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Mixcraft 8 is driven by a new, lightning-fast sound engine, featuring advanced audio and MIDI routing, native sidechaining, and Audio Control, an innovative new feature allowing audio signals to control instrument and effect parameters. Comprehensive support has been added for VST3 plug-ins and MP4 video, both must-have formats in professional studio environments.
Mixcraft 8 is packed with high-end features including live performance panel recording, nested submixes, track grouping, and so much more. We’ve even integrated Melodyne pitch correction directly into Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio’s interface for flawless vocal performances.
Quality You Trust
We’ve made our mark as the Musician’s DAW. With improved workflow, high-contrast interface, and innovative music creation tools, Mixcraft 8 offers more than ever. A high-performance, no-compromise workstation, Mixcraft 8 handles any studio task with ease. What will you create with Mixcraft?
Mixcraft’s enormous collection of royalty-free studio-quality loops is organized into Song Kits, for incredibly easy track creation – no musical training required! Over 7,500 loops, music beds, sound effects, and samples for fast and easy professional music production. Put the finishing touches on videos or ambient compositions with our comprehensive collection of sound effects and music beds. Improved sound browsing allows rapid auditioning and sound selection. The Favorites star enables fast recall of frequently used sounds. Infinitely broaden your sound palette with built-in Freesound.org browsing and import functions.
Rock the house with automatically synced, non-stop audio and MIDI clip grooves using the amazingly flexible Performance Panel. Create mixes and mashups with audio warping and song slicing. Manipulate the Performance Panel under your fingers with a Novation Launchpad, MIDI controller, or even your computer’s keyboard, and jam along with Mixcraft’s powerful virtual instruments. Record loops directly to Performance Panel grid locations for instant creation of layered live loop performances.
MIDI Scoring and Editing
It’s never been easier to compose your own beats, patterns, and musical scores. Build custom beats and musical patterns at lightning speed using the fun and creative new step sequencer. Create and edit performances with the powerful piano roll editor. Use the notation editor to write, view, publish, and print professional-quality music scores.
Instruments and Effects
Get ready for a plethora of virtual instruments, including emulations of classic synthesizers, rock organs, and electric pianos. Build your own beats and sounds with the exclusive new Omni and Alpha Samplers that redefine ease of use. Master your tracks with a tremendous array of outstanding professional effects.
Mixcraft is more than just a blockbuster DAW - it’s also a feature-packed pro video editing and scoring environment. Load and edit video files and still images with ease. Crossfade video clips, create transitions, and add a professional touch with fantastic video effects. Rapidly create slideshows from photo collections. Add titles and scrolling text. Publishing enables rendering, uploading, and promotion of music and video projects directly to social media sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Soundcloud, and more! Mixcraft 8 now supports MP4 audio and video in addition to WMV and AVI formats.
Mixing and Mastering
View and edit multiple parameters simultaneously with powerful lane and clip-based automation. Use any MIDI hardware controller to automate and record dozens of mixer, virtual instrument, and effects parameters. Mixcraft offers support for a vast array of hardware control surfaces, including Mackie Control-compatible hardware, Novation Launchpad, and Acoustica’s exclusive FREE Mixcraft Remote mobile app. Once your masterpiece is complete, easily publish the mix to your favorite format or burn it directly to an audio CD!
What's New in Mixcraft 8:
New Sound Engine
Mixcraft’s next-generation sound engine offers increased flexibility for insert effects and send tracks, as well as extensive delay compensation for sample-accurate timing of internal audio paths.
Sidechaining & Audio Control
Easily route and control sidechain-enabled effects from any audio path. The innovative new Audio Control feature transports the sidechaining concept to a new level, allowing audio signals to control dozens of instrument and effect parameters.
VST3 instrument and effects plug-in support for comprehensive compatibility.
Import and export MP4 video files for easy editing of videos directly from your camera or phone.
Live Recording To Performance Panel Grid Locations
The Performance Panel now supports recording loops directly to grid locations for fast, fun, and instant creation of layered live loop performances without ever stopping the music!
Improved User Interface
Extensive user interface improvements with a beautiful and modern visual design including dark and light visual themes.
Improved sound browsing for rapid auditioning and adding sounds to projects. Lightning-fast search and access to over 325,000 sounds with built-in Freesound.org browsing and import functions.
Effortlessly automate dozens of parameters with Mixcraft 8’s new global automation recording feature.
New Instruments and Effects
Mixcraft 8 delivers bold new effects including the EU PromixEQ-10A mastering EQ, the super-transparent G-Sonique DTC-1, and the sonically adventurous Epralux ORB7000 Octave Reverb. Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio steps it up with bold and brash Kastelheimer Veldberg XD virtual synth, a flexible new 8-Out version of the Omni Sampler pad-based sample instrument, and Celemony’s astounding Melodyne tuning software, integrated directly into the Mixcraft sound edit tab.
• Mix Down To Stems feature with flexible rendering options
• Route MIDI from one track to another
• Transmit MIDI Clock
• Unlimited nested submixes
• Configurable mixer with many improvements
• Select and group multiple tracks
• Record all automation mode
• Audio metering on all effect & instrument dialogs
• MIDI auto-quantize feature
• Marker List for quick editing and navigation
• Edit and view effects list directly on tracks & mixer
• Dry, wet, and post-fader sends
• Much much more, of course.