Acoustica has announced the release of Mixcraft 7.5 and Mixcraft Pro Studio 7.5, a major update to their flagship Mixcraft recording software for Windows. This update is free for all Mixcraft 7 registered users.
Mixcraft 7.5 enhancements includes full support of the new Windows 10 advanced audio capabilities, FLAC file support (including recording directly to FLAC), improved mixing performance, MIDI bug fixes, and a new Hungarian translation. Mixcraft 7.5 has also added new MIDI controller support for devices by Akai, Arturia, Behringer, Keith McMillen Instruments, DJTechTools, Numark, Novation and others.
Mixcraft 7.5 is better than ever when used with the new Windows 10 operating system. Mixcraft 7.5's audio mixing threads are now given the absolute highest priority on Windows 10, so other system functions won't interrupt the music. Plus, when Mixcraft 7.5 is used with new low-latency Windows 10 audio drivers, it is now possible to achieve audio latency as low as 5 ms while still allowing other applications to share your audio device.
Mixcraft 7.5 also includes two new star-studded loop kits. The Theremin Loops kit features performances from Theremin genius Armen Ra, one of the top Theremin players in the world. He was the subject of the 2014 documentary When My Sorrow Died. Armen has played with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Marc Almond of Soft Cell.
The huge new Dub Reggae song kit features Mark James from the rock band Breaking Benjamin on bass. This kit also features live drums and guitar played by Los Angeles producer Shok (of the Electro Swing band Red Light District), who also produced both of these kits. The drum and bass sounds were routed through Overstayer analog outboard gear, including the Saturator, a favorite among many top producers.
Mixcraft 7.5 ($89.95)
Mixcraft 7.5 is designed for home and project studios. It is a complete recording studio, featuring unlimited MIDI and audio tracks, a live performance panel, MIDI editing (notation, step and piano-roll), 15 virtual instruments and 25 effects, video editing, mixing and mastering, an easy-to-navigate streamlined interface, and over 7500 loops, sound effects, and drum samples. Version 7.5 includes two powerful new samplers, the Alpha Sampler and Omni Sampler, and two massive-sounding new virtual instruments, G-Sonique's Renegade Analog Monster and AAS's expressive new Journeys instrument.
Mixcraft Pro Studio 7.5 ($164.95)
Mixcraft Pro Studio 7.5 is aimed at advanced home and professional project studios. Mixcraft Pro Studio 7.5 includes over $1100 worth of plug-ins (20 virtual instruments and 52 effects). Highlights include Memorymoon and ME80 vintage analog synthesizers, Pianissimo grand piano, QuikQuak's Glass Viper, and dozens of high-end power mastering effects from iZotope, G-Sonique, ToneBoosters, BeatRig's Sidekick 6 sidechain compressor and Studio Devil's Virtual Bass Amp.