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ddsf
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im unhappy with this program

Postby ddsf » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:32 pm

despite having pro studio mixcraft still seems so limited, and is a very underrated program that not a lot of people know about so theres hardly a way to look for specific tutorials which means theres a lot of things i dont know how to do like add staccato notes or add a muffler effect. melodyne feels stiff and when i try to pitch edit something it makes a weird screeching sound, its difficult to sample stuff as well. i just dont get it.

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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby Mark Bliss » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:56 am

Hmmm, wouldn't it be great if there was a place to ask users questions? (Eh-Hmm)
Or a list of resources that might help a user get started? https://forums.acoustica.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10807
Have you looked at the users manual?
Etc?

So I'll start-
Welcome to the Mixcraft users forum. We can help. :wink:

ddsf wrote:theres a lot of things i dont know how to do like add staccato notes

Need more info. Assuming you are talking about using the piano roll for programming or editing a virtual instrument?

ddsf wrote:or add a muffler effect.

Again, more info needed. What's a "muffler effect"?

ddsf wrote:melodyne feels stiff and when i try to pitch edit something it makes a weird screeching sound,

Not sure what you mean. There is a tone to help guide your pitch correction effort. Have you looked at the Melodyne manual info or the introductory videos that are presented when first opening?
It is a quirky program IMO, but works well with a little practice.

ddsf wrote:its difficult to sample stuff as well.

I dont sample, but others here might be able to help if you describe what you are trying to do.

ddsf wrote:i just dont get it.

To be honest the title and context of your post leaves me wondering if you are seeking help or just venting. Let us know?
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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:11 am

Hi,

The video tutorials we do have are here: Mixcraft University.

Check out the videos on the Alpha Sampler and the Omni Sampler, for example.

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Give it a try here: http://acoustica.com/mixcraft/
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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby squeakie » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:31 pm

The online tutorials are quite good, plus as pointed out, the forums are an excellent resource as well.

I’ve used a lot of DAW’s, and I have to say MixCraft is one of the easiest out there to use. It’s very straightforward. I had an issue with some VST’s not loading, and in no time had a support questions answered by MixCraft in the forums that provided a solution.

Hit up the forums. There’s a lot that can be answered by users and MC staff.
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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby dpaterson » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:47 am

To be honest the title and context of your post leaves me wondering if you are seeking help or just venting.

You and me both.

All that in a new member's first post??? Nah. Think he works for Avid or something. LOL!!!

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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby Mark Bliss » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:06 am

I try to give a new poster the benefit of the doubt. They may come around, or they may prove to be trolls. Best to just offer help and see what develops. 8)
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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby aj113 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:35 pm

ddsf wrote:...i just dont get it.


I'm guessing that happens a lot in your life. Am I right?

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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby dpaterson » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:47 am

aj113 wrote:
ddsf wrote:...i just dont get it.


I'm guessing that happens a lot in your life. Am I right?

Nasty!!! But TOO funny!!! LOL!!!

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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby Thomas » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:39 am

Assuming this person's not trolling, and giving him Mark's benefit of the doubt... an interpretation of this somewhat ambiguous post: The program is limited to him because he can't find the resources to get it to do what he wants. Based on site data, he should have seen Mark's suggestion before today. Strange post though. :|
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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby mick » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:12 pm

ddsf.
At the top of this page you'll find Mixcraft / Products / Store / Support / Company
Click "Mixcraft" and scroll down to "Mixcraft University" here you will find 16 video's. Also, on you tube, type "Acoustica 222" to find many more.
Click "Support" and you'll find Mixcraft 8 manual to download. its in PDF form so you need Adobe reader that usually comes with computers. If you cannot get started with Mixcraft I (respectfully) suggest you take up knitting mittens for little fluffy kittens because this is the easiest daw - by - far.
Ask a specific question and you'll get an answer from the Mixcraft pro's (that leaves me out!) 8)

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Re: im unhappy with this program

Postby mixyguy2 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:39 am

mick wrote:PDF form so you need Adobe reader

Side note, actually MS Word and Open Office/Libre Office (probably some others) can open and even make PDFs.

tbh I'd prefer this thread die a merciful death, it's serving no purpose, legit or not.


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