What's New?

Please take a minute to look through the various new features that Mixcraft 5 offers!

Thank you for your continued support of Acoustica products, we hope you have as much fun using Mixcraft 5 as we had creating it!


Mixcraft 5: A First Look

Video Track
Mixcraft 5’s Video Track allows loading and editing of video files. Easily cross-fade from one video clip to another. Remix the audio, add a soundtrack, and effortlessly render your video project to a new video file.
video track

Automation
New Automation features provide automated control of all parameters and controls in any VST effect, VSTi instrument, or Acoustica effect. All tracks can contain an unlimited number of automation curves on an unlimited number of effects and instruments. In addition, you can even automate the track volume & panning, and more.
automation

Master Track
The Master Track allows you to smoothly automate the global effects parameters and master volume, for smooth and easy fade-ins and fade−outs for your mixes.
master track

Send Tracks
Send Tracks (aka Auxiliary Busses) let you route audio from multiple Audio Tracks and Virtual Instrument Tracks to a single set of audio effects. For example, use one reverb effect on multiple tracks. Audio can be routed both pre-fader and post-fader to the Send Tracks, and effects on the Send Tracks can all be easily automated.
send tracks

Mixer Interface
Mixcraft 5’s powerful Mixer Interface provides a convenient and familiar interface for mixing a project. Complete with easy access to volume, pan, mute, and solo controls, as well as effects and instrument dialogs, our Mixer Interface also includes a 3-band EQ on every track, so you can get every instrument fitting perfectly into the mix.
mixer interface

WaveRT Exclusive Mode (available in Windows 7)
WaveRT Exclusive Mode (available in Windows 7) provides ultra-low-latency, solid audio performance on most audio hardware without any special sound card drivers. With WaveRT Exclusive Mode, Mixcraft can now interface directly with the audio hardware, bypassing the operating system for truly stunning audio performance.
WaveRT exclusive mode

Notation
Mixcraft 5’s Notation tools allow you to create, edit, and print your MIDI data in familiar music notation format. Record your own MIDI tracks and instantly generate high-quality professional sheet music based on your performance. Or, construct your own musical composition note-by-note with traditional music notation.
notation

Musical Typing Keyboard (MTK)
The Musical Typing Keyboard lets you play and record Mixcraft 5’s virtual instruments without the use of a MIDI keyboard. Use your computer’s typing keyboard to play notes and chords. Control pitch bend, modulation, and velocity. Sustain notes with a simple press of the Shift key. You can even transpose by octaves and semitones.
musical typing keyboard

Recording Count-In
The Recording Count-In feature, which can be turned on and off in Mixcraft’s time display, tells Mixcraft’s metronome to count for several measures before recording begins. The length of the count-in is even user-adjustable, between 1 and 32 measures.
recording count-in

Undock the Details Tab
Undock the details tabs and move them around the screen, or onto a second monitor. Maximize the details tabs window for full-screen MIDI editing, mixing, access to the loop library, and more!
undock the details tab

Lots of New Loops, including the following song kits:

70's Funk
Chill
Cool Jazz
Surf Rock
Reggae
Vegas Rock

New Instruments & Effects, including:

Lounge Lizard Session
Messiah
Pultronic Tube EQ
Alien303 Bass Synthesizer
Shred Amp Simulator

Lounge Lizard Session (by AAS)
Lounge Lizard Session by AAS (a $100 value!), an award-winning vintage electric piano emulator. Recreate the sounds of the ‘70s with unbelievably accurate models of the classic Fender Rhodes™ and Wurlitzer™ electric pianos.
lounge lizard session

Messiah (by Gunnar Ekoranas)
Messiah by Gunnar Ekoranas (a $30 value!), a phenomenal model of the classic Prophet 5™ polyphonic analog synthesizer. Messiah goes far deeper than the original hardware synthesizer, featuring 8 voices of polyphony, a powerful arpeggiator, distortion and delay effects, wave morphing, and a whole lot more, with truly stunning analog sound quality.
messiah

