Mixcraft

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1 b273
  • Total Downloads:
    907,626
  • Date Added:
    May 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $89.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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5 stars

"Works well for me and simple to learn. Powerful."

October 09, 2014  |  By Bigger Fatter Politics

 |  Version: Mixcraft 6.1 build 269

Pros

Easy to learn, lots of tutorials and a good work flow. It's as good as the higher priced DAWs and for my needs better because it is stable and easy. It's built to the musicians. It has very good effects which are very easy to use and the presets make it even easier.

For me all the VSTs I need are included. Third party VSTIs can crash DAWS.

Cons

Latency is an issue but there are ways around that. I have read that it has issues with interfaces but that's all DAWs. There may be problems with ASIO drivers.

Mixcraft 6 had some serious bugs but the new build so far has been bug free based on how I use it.

Summary

Based on price alone it is worth it. I am not an audio engineer so I can't say for certain whether it can be used by a pro studio but based on what I have done so far as a non professional engineer I think a trained engineer could get very good results.

The price is so low and you get so much. If you are serious about making music and not being a techno geek you will like Mixcraft. Based on other DAWs I have used and for my purposes Mixcraft is now a clear winner.

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1 stars

"Unstable Crashes Frequently High Latency Pretty GUI."

July 31, 2013  |  By CONSSTINK

 |  Version: Mixcraft 6.1 build 269

Pros

Looks good and is very intuitive and that's it.

Cons

Crashes frequently and is very buggy. Gets very unstable after 8 tracks. Most drum loops are unusable.

Mixcraft could be a good hobbyist's DAW but as it stands now it is even too unreliable for that.

Summary

Mixcraft could be a 10 but it is like a gorgeous woman who's an unstable high maintenance psycho. It's a ZERO!

Come on Acoustica, fix the latency and the stability problems even if it means removing some features.

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5 stars

"Mixcraft Pro Studio 6 - Huge Performance, Mild Price"

May 22, 2013  |  By BrotherCharles

 |  Version: Mixcraft 6.1 build 269

Pros

- BEST-in-CLASS plug-in performance.

- Gentle learning curve and Easy-to-Use!

- Unlimited number of tracks (audio and midi).

- No limits on how many VST effects can be loaded per track.

- Affordable.

- Good quality bundle of effects and virtual instruments.

- Unique preset management.

- Natively render output as MP3, OGG, WAV and WMA.

- Load video and work directly with AVI and WMV audio tracks.

- Large loop library.

- Attractive user interface.

- Highly intuitive workflow design.

- Smooth, precise knobs and sliders.

- Well-written user's manual.

- Friendly, proactive product support.

- Regularly updated and maintained.

- No dongles, call/response challenges, nor invasive piracy protection overhead.

Cons

- Only available as a 32 bit, Windows only DAW.

- No Side-chaining.

- I couldn't actually find "the kitchen sink" . . . *Grin.

Summary

Now in its sixth generation, Acoustica have upped the ante considerably with the ability to add multiple "lanes" on any single channel, improved VST crash isolation, multi-out VST support, improved midi/piano roll editing, multiple bus outputs, and ReWire integration. The standard version is an incredibly affordable option for anyone; from teenage producers to hobbyist retirees. Don't be fooled though, Mixcraft delivers a lot of "professional bang for the buck" and is much, much more than a beginner's novelty app.

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http://reviewrevival.weebly.com/1/post/2013/05/mixcraft-pro-studio-6-review-huge-performance-mild-price.html

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5 stars

"THIS IS SO EASY AND AFFORDABLE."

February 24, 2013  |  By vanlee77

 |  Version: Mixcraft 6.0b185

Pros

Everything is easy.
Many youtube help vids.

Cons

None other than beta updates as they update.

Summary

You will not be disappointed for 75$ i have the midgrade version.
It does work on my 64 bit windows 7 system with no probs , make sure you have at least 2 gigs of ram. I use this with toontrack easy drummer and a line 6 ux1 guitar interface. It all works great together. I have 8 gigs of ram , i think most haveing probs with the 64 bit are either not installing the 32 and 64 both or they do not have enough ram.

