Mixcraft Suggestions!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by fredfish » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:23 am

clavguy wrote:1) Step recording
2) Support for VST3 plugins
Completely agree with both of these. I cant see that vst3 wont be implemented!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Sami Seif » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:29 am

fredfish wrote:
clavguy wrote: Support for VST3 plugins
More comparability with different formats would be a great idea,I'm writing music for a film, but I can't open the file I received because it's a .mov file, and mix craft does not support that.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:38 am

Sami Seif wrote:More comparability with different formats would be a great idea,I'm writing music for a film, but I can't open the file I received because it's a .mov file, and mix craft does not support that.
Hi,

If you have the correct Windows video codec installed, you could open .mov files. The tricky part is finding the right codec. People have had luck installing the K-Lite Mega Pack. The thing with these video codec packs is that some of them come with extra junk you don't want to install or even malware.

That said, the next version of Mixcraft should hopefully have more support for other video formats from the get go.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by mick » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:01 pm

Clavguy wrote:

1) Step recording
2) Support for VST3 plugins
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I thought Sampletank 3 was VST3 compatible and it works perfectly in Mixcraft 7 64 bit, so does anyone have any thoughts on this?
It doesn't really matter to me but I don't have any VST 3 stuff or I would test it for the benefit of others.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by clavguy » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:33 pm

Acoustica Greg wrote:People have had luck installing the K-Lite Mega Pack.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by clavguy » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:35 pm

mick wrote:It doesn't really matter to me but I don't have any VST 3 stuff or I would test it for the benefit of others.
The voice editor for my Yamaha MOXF8 is VST3... and I DON'T have the time to learn Cubase
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Sami Seif » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:22 pm

clavguy wrote:
mick wrote:It doesn't really matter to me but I don't have any VST 3 stuff or I would test it for the benefit of others.
The voice editor for my Yamaha MOXF8 is VST3... and I DON'T have the time to learn Cubase
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Yeah, VST 3 is being used more and more, mixcraft really needs it.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Sami Seif » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:34 pm

Oh, and one feature I forgot to mention earlier, there's something that definitely needs improving, I'm talking about the values that appear in automation, for example, I once wanted to automate an EQ, I wanted a low cut filter to go up and down the frequency spectrum, and yet the values that appeared on the automation clip were values that went from 0 to 1, instead of the HZ values on the plugins.
I don't know if it's possible to fix that for 3rd party plugins, but at the very least fix it for stock plugins, I was using the TB parametric EQ.

And also, the audio in so many of the loops that come with mixcraft is clipping, that is really really bad, please don't let this happen in the future again.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Starship Krupa » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:10 pm

Mark Bliss wrote: No, its entirely possible I am ignorant on this. Honestly haven't seen it, so I am learning something new.
Wow, Mark, now I'm curious about what other content creation programs you use.

When I compiled that list for you, I went through every such program on my system that I wasn't sure of and checked them, and I didn't find a single one that didn't have that feature.

I, too abandoned Microsoft Office years ago. LibreOffice, which is the office suite I use, has it.

I try not to use the feature as a crutch; I try to keep track of where I am in a program, but sometimes there's a slip of the mouse and I'm not sure what it just did, and then it becomes a very critical feature.

If you have any use for an audio editor, I recommend giving Audacity another look. They have stepped up their game. The most recent version even allows real time monitoring of VST effects, which was one of the last stumbling blocks for it being a usable DAW. If that feature had been around 2 years ago, I may not have even tried Mixcraft.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Starship Krupa » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:53 pm

Another one that I posted to the old thread, but which did not make it to the bug base:

The ability to set the metronome to count subdivisions.

I play drums and I like to play to a 1/8 click track.

My workaround is a MIDI file of eight note woodblocks, but it would be nice not to have to do that.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by davefk » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:03 pm

Being able to have more than one project open and to be able to cut/copy and paste between them.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Mark Bliss » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:48 pm

Starship Krupa wrote:
Mark Bliss wrote: No, its entirely possible I am ignorant on this. Honestly haven't seen it, so I am learning something new.

Wow, Mark, now I'm curious about what other content creation programs you use.
:lol: Its OK, these days most people cant relate to the world I live in whatsoever. Whats content creation? :D

I garden organically, though I engineer automated watering systems.
I am quite comfortable with a pad of paper and ink pen. But I do appreciate a quality pen.
I mow my grass with a push reel mower. (Well alternating every other time anyway :D )
I do not own a "smart" phone or tablet, and hope to keep it that way until I am forced kicking and screaming to update.
I finally broke down and replaced my 20 year old TV with a flat screen HD unit this year. Yet I rarely watch movies and abhor most sports.
I have a very fast internet connection that I use for work, web browsing and email. A big thumbs down to any Facebook, Twitter or other social media. I have no "followers", no "friends" and no comments on my "wall" and hope to keep it that way! For the record, I have never seen a single Facebook page I didnt hate. Intensely.
Work involves huge amounts of technical data, and the sources continue to modernize, and get more ridiculously difficult and time consuming to use. Retirement cannot come soon enough.
I like to read actual books. Prefer hard covers and maintaining a proper library collection. (One large room in my home, with attic overflow.)
And while watching Amish buggies navigate traffic in town this morning (I am NOT exaggerating!) I was considering how I could benefit from further simplifying my life.
Content creation? By the simplest means possible. Got a crayon? 8)

Thanks for the suggestion on Audacity Erik. Actually I have been aware it was a useful audio editor for some time. I haven't used it that way though, because I have tried to stick to the macro side of editing and avoid the time suck of micro fine audio editing for my needs and interests.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Starship Krupa » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:09 am

Mark Bliss wrote:
Starship Krupa wrote:
Mark Bliss wrote: I garden organically, though I engineer automated watering systems.
I am quite comfortable with a pad of paper and ink pen. But I do appreciate a quality pen.
I mow my grass with a push reel mower. (Well alternating every other time anyway :D )
I do not own a "smart" phone or tablet, and hope to keep it that way until I am forced kicking and screaming to update.
I finally broke down and replaced my 20 year old TV with a flat screen HD unit this year. Yet I rarely watch movies and abhor most sports.
I have a very fast internet connection that I use for work, web browsing and email. A big thumbs down to any Facebook, Twitter or other social media. I have no "followers", no "friends" and no comments on my "wall" and hope to keep it that way! For the record, I have never seen a single Facebook page I didnt hate. Intensely.
Work involves huge amounts of technical data, and the sources continue to modernize, and get more ridiculously difficult and time consuming to use. Retirement cannot come soon enough.
I like to read actual books. Prefer hard covers and maintaining a proper library collection. (One large room in my home, with attic overflow.)
And while watching Amish buggies navigate traffic in town this morning (I am NOT exaggerating!) I was considering how I could benefit from further simplifying my life.
Content creation? By the simplest means possible. Got a crayon? 8)
Fair enough. We're probably inhabit adjacent pages (or at least the same chapter); I'm not a big fan of Facebook, I don't know what Twitter's website looks like, I love my Parker Jotter fountain pen, I love working on my irrigation system (it's like a cross between Legos, model trains, and playing in water), and I came home from the last flea market I went to with a dozen books.

I admire the Amish principle of considering very, very carefully and only adopting technology that enhances their spiritual life.

I do find a smartphone useful, however.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by aj113 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:49 am

A fix for the fade in and crossfade bugs would be my priority.

After that, subgroups within subgroups.

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