Mixcraft 6 is one of our favorite programs in this price range for
Windows based home studio systems. It has a very user friendly and
intuitive interface that's easy to learn and navigate thru. But don't
let its simplicity fool you, it's a very powerful program too. A semi
pro musician's favorite.
Mixcraft 6 is a powerful music production and multi-track recording
workstation that comes packed with thousands of music loops and dozens
of audio effects and virtual instruments. Mixcraft enables you to record
audio, arrange loops, remix tracks, compose with MIDI and virtual
instruments, add effects, score and edit video, and mix and master your
tracks to create polished, professional compositions. Mixcraft is your
music production dream come true, instantly turning your computer into a
fully-stocked professional recording studio.
- Professional interface with high-contrast graphics.
- Custom loop library includes over 6000 royalty-free loops and sound effects in a huge variety of styles.
- Easily import your own loop files and loop CDs into the loop library.
- Loop Library features easy search tool to quickly find loops and sound effects.
- Works with Acid™ WAV and Apple Garage Band™ AIFF loops.
- Record multiple MIDI and audio tracks simultaneously.
- Piano roll to view and edit MIDI.
- Drum maps included for Mixcraft's drum instruments, plus many popular drum applications.
- Notation tools allow you to create, edit, and print your MIDI data in familiar music notation format.
- 11 powerful virtual instruments, including the Acoustica
Instruments General MIDI sample library, Expanded Instruments sample
library, Studio Drums sample collection, Lounge Lizard Session vintage
electric piano, VB3 tonewheel organ, ComboV and ComboF classic
transistor organ emulators, MiniMogueVA monophonic analog synthesizer,
Messiah polyphonic analog synthesizer, Alien303 Bass Synthesizer, and
Impulse polyphonic analog synthesizer.
- 25 high quality effects, including the Pultronic Tube EQ, which
models the classic tube equalizer found in studios throughout the world,
and theShred Amp Simulator, a complete suite of 5 classic amp heads, 17
cabinet models, and 6 powerful effects.
- Built-in guitar tuner available on every audio track.
- Save and load complete audio effect chains, with many excellent effect chain presets included.
- Create complex virtual instrument setups that layer and split
multiple virtual synthesizers and effects. Set the key range, velocity
sensitivity, transposition, pan and volume for each instrument.
- Add unlimited VSTi™ instruments, VST™ and DirectX™ effects.
- Route MIDI track data to audio effects (such as vocoder and pitch correction effects).
- Video Track allows loading and editing of video files. Easily
cross−fade from one video clip to another. Remix the audio, add a
soundtrack, and effortlessly render your video project to a new video
- Powerful video features include still image importing, automatable effects and transitions, and moving text.
- Mix down to MP3, WAV, high-quality compressed OGG, and other audio file types.
- Option to record directly to high-quality compressed OGG files.
This is ideal for collaborators exchanging projects over the internet,
laptop users, schools, and anyone recording long speeches or
- Insert Time and Remove Time features moves all sounds, automation,
and markers so you can add or remove an entire section from your song.
- Burn CDs of your mix with just one click.
Loops And Sound Effects
Mixcraft includes over 6000 music loops, sound effects, and music
beds that can be easily drag-and-dropped into your project. Combine
drum, bass, and guitar loops with synth, organ, pianos, vocals,
orchestral and percussion loops to create your own custom arrangement.
Set the tempo and key of your choice, and the loops will automatically
adjust. Mixcraft supports Acid™ and Garage Band™ loops, too, and you can
import your entire loop collection into Mixcraft’s loop library for
easy access to your favorite sounds.
Virtual Instruments And Effects
Mixcraft is like having a dream studio full of vintage
keyboards right at your fingertips. Packed inside are fantastic
emulations of the MiniMoog™, Prophet 5™, Rhodes™ and Wurlitzer™ electric
pianos, the Hammond B-3™ organ with Leslie™ rotating speaker, and
classic transistor organs by Vox™ and Farfisa™. Also included are a huge
library of carefully samples orchestral instruments, drums,
synthesizers, pianos, organs, guitar, bass, and much more, all mapped to
the General MIDI specifications. Plus, the new Acoustica Studio Drums
collection lets you get your hands on a fresh set of acoustic and
electronic drum sounds, professionally recorded in a world class studio.
Mixcraft 6 includes 25 high quality effects, including the Pultronic
Tube EQ, which models the classic tube equalizer found in studios
throughout the world, and the Shred Amp Simulator, a complete suite of 5 classic amp heads, 17 cabinet models, and 6 powerful effects.
Mixcraft 6 is fully compatible with DirectX and VST effects, as well
as VSTi instruments, so you can expand your studio with an endless
variety of amazing third-party effects and instruments.
Video Scoring And Editing
Mixcraft 6 is not only a powerful audio workstation – it’s a
fantastic tool for scoring and editing video. Load and edit video files
and still images with ease. Easily cross−fade from one video clip to
another, add transitions, and other video effects. Create slideshows
from your photo collection. Add titles and scrolling text. Remix the
audio, add a soundtrack, and effortlessly render your video project to
popular formats for creating your own DVDs or uploading to YouTube™ and
other popular internet video sites.