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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:06 am

Have you noticed that Greg no longer writes “we haven’t even started on MC9 yet”? Good sign!

Hey, we have to take the clues when we get them!

:D

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby jlouvar » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:29 am

bigaquarium wrote:Have you noticed that Greg no longer writes “we haven’t even started on MC9 yet”? Good sign!

Hey, we have to take the clues when we get them!

:D

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:12 pm

Evening,

A half time, regular time, double time set of radio buttons on MIDI clips would be great for things like recording complex passages, or sound designs with higher than 64th note grid granularity.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:30 pm

Evening,

This would be extravagant perhaps, but a music visualizer that could output to the video track would be very much appreciated!

It’d let us make quick dirty music videos and be great advertising for MC too!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:18 am

Morning,

A "uncategorized" category for plugins would be great for those of us who have shamefully long lists and have to go searching for a small handful of new plugins!


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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby bigaquarium » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:33 am

Morning,

A way to rename project files inside MC without creating another copy would be fantastic for those of us who have a huge project mess to clean up!

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RE: plug-in organization

Postby Mark Bliss » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:35 am

Apparently there is a better way.
I have seen where there is at least one other DAW (I am sure there are others I just haven't been exposed to) that automatically categorize plug ins upon boot up.
And it shocked me how accurately and consistently it works, even on fairly obscure and hard to define plug ins. Well enough in fact that I have to suspect there is some kind of identifier in the code of the .dll that allows for this.
So there's my suggestion. Make it do that! 8)
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Re: RE: plug-in organization

Postby bigaquarium » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:19 am

Mark Bliss wrote:So there's my suggestion. Make it do that! 8)


Yeah! And make MC read the VST/VSTi presets properly! Very few of them work right in this way.

8)

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Mark Bliss » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:34 am

Plug-in presets are actually an unexpectedly complicated thing I think.
First off I'd say there are some pretty sloppy developers of these things.... :roll:
But even so, you have factory presets, and the need to minimize the odds of unintended overwriting by the user. So they need a somewhat "protected" designation folder of their own.
Then you have user presets, and the need to easily edit, save, change, and they need a dedicated folder location and link.
And if the developer is really slick, a simple useful method of easily transporting user preset files for mobility between "studios"

Anyway, bottom line, it's not really just the DAW developer at fault for the oddities you experience. It's in part a lack of standardization and the resultant variations in implementation.
*edited to fix some funky mobile device auto-correct issues. :evil:
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Ian Craig » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:39 am

Many great suggestions from Nathan (Big Aquarium) above :)
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby grumpysnake » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:47 am

I've been having a think recently about features I'd like to see added. Here are mine, hopefully they haven't already been repeated or implemented yet - if so let me know!

- Easier routing for multiple headphone mixes, basically an easier way for sending multiple instruments to different headphones such as the drummer for example may need guitar, click and vocals, where as the keys player may only want guitar and vocals.

- The ability to edit the wave form directly like you can in protools. Not using automation to bring the level up I mean actually manipulating the audio waveform so it is bigger if it has been recorded to quiet.

- More keyboard shortcuts/allow user to define key shortcuts?

These are all the ones I can think of at this current time.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby davidyang2020 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:14 pm

Hi,

Please add input FX and a advance nob control to MC9... I like to record my vocal with a little compression before it hit the track and advance it a few milliseconds ahead for my retarded usb 2.0 interface to catch up with the beat.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:46 am

davidyang2020 wrote:I like to record my vocal with a little compression before it hit the track and advance it a few milliseconds ahead for my retarded usb 2.0 interface to catch up with the beat.


Hi,

Make sure you're in ASIO mode, and you have the latest audio driver from your interface's support/download page.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Postby jwarv » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:57 pm

grumpysnake wrote:
- The ability to edit the wave form directly like you can in protools. Not using automation to bring the level up I mean actually manipulating the audio waveform so it is bigger if it has been recorded to quiet.


J


Yes, I was thinking that too. It's sort of like websites that allow/cause you to click a link that takes you away from the site. Seems like an unwise thing to do as you presumably want people to linger in your given site.

So it is with MC allowing/causing one to leave the program in favor of some other program that can edit. While one may have a program they love to use, it might make more sense to leave that as a second option. The first option should be to be able to edit within MC.

Although, one could argue that is already currently possible. For example, one could normalize a track or Melodyne it and then save it as a new clip. Wouldn't this essentially be what your outside editor does?

So, basically I just shot down my own argument. Hey, it's what I do. 8)

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Acoustica Streaming Site With Special Privileges For Mixcraft Users

Postby TheHound » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:48 am

With music software reaching it's Zenith in the next 10 year companies are going to have to expand their lines. When I was at the Nashville NAMM in 2016 the only DAW related stuff I saw were some interfaces and computers optimized for recording. There were no DAW makers there. I was there to promote a new type of banjo.

I had the pleasure of chatting with some members of some songwriters guilds and Nashville Songwriters Association. We lamented the decline of music sales and the plight of songwriters.

Is it possible for Acoustica to create an advertising driven streaming site? Acoustica seems to care about musicians and songwriters. Currently artists are getting paid a fraction of what they deserve. Many of the streaming sites are no well liked for business practices.

An ad driven service could produce more revenue than a subscription site and it would not have to be subject to price wars or promotion costs as the artists will be doing the promotions.


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