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Mixcraft's temporary files tip

Postby daveiv » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:25 pm

I wanted to work with Moby's song Porcelain in Mixcraft.

So I found the file "Porcelain.mp3" in Windows Explorer, copied it to my workspace directory, renamed it to "moby-porcelain.mp3", then drag & dropped the file to the Mixcraft.

Only to find out it's not Moby's Porcelain. It was Red Hot Chili Pepper's song Porcelain from the album Californication.

So I deleted the file, found the correct Porcelain, renamed it to moby-porcelain.mp3 in the folder, then drag & dropped it to the Mixcraft.

But there is something wrong with the audio editor.

The waveform I'm seeing belongs to Red Hot Chili Pepper's Porcelain, and not Moby's Porcelain.

To reproduce the bug, I restarted Mixcraft, pulled Motorhead's Ace of Spades, renamed it to moby-porcelain.mp3 and threw it at Mixcraft.

It's still showing me the Red Hot Chilli Pepper's Porcelain while you could hear Lemmy's tender yet passionate voice.

Solution: I've just noticed that"Delete Temporary Files" button in the Preferences window seems to solve the issue.

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I would like to quote programmer Phil Karlton at this point:

“There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things”

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By the way, a real bug tracking system that we could access would be great.

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Re: Mixcraft's temporary files tip

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:44 pm

Hi,

When you first load an audio file into Mixcraft, Mixcraft will scan the file and create a temporary file called a "peak file." This makes it so that the project loads more quickly.

Greg
Mixcraft 8 - The Musician's DAW
Give it a try here: http://acoustica.com/mixcraft/
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Re: Mixcraft's temporary files tip

Postby daveiv » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:07 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

When you first load an audio file into Mixcraft, Mixcraft will scan the file and create a temporary file called a "peak file." This makes it so that the project loads more quickly.

Greg


Thank you for the answer.

BTW, I wanted to post it to Mixcraft Suggestions thread. I have no clue how did I end up starting a new thread with this title. Maybe I should take a nap.

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Re: Mixcraft's temporary files tip

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Hi,

I removed it from the Suggestions thread, because it's more of a tip than a suggestion.

Greg
Mixcraft 8 - The Musician's DAW
Give it a try here: http://acoustica.com/mixcraft/
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Re: Mixcraft's temporary files tip

Postby daveiv » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 am

Ah, that explains the mystery.

I thought I was losing it. :lol:


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