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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/28 00:19:53 (permalink)
Sorry, Mixcraft doesn't do .mov either. AVI or WMV only.
 
Of course, that doesn't preclude using a file converter to convert your .mov to .avi.


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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/28 01:26:42 (permalink)

New in Mixcraft 8, MP4 Support

Import and export MP4 video files for easy editing of videos directly from your camera or phone.
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/28 01:33:38 (permalink)
Gave Mixcraft a quick spin today.  Lots to like, but the lack of leading edge comping functions left me out.  Will keep an eye on this one though. 

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/28 13:43:22 (permalink)
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A question of a different color for Mixcraft on the video side.  I've got a sports camera that saves in MOV.  My old Vegas 7 doesn't open Mov.  Vegas 14 will open them, but won't open itself now and gets hung up on VSTs.  So I need something simple to re-format.  Anybody use anything cheap and SAFE for that jb.  I'd rather pay a few bucks than have spam or such.  I will get Vegas 14 rolling, but in the meanwhile I have some good motorcycle footage.




Hi AT ,
I'm in a similar boat as you as far as having a sports camera and a Zoom Q 3 ...both only do MOV files  ...
I do get surprisingly  good video from the sports camera and the Zoom Q 3 gets OK video w great audio  ...
Bumping up that type of hardware to something a lot better is not something I 'm not looking to do anytime soon due to that it will cost big bucks ..
 
When I saw your post , it got me thinking ...I said its time for me to dive into Mixcrafts Video capabilities ...
Now I do have decent software on both PC and Mac for video editing but I didn't want to go there since I use a lean stripped down PC lap top for all my learning DAW's, test projects and everything else such as music transcription...
 
Then it dawned on me that I have a program called Transcribe from 7 th string ...I have and use this program on every computer I own ...I have used this product for a very long time and it is the best program out there for people that Transcribe Music ...
BTW, I have no affiliation w the company ..
Here's a link to the program . it has a fully working demo w out restrictions .
https://www.seventhstring.com/xscribe/overview.html
Not only is it great for transcribing music , stuff like slowing down audio music , transposing 12 keys up or down w chromatic choices it also is fantastic for being able to work w videos ...
 
For example I have taken videos of my  Friend / Mentor Joe Pass and I slowed down his music . I was then able to loop the video to where I could grab what he was doing on the fret board at any speed I wanted / could play along at ... This all showed up great in the video ...
Now the only reason why I am telling you all this is whether you need another program or not ... it is not place to say ...the thing is today I took some MOV files I filmed , paced them in Transcribe and rendered them as clips meaning loops / sections of the movie and or as full unedited files ...
Doing these  exports I was able to render and convert my MOV files over to MP4 ...MP4 is a new option for Mixcrat 8 ...also MP4 is pretty much a given for posting good quality videos on u tube
 
if you decide to try the demo you may have a month to sort out the Vegas thing you have going on over at your end or if you like to transcribe music ..then hey maybe  I hipped you to something new ..
Now I'm not saying this program is a replacement for video software , if you need that you need it ..
what I'm saying is  this may  be a good way for you to convert some of your MOV files over to MP4 w out spending money 
 
OK having said that , I was able to go full out today and put Mixcraft 8 s Video editor through it's paces ..
I had already known that I would be very happy with Mixcrafts  ability to combine music and video ...
The Video that Acoustica has up as a tutorial pretty much shows what can be done in Mixcraft 8,
 I always want to find out for myself so ran my own little test 
 
I was pleasantly surprised about a few things on how well Mixcraft 8 handled  video ... 
Unlike SONAR and many other DAW's that will only allow you to have one video in the time line ...and that's it
Mixcraft allowed me to place as many video clips I wanted in the time line. some were short video clips , some were long un edited videos . I had music going on ..a tune of mine that I edited for the video project ...
the thing is once I started adding pics along the time line of the video I was pretty happy with how well Mixcraft performed ....
During my 3 hour learning session using Mixcraft as a dual music and video editor I did run across a lot of cool features , such as video automation effects and various cool stuff I'm not in a position to have fully used ...
Remember I'm just a SONAR user that is here to share my discoveries about getting along w  Mixcraft as a new good versatile tool to have and use ...
I'm only here to pass off a few impressions of how I'm getting along w the program ..if that helps somebody cool , if it doesn't that's OK too.
 
