Archives: Virtual Instruments

In this installment we’ll talk about Mixcraft’s fabulous (and FREE, get it HERE) new Nightlife VSTi virtual synth. On the surface, Nightlife has a relatively standard oscillator>filter>amplifier–controlled–by–envelope generator synthesis architecture, but it has some unique tricks up its sleeve. In the coming weeks, we’ll check out the filter section and mod sequencers, but today we’ll talk about its multi–talented oscillators.

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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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Stack ‘n’ Split!

By Mitchell Sigman

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One of Mixcraft’s unique features is that it allows easy stacking of multiple virtual instruments on a single track. This lets you easily create the elaborate layered and/or split sounds usually associated with the “multi” or “combi” modes seen on workstation keyboards.

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