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 Posted: Mon Apr 19th, 2010 09:36 pm
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Johnbee



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Dennis;

Thanks so much for your feedback.  I actually tried a mix on this that I called the "Sun Travel" mix in which I used an automated mix profile to have the lead vocal start in the far right (east) and gradually move to to the far left (west).  Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, get it?  But I really didn't care how that sounded when all was said and done.:?

I think Mixcraft is an excellent program for the price ($70.00).  Yeah, you can get better string sounds but you pay for better too.  The next best one up would be the Garritan Personal Orchestra (approx $175.00) which was made from actual sampling.

For the price, Mixcraft isn't bad at all.  I actually use two MIDI sequencer/studio programs.  The other, besides MC is Samplitude Music Studio 14.  I like the mixer in that one but the brass and strings in it's library are not as good MC's, so I figured out how to used both programs together.  It can be done, but you have to make sure the tempos and keys match each other in the project in order for them to synch. Generally, I use Samplitude's library for drums, bass and keyboard, but MC for the strings.  I convert all the MIDI files to WAVs before the final mix.

:)JB

Last edited on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 09:37 pm by Johnbee



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