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by msnickybee
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: How to keep sound from getting to overwhelming when all the elements come together in a song when vocals etc. come in?
Replies: 41
Views: 6648

Re: How to keep sound from getting to overwhelming when all the elements come together in a song when vocals etc. come i

I always think that mixing to leave *space* for the vocals both in EQ space and Pan (as well as timing/time) is a good mode to be in
by msnickybee
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: How to keep sound from getting to overwhelming when all the elements come together in a song when vocals etc. come in?
Replies: 41
Views: 6648

Re: How to keep sound from getting to overwhelming when all the elements come together in a song when vocals etc. come i

I guess we all have our own opinion in trying to help, so here's my clumsy attempt! And there no substitute for your own experience, and working with the best recorded sounds you can...that way, you might find that you need less tracks to build something that sounds rich and full, and complete. Simp...
by msnickybee
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixdown bad quality?
Replies: 18
Views: 6384

Re: Mixdown bad quality?

aj113 wrote:That's not going to solve the problem. Even if there is an improvement when using FLAC it is just a workaround, not a solution.
Quite right too! (although working in IT, I love workarounds)
by msnickybee
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixdown bad quality?
Replies: 18
Views: 6384

Re: Mixdown bad quality?

Try FLAC mixdown. Despite using mixcraft for lots of years, I've never got on well with WAV. And on my upgraded new Win10 PC it doesn't behave (and I really can't be bothered finding out why).
But FLAC (relatively new MC feature) works fab.
by msnickybee
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Drum roll... please.
Replies: 25
Views: 4674

Re: Drum roll... please.

I've still got an Alesis SR16 somewhere, and ever since programming drums on that, I swore I'd never do it again! Somehow (and I know it's just me) I feel I can get away with tweaking synth and piano midi notes, a velocity here and there, but midi drums? My ear spots it. But, I'm sure you're burying...
by msnickybee
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Drum roll... please.
Replies: 25
Views: 4674

Re: Drum roll... please.

It takes a huge amount of effort wading through, but I personally stick to samples for drum rolls. Have a close look through them built in library, kind of ignoring the genre initially, there are some good ones in there. I've tried programming drum rolls. It's....super hard. Same goes for EZD, I gue...
by msnickybee
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: Production fun, but the song could be better
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Production fun, but the song could be better

I'm posting this here, well, just to share how hard it is...but also how rewarding and FUN it is to work on our own compositions and our own production..... Using Mixcraft of course. So, for this one, my focus was on a DI acoustic sound, playing a real bass for the first time, and some double tracki...
by msnickybee
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: User Showcase
Topic: I am so proud of Mixcraft!
Replies: 20
Views: 5615

Re: I am so proud of Mixcraft!

RobertAllan wrote:I liked both songs linked here in this thread (allthough i can certainly relate to not enjoying older stuff, same way myself)
Good song(s), solid and pleasent productions, intresting voice. Glad i checked you out :)

RobertAllan
Thanks Robert, I like your stuff too!!
by msnickybee
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixbus quality jump
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: Mixbus quality jump

Only way to address your queries would be for you to purchase Mixbus and then ask the Acoustica guys if/how to duplicate specifically the easier work flow and superior results you got from Mixbus in Mixcraft. Well, I've no intention of buying Mixbus. And I certainly wish I hadn't mentioned it! Was ...
by msnickybee
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixbus quality jump
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Re: Mixbus quality jump

I believe the people at Acoustica are in it for the sound. -h Sure, I do too... But also I'm surprised that Acoustica folks aren't commenting to eg mention timestretching and it's effect on fidelity, or dither, or all of those internal software things that I guess I need reassurance on... Because, ...
by msnickybee
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Mixbus quality jump
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Mixbus quality jump

Hi there I've found an internal jump in the quality of my mixes in 7.7 (which I love btw), and whilst I've looked at (ie guessed at) the whole 32bit float etc etc angle, internal distortion through plugins blah blah, I can't explain it any other way other than *the software got better* at the intern...
by msnickybee
Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Bass Loops
Replies: 22
Views: 3642

Re: Bass Loops

Mark Bliss wrote:Good choice on the U-Bass, they are capable of great results, and are quite easy to play! Very nice, have fun Nicky!
Thanks Mark!!
by msnickybee
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Bass Loops
Replies: 22
Views: 3642

Re: Bass Loops

That was my solution after programming MIDI for years. It was just too much work trying to get really cool grooves. And I'm not a decent enough keyboardist so I always fell short,,until I got my bass. These days you can get a pretty decent bass from 200. To 300. Bucks. I got mine used after reading...
by msnickybee
Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Mixcraft
Topic: Bass Loops
Replies: 22
Views: 3642

Re: Bass Loops

Tom you're a star, I'm going to check that out! Thank you