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by starise
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5856

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

I think good metal mixes are probably one of the biggest challenges. It isn't generally my genre but I've read a good bit about it. It almost seems more of those huge metal productions are coming from Skandinavia now than the US. It really is a production when you track guitars like 20 times and pla...
by starise
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Orchestral VSTs
Replies: 51
Views: 5288

Re: Orchestral VSTs

Even though Kontakt is a bit painful for entry, as others have stated it opens up literally tons of other sample library options. The included library is quite extensive. Not only orchestral instruments. It also has many others for pop/rock work, choirs, etc.. For awhile I had forgotten all the gems...
by starise
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5856

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

Good points all. dpatterson, Metal music, yeah that can be a tough one because one of the elements in a live metal concert is loud volume. Engineers attempt to transfer this to recordings and other unusual things like using 20 tracks at the same time for guitar parts.Metal music is usually seen as a...
by starise
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: What levels are YOU mixing down to for mastering???
Replies: 62
Views: 5856

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

If I went strictly by my hearing my mixes would undoubtedly always be far too hot. It's easy to get into a competition in trying to make our mixes as loud as so and so. I dare say, when my masters look ok in db and LUFS they sound a bit too low to my ears. This is likely because I grew up listening ...
by starise
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

Re: Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?

Thank you gentlemen, I confess to not knowing the inner working of this technology called ARA I think? Even though I own an older copy of Melodyne Studio and have done similar in another daw. My main use for it has been to replace a bad bass track in mono which it seemed to work well for. I have an ...
by starise
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

Does Mixcraft Have Audio To Midi conversion?

I think I seen this elsewhere using Melodyne or the technology behind it. A mono audio track, say a bass can be dragged into a midi track. Melodyne or similar recognizes the pitch and converts it to a midi which can the drive a virtual instrument.
Is this possible in Mixcraft?
by starise
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: deconstucting a mp3 song file
Replies: 25
Views: 2118

Re: deconstucting a mp3 song file

Easy to get these functions and terminologies mixed up if just beginning to learn. Greg explained it well. It seems your goal is to have separate parts of a song or the individual takes that make up the whole. Two entirely separate discussions. flac, mp3 have nothing specifically to do with what you...
by starise
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: deconstucting a mp3 song file
Replies: 25
Views: 2118

Re: deconstucting a mp3 song file

Hello, now I know it's possible to remove vocals from a recording but is it possible and how do you remove or ENHANCE specific sounds or instrument's. Mix craft pro studio 8. Thanks You can't " deconstruct" an mp3. as others have said. You can import one and play with the eq that could make a diffe...
by starise
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Plugins, Plugins, Plugins!
Topic: T-Racks Group Buy Deal
Replies: 0
Views: 657

T-Racks Group Buy Deal

10 more days- Every year IKMultimedia runs this promotion and every year it usually reaches the buy one get 4 for free. 10 more day left as of this writing. https://www.ikmultimedia.com/trgb2018/ It is advantageous to buy the more expensive plugins as the ones you pay for since all others you select...
by starise
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Apparent Problem With Sidechaining And Melda Plugins
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Apparent Problem With Sidechaining And Melda Plugins

FYI Melda recently released plugin updates which are free. If you haven't recently updated your plugins I would recommend this.
by starise
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Minding Acoustica's Business
Replies: 22
Views: 2457

Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

@dpatterson I could tell you're getting older because you're analyzing it :D I'm 56 so I've been around a bit probably older than you. Us older dudes we sit and talk and think it through. When I was 20 something I didn't think about it as much I just went and did it . That could be either good or ba...
by starise
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Minding Acoustica's Business
Replies: 22
Views: 2457

Re: Minding Acoustica's Business

I would be tempted to say everything has been tried. That is probably not accurate but it feels that way to me. The main thing about online exposure is people need to see it to buy it. If your music is buried down 500 pages no one will know it's there no matter how good it is. People use search engi...
by starise
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Headphones for mixing
Replies: 32
Views: 4289

Re: Headphones for mixing

Try this site... http://graphs.headphone.com This is a very handy chart. Thank you. If listening you want it to sound good. If mixing you want it to sound accurate. If it doesn't sound accurate you might as well throw it out because the mix won't translate well to other systems. I don't recommend m...
by starise
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Multi-Velocity Drum Samples
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: Multi-Velocity Drum Samples

I'm wondering the context of what you're doing? For instance most who are sampling sounds "multi sampled" using " multi velocity" as a library are doing that within the context of a midi controller which will play the sounds through a sample player at different velocities. These sample libraries are...
by starise
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Guitar multi-effect + audio interface
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Guitar multi-effect + audio interface

I would check the Scarlette interface levels. The software that came with the Scarlette has controls to set the levels. If too high sound will be distorted.

Also when making the mp3 it should be a high resolution. Not 128 but 256 or higher resolution. Post example if possible.