My overall impression regarding using Mixcraft 8 for video & music creation combined is Mixcraft is very good
Once again , I feel I got a lot more bang for the buck than what I paid for .
all the best ,
 
Kenny 
 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/28 21:46:06 (permalink)
Note... Copy effects from one track to another by "Alt-dragging" instead of Sonar's "Ctl-dragging"
 
I spent 3hrs in Mixcraft and bought it. For AU$120 it's a bargain plus. Mixcraft is worth the $$$ for it's improved Video editing alone.
 
Suggestion... Let's all put in and start a lotto syndicate and win bigtime, buy Cakewalk, invest millions of dollars into it and give all it's goodies away for "FREE"
 
Ah wouldn't it be nice 

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 00:47:54 (permalink)
Oh dear, looks like Mixcarft is VST only as I can't seem to load any Sonitus Plugs.
Can anyone confirm this please.
 
Maybe we need more than One lotto ticket just to make sure we crack a big cash win :)

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 00:54:25 (permalink)
Kool, Kenny.  
 
Man, I've got so many software pots on the fire, and then this Cake thing.  I'm liking mixcraft.  It seems to have everything I need at first glance.
 
I'll try the translator suggestion.  Thanks - it sound perfect. I think Mixcraft would be great for comping a music video - stills, writing, imported movies, FX.  Again, nothing deep or expensive effects, but something to slap up on youtube, which seems to be the most important social music scene.
 
Will be in touch.
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 01:00:15 (permalink)
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Oh dear, looks like Mixcarft is VST only as I can't seem to load any Sonitus Plugs.
Can anyone confirm this please.
 
Maybe we need more than One lotto ticket just to make sure we crack a big cash win :)


Check out this thread:
http://forum.cakewalk.com/How-to-Use-Cakewalk-DX-and-DXi-in-Studio-One-Really-m3696738.aspx
 
About half-way down the page, a Mixcraft user wrote this:
 
"I tried it in Mixcraft, I followed Anderton`s procedure and copied into Mixcraft VST folder.

Most of the Sonitus fx worked fine, two of them had a distorted sound.
TTS-1 also seemed to work, but Pentagon made it crash.

This has just been a quick test."
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 05:07:21 (permalink)
Thanks SLIP
Sonitus plugs are now up and running but still can't get TTS-1 to appear.
There's two many posts going on to catch everything right now i'm in overload hahaha

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 12:02:40 (permalink)
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Kool, Kenny.  
 
Man, I've got so many software pots on the fire, and then this Cake thing.  I'm liking mixcraft.  It seems to have everything I need at first glance.
 
I'll try the translator suggestion.  Thanks - it sound perfect. I think Mixcraft would be great for comping a music video - stills, writing, imported movies, FX.  Again, nothing deep or expensive effects, but something to slap up on youtube, which seems to be the most important social music scene.
 
Will be in touch.




Hi AT ,
 
Kool right back at you
 
I hear you loud and clear when it comes to all the current software irons in the fire ..
I have so many software irons in the fire right now , the view here is starting to look just like a Bonfire from the International Space Station
 
have a good one ,
 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 14:24:52 (permalink)
Thanks Kenny for that helpful information on video. I plan to put music up on Youtube and want to see if I can take basic video loops and add them to the music instead of having a still static image up there. I will soon look into what Mixcraft can do there.
 
I put the software through some basic paces last night. It wasn't difficult to navigate through most of it. A few small things bugged me, like where is the keystroke for rewind on the transport? 
 
The method to insert effects and synths is easy and I have taken a liking to it. Recorded a basic classical compo of mine in less than an hour. I used their onboard piano synth which is ok once you set it up in the mix. I didn't have a lot of time. I spent less than an hour on this and I think it turned out decent. I didn't edit anything it is what it is.
 
