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PLUG-IN MANAGEMENT

Mixcraft lets you enable and disable virtual instruments and plug-ins, as well group and sort plug-ins when loading using Collections.These are handy if you have a large number of plug-ins; they can be used to create groups for most frequently used plug- ins, organize specific types of plug-ins, etc.

To access the Plug-In Management window, click on the Mixcraft File menu at the top left and select Plug-In Management. You can also access the Plug-In Management Window via File>Preferences>Plug-Ins>Manage Plug-Ins.

The Plug-Ins window on the right displays built-in and third-party installed virtual instruments and effects plug-ins. The Categories window filters which plug-ins are displayed. The green checkboxes next to each plug-in enable or disable individual plug-ins. (For instance, you might want to disable older versions, plug-ins that are causing issues, or plug-ins that you’re not currently using.)

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CREATING PLUG-IN COLLECTIONS

To create a plug-in collection, click on the Mixcraft File menu at the top left and select

Plug-In Management. Choose an effect category to be displayed in the Plug-Ins list.

To create a new collection, click the + sign button, then type a name for the collection and hit return. Now select a category above, and drag the effects you’d like in your newly created collection onto the collection name in the Collections list.

You can drag as many plug-ins as you’d like into a collection. You can also mix virtual instrument and effect plug-ins, but only the appropriate type of plug-ins will display when viewing and loading plug-ins into a track. In other words, if you’ve clicked a track’s keyboard icon to load a virtual instrument, only virtual instruments within a collection will be displayed (or vice versa). You can place the same effect or instrument into as many collections as desired.

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DELETING PLUG-IN COLLECTIONS

To delete a collection, simply highlight it and click the X button.

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SEARCHING FOR PLUG-INS

If you have a large number of plug-ins, you can use the search field next to the magnifying glass icon to find effects by typing in the name of a particular plug-in (or part of the name).

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USING PLUG-IN COLLECTIONS

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To access an audio channel’s plug-in collections, click the track’s fx button, then click

<Select An Effect>. Collections will appear at the top of the plug-ins list, and hovering over the collection name will display the plug-in names; click on a plug-in’s name to open it.

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