Mixcraft Suggestions!

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

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Rolling Estonian » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:26 am

Mouse wheel scroll control, when mouse arrow is placed above a slider, knob etc the mouse wheel will move the knob or fader. Most 3rd party vst/i use this and they work in MC too.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:08 am

Morning!

A second loop button on MIDI clips to make pre-split clips or a select and looplicate (lol) option in the piano roll would be a great time saver. Sometimes we make loops that are substantially the same with minor variations, and this will save us having to use that pesky clipboard or split the clips to make them unique so we can edit them without editing the parent loop.

On second thought, is it possible to merge looped clips into a single clip? That would be fairly efficient too. Must try when I gets home!

And the answer is no, but you can CTRL-T and split the loop right in the middle, so that works just fine for me!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by jwarv » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:08 pm

mixyguy2 wrote:
jumbodude wrote: a big omission in the midi fx category that there is no Arpeggiator. This would appear to be essential midi tool that I would like to see included in future upgrades.
While I agree it would be a nice-to-have built in, there are numerous plugins, including free ones, which have arpeggiators, so personally I would put that well down the list, as I would anything that can easily be done with a plugin.
Which arpeggiator do you recommend that works best with Mixcraft?

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by jwarv » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:18 pm

jwarv wrote:
mixyguy2 wrote:
jumbodude wrote: a big omission in the midi fx category that there is no Arpeggiator. This would appear to be essential midi tool that I would like to see included in future upgrades.
While I agree it would be a nice-to-have built in, there are numerous plugins, including free ones, which have arpeggiators, so personally I would put that well down the list, as I would anything that can easily be done with a plugin.
Which arpeggiator do you recommend that works best with Mixcraft?
Never mind. I found Blue Arp. Wowzers! :o Any glitch issues you have encountered?

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:14 am

Morning!

One more comment on the plugin presets matter, the presets for most of the shady 1-2 star plugins I used, as mentioned in my plugins section post, worked fine, so there is something more afoot than the quality of the plugin programming.

Also an unrelated suggestion, for future versions maybe instead of the Mixcraft girl handing you a studio on the startup splash screen we could have Acoustica Eric handing you a guitar or Acoustica Greg handing you a user’s manual! :lol:

Happy Saturday!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:35 pm

Evening,

Not having undo for dragging mistakes in performance panel is not cool. Very easy to destroy a project!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:10 am

bigaquarium wrote:Evening,

Not having undo for dragging mistakes in performance panel is not cool. Very easy to destroy a project!

-N
Pressing Ctrl+Z doesn't help? What sort of dragging mistake? I dragged a clip to another track and Ctrl+Z snapped it right back.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:29 am

Hi,

I tried dragging about 6-7 sets over one spot to make room and all of them disappeared except one and there was no undo available. I guess it was a different glitch!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Acoustica Greg » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 am

Hi,

They didn't jump to the project tracks? I guess if they did, then undo would have worked. This happened with build 418? Let us know if you can duplicate the problem.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:41 am

Acoustica Greg wrote:Hi,

They didn't jump to the project tracks? I guess if they did, then undo would have worked. This happened with build 418? Let us know if you can duplicate the problem.

Greg

Hi,

Yes build 418. I’ll give it another shot tonight! Glad I hit save at some point!

On another note, does alt dragging mute a playing clip because the clip file can’t read and write at the same time? Maybe if MC buffered a clip on mouse over behind the scenes or something this quirk could be fixed? Gets in the way of creating on the fly.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 am

Hi again!

Also I would consider the inability to record note durations below the automatic quantization setting to be a bug. For instance if I have it set to 1/4 notes I can’t record four staccato 32nd notes, I get four quarter notes instead.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:19 am

Oh! (Sorry) video track on performance panel would be AWESOME for live shows! Assign the playback screen to a video output and bam!

:D

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Ian Craig » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:37 pm

bigaquarium wrote:Oh! (Sorry) video track on performance panel would be AWESOME for live shows! Assign the playback screen to a video output and bam!

:D

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Brilliant idea again, though I reckon there would need to be a standard video playback mechanism included i.e. not just a (very heavy cpu hitting) video edit (low quality) preview screen. :wink:
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:40 am

Afternoon!

A “play mode” for performance panel so the clips themselves are the start/stop buttons instead of the little teeny ones. I have a touchscreen computer, plus I want to put MC on a Surface Pro for gigging!

Heck, a performance panel app for IPad would be even better!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by bigaquarium » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:17 am

Hi again’

Also “play once” sets that can either trigger the next set for intros and transitions or trigger stop for endings.

Also 1/2 bar clip size for pick up notes that can be triggered by the next set. Pickup notes on a grid system is a big deal for making it sound less clunky.

In fact, a pickup marker in addition to the loop markers for clips would be a phenomenal improvement for all modes in MC. You could say drag the marker back 2 beats and it would play once the first time the clip is played and then loop normally.

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