I think I could grow to like this software and I wasn't sold on it even yesterday.
 
Here is the track in made in it in less than an hour. 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 15:32:22 (permalink)
No FaderPort support ... bummer

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 15:54:26 (permalink)
One thing I can say about Mixcraft is their people were here quick, they answered a PM ASAP, and they have hung around to see and answer people's questions.  Satifying.
 
And they claim they don't have an update schedule, so it might take a while, but I "feel" (always a word that needs to be understood carefully) they'll actually make progress in fixing any complaints/suggestions with the attention they've already shown.  But, I've made misjudgments before.  When my wife first moved to NYC many, many years ago, she was in a share w/ Madonna (she still has a pair of her jeans, but no way to prove to Sotheby's).  Later she pointed out Madonna's first MV on a local NY station.  Typical dance crap.  I listened, and stated, "A one-hit wonder." So much for my popular instincts :-(.  But the Mixcraft guys seem intelligent, passionate and eager and that is a judgment about them, not popular culture.
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 16:12:32 (permalink)
I apologize for implying that this wasn't serious software. I think it is plenty serious for the right user. I'm giving away the fact that I'm an old fart when I say the person on th cover from looks like a kid lol. To me he does. No bias towards younger people. I just decided in my own biased mind that it's for younger people who simply want to make loop based music( I had to change my spelling I almost typed "poop based music".
 
I can see you could go much deeper with this program. Like several others though, it ain't no Sonar when it comes to midi. There are lots of folks feeling a real loss at the prospect of loosing Sonar. There were many things it did that I took for granted. 
 
You could do much much worse than Mixcraft. I rather like it so far! Thanks to those who stepped up and offered crossgrade discounts to us here at Cakewalk.

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 18:53:58 (permalink)
There's no way I can buy Mixcraft until after the holidays. My kids Christmas presents come first. In the new year I'm investing in Mixcraft. It reminds me of what Cakewalk used to be, and I miss that. I want to support the little guys and watch them grow. I'll start off by shelving my old copy of Vegas and start making my short videos in Mixcraft. No more need of multiple programs.
I have also received very prompt responses from the Mixcraft crew when asking a question via their support system. That will be a huge thing. While I won't need a lot of support, it's great to know it's there, just in case. If all the DAWS have more or less the same features, the things like customer service become the most important.

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 20:06:55 (permalink)
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Oh dear, looks like Mixcarft is VST only as I can't seem to load any Sonitus Plugs.
Can anyone confirm this please.
 
Maybe we need more than One lotto ticket just to make sure we crack a big cash win :)


Mixcraft can load VST2 and VST3 plugins only. Unless of course, you use a wrapper of some sort.

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/29 22:05:37 (permalink)
This post goes out to Starise and all the people here in" SONARLAND " that are interested in Mixcraft 8 's video implementation 
All one has to do is to look at the videos Acoustica has up on using Mixcraft for Video to see that there is a lot more here going on here than what appears on the surface concerning Mixcrafts Video implementation .
 
Some tutorials from their site 
https://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/v7/help/video-editing-topics.htm
 
It is pretty obvious to me that a person who want's to create their own music w video can be pretty happy using Mixcraft 8 as a self contained Audio DAW & Video environment to work in  ...
The learning curve is somewhat Gentle and there are many features in Mixcraft 's video tool kit that one would have to spend some money elsewhere to get ...
With a little time in the woodshed using Mixcraft's Video tools one could conceivably come up with some really nice videos that incorporate , titles , smooth transitions, cool video filtering effects , slide shows and any other thing one may want to incorporate into to ones own creative expression . 
 
Heck , I look at my own u tube videos these days and I can admit that the playing is happening but the visual's are BORING 
 
So having said that I want to talk about something totally different today .
 
I want to talk about unlocking ones own creative potential while using or in some cases miss using Mixcraft's video tools ....
 
Who say's you have to make videos in Mixcraft in the first place ? Who the marketing ? The hoped for dream & desire you may hold in your heart ?
 
