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document 1185: If I create a song using Mixcraft's loops, can I sell it or distribute it without having to pay Acoustica?
Providing that you legally own a Mixcraft license, you may redistribute new works of art, podcasts or other sounds created using Mixcraft's loops royalty-free for any and all commercial and non-commercial uses, but you cannot redistribute the individual loops by themselves in any format, medium or...
24 Mar, 2017
document 1281 - HOWTO: I don't like the dark track background in Mixcraft 8!
Starting with Mixcraft 8, there is a visual theme setting in Display preferences. (File Menu > Preferences > Display > Visual Theme). Restart Mixcraft after changing the setting to see the lighter background.
21 Mar, 2017
document 1280 - HOWTO: How do I drag effects from track to track in Mixcraft recording software?
Starting with Mixcraft 8, you can drag and even copy effects from track to track. Select "Show Effects On Tracks" from the Track menu. To duplicate effects, hold down the Alt key and drag them to another track.
25 Feb, 2017
document 1279 - HOWTO: How do I route MIDI to another track in Mixcraft 8?
Starting with version 8, Mixcraft recording software has an option to route MIDI to another track. You can use this to send MIDI from different tracks into a multi-timbral plugin like Kontakt, each track on a different MIDI channel, controlling a different instrument in the plugin.
25 Feb, 2017
document 1278 - HOWTO: How do I link selected tracks in Mixcraft 8 recording software?
Hold down the Ctrl key and click on multiple tracks in Mixcraft 8 to select them, then right-click to link them. You can then mute, solo, fade, pan, etc. as a group and also move them around as a group.
25 Feb, 2017
document 1277 - HOWTO: Tip: right-click the MIDI Learn option to instantly pop up the MIDI Control Surface settings.
Right-click on Mixcraft's MIDI Learn option to instantly access MIDI control surface settings.
25 Feb, 2017
document 1276 - HOWTO: I've got too many plugins - how can I manage them?
Mixcraft has a new plug-in management system that allows you to easily organize your VST plugins. Check out this video blog entry: Using Mixcraft's Plug-In Management
23 Feb, 2017
document 1275 - HOWTO: I want to learn more about the Nightlife virtual instrument.
Acoustica's free Nightlife VST is a powerful virtual synthesizer. Learn more about it in these video blog posts: Nightlife VST Cool Features, Part One: Oscillators. Nightlife VST Cool Features, Part Two: Filters Nightlife VST Cool Features, Part Three: Mod Sequencers
23 Feb, 2017
document 1274 - HOWTO: How can I make beats with Mixcraft's loops?
Learn more about creating unique beats from Mixcraft's library of loops: Creative Beat-making With Mixcraft's Loops.
21 Feb, 2017
document 1273 - HOWTO: How do you create mash-ups with Mixcraft?
It's easy to use Mixcraft recording software to create mash-ups, taking one song and meshing it with another for an entirely new creation. Check out this video tutorial: Creating Mashups With Mixcraft.
21 Feb, 2017
document 1272 - HOWTO: How can I publish my songs to YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook or other similar sites?
Mixcraft 8 and Mixcraft 7 allow you to publish your creations directly from your recording software to sites like YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Vimo and Tumblr. Learn how to do it in this video blog post from our Zeroes & Ones blog: Publishing Directly to Social Media with Mixcraft....
21 Feb, 2017
document 1271 - HOWTO: How can I improve my vocal recordings in Mixcraft?
When using vocal recording software like Mixcraft, the most important thing when recording vocals is to get a good, clean recording with as little background noise as possible. Make sure the recording level is set so that the audio isn't peaking in the loud parts. Sing across the microphone: point...
21 Feb, 2017
document 1270 - HOWTO: I can't find the "Mix Each Track To A Separate File" option in Mixcraft 8!
Mixcraft 8 has a new "Mix Down To Stems" option in its File menu. This allows you to mix each track to a separate file with additional options so you can control how you export: with or without effects, with or without automation and so on.