Pultronic Tube EQ (by G-Sonique)
The Pultronic Tube EQ by G-Sonique (a $60 value!), a detailed recreation of the classic vintage vacuum tube-based equalizer found in top studios throughout the world. Warm up your tracks or add a completely new character to your sound with the Pultronic Tube EQ’s array of tube models and killer presets.
pultronic tube EQ

Alien303 Bass Synthesizer (by G-Sonique)
The Alien303 Bass Synthesizer by G-Sonique (a $25 value!), which emulates the sound of both vintage and modern bass synthesizers, and is ideal for adding thick, thumping synth-bass to you techno, electronica, acid, and rave tracks.
alien303 bass synthesizer

Shred Amp Simulator (by AcmeBarGig)
The Shred Amp Simulator by AcmeBarGig, a complete guitar amp and cabinet suite containing 5 classic amp heads, 17 cabinet models, and 6 powerful effects. Shred faithfully models classic British and American tube heads, and adds powerful room modeling technology. From crisp cleans to roaring leads, Shred gives you instant access to $20,000 worth of classic guitar gear.
Shred Amp Simulator

GSnap Pitch Correction (by Graham Yeadon)
GSnap is a state-of-the-art pitch correction plug-in that is ideal for smoothing out your vocal performances, or for turning your voice into a pitch-perfect robot. You can limit the pitch choices to a particular key or set of notes, and you can control the speed and amount of pitch correction applied to your audio. Auto pitch tuning is used in many genres of modern popular music and can turn a decent vocal into a terrific performance.
GSnap

GTune Guitar Tuner (by Graham Yeadon)
GTune is a handy real-time guitar tuner. Make sure your guitar is in perfect tune before you start recording and avoid losing that perfect performance. Works great for tuning other monophonic instruments like flutes, violins, and synthesizers!
GTune

Acoustica's Expanded Instruments
Acoustica’s Expanded Instruments collection, which includes new sample-based instrument sounds, including a large collection of pads, synths, and much more!

Link Feature
Link audio, MIDI, and video clips together so they’ll select and move as a group.
link feature

Record Directly to High-quality Compressed OGG Files
Record directly to high-quality compressed OGG files in Mixcraft 5. OGG files can take up 1/10th of the hard drive space of uncompressed WAV recordings. This is ideal for collaborators exchanging projects over the internet, laptop users, schools, and anyone recording long speeches or conferences.

Mix to New Audio Track (aka Bouncing)
The new Mix To New Audio Track (aka Bouncing) feature allows you to mix down an Audio Track or Virtual Instrument Track, complete with all effects and automation, to a new audio track. This is a great one-click method to save CPU or “lock in” the edits and effects that have been applied to a track

Mix to New Clip (aka Merging)
Likewise, the Mix To New Clip (aka Merging) feature allows you to merge several audio or MIDI clips together to form one single clip. This is a great way to “lock in” edits that have been made to a recording, combine multiple loops into a single new loop, or mix multiple MIDI passages together into one MIDI clip.

Improved Seamless Looping Mode
Mixcraft’s improved seamless looping mode lets you smoothly loop sections of your project with no audio gapping.

Noise Reduction Technology
Every sound clip now features noise reduction technology. Mixcraft 5 will automatically find and analyze a section of noise, and you can reduce the noise level or eliminate it entirely.
noise reduction technology

Color−coded CPU Meter
Color-coded CPU meter on the status bar helps you keep track of your computer’s processing power at all times.
color-coded CPU meter

Archive your entire project to a ZIP file with one click.

Performance Enhancements
Numerous performance enhancements have been made throughout Mixcraft’s audio and graphics engine, including SSE2 optimizations, multi-processor file decoding, and zero-CPU track muting. Mixcraft is now faster and more powerful, allowing for more tracks and effects with lower latency than ever before.

Support for up to 16 Processor Cores
Support for up to 16 processor cores, double the number of cores supported by Mixcraft 4, ensures Mixcraft will take full advantage of tomorrow’s cutting-edge multi-processor computers.

Improved Graphics & Visual Effects
Improved graphics and visual effects give Mixcraft 5 a sharp, polished and professional look.

Multi−monitor Support
Multi-monitor support in Mixcraft 5 lets you take full advantage of computers with multiple monitors.