Please allow me to offer you an easier softer smother way ...
What we are gonna talk about here today is motivation & unlocking ones own creativity  Lets keep an eye and ear on unlocking ones own potential in a way where ones own workflow can feel unlimited  .if only even for a short time .
 
Where do we start ? Lets start with things we have heard over the course of our lives ..ones own concepts , principles and what ever you may hold dear to your heart .
 
Here are some of Kenny's mental tools ...
 
When you hear the phrase " a picture is worth a thousand words " it is pretty much a given that most of us here would agree with that concept to a small or a large degree .
What would happen if I told you that a picture is worth a thousand notes ? or a new place to change and express your emotions ? or a even a safe place to explore your feelings about some of the things that may or may not of happened in your life
 
....Are you interested ? Are you interested in applying this concept to your music and creativity ?
 
A quick personal story ...when I started making vid's I didn't want to look at the freaking camera or the red light .
I felt all my creativity zoom out the front door and then I would Clam Up ..
 
One day I decided to place a picture of a real pretty woman that was so out of my league I should have been grateful she even allowed me to live and breath the same Air we all  have here on the Planet Earth
Then a funny thing happened after I placed the pic up , I totally forgot about the camera w the  red light and I started flirting with her image using my guitar and what I was playing ...
( since I'm single I can get away with that sort of thing at home )
Sounds simple right ?  for me it was a mini epiphany and I have decided to take it to the next level ...
 
OK for those of you that are still w me I'm gonna ask you to try out a little experiment ...
Mixcraft or not sit down w your instrument and start playing to a picture that evokes a feeling or a strong mental image ...See if that unlocks things in your playing or musical ideas ...
 
Now if you have Mixcraft place that picture in the time line and play music to the emotions you feel ...
Sounds simple right ? that is only the tip of the iceberg ....
We are talking about unlocking creativity while using a multi purpose DAW that can allow one to have multiple media objects in the video time line w out restriction .
For those of you that like to compose World Music or Ethnic music , you can benefit greatly from placing some inspirational pictures from the country's or genre's of music you are looking to express ....
Feel the terrain , smell the smells , use your playing to express what the picture /image invokes  ...
 
IMHO ,creating music for film especially when one does not have a specific film to compose to is very hard .
It is almost an exercise in how to fail because unless one is immersed deeply with the intended message of the film and all the people that are producing it ,one may always be second guessing the music ...
Now I have never played for film , yet I do know that all movies have what they call a story board where they map out all the scenes of the movie in sketches ...this is somewhat common knowledge . I also know this because I have watched one of the composers for Star Trek Voyager score an episode of the show at my brothers place in North Hollywood  My brother worked in film doing sound and he has worked with the best 
When the composer scored the episode  he worked w an assistant to the final cut of the shows edited episode while the assistant transcribed the score which was taken to a proper Studio the next day to be recorded by a full orchestra .
Having said that lets talk about a little musical / multi expressive content experiment ...
 
Using Mixcraft one could decide to put together a mock up story line of their choosing  VIA pics or video clips . Once they had a story that appealed to them they could then compose and learn how to adapt their musical creativity to this type of musical form of work and expression ....whats cool about that is I don't care if its 5 mins or 60 seconds , if you do that a few times you will be coming up with a bunch of musical keepers ...
The law of averages is in your favor . As you progress in this type of workflow you will have gained some new chops and a higher level of self esteem .
A cool thing also is as the music develops one could replace the placeholder visuals  with video content that matches their inner vision of their musical composition....
 
What ! you did that whole film using Lil  Ole Mixcraft ? Cool Right on ...
 
Next up , what about all the musicians that self produce themselves ? How can they gain the creative edge ?
IMHO , it has been my personal observation that it is very easy to fall victim to some of the things I have told my self . Oh I 'll never be able to do that or any other number of convenient avoidance techniques ...
The whole problem with that sort of thinking is an outright Lie can become the truth These types of inner personal dialogs can become a form of a self fulfilling prophesy ...( Human Nature Folks lets face it we all got it ) 
Just think for a second , when was the last time you saw a bumble bee sitting on a flower having a conversation with itself saying " OH your body is to fat , your wings are too small , you will never fly no matter how hard you try"
According to  Science , Science is confounded at the very fact that bumble be can fly  ......
 
