What's New in Mixcraft 6?There are so many new features in Mixcraft 6 that it’s impossible to list them all.
Here are some of the highlights:
Over 6000 audio loops and sound effects!
Mixcraft's already-massive library has been expanded to well over 6000 loops, with more loops and sound effects being added all the time! Mixcraft 6 includes dozens of new Song Kits in tons of great new styles including classic rock, dubstep, Latin, ambient, industrial, and a whole lot more. We've even included a new Drum Loops category with over 300 new drum loops, and a new Percussion Loops category with 200 great new percussion loops. There's lots of great new sound effects, too!
Loop library improvements including search, import loop files and loop CDs into the loop library.
Mixcraft's loop library has been greatly expanded, with a powerful search feature that makes it easy to find the right loop for your song. You can now import your own loops into the loop library, including importing entire loop CDs.
New instruments and effects.
Mixcraft 6 includes the Acoustica Studio Drums collection, a huge set of acoustic and electric drum sounds, professionally recorded in a world-class studio. We've also added two great new transistor combo organs, Combo-V and Combo-F, which nail the sounds of transistor organs that were popular with rock and surf bands in the 1960s. There are several great new effects, including EZQ, the world's easiest equalizer, and Broadcast Multiband Compressor, a seriously powerful weapon for winning the loudness wars.
Mixcraft 6’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.
Video and Text Editing
Improved video interface including still image importing, automatable effects and scrollable text titles.
Hosts ReWire applications.
Mixcraft can host any ReWire-compatible music software. Mixcraft's MIDI data can be routed to control virtual instruments inside your ReWire applications, and the audio from your ReWire applications can be processed with effects and automation in Mixcraft.
Support for VSTs with unlimited outputs.
Modern virtual instruments often feature multiple outputs. In Mixcraft 6, each output of a virtual instrument can be independently mixed, with their own effects and automation. You can add and remove specific instrument outputs, too, so you don't waste computer processing power on outputs that you don't want to use.
Output busses for grouping tracks to a single output bus (with support for multiple hardware outputs).
Mixcraft 6 features Output Busses that can be used to great audio tracks together (such as drums, vocals, etc.), and can be used to route signals to multiple hardware outputs. You can even use Output Busses to plug vintage effect hardware into your mix, or create custom monitor mixes.
New MIDI processing tools including more flexible quantize, humanize, transposition, velocity scaling and more.
Mixcraft's MIDI editing features have been greatly enhanced. Mixcraft features a powerful and flexible quantize feature, humanizing (for adding controlled randomness), and numerous other tools that make working with MIDI in Mixcraft a breeze.
MIDI control surface support for transport controls, effect controls, and instrument controls.
You can use your MIDI controller's sliders, knobs, buttons, and keys to control Mixcraft's transport functions (i.e. Play, Stop, Rewind, etc.), operate mixing controls, or even control any knob or parameter in your effects or virtual instruments. MIDI controllers are very easy to set up, and can be saved and re-loaded with a single click.
Route MIDI track data to audio effects (such as vocoder and pitch correction effects).
With Mixcraft 6, you can control audio effect plug-ins by routing MIDI data from a Virtual Instrument track to an effect chain. Compose complex auto-tune creations, or use vocoder effects to turn your voice into a singing synthesizer.
Punch In/Punch Out recording.
Need to nail a solo, or belt out a difficult note? Just select the area that you want to record in, turn on Punch In/Punch Out mode, rewind, hit record, and perform! Mixcraft will start and stop recording automatically inside the Punch In/Punch Out region.
Loop recording with multiple takes.
Sometimes it takes a few tries to nail the perfect vocal. With Loop Recording, you can set up a start and end point, hit record, and Mixcraft will create a new take each time the music repeats and automatically mute the previous take. You can then easily mute and unmute prior takes, and it's easy to comp together the best segments to create the perfect part.
Lanes feature allows you to stack multiple clips on a single track.
You can add unlimited lanes to each audio, virtual instrument, and video track in Mixcraft 6. Lanes can be used to stack multiple clips on a single track. Virtual Instrument lanes can even be assigned to specific MIDI channels, so you can send multiple MIDI clips to different channels of a multi-timbral virtual instrument. For example, you can use a single multi-timbral orchestral instrument to play up to 16 different sounds simultaneously.
Submix tracks for grouping tracks to a single submix.
Have 12 tracks of drums and want to raise the volume of the drums in your mix? Instead of trying to change the volume of 12 different tracks, and risk messing up the perfect mix, you can drop all 12 tracks into a Submix and use a single slider to change the volume. You can even add effects and automation to the entire submix, and the "child" tracks are even collapsible so you don't have to see all of them while you're working on the final mix.
Piano Roll interface improved.
Mixcraft's piano roll interface has been improved, with easier velocity editing, note names clearly visible on each note, and improvements throughout that make working with MIDI in Mixcraft easier than ever.
Notation improvements including support for triplets.
Mixcraft's notation engine has been improved, too. Mixcraft now features enhanced support for triplets, and the ability to choose which clefs are visible.
Built-in guitar tuner on every audio track.
Every audio track in Mixcraft now features a one-click fully chromatic tuner. Tune your guitars, calibrate your analog synthesizers, even warm up your voice using Mixcraft 6's precision tuner.
Save and load complete effect chains, with many excellent effect chain presets included.
Got a favorite set of effects that you like to use on your mixes? You can now easily save them as an Effect Chain preset, and recall the entire set of effects any time you want. Mixcraft even includes a whole set of great presets for use with vocals, guitars, drums, and more – even mastering. These presets are great starting points for dialing in your ideal sound.
Mixcraft 6 includes drum maps for many popular hardware and software drum synthesizers, including all of Mixcraft's included drum kits. These drum maps make it easy to take advantage of all the sounds available in your favorite drum synthesizer.
Reverse audio clips.
Just right-click on any audio clip, including loops, to instantly reverse the audio. Create great reverse-reverb effects, backwards snare hits, or spooky vocal sounds.
Insert and Remove Time.
Is your song just a little bit too long? Or maybe it needs an extra bridge to really make it perfect. Use Mixcraft 6's new Insert Time and Remove Time features to add or remove space from your song. All markers, tempo changes, automation, etc. will move to adjust to the change, making it easy to add or remove entire sections from your song.
Audio clip phase inversion.
Nothing can dull the sound of a good mix more than a channel being out of phase. You can now invert the phase of one or both channels of an audio clip, to correct phase problems or to create cool phase effects.