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4 stars

"Very good +, all-round, user-friendly, not expensive."

October 24, 2012  |  By darekova

 |  Version: Mixcraft 6.1 build 201

Pros

This is a quick-glance, short-time user's impression: very good, nice, comprehensive, intuitive, recommended.
Some users report they couldn't install it on Windows 64-bit, while I had no troubles on my Windows 7 64-bit OS. An excellent support team with quick and specific answers.

Cons

Surely it would be better to produce Mixcraft 64-bit version to fully take advantage of hardware&software(compatible)capacities. May be this is one of the causes of some infrequent bugs I encountered like message 'new hardware detected' keeps showing with no actual changes of hardware, a few freezings/hangings, some issues with too much CPU usage and compatibility with my Komplete Audio 6 sound card. GUI is good but with some lack of design concept, not on the same level in all aspects, a bit too colourful.

Summary

Slogan 'Software should be easy to use.' is an excellent meaningful guiding principle, which can make a decisive difference and even advantage over competition. Acoustica team should follow it also in the future and the (bright) future they will have.

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2 stars

"Doesn't work for me using Win-64."

July 02, 2012  |  By jpolwort

 |  Version: Mixcraft 6.0b190

Pros

I have no pros to leave as it just doesn't work.

Cons

I've used previous versions of MC, with no problems at all. This one crashes while attempting to load loops, and sometimes, even at start-up. I did send the IT guys my error logs, and hopefully, they'll see something and give me a work-around. Also crashes when recording a loaded track, and trying to play a new keyboard track. Good thing I only got the 60 day license.

Summary

Buggy on my HP G62 64-bit Win-7 system. I really want this to work.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

May 14, 2012  |  By justmeduh

 |  Version: Mixcraft 5.2 build 152

Pros

Very affordable, fully functional complete audio workstation for real musicians.

Cons

Of course this is not a video editing program, but it can be used to edit videos to certain extent. So not much of a con.

Summary

Great, I'd recommend this to real musicians, or fake ones who're trying to find ways to become real. (Wink, wink, people like me).

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5 stars

"Excellent starter to Intermediate Kit"

March 24, 2012  |  By btak

 |  Version: Mixcraft 5.2 build 152

Pros

- Solid and bug free.
- Includes features found in more expensive s/w packages.
- Very easy to setup.
- Ability to add video to songs.
- Does not require ASIO which I have found problematic.

Cons

- Limited video editing capabilities (just overlap).
- Limited able to edit library or imported sounds.
- Limited sound library.

Summary

Excellent value. The creators have really done there homework. I have evaluated most of the key similar products including AVID, REASON, SONAR, Magix Music Maker (very unstable) and this product provides by far the best value. If you have a musical ear and some creativity this will help make you realize your talents.

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5 stars

"the best oftwares and easy to do mxdowns quick and easy"

January 06, 2012  |  By gideonmosia

 |  Version: Mixcraft 5.2 build 152

Pros

good for professionals and excellent sound quality

Cons

wonderful product it is helpful to us who learn to produce music

Summary

i enjoy the style of the midi and easy to use to record in midi and audio without many hassles

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5 stars

"More features than more expensive software"

June 28, 2011  |  By Zaqueo

 |  Version: Mixcraft 5.2 build 150

Pros

Offers numeorus and sometimes unlimited features for recording, music producing direct keyboarding, guitar playing, electronic wind instrument, and even more.

Cons

I had this software for more than a month and found no cons.
I tried more than 25 well known, expensive and complicated soft synths and Daws and none offered more than MixCfrat.

Summary

No other software, including the free REAPER, and KONTAKT 4 offers such ease of operation, and seemingly unlimited amount of features, and not to mention the low price.Most comparable programs are running around the 299.00 range. Kudos to Acoustica Try for free and you'll see what I mean.

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What's new in version 7.1 b273
Version 7.1 b273 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Acoustica
Publisher web site http://www.acoustica.com/
Release Date May 21, 2015
Date Added May 21, 2015
Version 7.1 b273
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.9MB
File Name Mixcraft-7-Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 907,626
Downloads Last Week 547
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $89.95

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