Nature itself doesn't give 2 $hits What Science thinks  bumble bee's can fly 
 
So what does this all mean in the context of this post and topic ? How do we make this work ?
Science is right about lot's of things , one of them happens to be this .
It is a Scientific fact that humans beings process all physiologic neurological stimulus as a fact ...read that again  ...humans beings process all physiologic neurological stimulus as a fact ....
Now what do I mean by that ?
An easy way to grasp that concept is people pay good bucks to go to a movie , they suspend disbelief as a consensual choice ...
Why because they want to be entertained and they want to feel the impact of the full movie experience ...
It doesn't matter that we all know that there is no such thing as the boogieman  or that people can't fly w out wings or stop bullets just by throwing a stink eye in the direction of the shooter because once one enters that experience nature takes over Humans beings process all physiologic neurological stimulus as a fact ....
FWIW , it is possible to override that if you happen to be in a state of present moment awareness ...even the the things that are totally outside your control will still evoke a strong emotion ..
example,
I was driving in a heavy rain yesterday . At an intersection a car inched out way to far and I became scared because it looked like the car was  gonna t bone me ...
knowing that they were probably just looking to get a better view of traffic mentally did not over ride the emotional physiological reaction of fear I felt in that moment  the damage was done ...         
 
Advertising knows this and many other things along these lines.This is a big reason why that form of manipulation is very effective ...
Many people in the know deliberately know just the right buttons to push so they can  play a persons emotions like a violin .
Most writers know this , and even lil ole Kenny knows this
 
SO How do we make this work to our own advantage ? Are not some of us here self produced musicians & Artists ?
 
Using Mixcraft's video time line it is possible to drop in the type of motivational messages that will help un-stick ones own blocked creativity  ...
Most of us here have  had tunes we are writing and in plenty of places within the song we may have felt stuck ...
I know I have for sure ...I didn't have anybody  standing over my shoulder giving me a Pep Talk or an encouraging word 
 
Lets try this  , Why not place a motivational text message that flashes VIA the video monitor  in Mixcraft during those sections of the song where you feel stuck ?...    Simple right ? this may & can solve a lot of the problems that have kept some of us stuck ...
For me I may need to place a message that says keep working on it , don't give up you are getting there , it is so much better now than what you were doing  before ...Keep at it it is coming along very nicely ...
For a singer they may need the lyrics as a reminder , or even  a message as to what type of vocal treatment and style to sing in during that section of the song. 
Why not place a chord chart up there if you are having a hard time remembering all the chord to a section of the tune ...
For tender musical moments you can place a picture of somebody you love ...for angry moments and music one could even place a pic of someone they they have bad feelings about ....
You can even go comic and play around with things you find funny .
Yesterday I had a video clip of my dog Duke .
Duke is a gigantic American Bulldog and he loves to play fetch w a ball ...I took one section of a video clip where Duke jumped a few feet in the air and nabbed the ball in his mouth  while he was still airborne ...
I combined video clip in Mixcraft w a looped section of a section of one of my tunes and laughed my a$$ off until I was in tears ...
 
Anyway  , I'm gonna cut it short from this point on , I feel I have said a mouthful as it is 
I just wanted to put a few alternative ideas out there on having ways of using Mixcrafts video integration that can be very usefull.
 
As I mentioned before Mixcraft does have the ability to produce very decent videos in the traditional sense of what is currently popular in most social  media forms of expression at places such as u tube ...
Most of us here are blessed to be creators of content ,,,not just consumers of content    
 
Anyway , my thing is I also enjoy all the little footsteps my creative journey may take me on ...
 
thank you , all the best ,
 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/30 00:21:17 (permalink)
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So having said that I want to talk about something totally different today .
 
I want to talk about unlocking ones own creative potential while using or in some cases miss using Mixcraft's video tools ....




Da Professor is in da house!!! 
 
Professor Kenny, that was inspirational and informative!!!
 
