Archives: Mixing

In this post we’ll discuss a super-neat new Mixcraft 7 feature we call “publishing.” The publishing feature lets you quickly render completed audio or video files and directly upload them to social media sites. In the past, once a song or video project was completed, you would render an audio or video file by choosing Mixcraft’s Mix Down To Audio File button. This creates an MP3 or WAV audio file, or in the case of video, a WMV or AVI file. You’d then direct your web browser to a social media site and follow the procedure for uploading.

SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE: Publishing direct to social media sites requires Mixcraft version 7.7. To make sure you have the newest version, click on Help>Check For Updates at the top of the screen.

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Off The Beaten Path

By Mark Bliss

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Hi everyone! My name is Mark Bliss, and I’m honored to be the guest blogger for this installment of Zeros & Ones!

When I began exploring DAW music production, my primary motivation was to learn how to create drum and backing tracks to jam to. My search for drum tracks that sounded more realistic than drums machines led me to Acoustica Beatcraft, and later to Mixcraft. I learned there were more ways to create drum tracks than I had imagined. While things can quickly become complex, there are fairly simple ways to achieve great sounding drum tracks.

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Basics of Recording: What Is An EQ?

By Mitchell Sigman

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In our “Basics of Recording” blog entries we’ll discuss the building blocks of creating pro recordings. We hope to help folks newer to music production, but hopefully we’ll provide some insights for experienced users too. In this installment we’ll talk about equalizers, usually shortened to simply “EQ.”

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Intermission: The Final Frontier

By Mitchell Sigman

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In this installment, I ‘ll discuss mastering of my track, “Intermission”. As before, the completed song is above, and the entire Mixcraft 6 project can be downloaded at the link below. (Standard disclaimer: Some plugins and instruments may be disabled depending upon which Mixcraft version you’re using, which is a passive-aggressive way of telling you to […]

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Recording Four- and Six-String Electric Twangers

By Mitchell Sigman

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Last week in the Zero and Ones blog, I broke down the tracking and mixing of the drums in my cheerful little ditty “Intermission”. In this post I’ll go over the how (and what I used) to track the bass and guitar parts.

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Indie Rock Opus pt. 2: Drum Mixin’

By Mitchell Sigman

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In the last post, we showed how to split a MIDI rock drum kit over multiple channels for increased control at mixdown. Here I’ll talk about the processing for each drum component.

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