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What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby jlouvar » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:30 pm

Pthetitan wrote:3. As always, stability improvements are never a bad thing.


Hello and welcome to the Mixcraft forum.

Have you been experiencing stability problems, and if so, what kind of stability problems?
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby mfkne » Wed May 01, 2019 6:35 am

1. Clip fx
2. Move mixer faders with mousewheel
3. Modern GUI


4. Duplicate clips with key command
5. Compressor in mixerstrip

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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby MiltonRob » Wed May 01, 2019 6:48 am

Hey guys, long time MC user.. My top 3 requests:

1) Improved I/O, input works fine for me now, but I would love to see each track/Submix have an output option as well instead of having to mess around with Output buses. It would make working with outboard gear so much easier.
2) The ability to drag a bunch of wav files from windows explorer onto a Submix bus and have it create individual tracks for each file underneath that bus.
3) Stability. I know the guys at Acoustica are pretty awesome at helping out, but I've had the weird things that other people do like crashing on Mixdown (if I reopen right away it will let me mixdown after the crash), but MC does seem to be a bit less stable that most DAWs. Perhaps adding an periodic autosave function would help for those moments when you're so into a mix you forget to save regularly...

That's it for me... honestly I've played with a lot of DAWs... Finishing a mix in Studio One as we speak, but every time I try something else I do find myself missing MC... It's a great product guys, keep up the good work :)

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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby jlouvar » Wed May 01, 2019 8:52 am

MiltonRob wrote:3) Stability. I know the guys at Acoustica are pretty awesome at helping out, but I've had the weird things that other people do like crashing on Mixdown


Some plugins don't work properly if the sample rate changes upon mix down.
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby shayneoneill » Thu May 02, 2019 10:40 am

The two big ones for me (and the reason im primarily using Studio one right now)

1) Midi routing. I absolutely love Jam Origins guitar to midi plugin. It blows the foors off all those crusty guitar synths Ive owned over te years, but theres no neat way to route midi out of a plug in an audio track to a midi track. Its a show stopper.

2) I still get inconsistent results with rendering from EWs play to final mix. Strange things with notes cutting off slicing the ends off the ASDR. I dont know if its EW or Mixcraft at fault here, but it works fine in other daws.

Scripting would be phenomenal too. Guys , LUA is hella easy to integrate (Though python would be the ideal of course)

I really really like Mixcraft. Its the only PC Daw thats given me the same feeling of total control with low to no useage complexity i had with Logic on the mac. Its that good. But those two features are just show stoppers for me, As much as I like studio one, it kind off pisses me off a bit too. I'd prefer to use mixcraft if i could

Oh 5.1/7.1 mixes would be spectacular!
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu May 02, 2019 11:30 am

shayneoneill wrote:2) I still get inconsistent results with rendering from EWs play to final mix. Strange things with notes cutting off slicing the ends off the ASDR. I dont know if its EW or Mixcraft at fault here, but it works fine in other daws


Try mixing down to a wav file that has the same sample rate as the one you're using in sound device preferences: https://forums.acoustica.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=24566
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby Don't B FLat » Fri May 03, 2019 11:41 am

1. Pitch and Mod automation would be great. That way you could fix any sloppy playing or use it to get crazy results.
2. Updated version of Alpha sampler so that it more closely resembles Simpler in Ableton

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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby SirLanceALot » Sat May 04, 2019 3:46 pm

Can you add an option to link the output track volumes to the Master fader?
If this option already exists I just haven't found it yet.
I'm running a 10ch monitor setup at the moment and need this feature.
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby outteh » Sat May 04, 2019 4:36 pm

SirLanceALot wrote:Can you add an option to link the output track volumes to the Master fader?
If this option already exists I just haven't found it yet.
I'm running a 10ch monitor setup at the moment and need this feature.
Lance

Have you read up on setting up output buss tracks. This might be what you are looking for! :D

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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby SirLanceALot » Sat May 04, 2019 5:45 pm

Tom,
Thanks for the reply. I did a quick scan thru the Mixcraft manual and didn’t find what I was looking for. I do already have output tracks setup, and assigned to 10 separate outputs on my interface. All that works great. I just need a master fader for all the output tracks.
La
PS Why am I running 10output channels? There’s no comparison of a symphonic mix thru just left & right ch’s, and thru a 10 channels setup in a room.
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby RobAsticles » Sun May 05, 2019 10:03 am

My requests would be:

1) Additional Routing possibilities (like "Metaplugin" vst)
2) Internal Arpeggiator (moo AND polyphonic)
3) The possibility to send Midi-Events (like Bank Change, Proramm Change, and CC) to a vst plugin.

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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby squeakie » Sun May 05, 2019 4:13 pm

It would be awesome if the dev team could put together drum groove midi clips. Various styles with intros, variations, fills, endings. It would be great to have something like that for the Acoustica kits.
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby jlouvar » Sun May 05, 2019 5:50 pm

squeakie wrote:It would be awesome if the dev team could put together drum groove midi clips. Various styles with intros, variations, fills, endings. It would be great to have something like that for the Acoustica kits.


I also like the Acoustica drums, so I’ve been using them with the pads on my Akai MPK249... It would be awesome if the Acoustica drums kits where loadable into EZDrummer 2. :D
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby Mark Bliss » Sun May 05, 2019 6:57 pm

Well...
You could easily use the midi in EZD to trigger the drum samples in Mixcraft if you wish.
And you could easily collect up some free (and/or inexpensive) drum midi of whatever style you might wish from one of many, many internet sources, place them in a Windows folder organized any which way you please and keep them handy for dropping into an instrument track assigned to whatever drum set (or sets) that make yer foot tap.... 8)
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Re: What are your top 3 feature requests for Mixcraft 9?

Postby squeakie » Sun May 05, 2019 7:17 pm

The problem with that is it often requires some serious tweaking to get them to sound good. Grooves from 3rd party VST’s are programmed to utilize the preset kits for that software. I’ve copied the midi data from MT PowerKit 2’s preset grooves onto tracks using MixCraft kits, and it was a lot of work getting the velocity levels balanced with MC’s preset kits.
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