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/30 05:52:32 (permalink)
yes, the kid on the front is pretty hep.  I wasn't impressed, but then, what do I care that they are trying to attract young people.  They can help pay the freight. ;-)
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/30 14:36:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Starise 2017/12/01 16:37:22
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Thanks Kenny for that helpful information on video. I plan to put music up on Youtube and want to see if I can take basic video loops and add them to the music instead of having a still static image up there. I will soon look into what Mixcraft can do there.
 
I put the software through some basic paces last night. It wasn't difficult to navigate through most of it. A few small things bugged me, like where is the keystroke for rewind on the transport? 
 
The method to insert effects and synths is easy and I have taken a liking to it. Recorded a basic classical compo of mine in less than an hour. I used their onboard piano synth which is ok once you set it up in the mix. I didn't have a lot of time. I spent less than an hour on this and I think it turned out decent. I didn't edit anything it is what it is.
 
I think I could grow to like this software and I wasn't sold on it even yesterday.
 
Here is the track in made in it in less than an hour. 
https://soundcloud.com/starise/journey-of-the-nymphs




Hi Starise ,
 
In my earlier post  I kind of went off on a "large tangent" w the still pics thing ....sorry I missed the vid loop thing you were talking about .
Yes , using video loops or editing larger clips down to smaller video loops in Mixcraft is something I appreciate about the programs ability to do somewhat easy. I'm still feeling my around the fine tune editing for getting them just right .
 
I just listened to your track on Soundcloud ...hey man wow , it is very very good considering less than an hour
The few loose places in your song certainly aren't such a big deal , I'm sure when you want to you will be able to dial them in .
 
When you say Piano , are you using the Painissimo ? I like that one a lot and I'm glad to have it ...
To me it is sort of a sleeper plug ...Like a lot of folks here I have a bunch of Pianos , stuff like Addictive Keys and many others ... The Painissimo does sound good.  It is very light on my CPU ...I've used it to mock up parts and then after having what I want as far as the midi goes , I have auditioned the heavy guns and decided to stick w the Painissimo ...
 
Oh, I liked the strings you added as support in your tune ...were you using all Mixcraft instruments ? or did you go outside the program for some of your sounds ?
 
You know I'm wondering ...when I got Mixcraft 7 there was a tune included called Sword of Fianna
I flipped out when I heard it ...all done in Mixcraft using only what comes w Mixcraft ..
When I heard the tune , that's what sealed the deal for me ...
Not sure if the song came w Mixcraft  8 ...it did cme w MC 7 as a demo
I'm posting the u tube video of the song for you because I wish I could write like this and I feel it may be up your alley ...
The song has a real nice Celtic Vibe and sound ....

 
nice talking w you
all the best ,
 
Kenny
 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/30 14:59:19 (permalink)
Just goes to show it's not about the tools, but rather the skill of the craftsman.
 
Dagnabit, if you could just edit all those MIDI tracks in one window, I'd be onboard with Mixcraft in a minute.


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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/30 15:20:42 (permalink)
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As I poke around I find myself missing little conveniences from SONAR, such as being able to copy effects from one track to another by ctl-dragging. Not showstoppers, just a reminder of what 30 years of steady improvement gets you.


I think you just drag the fx from one bin into another bin, and it copies it. Not sure. I saw a video on youtube this afternoon, and that's what it looked like.




Just tried that and it doesn't work, and you can't press ctrl or do any kind of copy/paste stuff. So perhaps this could be a feature request...




Hey, try using the alt key instead of ctrl key, to copy and paste FX, although says ctrl key in manual.
Also I can drag and drop midi and audio track/clips from Sonar directly in to Mixcraft, move right into track control panel, also retains your track names.
Sorry actually both work, but you have drop right in the little FX box in track view, easier in console view 

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/30 16:53:04 (permalink)
Hey Kenny,
 
I'm at work so I can't listen much right now. I really appreciate all of the tips you gave for video. I downloaded a few video loops that should fill out my last 3 minute song well. The main problem I'm having so far is many of the online videos are MOV format. The site that advertise free loops are usually only leaders. The truly free video is usually crap but I did manage to get some decent drone video over a wheat field and as soon as I get some time I'm going to upload it with a song. 
 
