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by starise
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Beyond The Veil
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Beyond The Veil

Composed entirely in Mixcraft. 3rd party plugins and Kontakt libraries were used.Flute is Mixcraft flute. Bouzouki was played and I can tell I need to work in timing/imaging here.

https://soundcloud.com/starise/beyond-the-veil
by starise
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 5299

Re: Orchestral VSTs

Garritan pocket orchestra is included in Dimension Pro a software rompler that was for sale at 99.00 from Cakewalk. The Garritan pocket orchestra is basically the same thing you are looking at buying for 149.00 https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/ca ... ension-pro With Dimension Pro you get not onl...
by starise
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 5299

Re: Orchestral VSTs

Here's a Garritan review-

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/ga ... rchestra-5

Seems to deliver a lot for the money.
by starise
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 5299

Re: Orchestral VSTs

I can certainly understand your sentiments on NI. You aren't alone in feeling like that. When I said NI was king I didn't mean that everyone thinks they are wonderful. Not everyone likes the king :shock: They are the undisputed leader in sample library players in terms of popularity. I mean, go to a...
by starise
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 5299

Re: Orchestral VSTs

Just a couple more things I'll throw out there for anyone who is looking at the options available. It's a actually difficult to find Kontakt for sale on the NI website.If you poke around a bit you'll evetually find it. Any reason you didn't include the link here? (And yes their web site sucks badly...
by starise
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5941

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Hello again. I've read your post above probably ten times. And you know what??? You've said it all i.e. there ain't nothing I can add nor disagree with!!! LOL!!! And this I like: I don't have it all figured out either. I have some of it figured out. Sounds about right!!! One thing I couldn't help b...
by starise
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: USB Interface Recommendations
Replies: 65
Views: 9567

Re: USB Interface Recommendations

Just a quick FYI. The Behringer ADA8200 can work with the 18i8 for expansion of channels.. About half the cost of similar Focusrite gear.

No TOSLINK on the Behringer UMC404HD
by starise
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 5299

Re: Orchestral VSTs

@Mark Bliss, Great suggestions. I believe trying the free version is the way to go initially to see how a person likes working in it. Kontakt is typical German music software. Small graphics with lots of hidden stuff lol. Works really well though. Some of the things a person needs to learn are the b...
by starise
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Incorrect BPM after importing post mastered MP3
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: Incorrect BPM after importing post mastered MP3

Tag data is added to mp3 files which makes them slightly longer. This is especially noticed in mixed track arrangement including both .wav and mp3. In my experience mixing to mp3 actually uses more cpu cycles. This is because the cpu is not only mixing down the audio, it's also compressing to mp3 at...
by starise
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5941

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Yeah, I'm kinda at the same fork in the road. I scanned over 950 plugins. I had no idea I had that many. Lot's of redundancy. I still like to look and occasionally buy. I really like that Fabfilter MB Compressor. If I'm honest with myself I don't need it. I have others that will work probably for me...
by starise
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5941

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Yes that looks like decent one too. I got a BlueCat bundle awhile back as part of a 3rd party deal on a daw. They are tied to that daw though. Won't work anywhere else. I don't use them much anymore. I can't say why exactly. It isn't because they aren't good plugins. I think it's more of a habit for...
by starise
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5941

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

Dale, Just an FYI. The brainworx plugin is basically an M/S decoder. You could probably do the same thing with a free plugin.
Here's a free one from a Good Plugin maker- https://www.voxengo.com/product/msed/

I'm getting this thread off base so I'll bow out of here.
by starise
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5941

Re: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???

I hope you get to what you're looking for. Some guitarists are purists all the way and they can get excellent sound like that. I know a few really good lifelong rock players and they have their setups they never get away from. I interviewed Batsbrew back when I had a podcast. He isn't a metal guy bu...
by starise
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 5299

Re: Orchestral VSTs

Just a couple more things I'll throw out there for anyone who is looking at the options available. It's a actually difficult to find Kontakt for sale on the NI website.If you poke around a bit you'll evetually find it. I think NI want it this way because they would much rather you buy Komplete for a...
by starise
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Studio Monitor Position
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: Studio Monitor Position

Not a silly question at all. Yeah, not all monitor speakers are intended to be horizontal. I use a pair of JBL LSR 305's in a smaller studio and they are great for the purpose when used vertically in the 3ft triangle. I use ARC 2 which makes a difference. ARC2 adjusts your room to help get a better ...