Mixcraft Suggestions!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:08 pm

silveralex wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:05 pm
Can you make it easier to size the track heights uniformly?
Reaper does this by scrolling the mouse wheel while holding the Control key. IT sizes all the tracks to the same size when you do this. Saves time.

One of the things I do love about Mixcraft compared to other DAWs is that keyboard shortcuts like this are so intuitive to me (admittedly, I've been using Mixcraft since v4 :) )
This is one I noticed that Mixcraft didn't have which would be great.
Hold down the shift key and then drag to change the track height of all tracks.


Drag to change track height
Drag to change track height
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by MidAir » Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:32 pm

Very happy with MX 9 pro. Things I'm looking for are....notes for tracks, vertical color selections for song sections, larger color pallette for everything, A/B comparison, more rock drum samples,easier save as for quick saves, and or "scene saving".

My brother and I have been recording original music since MX 6!

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by chhetri18 » Thu Jul 14, 2022 8:26 am

Hello everyone,
Since it seems to be putting ideas in this forum for Mixcraft suggestion, my suggestion would be:

1. On the 'Fx' when you see the track effect list, I would recommend a master 'X' close out so that way it would be easier to close out all at once rather than go through each of them.

I can see the benefit although I feel one is able to accidently click the 'close all' although one may revert back to changes if something like this happened. Perhaps a pop up that indicates 'are you sure you want to delete all fx list?'

I do this a lot since I go back to my old mixes at times and wanted to make changes.



2. Automatic Plugin when uploaded onto Mixcraft. For example, Reaper has the ability to separate each plugin by either brand or by its type (compressor, EQ, etc). It does this automatically. It would be great to see an update to include this in the new Mixcraft.

Regardless, I look forward to the new Mixcraft.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by silveralex » Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:43 am

Acoustica Greg wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:08 pm
silveralex wrote:
Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:05 pm
Can you make it easier to size the track heights uniformly?
Reaper does this by scrolling the mouse wheel while holding the Control key. IT sizes all the tracks to the same size when you do this. Saves time.

One of the things I do love about Mixcraft compared to other DAWs is that keyboard shortcuts like this are so intuitive to me (admittedly, I've been using Mixcraft since v4 :) )
This is one I noticed that Mixcraft didn't have which would be great.
Hold down the shift key and then drag to change the track height of all tracks.



dragtrackheight.png
Thanks so much! Can't believe I never found this before. I think I was not hovering over the line between tracks. Easy enough to do now that I know it. (though I wouldn't mind if you made it work without having to hover there)

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by silveralex » Thu Jul 14, 2022 10:44 am

MidAir wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 5:32 pm
Very happy with MX 9 pro. Things I'm looking for are....notes for tracks, vertical color selections for song sections, larger color pallette for everything, A/B comparison, more rock drum samples,easier save as for quick saves, and or "scene saving".

My brother and I have been recording original music since MX 6!

Gonzo
Like all your suggestions. Especially the vertical color selections for song sections. Even it's just different color "headers" at the top

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by 1daPaul » Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:55 pm

Piano roll ghost note view like fl studio / studio one. A better sampler maybe? Mixcraft is great as it is so any updates would be a bonus. :D

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by jumbodude » Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:56 am

It's not really a suggestion as such but a need for correction. How many users are aware that the Harmonic Minor Scale Selection tool in Midi Clip Editor ( found when using the Step Editor) is incorrect and instead of giving you a Harmonic Minor scale it gives you instead the Natural Minor scale or Aeolian mode (both of which are the same thing). However the Harmonic minor is different. The Harmonic minor has a raised Vii note different from the Natural minor which has a flattened Vii. Although it doesn't sound much it does however make a huge difference to both melodies and the composition of the diatonic V chord which becomes a Dominant seventh chord and hence has greater resolution back to the Tonic Chord. That's why it was derived to replace the V minor chord. Maybe not too much significance to general music but very important in Classical and Latin Styles. And guess what I pointed this out to the Support Team over a year ago. i have been expecting it to be fixed in the next available update but no. Update came and gone and problem errors still remain. It don't really inspire confidence and it looks unprofessional so when will it be fixed?