 
You have done some wonderful work on video before. Hey can you post the Hitler one you made again. It had me rollin' LOL!!
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/11/30 17:02:55 (permalink)
OH I forgot to answer your questions Kenny. It only took me maybe 15 minutes to play that part and maybe 30 minutes to adjust it and mix it down. I played it maybe three times and then recorded it. I composed it as I played it. Mostly as a test using Pianissimo which I like. The strings were also done fast, but I thought it was good enough to use as an example of how fast I was able to run off a few tracks in a daw I had never seen before. It really is easy to one off tracks all day long in Mixcraft.
 
I haven't looked into the midi editing yet. Probably my next move. Too much quantization makes it all sound mechanical.
 
I have said before I didn't want to spend time I don't have learning a new DAW. The best case is to pick up the main functions and slowly absorb the rest over time as I need something.
 
 

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/12/01 16:30:51 (permalink)
Kenny- Thanks for sharing that demo.
 
I put a video together last night in about an hour in Mixcraft. I have no real experience in video editing so this was really basic. It works plenty good enough to put something together for your music on Youtube. That's all I really wanted. 
 
Remember Windows Movie Maker isn't included with windows 10. You can still get it for free to use with Win 10 online, or at least you could the last time I checked. Windows movie maker comes up short if you're mixing audio in multi channels or adding FX. This is what makes Mixcraft 8 attractive for basic video work.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPSQr8bBSjM
 
 

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/12/01 17:27:56 (permalink)
I like the Mixcraft program and the app is nice.  I can't make the Behringer X-Touch work, though.
 
EDIT: SOLVED!  When using the Behringer X-Touch, select "Logic Control" not "Mackie Control" in the pull-down for your Preferences, Control Surface.  I found this by viewing the video about Mackie Control Surfaces; it said older versions required this, so I tried it on the X-Touch.
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What I cannot make work, in the demo, is the Behringer X-Touch Control Surface.  Is the demo crippled?  I've tried setting the X-Touch up as per the manual as a generic Mackie Control Surface, but nothing works / saves.  When I start the program, the X-Touch initializes the faders, so I know something is being recogized, but no transport buttons work or can be programmed.
 
If anyone here has Mixcraft, does the X-Touch work?  If not, that's a deal-breaker.
 
EDIT: I visited the Mixcraft forum.  Apparently, the X-Touch can work.  It's just that the utility in the demo to make the assignments does not work.?
 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/12/02 04:48:18 (permalink)
My new fav. feature. When you arm a track for recording an audio input the track has a chromatic tuner built in. When you turn it on, the track level meter turns into the tuner display. How cool is that?!

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Re: Mixcraft 2017/12/02 17:06:10 (permalink)
That is cool.  Hadn't noticed but I'll look for it.  Thanks for the tip.
 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/12/02 18:43:05 (permalink)
Hi Starise ,
 
You are moving along rather nicely there w your video .
Working w video can be a whole other form of creative expression
Keep at it my friend .
 
I used to carry a Zoom Q3 w me all the time . Here is a bunch of footage of scenes I filmed when I was hanging around w 3 horses . I  put them together as a little video w music ..(did this 4 years ago pre Mixcraft )
 

 
People have told me they like the trailer music the best .....that was the only part of the music I didn't compose
The rest of the music after the trailer is music  I came up with mostly on my own and mixed it with some orchestral loops..
 
all the best,
 
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Re: Mixcraft 2017/12/03 14:51:07 (permalink)
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My new fav. feature. When you arm a track for recording an audio input the track has a chromatic tuner built in. When you turn it on, the track level meter turns into the tuner display. How cool is that?!



Click the tuning fork on the left for this to work.
 
Some other things: 
1. You can have several instances of Mixcraft open at once.
 
2. It uses .ogg, .FLAC, & .wav format
 
3. Fortunately you can drag wav files into a track like Sonar. Unfortunately you can't drag any tracks out of it. You have to Mix Down tracks if you need them outside the app, which I do at times.
 
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