MixPad Multitrack Recording Software

MixPad Multitrack Recording Software

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.61
  • Total Downloads:
    6,558
  • Date Added:
    October 09, 2014
  • File Size:
    1008.56KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    141
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/XP/7/8

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Great Multi-Track Audio Mixer"

    June 05, 2014   |   By HeavySoftwareUser

    Version: MixPad Free Music Mixer 3.56

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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.

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  • 1 stars

    "NOT FREE!!!"

    December 02, 2013   |   By mrhodge

    Version: MixPad Free 3.48

    Pros

    Irrelevant

    Cons

    Trial product only

    Summary

    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.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.61
    Version 3.61 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher NCH Software
    Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
    Release Date September 06, 2014
    Date Added October 09, 2014
    Version 3.61
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1008.56KB
    File Name mixpadsetupCNETOrganic.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 6,558
    Downloads Last Week 141
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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