I have been asking for ability to save individual midi clips for years ( like Ableton which offers this feature). Ability to save Midi Clips into a Midi Clip Library would be very useful. At the moment to save midi you must do it by selecting the whole track ( or by having to mute all other tracks and save midi clip to a separate single use track- this really disrupts workflow ) . Inconvenient because this needs a great deal of further work ( to get rid of stuff you just don't want to save). Ability to select one clip and save as midi would be much better. However I get the feeling that any good suggestions are just ignored so what's the point. They can't even be bothered to fix a fundamental musical error. Feeling like White Noise.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:10 am

jumbodude wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:56 am
It's not really a suggestion as such but a need for correction. How many users are aware that the Harmonic Minor Scale Selection tool in Midi Clip Editor ( found when using the Step Editor) is incorrect and instead of giving you a Harmonic Minor scale it gives you instead the Natural Minor scale or Aeolian mode (both of which are the same thing). However the Harmonic minor is different. The Harmonic minor has a...
This should be fixed when Mixcraft 10 is released.
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by EchoFX » Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:43 am

If it isnt too late i whould love to throw in some stuff which whould make sense for beginner composers.

It whould be super helpfull if Mixcraft whould automaticly know which key you are playing in and set it acordingly beside the BPM.
Also, in the Midi editor, it whould be nice to see exactly what chords are you using.
Yknow stuff like: Am7add11 and stuff.

If it whould upgrade in realtime, ofc that should be a thing, this whould be so powerful for beginner musicians to explore music and is a really nice hands on approach on music-theory.
It also whould be helpfull to people who mainly use Mixcraft for recording Instruments outside of Mixcraft, like Guitar and Bass to figure exactly out what there are playing.
And if you use a lot of virtual instruments its even more helpfull to know what you actually playing.

As i said, it whould be such a great hands on approach on music theory. I whould even pay for something like that extra.

GuitarPro for instance shows you the chord you playing like that but its a few clicks away. If the Midi editor whould do that in the section where music is written, that whould be a huge thing.

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by DavidMcKnight » Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:52 pm

Firstly, Thank You MX team for all you do. I truly love this program and find almost no faults with it.

I know there is a workaround on individual clip properties, but it would be helpful (especially for folks recording drums) to have a Phase or Polarity switch on the Mixer channel strips. This request isn't so much to make MX work "like other DAWs", but to make MX work like a mixer (at least this request).
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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by kahnal24 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:33 pm

I would like the ability to create side by side videos, maybe as many as 4 (2 side by side at top and 2 side by side at bottom)>

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by paralipomena2 » Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:01 am

Please pleeeeease make ghost notes possible in mixcraft 10. and please make the original sound mutable when chord plugins, arpeggio plugins etc. is used on it. that would be great 😍😍😍

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Sturdy » Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:27 pm

jumbodude wrote:
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:56 am
I have been asking for ability to save individual midi clips for years ( like Ableton which offers this feature). Ability to save Midi Clips into a Midi Clip Library would be very useful. At the moment to save midi you must do it by selecting the whole track ( or by having to mute all other tracks and save midi clip to a separate single use track- this really disrupts workflow ) . Inconvenient because this needs a great deal of further work ( to get rid of stuff you just don't want to save). Ability to select one clip and save as midi would be much better.
+1 on the suggestion to save a midi clip to midi file using save as midi from the menu by right clicking on the clip itself. Would be a very nice feature to have, and much more intuitive than soloing the midi track, and then saving as midi, imho, and would give better control of start/end points of the midi file output. (If there's a better method to save a midi clip to midi file I'm unaware of please let me know - thanks ;-)

(edited - I mistakenly thought setting loop points might restrict the range of the midi export, but I don't think it does - so I removed that).

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by jwmix » Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:00 pm

1. Have Mixcraft automatically create the song
and of course, in two ways, tune only or both the tune and the lyrics.

2. Have Mixcraft automatically master,
the Mixcraft automatically created song.

3. Have Mixcraft automatically send,
the Mixcraft automatically done master,
of the Mixcraft automatically created song,
to Tay Tay (Swift).

Yep, just these three, Every Day studio worker's (or EDsw's) simple needs. :D

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Re: Mixcraft Suggestions!

Post by Acoustica Greg » Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:19 pm

jwmix wrote:
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:00 pm
1. Have Mixcraft automatically create the song
and of course, in two ways, tune only or both the tune and the lyrics.

2. Have Mixcraft automatically master,
the Mixcraft automatically created song.

3. Have Mixcraft automatically send,
the Mixcraft automatically done master,
of the Mixcraft automatically created song,
to Tay Tay (Swift).

Yep, just these three, Every Day studio worker's (or EDsw's) simple needs. :D
:lol:
We had that feature in Mixcraft 7: https://forums.acoustica.com/viewtopic. ... 439#p67299
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