06 Feb, 2017
document 1252 - INFO: You can set a default velocity for the MIDI notes you enter in the piano roll
The velocity setting in a MIDI clip indicates how hard a MIDI note should be "struck." You can set the default velocity setting in Mixcraft's piano roll. Clicking on an existing note will automatically set the default velocity for all notes to the velocity of that note.
12 Sep, 2016
document 1269: Publishing Doesn't Seem To Work - Uploading Sits At Zero
If publishing won't work for you, make sure you have installed all Windows updates that pertain to Microsoft .net Framework. Check the "Recommended" update section for the following. KB2901983 KB3102433 KB2533523 KB2600217 Install them if you have not already.
06 Jul, 2016
document 1175: When I play audio in recent versions of Windows, I'm getting strange effects like echoing, or my audio just doesn't sound right -- even outside Mixcraft.
Somebody (or some program) may have inadvertently turned on unwanted audio enhancements in the Windows control panel. Here's how to turn them off: 1. Right-click on the small volume contol in your Windows task bar and select Playback Devices, or go into the Windows control panel, in the Sounds...
28 May, 2016
document 1267 - HOWTO: How to use MIDI from an instrument track to control an effect in Mixcraft.
Mixcraft allows you to send MIDI from an instrument track to an effect on another track by choosing the option called "Use MIDI From Track." Not all effects will react to MIDI data, but some effects, like the GSnap effect can be controlled with MIDI.
26 May, 2016
document 1266 - HOWTO: How can I record volume automation in Mixcraft?
Recording volume automation allows you to record the movement of a control on your MIDI device as you record.
26 May, 2016
document 1265 - HOWTO: Did you know you can disable all of the effects on a track with one click in Mixcraft?
Click FX, and then remove the small check mark that is to the left of the word Effect to turn off all the effects for a track. This can be very helpful if you want to compare how the track sounds with effects to how it sounds without effects.
26 May, 2016
document 1264 - HOWTO: How can I export my Mixcraft tracks as separate files or stems?
If you need to export tracks from Mixcraft as "stems," choose the option to mix down from Mixcraft's File menu, then put a check mark next to the option called "Save Each Track As A Separate File."
26 May, 2016
document 862: Help! I lost my Acoustica program(s)! How do I get them back? Do I have to pay again?
No problem! Just download the program from our download page. The free trial version becomes the full version when you enter your registration ID and code. Install the program and enter your registration information. If you don't have a record of your registration info, you can automatically...
25 May, 2016
document 1192: I was trying to install Mixcraft and I got a sharing violation error!
If you get a sharing violation error like the following while installing Mixcraft, quit all other programs and also close any folders that you might have open. "Encountered a sharing violation while accessing C:\Program Files\Acoustica Mixcraft 7\mixcraft7.exe." If you don't have any other...
25 May, 2016
document 1251 - INFO: What's new about Mixcraft 7?
Here are just some of the new features in Mixcraft 7: Publishing to popular social media sites like Soundcloud and YouTube Unique filenames for recorded files FLAC audio format support 64-bit version Updated new project dialog that allows you to set the parameters for the project Step sequencer...
25 May, 2016
document 1263 - INFO: What are the limitations of Mixcraft Home Studio 7?
Limitations Compared to Mixcraft 7 (standard) Limited to 16 tracks Limited to 8 performance panel sets. Only 20 built-in effects and 6 built-in virtual instruments. Does not mix down to MP3 or allow CD Burning Automation limited to volume and pan. Library limited to 2096 loops and sound...
19 May, 2016
document 1262 - INFO: Mixcraft ran the first time, but the next time I tried to use it, it crashed or I got plugin errors
The first time you run Mixcraft 7, it does not load any third-party plugins. This is because some faulty or improperly installed plugins can cause Mixcraft to crash. This screen is displayed: The next time you run Mixcraft, it will skip any troublesome plugins that it couldn't load. If you...
13 May, 2016