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Acoustica Mixcraft 6 Recording Software

A super-affordable DAW for Windows PC, Acoustica Mixcraft comes packed with thousands of loops, plus emulations of classic organs, synths, and more. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Make Tracks on Acoustica's Fully Featured, Affordable DAW

Turn your computer into the hub of your recording studio with Acoustica Mixcraft 6 DAW software for Windows. Loaded with virtual instruments, effects, and music loops, this easy-to-use music-production software gives you everything you need to record, arrange audio and loops, remix tracks, compose with MIDI and virtual instruments, add awesome effects, score and edit video, and mix and master your tracks -- all for under a hundred bucks. With the capability to record and create an unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks, this software makes capturing the entire band a piece of cake. Mixcraft 6 is intuitive enough for new DAW users, yet satisfying enough for seasoned audio professionals. With Acoustica's Mixcraft 6 on your PC, you have one powerful program for making polished tracks.

Packed with Instruments

Vintage keyboards and realistically sampled instruments, here we come. Mixcraft 6 comes with the virtual versions of the Moog Music Minimoog and Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, plus Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, the Hammond B-3 organ with Leslie rotating speaker, and classic transistor organs by Vox and Farfisa. The software also keys in to other must-have instruments, offering a vast library of carefully sampled orchestral instruments, drums, synthesizers, pianos, organs, guitar, bass, and more, all mapped to General MIDI specifications. If you need drums, Mixcraft 6 supplies those, too, via the Acoustica Studio Drums collection of professionally recorded acoustic and electronic drum sounds.

Loops in Every Genre

Need loops to get started on that composition? How about 6,000? So that you can get to work right out of the box, Mixcraft 6 packs in three tons of loops, sound effects, and music beds in a range of musical styles and genres, all ready to be dragged and dropped into a project. If you find yourself auditioning all 6,000 loops and FX and you're still hurting for more, you can import your own Acid and GarageBand loops into Mixcraft's loop library to round out the package.

Plenty of Effects for Standout Mixes

Put the final touches on your music with 22 effects, including the renowned Pultronic Tube EQ and the Shred Amp Simulator, plus a set of classic amp heads, cabinet models, and other powerful effects. Whether you need your sounds to be punchy or warm, Mixcraft 6 provides an effect (or two) for that.

Pro Features That Get the Job Done

Making your music-making experience that much easier, the recording software offers ReWire hosting, multi-take loop recording, time stretching and pitch shifting, and support for unlimited hardware inputs and outputs.

Mixcraft 6 is also easily expandable. Compatible with DirectX and VST effects, as well as VSTi instruments, Mixcraft 6 supports a variety of third-party effects and instruments, so you never get bored with its factory set.

Score for Video

Setting Mixcraft 6 apart from many other DAWs in this price range is its suite of video production tools, which allow you to arrange and edit video clips and import still images. Create video casts, photo slideshows, movies and shorts, commercials, professional film scores, and more, while incorporating automated transitions, fades, dozens of visual effects, lyrics, labels, and scrolling text. When it's time to share your work online or burn it to a disc, you can mix down your video production to an AVI or WMV video file.

Features:

- Music-production software (Windows-compatible) for composing, recording, editing, mixing, mastering, sequencing, and more
- Record and create an unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
- Arrange and score video files, and add transitions, visual effects, music, sound effects, and voice-overs
- Over 6,000 professionally produced music loops and sound effects in a variety of styles, from dubstep to folk rock
- 11 virtual instruments, ranging from emulations of vintage analog synthesizers to sampled acoustic instruments, and acoustic and electric drums
- 22 Effects, including reverb, chorus, delay, guitar amp simulators, vintage tube EQ, vocal reduction, multi-band compression, and more
- ReWire hosting
- Multi-take loop recording
- Time stretching and pitch shifting
- Support for unlimited hardware inputs and outputs
- Support for multi-channel VSTis

With Mixcraft 6 on your computer, you have a solid platform for composing with awesome virtual instruments, sweetening an unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks with professional mixing/mastering tools and high-quality effects, and scoring and editing video. If you need a fully featured DAW and you're on a budget, Acoustica's Mixcraft 6 recording software is the way to go.

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System Requirements:
- 1 GHz CPU, 2 GB Ram
- Windows(R) 7, Vista, and XP
- Sound card, USB, or FireWire sound device
- Mixcraft 6 can be used in multiple languages, including English, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Danish, French, Spanish (Espanola), Dutch, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

Product Description

The Acoustica 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.

Loops & 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 Mixcrafts loop library for easy access to your favorite sounds.

Instruments & 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 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 & Editing

Mixcraft 6 is not only a powerful audio workstation its a fantastic tool for scoring and editing video. Load and edit video files and still images with ease. Easily crossfade 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.

Features:

- Record and create an unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks.
- Arrange and score video files, adding transitions, visual effects, music, sound effects, and voice-overs with ease.
- Includes over 6000 professionally produced music loops and sound effects in a wide variety of popular styles, from dubstep to folk rock.
- Includes 11 virtual instruments, ranging from modelled vintage synthesizers to high-quality sampled acoustic instruments, and an inspiring collection of studio-quality acoustic and electric drums.
- Includes 22 high quality effects, ranging from studio standards such as reverb,chorus and delay, to ultra-realistic guitar amp simulators, vintage tube EQ, vocal reduction, multi-band compression, and more.
- Powerful, professional features include ReWire hosting, multi-take loop recording, time stretching and pitch shifting, support for unlimited hardware inputs and outputs, support for multi-channel VSTis, and much more.
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I purchased MIXCRAFT 6 after a lot of reviewing of the DAW market. This one seemed to fit my needs at the moment, and it works well. Its a great beginner program, although, it does feature some advanced features. So if your looking for something that works fast and is easy to use, this might be the ticket for you. Out of the box I was up and running pretty quick. I am using a Presonus AudioBox interface and works well. I am disappointed with the ability right now that I can only record one track at a time, but my interface is limited. I may have to upgrade so I can at least do 4 tracks live. However, Acoustica did state to me in an email, if your interface can record more, then you are only limited to that. One of the coolest plug ins it comes with is the SHRED guitar amp sim...very cool! On the other hand, it does come with a few other chorus, delays, and eq's as third party VST plugins, that you can find free on websites out there.. But if you have your own VST preferences, you can integrate those in and go. My previous mixing board/recorder was a Yamaha AW4416 and that features a 4 band parametric but MIXCRAFT 6 doesn't. It comes with a 3 band eq, much like a regular solid state mixer, so that one of the limitations. So if you want more eq, you're going to have to go the VST route. Speaking of routing, I don't do any of that, so I don't know if it can sub mix, etc. Some of the graphics aren't as robost as other programs, but you're not paying a larger price... Overall its a great beginner to intermediate program, and you should be happy with it if your hobbist musician. However, if you are serious about recording, there may come a time when you out-grow the features and require something more feature packed.
Style of Music: Rock, metal, NWOBHM
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