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preview track

Post by carllackey » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:31 am

could you explain the preview track?

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Re: preview track

Post by Acoustica Greg » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:35 am

Hi,

It controls the volume of library loop sound previews, which was a popular feature request. It also controls sound tab playback volume, and Mixcraft system sounds, like the metronome and the track freezing sounds.

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Re: preview track

Post by carllackey » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:05 pm

i think im clueless! how does the preview track work with listening to the loop library?

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Re: preview track

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:17 pm

Hi,

If listening to loops in the library is too loud, turn the preview volume down. If the loops are too quiet, turn the preview volume up.

Some people wanted this feature because they'd be working on a quiet mix, and then the loop preview sounds would be blaring.

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Re: preview track

Post by Mark Bliss » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:40 pm

Carl, more info-

The problem is most loops and samples are normalized to 0dbfs, and when previewing them while working on a project, with the master fader set to unity, you often get blasted.
Similarly, the "freeze" sound when freezing tracks could be very loud in relation to a normal mix monitoring level. Painfully so on headphones.
The new MX9 "preview track" provides a method of attenuation for those kinds of audio inputs.

Note that some of us feel it would be good to have an option to collapse/hide the track so its not taking up valuable space. I would like to be able to set it to -12 (for example) and hide it personally.
Enhancement request logged.
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Re: preview track

Post by carllackey » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:38 pm

thanks guys!

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