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MixPad Music Mixer Free

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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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1 stars

"Didn't play may my music."

July 14, 2015  |  By EquilibriumEdge

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

 |  Version: Not Found


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.

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5 stars

"Great Multi-Track Audio Mixer"

June 05, 2014  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

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

 |  Version: Not Found


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.

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1 stars


December 02, 2013  |  By mrhodge

2013-12-02 19:16:42  |  By mrhodge

 |  Version: Not Found




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.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.07
Version 4.07 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site
Release Date June 14, 2016
Date Added July 20, 2016
Version 4.07
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.21MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 29,259
Downloads Last Week 887
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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