• Navigation
  • open search





MixPad Free

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    May 08, 2016
  • Price:
  • File Size:
  • Downloads Last Week:
  • Platform:

Editors' Review


NCH's MixPad Free is a studio-quality music mixing app that integrates with a variety of audio tools that, like this version of MixPad, are free for non-commercial use. It differs from the usual mixing software in that it doesn't try to look like a studio console but rather uses an easy-to-understand, drag-and-drop layout that takes its visual cues from Explorer and Office. It rips and edits audio clips, samples tracks, changes pitch, adds effects like beats and reverb, and supports low-latency recordings for best audio quality.

While installing and setting up MixPad, we took advantage of downloading some of the extra tools, such as WavePad Sound Editor and Express CD Ripper. These can be managed from the NCH Suite at the far right of MixPad's Ribbon-style toolbar. At the bottom is an integrated media player; to the left, an optional task panel. MixPad displays tracks in a stacked series of little media players -- an ingenious arrangement that let us configure, edit, and play each track individually without getting mixed up by the usual mixing console's army of knobs and buttons. Each track also displays its own spectral graph.

Every music mixing tool has its own methods, yet they're all based on multitrack recording technology, which records or samples bits of music on individual tracks and gradually mixes them down into two or more tracks for playback. It's easier than it seems: Start with a bass track, for example, and then add keyboards, and so on. We've tried a lot of mixing and recording tools, both free and paid. MixPad Free may not look like other mixing tools, but it can go beat for beat with the best of them.

read more +

Publisher's Description

read more +
User Reviews

Results 1–3 of 3

1 stars

"Didn't play may my music."

July 14, 2015  |  By EquilibriumEdge

2015-07-14 03:39:36  |  By EquilibriumEdge

 |  Version: MixPad Free 3.85


Save As is not on Ctrl+S


Was fun while I was making it...


My music didn't make a sound when I opened it again. I had some time mixing and, turns out Save As is not on Ctrl+S, so I didn't save most of my project.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Great Multi-Track Audio Mixer"

June 05, 2014  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

2014-06-05 13:53:24  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

 |  Version: MixPad Free Music Mixer 3.56


Multi-Track... Not many others have this capability
Clean Audio Recordings
Overall Good Program and Interface


I wish I could do everything I wanted with the free version, but it's understandable that I would have to purchase the full version to access all the different features and extensions available. Still, the free version has plenty to work with for the average user.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars


December 02, 2013  |  By mrhodge

2013-12-02 19:16:42  |  By mrhodge

 |  Version: MixPad Free 3.48




Trial product only


Either NCH changed product from free to demo, or Cnet got wrong information listed. Also beware! Downloading product results in browser grab and adware/spyware problems. Although product itself is decent, it's not recommended by me due to above issues.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–3 of 3

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for MixPad Free
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

see all reviews +

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.05
UI improvements and bug fixes.
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site
Release Date April 25, 2016
Date Added May 08, 2016
Version 4.05
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Download Information
File Size 1.2MB
File Name mpfreesetup.exe
Total Downloads 20,953
Downloads Last Week 134
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
read more +

More Products to Consider


Submit a problem report for MixPad Free

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.


The Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software



Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report


Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.