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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2010 05:16 am
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 I usually drag and drop but didn't on these so that may be it.  Going to try it again in a few minutes.  However, there are going to be times that I will need to align tracks, so I'm still baffled on that one.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2010 06:33 am
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Make sure you pull them all the way over to the left as far as you can, Dennis.  Also make note where you dragged them from because that's where they're going to link from.  Meaning that if you change the location of that file and you go to rework the mix later, the file won't show up in the project.  The way I do it is I create a folder when I start a project and link everything from there so the program knows where the files are.

 

Let me know how you're coming along and I will help you with every step.  Also, the forum on Acoustica's website is EXCELLENT!  Post any concern there and somebody will help you in a timely and friendly manner.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 26th, 2010 07:10 am
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 Thanks John, I'll give it a try



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Just found this thread too. I've had Acoustica Mixcraft for just over a year now and I really like it. Very, very user friendly. I had Sonar Home Studio and had a horrible time with it. I know a lot of people do great with it, but I don't know "studio" terminology. Don't have the skills of a sound engineer. I needed something that literally says "push here to record." Mixcraft is exceptionally easy to work with and you can be recording a song with an afternoon or less....Good thread.

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That was exactly my only concern Tommy, I wish they had this program form mac :-(

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Dennis Railey wrote:  I usually drag and drop but didn't on these so that may be it.  Going to try it again in a few minutes.  However, there are going to be times that I will need to align tracks, so I'm still baffled on that one.
Hope you got this sorted. Over time I've learnt to deal with 'align tracks' issues before they arise. I always record my first couple of tracks using the metronome. That or I have a drum loop track going to keep me on time. Later on, if I have to align stuff I use the 'snap to' feature. It's a little button, top centre left of the screen. You can snap to measure (one bar) or smaller units 1/2 beat, 1/4 beat etc. As long as your main rhythm or drum tracks are right it's quite easy to get things aligned.

That advice can go wrong but it nearly always works for me.;)

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I had my own equipment back in the days of reel-to-reel Teacs. Since things got complicated, I let studio professionals do the technical work.



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TSF-Mike wrote:
You songwriters who would like to get started recording your voice or an attempt at playing that piano or guitar, get MixCraft.  It's $65 and will be the best money you will spend.  So step up from the free recording software like Audacity and get this program now.  Plug a microphone into your soundcard and arm a channel and hit record....super simple, super easy, no-brainer.

http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/index.htm



Hmm, that sounds interesting to me. I'm evaluating Reaper now, which would cost $60. Are you saying I could buy this instead and have an easier time of it?

I do want something I can use "on the fly" for getting down song ideas as they occur to me.

However, I also want something I could import BIAB tracks into add guitars and vocals to and make something good sounding demos. Would this allow that?



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I'm afraid TSF-Mike is no longer with us Mark, so he won't be able to respond to you.

I haven't used Mixcraft myself, but I own Reaper, and I have tried several others in the past. If you just want to be able to record say voice and guitar then even the free ones will do the job without much setup required. And Reaper is a good choice, but not the only good choice.

All the bells and whistles relate to fancy editing, bouncing tracks, pitch correction, FX etc. At that point you do need to learn how to drive them, and each one may do things differently.
But just to get up and running they all work fairly similarly and none of them take more than 5mins to set up after you've gotten familiar with it.

My suggestion would be to get a free package to start with, just to get familiar with the basics of creating tracks, arming them to record, rendering the output to a .WAV, MP3 or your favorite sound format.



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