Your soundcard's analog mixer is sending its own output to the audio input so it gets recorded. Click the Input button (at the top of the main window), and then make sure all inputs are turned off (except the one you're using). The offending one may be called "What U Hear".
How do I create a master file?
You can use the Wizard's 'Mix to single file' option to mix down to a single .wav file.
How can I burn my song to CDR?
You have to mix it down to a single .wav file first (see previous question). This file can be used by your CDR-software.
What happened to MultitrackStudio Professional and MultitrackStudio Pro Plus?
Their names changed to MultitrackStudio Standard and MultitrackStudio Pro respectively, starting with version 8.
Audio recording doesn't work in Windows 10
A Windows 10 update introduced some privacy changes that may keep you from recording audio. To fix this go to Start > Settings > Privacy, and make sure the 'allow apps access to your microphone' setting is switched on.
Why can't I load a master file in my CD writer program?
Make sure the file is a stereo WAV file. If you're using the Pro Plus edition then also make sure it's a 16 bit file (CDs are always 16 bit). If you're using a version earlier than 5.0 then make sure the file is not opened in MultitrackStudio (close the song, or close MultitrackStudio).
If I buy it, will I be able to install the program on both my computers?
Yes. The program isn't tied to a computer, so you can run it on all your computers.
Where do I install VST plugins?
On Windows the Preferences window (Studio menu) lets you specify the folder that contains your VST plugins. By default the C:\Program Files\MtStudio\VSTplugins folder is used. On Mac VST plugins go in either the user or system Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST folder.
How does the Tempo Editor work?
You can drag the selected part (the red line) up or down. To select a part use the mouse or the selectall button.
How do I alter audio recording level?
Altering the recording level can be done using the Windows Record Control. Clicking the Recording menu's Audio Input Control option will bring it up.
I can't hear the audio track I'm recording.
Set up your soundcard's internal mixer so it routes the input you're recording to the output. If you're using the WinSound driverset you can access this mixer using the Studio menu's Audio Output Control option. Turn up the Mic or Line input (the one you're using) so you can hear it. Note that more faders can be made visible using the Options menu's Properties window.
My audio tracks are out of sync. What can I do?
- If your soundcard comes with an ASIO driver, in the Studio menu's Devices window select the ASIO driver type.
- Try using a sample rate of 48 Khz rather than the default 44.1 kHz.
- Check the 'Apply EMU10k1 44.1 kHz Audio Sync Correction' setting.
Soundcards of the Soundblaster Live! type (including 128, 512, 1024 and Ensoniq AudioPCI) use slightly different sample rates for playback and recording when using a sample rate of 44.1 kHz. MultitrackStudio compensates for this effect if the 'Apply EMU10k1 44.1 kHz Audio Sync Correction' box is checked in the Winsound settings window. Make sure this box is checked if you have one the aforementioned soundcards, or unchecked if you don't.
- Make sure your harddisk uses DMA (Direct Memory Access).
My songs play back too fast. What can I do?
- If your soundcard's control panel has a sample rate setting, make sure its value is identical to the one used in the MultitrackStudio Song menu's Settings window.
- In the Windows Control Panel, set Sound Scheme to "No Sounds".
How can I access SoundBlaster Live! / Audigy soundfont banks?
These soundcards use a non-standard way to number the banks. You have to multiply the bank number by 128 to get it to work (ie. '1280:3' means bank 10, program 3).
Why doesn't the editor remove the "space" occupied by the sound when I delete a part?
The Ripple button (at the top of the window) toggles between "insert" and "overwrite" mode (this works just like it does in a text editor). If you want the occupied "space" to be removed you should engage the Insert button first.
Is there a patchmap file for my synth/keyboard?
Patchmap files contain the names of all the patches available on your synth. These names appear in the MIDI Port's user interface (to replace the default GM ones).
Currently these files are available in addition to the ones that come with the program:
- Korg X5D Bank A
- Kurzweil K1000
- Roland JV1010 Patch
- Roland JV1010 Performance
- Roland JV1010 Rhythm
- Roland SC8820
- Yamaha DGX500
Information on creating your own patchmap files can be found in the manual.