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Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio

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Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio by Acoustica is an Audio Plugin Host for Windows. It can host VST Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
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Version
10.5
Minimum System Requirements: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, 8, 10 or 11 | 4GB RAM | 1.8 GHz Dual Core CPU | Sound card, USB, or Firewire sound device

Recommended System Requirements: 64-bit Windows 10 or above | 8GB RAM or higher | 3.0 GHz Quad Core CPU or higher | ASIO Audio Interface
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Instruments
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Effects
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AVI, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, sfz, SoundFont, WAV, WMA, WMV
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Mixcraft is Acoustica's highly acclaimed digital audio workstation (DAW) software for Windows. Since its initial release in 2004, it has been a go-to choice for both professionals and beginners. Mixcraft is available in two versions: the entry-level Recording Studio and Pro Studio, which offers additional powerful tools, instruments, and effects.

The introduction of Mixcraft 10 in 2023 transformed the software with a more intuitive, scalable, and colorful interface, context-sensitive pop-up menus, and flexible drag-and-drop automation controls. The updated Start Panel provides quick access to saved projects, templates, and the latest Mixcraft news. The robust new plugin architecture is incredibly stable and gives users better ways to manage their plugins through a redesigned plugin manager. Users can assign custom hotkeys and project settings, and a more comprehensive range of control surfaces is now supported. And Mixcraft's video editing capabilities make it a comprehensive multimedia powerhouse under one roof.

Every improvement and new features in Mixcraft has been centered on inspiration, ease of use, and stability. With the latest 10.5 update, Mixcraft has introduced even more enhancements to allow musicians to achieve their music goals faster and with professional-level quality.

New in Mixcraft 10.5

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Mixcraft 10.5 now includes preset Project Templates, which offer task-specific presets for podcasting setups, mastering, video editing, and more. MIDI controller support has been expanded, and the new Quick Access panel enables users to quickly add, remove, and reorder instruments and effects on virtual tracks. Behind the interface improvements is a solid backbone of further enhanced stability and plugin support. 10.5 also introduces a new Auto-save function with user-selectable intervals. These features and improvements are standard in both Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio and the feature-rich Mixcraft 10.5 Pro Studio.

Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio

Features:

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks.
  • Over 7,500 loops, sound effects, and samples.
  • 16 Virtual Instruments and 36 Effects.
  • Vocoder Tracks.
  • Curved, Tempo, and Pitch Envelopes.
  • Per-Track Parametric EQ & Oscilloscope.
  • Live Performance Panel.
  • Updated Piano Roll, Step Editor, and Music Notation panels.
  • Video Editing.
  • Improved Plug-In Architecture and Management - Better Search and Organization.
  • Updated Project Start Window with Live Links to News, Videos, and Updates.
  • Master Tempo Envelope.
  • Curved Automation.
  • Gain, Drive, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Oscilloscope, and Spectrum Analyzer Mixer Panels.
  • Tempo-Synced LFOs For Plug-In Automation.
  • New Controller Scripts API for broader support of MIDI control surfaces and devices.
  • Custom Hot Key Assignments.
  • Drag-and-Drop Automation.
  • Rewire Hosting.
  • Updated interface that's more usable, customizable, and scalable.
  • Expanded in 10.5: Project Templates for task - specific presets for podcasting, mastering, video editing, and more.
  • Expanded in 10.5: Broader support of MIDI devices and control surfaces.
  • New in 10.5: Quick Access panel enables users to edit instruments and effects on virtual tracks quickly.
  • New in 10.5: Auto - save, with user - selectable intervals.

TECH SPECS

Operating System: windows 1064-bit Windows 7 SP1, 8, 10 or 11.

Processor: 1.8 GHz Dual Core CPU.

RAM: 4 GB.

Hard drive space: 8 GB.

Additional Requirements: Internet access required for Updates.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.67 from 3 reviews
Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio

Reviewed By GrinningMonk [all]
November 25th, 2023
Version reviewed: 10 on Windows

I am an old Cubase user, but health and other issues kept me away from production for a few years and my old Cubase 7 is well redundant. I am not a professional musician, I like to create and experiment and try multiple genres just to scratch the creative itch.

Picked up Mixcraft 9 in a bundle on Humble (I think) a while back and having recently returned to production I thought I'd give it a go since upgrading my Cubase is well out of my current budget (mostly retired disabled pensioner).

Since learning the ins and outs I recently upgraded to 10 with a very budget friendly price.

Mixcraft is very intuitive to use, especially if one has experience in other DAWs as familiar tools are in familiar places. I have never had to refer to the manual and any confusion as to where, what or how I may have had was solved with a quick search. Answers to issues seem fast to find so while I am not an active part of any community, support from users seems to be out there. I have struggled with learning some other software I have trialled and Mixcraft seemed the easier of the lot.

