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bigaquarium
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When it rains it pours

Postby bigaquarium » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:00 am

Morning!

Is there a way to mix a MIDI track to an Audio track where you don't get one giant clip instead of the multiple clips you may have started with? I am trying to convert a track to audio that has a short clip at the beginning and the end of the song, and I'm getting one huge clip the duration of the song of mostly silence. It'd be nice to not have to split these back out because I want to loop them, and that would be slow to do.

As an aside, I noticed my play bar is snapping to say, 4.4.999 instead of 5.1.000 this morning. Odd, eh? LOL and it just stopped doing it the second I typed that. :D


-N

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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby freightgod » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:32 am

Great question!

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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby outteh » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:02 am

I think you would have to put each loop on a separate track. Then when you mix down to midi you’ll get different midi files. You can import them and play around as you want. :D

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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:41 am

Hi,

Or, solo the track, select the first clip, mix it down with the "Use Selection" option, then select the second clip and mix it down with Use Selection.

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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby bigaquarium » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:14 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

Or, solo the track, select the first clip, mix it down with the "Use Selection" option, then select the second clip and mix it down with Use Selection.

Greg


Hi,

Will it mix into an audio lane this way or would that be creating a file to import back in?

-N

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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 pm

bigaquarium wrote:Hi,

Will it mix into an audio lane this way or would that be creating a file to import back in?

-N


You'd have to load the files back in.
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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby bigaquarium » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:01 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:You'd have to load the files back in.


Hi,

Ok thanks. Think I’ll add the ability to mix clips/selections to audio inside a project to the suggestion list.

I’m really taxing my machine with about 40 tracks on a massive project with lots of effects right now, the project crashes a lot when loading but once it’s open it works ok except it usually crashes after mix down. So, it’d nice to be able to convert the MIDI to audio on the tracks to free up resources but still remain flexible enough to be able to move and expand clips as the writing process progresses without doing a bunch of housekeeping if that makes sense.

I’m not a big fan of freezing because it’s not really a permanent solution like mixing to audio, and there are some ghosts in the freezing process that have come out from time to time like artifacts and other oddities.

Best,

-N

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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Hi,

You're noticing artifacts in frozen tracks? What kind of artifacts?

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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby Drdish007 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:12 pm

Hi, if you are using virtual instruments in Mixcraft you can convert to audio. It is in the Mixcraft manual. I have done this when using multiple orchestra instrumrnts. I record the midi, tweek it, then convert to audio. It makes an audio track next to the midi track you converted. This would save some cpu resorses.
Hope this helps.
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Re: When it rains it pours

Postby Drdish007 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:08 pm

Hi,
On page 48 of the Mixcraft manual is where it shows how to convert a virtual instrument midi track to audio. This saves cpu power of you have a lot of plugins and virtual instruments.
Hope this helps.
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