Mixcraft Suggestions!

Support and feedback for Acoustica's Mixcraft audio mixing software.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by jindalmnsh » Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:27 am

I would appreciate a gain trim and HP filter at the input of every channel strip, as would be found on a hardware mixing console.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Rolling Estonian » Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:25 am

You can select the gain, comp, drive in Mixer Panel Preferences, the Parametric EQ has filters too.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by halcyon68 » Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:54 am

I'd like the note / chord preview tool from Waveform's piano roll to be in Mixcraft. Find it incredibly convenient. Also, unless I missed this feature, it would be great if you could edit multiple tracks in the same piano roll window.

The bright white of the pianoroll doesn't really work with the dark theme, the light theme is better but not too appealing. The visuals need an update IMO. Might sound a bit harsh, but I recently found a screenshot of the first MC version I tried (4), and while it looks dated I find it easier on the eyes than the current themes.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Brendond » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:43 pm

It would be nice to have a SUMMARY text file created on demand that put in one place for each project a list of tracks used, volume, pan settings, instruments etc and hopefully plugins used on each track - like a diary entry automated. As much summary and settings information that could be gleaned from each Mixcraft project.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by halcyon68 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:49 am

I'd like to add to my comment above:

Besides the "preview" tool for the piano roll, there's 3 more features I'd like to see:

1) a brush mode that paints the selected note length instead of one long note
2) a tool to split a note at the click location
3) a tool to put together two notes at the click location to one longer note (or put together all notes in a selected area)

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Acoustica Greg » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:39 am

Hi,

Mixcraft 9 does have a note painting feature.


Paint notes in Mixcraft 9.
Paint notes in Mixcraft 9.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by halcyon68 » Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:37 pm

Hi Greg, thanks for the answer but that's not quite what I meant. Basically what I was asking for were additional paint modes.

Mixcraft is pretty darn good for editing MIDI as it is, though.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by frogbone » Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:16 am

Hey now,

here we go:

1.) I'd like that you classify the tracks in the mixer view. Currently only MIDi tracks have a keyboard icon. I think that you should also provide an icon for audio tracks, send tracks as well as group tracks for easy identification.

2.) For group tracks, there is an empty area, where other tracks like midi tracks and audio tracks showup input information. But group tracks also have inputs, the inputs are the groups member tracks, so why not showing them? If the members of the groups don't fit in the area, show the complete list as a tooltip.

3.) For send tracks, there is an empty area, where other tracks like midi tracks and audio tracks showup input information. But once tracks send their sound to send tracks, why not show the tracks that send sound to the send track? If the members sending sound don't fit in the area, show the complete list as a tooltip.

4.) Provide the wooden ends on the left and right side of the mixer and let me choose the kind of wood.

5.) Provide a leather part the same way hardware mixers offer on the mixers south end, where i can fix sticky notes with text on it. Allow to show/hide the leather part.

6.) Allow to choose the color of an audio tracks wave visualization.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by RollingStone » Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:05 am

collapse or extend ALL (group) tracks with just one click or key combo? yes. that would be a high tech feature.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by frogbone » Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:14 am

RollingStone wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:05 am
collapse or extend ALL (group) tracks with just one click or key combo? yes. that would be a high tech feature.
Hey, my papa was a rolling stone, wherever he laid his head was his home... :D

Thanks for your post.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by TomCat63 » Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:27 am

Hoping this thread is still being monitored. What I would like to see in Mixcraft 10 is the ability to preview midi files in the browser just like audio files. It would be helpful to be able to choose the instrument it previews thru such as any of maybe a few basic built in VST's such as Drum, bass, keys, pads, etc. This would be very helpful for those who have large MIDI file collections. While Windows File Explorer can do this there isn't much flexibility and many files won't preview. The best simple, fast and easy to use is the Resonic audio player and sample manager. I use the free version but you can't select playback type (drum, bass, etc) for Type 1 files. It is pretty awesome but not perfect.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by cactus-head » Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:04 am

Hi TomCat63,

Maybe you already know this, if open the file through Mixcraft, either

File > Open Project (Files of Type: MIDI Files)
or
Sound > Add Sound File...

If you right click on the MIDI file that is displayed, a pop up menu will appear. If you choose the option Open With or Play with Windows Media Player, you can use any player you have available to preview the MIDI file and it won't close your dialog box with mixcraft. Some programs may not play MIDI files and others will use their default GM wave files; but it should do for a preview.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Anorax » Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:09 pm

RollingStone wrote:
Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:05 am
collapse or extend ALL (group) tracks with just one click or key combo? yes. that would be a high tech feature.
I'll second this, even if this only gets added as a keyboard shortcut. (Is there a keyboard shortcut for collapsing/expanding the currently selected/active/what-have-you group? If so I feel like that command would be one you could just add a modifier key to for expand/collapse all - e.g. in Microsoft Word, Ctrl+Shft+C/Ctrl+Shft+V modifies the standard copy/paste commands to copy/paste a formatting style onto the selected text instead of the actual text in the clipboard)

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Rolling Estonian » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:01 am

Mouse scroll wheel control.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by JTStein » Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:51 pm

Maybe this has already been suggested, but I’d love to see some sort of key mapping feature where we’d be able to reassign key shortcuts to other keys on the keyboard. It would be nice to be able to remap the delete key to the left side so I don’t have to move my hand so much every time I want to delete something. It would also be nice to to have a zoom in and zoom out key in addition to the scrolling zoom option, kinda like Pro Tools has.

It would be awesome if we were able to use FL Studio plug-ins in Mixcraft. I know you can integrate FL Studio as one big plug-in into Mixcraft, but it would be nice to be able to open up just an individual plugin, such as their unique Parametric EQ 2 plug-in.

Also more variety in track colors would be nice. Can’t wait to see where Mixcraft goes from here!

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