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Mixcraft is an audio multi-track recording application that also works as a host for virtual instruments or as a MIDI sequencer. Music production has reached a whole new level since Mixcraft hit the market. It sports features that involve professional MIDI recording, automatic remixing, VST / DirectX effects, pitch shifting, time stretching and video sequencing.
The interface is very appealing, although amateurs may find a bit of a challenge in this respect. There are many options you can play with here, but knowledge in audio mastering is pretty much required.
Mixcraft is a music studio that bundles powerful instruments, amongst which we count pianos, drums, organ emulators and bass to name a few. These can be combined with the rich collection of effects for unique audio productions. The effect chains that you create can be saved for later use.
“Musical typing” is an option that lets you type the musical notes of each instrument, modify pitch, octave, and note. In addition, you can create various instrument setups and set parameters such as velocity sensitivity, transposition, volume for each of them individually.
Although it gained a reputation as a Digital Audio Wokstation, Mixcraft is also able to perform video editing; you can perform cross-fading operations and process the audio streams from a video clip in many ways: add new soundtracks, render existing ones, etc.
All in all, Mixcraft can make the day of any musician. Amateurs can also enjoy its perks, provided that they are ready to embark on a very long learning expedition.