duplicate settings to the selected track.


LOL, just found the duplicate track menu item. :lol: I think this one is worthy of a keyboard shortcut and inclusion into the other track-add menus though.


Also, being able to mix to audio from the performance panel would be super awesome. I like using the panel as a sketch pad and it would be great to quickly zip everything to the library when I'm done! Also, just to reiterate the request to be able to save MIDI clips to the library.


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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby sixstorm1 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:04 pm

Modernize the user interface! Everytime I launch Mixcraft I feel like I am going back to 2003. The UI hasn't been updated since Windows XP and it needs to be modernized. Photorealistic icons, PNGs and gradient buttons everywhere feels terribly old. Also it makes Mixcraft to not scale well on high-DPI monitors (in fact, it does not scale at all and it's all blurry). Please make a modern and clean UI for Mixcraft 9. Take a look at Traktor Pro 3, it is the best UX design I have used in any audio mixing products.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby sixstorm1 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:07 pm

Allow automation of clip key. Currently, it is only possible to change the key of an entire clip or with markers, but it is not possible do transition smoothly from a key to another and it's incredibly limitating when mixing songs with different keys.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:16 am

The ability to click a key on the piano roll to select all instances of that note as it is very difficult to control things in that way. In fact, better still, a dialog box (as a selectable option in preferences), similar to the one that has the choice of entire clip or 'selection', that would come up when you click on a note in the piano roll that offers the ability to select a precise range from bar:beat position to stretch across a precise area like 64 bars for note E6 and 12 bars, 2 beats for G4, for example :D
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:56 am

Ian Craig wrote:The ability to click a key on the piano roll to select all instances of that note as it is very difficult to control things in that way. In fact, better still, a dialog box (as a selectable option in preferences), similar to the one that has the choice of entire clip or 'selection', that would come up when you click on a note in the piano roll that offers the ability to select a precise range from bar:beat position to stretch across a precise area like 64 bars for note E6 and 12 bars, 2 beats for G4, for example :D


What you can do right now is double-click on a note in the piano roll to select all the notes in that row.
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