Thanks Greg, that does help me look at some of this differently. I think I mostly understand the "how" of most of the functions, just sometimes cant quite clearly see the "why" if you know what I mean.
Acoustica Greg wrote:The snap point is helpful for people who do beat matching. If the audio clip isn't snapping on beat, you can move the snap point to a beat and then the loop will automatically snap to that point when you drag it.
That makes a lot of sense to me, thanks. I'll have to experiment with it, I am not sure how to relate the position of the clip to the beat/bar markers without reverting to trial and error. But I have to look at it differently.
Acoustica Greg wrote:The noise reduction works by sampling a section of noise and then removing those frequencies, so it's important that the audio clip has a section of "noisy silence" so that you can get a good noise sample. If you've got some music in your noise sample, the final result is going to sound terrible because desired music frequencies will have been removed.
It works quite well on hums and hisses, assuming you can get a good noise sample.
Thanks again. I just re-read that portion last night to refresh my memory. I just haven't felt the need yet I guess. So in summary we could describe it as "analysing the noise portion and applying a filter algorithm" then?
Acoustica Greg wrote:Also, you know how we talk about Mixcraft being a "non-destructive" editor? You can cut and paste a section of audio, but the entire recording is still there. From a purely informational standpoint, looking at the sound tab helps you figure out what's what
The gray areas on the sound tab show what's not included in the cut and pasted section of the clip.
Got that, just not real sure how to associate/transfer the positions. But now experimenting with it I see the little markers in the track portion. But as far as I can see, you still have to zoom way in to for example, precisely split the clip at those marks.
Acoustica Greg wrote:You probably know all that, but this is also for the benefit of anybody else reading.
No, I don't know all that. I still feel like I have figured out just a relatively small portion of Mixcraft that I use and there's always so much more to learn. And I always enjoy these discussions that either show me something I didn't know, or make me look at something from a different angle. And I am ALWAYS interested in discovering how others use the program.
Acoustica Greg wrote:The sound tab will be getting a makeover for Mixcraft 7. We'll see what goodies show up when the time comes.
I look forward to it Greg, but have some fear that it will make me feel a bit overwhelmed with so much new to learn!
And I thank you much for your efforts and time put into patiently explaining and describing various aspects, I really appreciate it!