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by rrichard63
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: WAS: HELP! =( Mixcraft does not receive MIDI output from VST
Replies: 10
Views: 1827

Re: WAS: HELP! =( Mixcraft does not receive MIDI output from VST

... It can't directly record the output of VSTi or effects, but this is a feature request that has been logged. Some people use a workaround in the meantime: if you can direct the output of the plugin to another MIDI device, you could install a MIDI loopback utility like LoopBe or LoopMIDI, and the...
by rrichard63
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: ACX Audio Submission Requirements for audiobooks with amazon
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: ACX Audio Submission Requirements for audiobooks with amazon

Another possibility to evaluate is Auphonic Leveler. You can use it by uploading your files to a website: https://auphonic.com/landing or by purchasing a program that runs on your own computer: https://auphonic.com/leveler The website version is free for up to two hours of audio per month, which giv...
by rrichard63
Wed May 30, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Will Mixcraft 8 work on my older system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: Will Mixcraft 8 work on my older system?

Dale's response indirectly brings to mind another thing you can try: transformer-isolate the audio connection between your Firebox and your monitors. This attacks the problem from the opposite side of the ground loop (audio versus AC). Exactly what you need depends on whether the connection is balan...
by rrichard63
Tue May 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Will Mixcraft 8 work on my older system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: Will Mixcraft 8 work on my older system?

... That leaves me with 2a. I'm not sure I understand about getting the signal into Firebox. I can plug a mic or guitar into Firebox, but if I disconnect the firewire cable from the computer, then Firebox can't really do what I need it to do. My only purpose for it is as a conduit from my instrumen...
by rrichard63
Mon May 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Will Mixcraft 8 work on my older system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: Will Mixcraft 8 work on my older system?

(1) Yes, you can keep Mixcraft 7 when you install Mixcraft 8. As Thomas said, you might want more RAM, but your other specs should be fine for a substantial number of tracks, effects, etc. (2) Ground loop hum can be very hard to diagnose and cure. But we'll try. (a) You said that disconnecting the F...
by rrichard63
Mon May 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: 432hz for VSTs
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: 432hz for VSTs

Some virtual instruments have this built in. Look for a control called "fine tuning", "pitch control" or something similar. Many synthesizers have such a control, as do some sample libraries. You might have to tune the instrument by ear -- or use a guitar tuner plugin after the VSTi -- since most of...
by rrichard63
Sun May 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Just Starting Out w/Mixcraft 8. Some Basic Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

Re: Just Starting Out w/Mixcraft 8. Some Basic Questions

Since you already have the Mackie, I wouldn't feel any urgency about replacing it with a different 2-channel interface. Until, that is, you find yourself needing to record more than two voices + instruments at once. Or unless the Mackie's software drivers start to give you trouble on your computer. ...
by rrichard63
Sun May 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: How to replace live kick drum track with samples
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: How to replace live kick drum track with samples

In addition to the two Mark mentioned, there's also SPL DrumXChanger from Plugin Alliance, and Addictive Trigger from XLN Audio. Google for reviews of all four products. I haven't used any of these tools either and don't have a recommendation. When I read some reviews a couple of years ago, it looke...
by rrichard63
Sat May 26, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Just Starting Out w/Mixcraft 8. Some Basic Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

Re: Just Starting Out w/Mixcraft 8. Some Basic Questions

What is the model number of your Mackie mixer/interface? It would help me to be able to look that up.
by rrichard63
Fri May 25, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Just Starting Out w/Mixcraft 8. Some Basic Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

Re: Just Starting Out w/Mixcraft 8. Some Basic Questions

I'm going to assume that your Mackie mixer is hooked up to your computer using an audio cable to the Realtek line input jack, and not using a USB cable to one of the computer's USB ports. If that's true, then (1) you can't get 8 tracks into the computer at once, only a stereo mixdown of however many...
by rrichard63
Thu May 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Vocal Preset
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Re: Vocal Preset

To make Rolling Estonian's point a different way, this is a big, BIG subject. Here's one useful guide (among many): https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques ... asterclass Notice that processing the recorded sound occupies a relatively small percentage of the article. Google "recording vocals" to fin...
by rrichard63
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixcraft Not Responding When Scanning For Plug-ins
Replies: 10
Views: 1575

Re: Mixcraft Not Responding When Scanning For Plug-ins

Acoustica Greg wrote: ... or install non-VST DLL files into a VST folder ...
Most (or even all) Izotope plugins require this. Since I have most of them, Mixcraft 8 spends about 12-13 seconds re-scanning them every time it starts up.
by rrichard63
Sat May 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: volume boost?
Replies: 61
Views: 10111

Re: volume boost?

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

It's only certain plugins that are doing this, so the software developers need to take a look and see what's up before we devise a solution.

Greg
Have you found a monophonic version of a plugin that has both monophonic and stereo versions, that does not do this?
by rrichard63
Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Fader Level vs. Volume Envelope Confusion and Gain Staging
Replies: 21
Views: 3906

Re: Fader Level vs. Volume Envelope Confusion and Gain Staging

Strange I have the Advanced 8, Neutron 2 etc but I don't ever remember paying for insight - unless it was included with Ozone 7 when I bought that bundle. Insight was included in Music Production Bundle 2, which also included Neutron 1, Ozone 7 and several other things. It is not part of the curren...