Welcome to Mix Magic! Find your favourite songs from MusoMagic Outback Tracks and put your own deadly style to them.
Share them with your class, with your friends and family…and don’t forget to share them with MusoMagic!
Get mixing and have fun!
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Step 1: Download and Install Presonus Studio One (Prime)
– Go to www.presonus.com/studioone
– Click “Get Studio One”
– Click “Get Studio One Prime now”
– Click “Add to Cart” (this version is free)
– Click “Proceed to Checkout”
– Here you will need to create an account. You can do this through Facebook, or by clicking “create an account”. Follow the instructions to activate your account. You will be emailed a temporary password that you will need to load the program.
– Once your account has been created, the download will start. On OSX it will be a .dmg file, on PCs it should be an .exe file. Once the download it complete, run the install file and follow the instructions.
– Once installed, load the software and use your temporary password to log in.
– The first time you log in, you will be prompted to download additional content (~4GB). You will need these files to complete this project. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, this could take some time. (A popup screen will show the download progress)
TIP: Take note of where you save the Install file and Additional Content files – once you have downloaded them once, you can copy the files across to other computers to save time and data.
TIP: This “MusoMagic Remix” project can be completed on a number of different DAWs. We chose “Studio One Prime” as it’s free, and comes with software instruments and onboard effects that are essential to the exercise. We also recommend GarageBand (OSX) as an alternative. The important thing is that it incorporates both audio and midi, and offers some free software instruments to process the midi.
Step 2: Download your MusoMagic content
– Right-click on the workshop files (located in the right side bar of this page) you wish to download, and select “Save As”
– Select the desired location and proceed with the download.
– This will download a .zip file to your computer
– Expand the .zip file and open the folder.
TIP: Once again, you needn’t download these files for each computer. We suggest you download it once, and transfer it to other computers via a USB stick or network transfer.
Step 3: Create a new project
– Click on “Create a new Song”
– Name your song
– Select your file location
– Change the “Tempo” of the song
TIP: the tempo of your song can be found in the audio file names – eg: “[Song Name] 96”
– Uncheck the “Stretch audio files to Song tempo” box
– Click “OK”
TIP: You can change any of these settings once you start editing your song, so don’t stress if you think you got something wrong.
Step 4: Importing your files
– Grab the midi files you downloaded for your song, and drag them to “Bar 1” in the arrangement window.
– Alternatively, you can add a track by clicking “Track” > “Add new Instrument Track”, then find your files on the right hand side of the screen through the “Files” browser.
– Next click “Instruments”
– Expand the instrument choices by clicking on the small arrows next to the “Presence” sampler.
– Now, choose an instrument, and drag it over to the track you have placed the midi file in. The midi information will now trigger the sounds of the instrument you have selected.
TIP: Press spacebar to start or stop your song – this way you can hear how the instrument sounds. If you hear nothing, try another instrument, or look for parts of the midi file where there is information (each note will look like little horizontal bars)
– Assign an instrument for each midi part, until you’re happy with the sound.
– Drag and drop the audio WAV files into the arrangement.
– Experiment with some “Effects” – drag them onto an audio or instrument file to change the sound.
Step 5: Mix your song
– Once all your files are in place, and instruments have been selected, click the “Mix” tab on the bottom right of the screen. This will bring up a virtual mixer.
– Use the sliders to control the volume of each instrument or audio file. Experiment with featuring different sounds at different times.
– Once you’re happy with your re-mix, you can choose “Song” > “Export Mixdown”
– Choose a file name and location for your mix and export.