Mixcraft Recording Studio

DAW by Acoustica
Mixcraft Recording Studio
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What is it?
Format(s)
Can Host
Instruments
  
Can Host
Effects
  
Operating System Availability
Operating System Latest Version
 9.0 
System Requirements
Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64 or 32-bit) 8 GB RAM 1.8 GHz Dual Core CPU (Quad Core or higher recommended). Sound card, USB, or Firewire sound device.
License & Installation Method
Voucher / Code for redemption on other website
What does this mean?
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Mixcraft Recording Studio

Mixcraft 9 Recording Studio is a complete recording and produciton DAW. Record an unlimited number of audio and virtual instrument tracks, edit, crop, and crossfade sounds effortlessly, add tons of effects and automation, and mix and master your project to WAV, MP3, and other formats.

Massive Loop Library

Mixcraft's massive loop library features over 7,500 professionally-produced loops, music beds, sound effects, and percussion samples, in a massive array of genres. Infinitely broaden your sound palette with built-in Freesound.org browsing and import functions.

Live Performance

Mixcraft's Performance Panel offers incredible features for live performance and loop-based composition, rivaling the best DAWs on the market. Trigger audio and MIDI loops with a Launchpad, MIDI controller, or even your typing keyboard. Record directly to slots, and make real-time edits to sounds mid-performance.

MIDI Scoring and Editing

Compose and edit performances with Mixcraft's powerful piano roll editor, notation editor, and step editor views. Create tempo-synced MIDI automation with Mixcraft's powerful new automation tools, and use the new Step Recording feature to create perfect MIDI patterns.

Instruments and Effects

Mixcraft's suite of effects and instruments is unrivaled, featuring a massive library of sampled instruments, powerful samplers, authentic emulations of classic synthesizers, electric pianos, rock organs, and a massive suite of ToneBoosters reverbs, compressors, filters, equalizers, and other effects.

Advanced Routing and Control

Mixcraft is packed with routing and control features, including nested submixes, track grouping, output tracks, native sidechaining, advanced MIDI routing, and so much more.

Mixcraft offers support for a vast array of hardware control surfaces, including Mackie Control-compatible mixing boards and Novation's Launchpad.

Video Editing

Mixcraft is more than just a recording studio - it's also a feature-packed pro video editing and scoring environment. Edit, crop, and crossfade video clips, create seamless video transitions, add titles and scrolling text, and mix it all down to a variety of web-friendly formats.

Mixing and Mastering

View and edit multiple parameters simultaneously with powerful lane and clip-based automation tools. Every sound features independent volume, pitch, and filter automation, and a master tempo track offers flexible tempo changes. Mixcraft 9's new curved automation and automation-editing features make it easier than ever to create the perfect mix.

Mixcraft's mixer is packed with power, with every mixer channel featuring overdrive, compression, parametric equalization, an oscilloscope, and a spectral analyzer.

User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 reviewAdd A Review

Reviewed By quilys
April 2, 2017

Los Angeles, California 4/2/2017.

I run Cubase Elements 8 on my computer along with Mixcraft Pro Studio 7. I cannot BELIEVE how much more intuitive the Mixcraft software is. I spent 4 hours taking lessons on Cubase and I'm just getting my first tracks laid down. I was able to figure out the Mixcraft Pro software in less than an hour and cannot get over how powerful and simple it is to use. I come from the old 4-track cassette tape crowd and worked my way up to a Tascam 8-track digital recorder to record music on my Kurzweil/Yamaha/Roland synthesizer rig. The last time I owned midi/DAW software was back when I was running a 486 computer and a SoundBlaster Live card. I recently replaced my almost 15-year old laptop with a new top-of-the-line Windows 10 gaming computer and using my Yamaha mixer as a DAC and a USB 4-channel MIDI box, am getting remarkable results with the Mixcraft software. The built-in effects generators and Virtual Instruments selection are WAY more than you should be getting at this price point.

Most of the sounds I'm using right now are coming off my synths, since I've had them for a long time and own a lot of sound software. However, the MIDI options Mixcraft affords me opens up my sound options quite a bit, especially when it comes to equalization and compression.

It's a fun piece of software, and you can create music using soundclips right out of the box if all you want to do is lay a background music track to a Youtube video. I would absolutely recommend this software for a home user and will confirm that it runs perfect on a new Windows 10 computer.

UPDATE (December 7, 2016): Mixcraft just announced that they will be releasing Pro Studio 8 in a few weeks. Don't buy this version unless you want to buy and download it directly from their website, which includes a free upgrade to version 8 when it's released. Version 7 is about to become obsolete.

UPDATE 2 (January 27, 2017): Mixcraft has released Pro Studio 8. Instead of getting a free upgrade for Version 7, which I only purchased in November, 2016, I was invited to "upgrade" to Pro Studio 8 for $40. I wasn't happy about it (seems like they were a bit misleading about the free upgrades for Version 7 users) but I went ahead and did it anyway. Between Versions 7 and 8, I think 7 is a better package. I've been having plugin issues with Version 8 that don't happen in 7, particularly with Waves Audio plugins. The bugs need to be worked out of Mixcraft Pro Studio 8 before I'm going to be enthusiastic about its fairly minimal improvements over Version 7.

There aren't many DAW's like this one on the market. I'm very pleased with its performance, and I would highly recommend it to any musician, whether they are operating on a budget or not.

In terms of quality software this has been on par with "Reaper" for stability but way more fun use with instant gratification just minutes away if you have some experience with this kind of software.

Compare to Sonic Foundry ACID or Fruity Loops, for loop features. Compare to Samplitude, Pro Tools (lite versions), Sonar, Cockos Federation Reaper (great but heavily technical and unintuitive) for multitrack approach, Mixing methodology, Sub-mixing etc.

GOOD THINGS
-All in One Composer, Looper, Multitrack package
-Very Stable.

- Under my Intel i7 based on Windows 7 Pro, 48 tracks w Fx all over, Ominsphere + Falcon + Dune 2 + several Sylenth1, and my system is around 54%, amazing performance !!!!!
-Large Included downloadable instrument library of all popular music genres.

- A breeze to use, compose and mix, BEST DAW !! for that money.
-Familiar, but really user friendly where it counts
-Create music on your PC even without fancy grown-up recording hardware or physical instrumentation.

-An the most important thing... • The sound is kick ass

ANNOYANCES
- Keyboard arrow-key support for micro adjustment of numerous filtering options such as plug ins, or the mixer features. Instead, uses a lot of rotary knob types of controls adjustable by mouse only - MIDI control to a physical mixer avoids this inconvenience.

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