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Ianpb
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Making samples

Postby Ianpb » Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 am

I'm attempting to make some custom samples of snare drums. However, I'm finding that the .wav file I'm saving is unnecessarily long.

With Mixcraft set at 120bpm, the original edit makes the clip last for 1.25 beats, but I'm finding that after I load the mixed-down .wav file back into Mixcraft, the length has increased to jut over three times as long.

Does anyone have any ideas why this may be happening?

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Re: Making samples

Postby outteh » Tue May 14, 2019 7:37 am

Probably an effects tail, such as reverb or sustain. Try highlighting only the beats you want to mix down and see if it sounds ok! :D

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Re: Making samples

Postby Ianpb » Tue May 14, 2019 8:08 am

There is no tail left outstanding. I cut the clip at 1.25 beats and also fade it off at the end with the volume envelope. I'm wondering if I'm experiencing a Mixcraft minimum size of mixed-down file, because I imported a very short snare sample file (1.13 beats) and tried saving that to a .wav file, and yet again it produced a much longer one.

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Re: Making samples

Postby outteh » Tue May 14, 2019 8:40 am

You do know what I mean by highlighting the clip area you want to mix down? This should only allow the highlighted area to be mixed down. PG 212 in the manual. Use the “use selection” feature. :D

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Re: Making samples

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 am

Hi,

Yeah, you're not running into a minimum size problem. The Use Selection option will help you out.

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Re: Making samples

Postby Ianpb » Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 am

Okay, thanks, I've got it.

Unfortunately, the manual doesn't really explain the 'Use Selection' feature sufficiently. After absorbing the advice and cross-referencing the manual, I was completely bewildered for about five minutes before figuring it out.


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