I have an old collection of Native Instruments tools, bought Komplete...err...5(?) years ago and all those amazing synths such as Massive, Absynth and my beloved Battery all work flawlessly. So do my U-he products. 64-bit Supported.

On my system 10 feels a little heavier than 9 and performance in loading projects and swapping/adding VST effects on the fly does not seem as smooth as it did in 9. I feel the same on the laptop I also run it on, but it is well workable and does not slow down the actual process of production at all but is there reason for the dropped star for this review. 10's improvements over 9 are nice, I won't list them here.

I have a muti-monitor setup of four screens and being able to undock windows such as the mixer and sound/sample library to a separate screen is great.

I am a terrible mixer/engineer but I am well happy with the result I am able to get out of this software.

For budget minded people or enthusiasts looking to dip their digital toes, Mixcraft is a solid professional easy to learn product and at a price point that many competitors only offer severely cut down and limited applications..

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Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio

Reviewed By New Media Supply [all]
August 31st, 2022
Version reviewed: 9.0 on Windows

I am using Mixcraft (Recording Studio) for about a month extensively, and there was no need (for me) to read any of the documentation. I used Mulab and Reaper before. Mulab is nice but has its limitations. Reaper is also nice, but it feels like there are too many whistles, and the plugins (js) UI turns me off.

Mixcraft has some awesome tools built in. For example, I love the compressors (try the TB bus compressor) and TB de-esser. There are also synths like Messiah, Journey, VB3 organ (my favorites), and more instruments.

The UI is fine to me (1920x1080), and the program works stable. I have 600 VST plugins, and all are working fine.

Some people claim that DAWs have each their sound (like one is warmer or brighter than the other one), but that is a myth. So I would choose a DAW according to price, stability, workflow, capabilities, etc.

Yes, it's a nice DAW, and I hope Mixcraft will do well in the coming years.

Robert.

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Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio

Reviewed By Chipi [all]
May 11th, 2021
Version reviewed: V.10 on Windows

UPDATE: 6/13/23 * Mixcraft Pro Studio V.10 *

- Incredible scaling for superb scalable 4K/8K monitors.

- FULL VST3 support with incredibly robust stability on par with Pro-Tools.

- Excellent mixer with a completely revamped and highly accurate mixer.

- Accurate mixdown of the master that sounds exactly like the original mix (leaving FL Studio and Studio One 6 with their flat and non-dynamic mixdown) Mixcraft exports your work in 24-bits with a professional and unique precision in the market.

- A joke price, I paid $39 for the upgrade from 9 to v10 (Well done Acoustica!!!).

- Professional effects.

- Incredibly robust MIDI board and never leaves a note behind when you Quantize.

- Best DAW on the market with CPU heavy VST like 'Avenger - Vengeance' - I could simultaneously run 41 instances of the synth and it barely scraped 35%, impressive performance.

- Dream automation, any handle you move on the synth will record excellently! You can cut and paste entire tracks including all automation.

- Excellent Samplers included, you drag a loop and it automatically cuts it mapped to the Sampler, crazy.

- TB Barricade the best mid class limiter on the market! Try it, your mix will never be as punchy as with it.

- Instant combination of synth layering and layered effects with instant recall.

- Excellent and robust audio handling and wave elasticity algorithm, whatever you throw at the sequencer it will automatically put it in time, not like Studio One's garbage, you have to manipulate it and it never stays in time, Mixcraft is classy here.

- The recording controls bar detached wherever you want, lightning fast loading of large projects and top notch support make Mixcraft v10 the DAW of your dreams, trust me, it leaves all the others that cost 10 times more by the way!.

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Comments & Discussion for Acoustica Mixcraft 10.5 Recording Studio

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original flipper
original flipper
3 April 2017 at 11:00am

Hi.

I agree that Mix craft is a pretty intuitive program to use - the mixer EQ could be a bit more flexibile beyond the 3 bands covered.

Anyways - nice review, a change from the 1 line 'this is great software' reviews that often pop up here.

BeatProducer
BeatProducer
25 February 2019 at 3:41am

I like Mixcraft because before when I was using FL Studio it was just too much extra stuff foe me to deal with, messing with channel racks and having to always try to remember to click in another pattern for the next virtual instrument parts, or I'd end up with some inconvenient problem.. All that was slowing down my creativity and I felt I needed to get back to a DAW that was simular enough to the past DAW's I've used that I had gotten so use to, and was quite enough more nice and easier to compose, mix, and master beats in. I found Mixcraft really quite enough easier for me to the point, that I've been moving along nicely with making beats in it. The time it's taking me to make a beat now in Mixcraft some music production software producers would probably still think to be long, but it's really still quite enough faster for sure than it was taking me in FL Studio. I'm also so glad that most of my sound processing and virtual instrument vst' plugins also work in Mixcraft.

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