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by BillW
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Send track confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Send track confusion

Thanks (but I wanted to figure it out myself! :) )
by BillW
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Send track confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Send track confusion

Yes, Mark - that's it. Just in the sections where the horns do the loud, to soft to loud again dynamic. I have it perfect and since it's in four places it would have been easier to copy/paste the automation. I did it brute force but I do want to learn how to do it. Don't spoil me BTW! Let me figure ...
by BillW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Send track confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Send track confusion

OK - thanks again Mark and everyone! Got it all to work great. I used the send even though putting it on the submix would work as well in this case. One thing I didn't realize is the "wetness" of the reverb was set rather low in the plugin so I kicked it up. I'm getting better - next step is to lear...
by BillW
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Send track confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Send track confusion

Did that help? Yep it helped convince me this is way more complicated than I thought :) Ok, so I'm in effect thinking of a send track as a submix. I think that's the actual disconnect I have Creating a submix fixes the "single volume automation" desire, not the send The send eliminates the need for ...
by BillW
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Send track confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Send track confusion

I'm trying to get smarter as I find time for this hobby. So for the first time I'm using a send track (Don't laugh) I have a four piece horn section (using Chris Hein Horns via Kontakt - that maybe is pertinent?) And I want some reverb on all so I inserted a send track, put on a reverb ;lug in, and ...
by BillW
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Problem mixing down with DB-33 hammond emulator
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Problem mixing down with DB-33 hammond emulator

Hi Greg -
I knew that! But forgot.

I had it set right in MX8 but forgot this bit of wisdom when I upgraded to MX9. So I set it (48000 for both now) and it's great.

Thanks much!
by BillW
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: EZ Drummer levels
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: EZ Drummer levels

Very helpful Mark - being specific to EZ Drummer. Putting compression on helped my goal of getting the peak and average levels under control - but the sound was really no different as I said. So I wondered if I was simply "checking a box" to doing things the way I think they "should" be done for no ...
by BillW
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Problem mixing down with DB-33 hammond emulator
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Problem mixing down with DB-33 hammond emulator

Here's a real strange one. I'm using the DB-33 plugin for organ parts. I have several other tracks - a guitar that I've played and recorded. then a bunch of midi instruments (horns, drums. bass, piano). When I mix down what I have so far, there is a very unpleasant undertone - actually pretty loud. ...
by BillW
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: EZ Drummer levels
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: EZ Drummer levels

Oh sure - just when I pretty much understood this (enough to make sense in my mind) you throw "parallel compression" at me! :) We'll save that for another day. I put compression on the drums using the Acoustica plugin; then tried again with the classic one. Both times I used the "drums" preset for e...
by BillW
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: EZ Drummer levels
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: EZ Drummer levels

All great suggestions. Understand that the overall sound is OK (to me at least) and my question was a bit more academic than a real request for help. Again, it passes the "ears" test but the meters on the drums being higher than my rule of thumb makes it fail the "eye" test. That said, I do suspect ...
by BillW
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: EZ Drummer levels
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: EZ Drummer levels

Wow - GREAT information. Thank you both! Compression is still a mystery to me and I've concluded it's some sort of mental block with me. Which bothers me because I normally understand complex things (I'm a statistician / data analyst by education and profession). So I read things like "use compressi...
by BillW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: EZ Drummer levels
Replies: 15
Views: 563

EZ Drummer levels

While I realize that hard and fast rules, or even rules of thumb, are not to be taken too seriously, I've had good results with one that I've used - I guess part of gain staging. I used to put a Blue Cat gain plugin on most of my tracks, but it's even easier with the pre-effects gaon knob on the mix...
by BillW
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Occasionally issue with Piano Roll
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Occasionally issue with Piano Roll

I'm on V9.442 As I said, this is very sporadic and not very frequent. If I ever detect a pattern or series of steps that seem to cause it, I'll report it. I was just curious if anyone else experienced something similar. I'm not ruling on my refurbed machine, which seemed to have some trouble managin...
by BillW
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Occasionally issue with Piano Roll
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Occasionally issue with Piano Roll

Just curious if anyone encountered this - Very rarely, but enough to be annoying, the piano roll stops responding to mouse clicks. I always have it undocked on my second monitor. There are times when I try to scroll or click on the midi-editing or other things and it doesn't respond. The workaround ...
by BillW
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Where would a memory upgrade help?
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Where would a memory upgrade help?

I need to update my signature too. It's an Intel Core i5-3470 at 3.2GHz Quad core according to Intels website Very old but MUCH faster than what I had before. The entire machine cost $150 I had to replace my file server (for video) which was a 15 year old eMachine that could not run Win10 and Win7 s...