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New Latin Rock Song Kit for Mixcraft 3!
Survey - Help us steer our "ship".
Build Your Own Latin Rock Song Contest!
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Newsletter May. 2007
Ed. #39
Mixcraft 3 is a good looking program, just like this model. :) New Latin Rock Loops For Mixcraft 3! We've added a new Song Kit called "Latin Rock".  Click here for an example of how it sounds.  (The presidents' audio clips do not come with the Song Kit. :) )

How do you get the new Song Kit and loops?  Update to the latest version of Mixcraft 3 (build 27) by downloading it from the Mixcraft download page here.  Check the Library tab on the bottom to get the new Latin Rock style.

(Please note that Mixcraft 3 is not a free upgrade for Mixcraft 1 or 2.  More on upgrading here.)
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Build Your Own Latin Rock Song Contest!
It's going to be a hot summer, so spice things up and create your own Latin Rock song.  Who knows, maybe it'll be a cult hit?  You can use any of the 51 Latin Rock loops to build your song.   The only thing missing from the loops are your vocals.  Add your own vocals, chorus, mix it down to an mp3 and send it to us.  Download an example Latin Rock MX3 file here.

The Latin Rock song kit is at 117 BPM in the key of A minor.  However, you can adjust it to any tempo or key in the Project tab.

We will review all submitted songs and the winner will win the following:

Prizes:

  • Musician's Bundle (Beatcraft + Mixcraft + 2 loop packs)
  • Showcase your song on the next newsletter (June) going out to ~150,000 people.
  • Optional link to your website.

Rules

Tips

  • You'll need b27 of Mixcraft to get the new Latin Rock loops

  • The loops will be in the Library under the Song Kit category.  Choose Latin Rock.
  • If you want to collaborate with a friend, you can use the Copy Project Sounds To feature on the File menu to save your project and all used files to a single folder.  You can then zip up the files and send them to a friend.  After that, they can repeat the process and send them back to you!
One click mix down to MP3! Click the Mixdown button on the toolbar and it'll generate an mp3 of your song so that you can post it to your website or email it.

Here are some "how to" instructions for Mixcraft 3.
Manipulating Sounds - Record - Customize Your Tracks - Use Loops - Trim Or Crop A Sound - Cross Fade Sounds - Burn A CD - Create An MP3 - Use Selections - Add Volume And Pan Fades On Sounds - Boost Or Reduce Parts Of Sounds - Slow Down Or Speed Up A Song with FlexAudio™ - Beat Match Songs - Fix Songs With Drifting Tempos - Extract A Loop From A Song

If you are upgrading, be sure to read the What's Changed From Version 2 section.  More on upgrading to Mixcraft 3.

Download Mixcraft 3 does not interfere with Mixcraft 2.  You can safely install Mixcraft 3 and Mixcraft 2 will continue to work separately.  In this way, you can evaluate the software to see if it's a match for you.  (We think it is.)  Download Mixcraft 3 here.
Upgrade You can upgrade from Mixcraft 1 or 2, MP3 Audio Mixer, Gold Bundle, Musician's Bundle, Power Pack, Power Pack Pro, Nerd Bundle or the Insanity Pack.  Learn more on upgrading to Mixcraft 3 here.  (Upgrade pricing is from $19.95 to $39.95 depending on your original purchase!)
Purchase Mixcraft 3 is $49.95.  Purchase Mixcraft 3 'hot off the press!'
Support Read the manual as a PDF or browse our help online.  Check out the FAQ or BBS discussion boards.
Acoustica News & Updates
05/23/07 Release of Mixcraft 3 build 27.  See Recent Changes.
04/06/07 Soft release of Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker 3.08  Now supports burning to multiple LightScribe drives at a time!
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