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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:03 pm

Tip: if you find yourself over-adjusting volume or EQ, try holding down the Shift key to move the controls in smaller increments.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:01 pm

Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio includes 8-out Omni Sampler, which allows you to have different effects and other settings for samples on up to 8 different outputs.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:02 pm

If you need to select a new project folder, you can click the "Select New Project Folder" option on the Project tab.

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Note: you probably don't want to use this feature. Any existing files will remain in the old project folder, as will the project file. This only designates where newly recorded audio files will go, and where the backups will be stored.

Why use it? If you used the Copy Project Files option and wanted to, but forgot, to designate the new folder as the project folder, this would come in handy. Or you could use it to switch back and forth between two copied projects to make an A and a B version. Things could get confusing fast.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:05 am

Instantly select all the notes in a piano roll row by double-clicking a piano key.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:50 pm

Narrow down library searches by putting a minus sign in front of unwanted search terms.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:38 am

Quickly split clips with an Alt+Ctrl - click.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:34 am

Don't like the sound of the Acoustica Studio Drums Studio Drum Kit or Metal Drum Kit? Try the processed versions of the preset.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:45 pm

Build up a beat by starting with a simple MIDI clip, then changing it a bit and using "Copy To" to add it to the Performance Panel or a track.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:38 am

How to use Mixcraft's noise reduction feature.

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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:14 pm

If you want an audio clip to snap to a different spot (than the beginning of the clip), you can right-click on it in the Sound tab and select "Set As Start Time." This could come in handy, for example, if the audio has a strong beat and you want the clip to align with snap easily.

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How to set the start time of a clip.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:02 pm

Some plugins have dozens and dozens of automation parameters. Did you know you can search them?

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Search for automation parameters.
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Re: Mixcraft 8 tips

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:11 am

Choose Slice To... on the Sound tab to slice up some audio in various ways.

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Slice to... measures.
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