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In today’s entry we’ll talk about Mixcraft’s plug-in management feature. The idea behind it is this… since Mixcraft has a zillionty VST effects and instruments, finding a specific plug-in or instrument can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Plug-in management lets you create your own custom collections of effects or instruments, making it much easier to quickly find what you’re looking for.

The plug-in management feature is ridiculously to use and a major time saver, so if you’re not hip to it, check out the video above, and get edumacated!

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We recently conducted a live Skype video interview with Russ Hockenbury, an Education Technology teacher at Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. Russ uses Acoustica Mixcraft 7 to teach students about electronic music creation and we applaud his efforts! Check out the interview video to learn about his experiences in the classroom with Mixcraft! You can also check out Russ’ Twitter here: https://twitter.com/russtheett. Check out photos of Russ’s students using Mixcraft after the READ MORE jump.

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In today’s entry, we’ll talk about how to create a “mashup.” If you’ve been one of the big techno, EDM, or hip–hop clubs you’re probably heard a mashup – this is when sections of two songs that were never intended to fit together are synced up and played simultaneously, often to humorous effect. In the example in my video above around 0:38, you can hear the beats and raps of Blacked Eyed Peas’ (I won’t even attempt to properly make a possessive out that… Peaszes?) “My Humps” combined with AC/DC’s classic “Shook Me All Night Long” guitar riffs.

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Ever wonder how to get huge, lush-sounding backing vocals? I used to think the secret was simply being a stellar vocal talent, but fortunately, that’s not the case. The real secret is mainly just stacking a lot of tracks for a smooth, “homogeneous” sound. And as you’ll see, you don’t even have to be a great singer.

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