Acoustica has announced the release of Mixcraft 8 Recording Studio and Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio. They say that the most dramatic improvements lie under the hood with the implementation of a next-generation sound engine design, making Mixcraft 8 the fastest, most powerful release in the company's 19-year history. Here's the story in their own words...
Our standard edition is Mixcraft 8 Recording Studio ($89), aimed squarely at home and project studios. This award-winning package is a complete recording studio, featuring unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, seamless video editing, and a Performance Panel for real-time live loop triggering. New effects include the EU ProMixEQ-10A Equalizer, DTC-1 Compressor, and ORB7000 Octave Reverb. Mixcraft 8 Recording Studio delivers a total of 15 virtual instruments, including two samplers, 28 pro-quality effects, and over 7,800 loops, samples, and sound effects, plus integrated access to hundreds of thousands of additional sounds from freesound.org.
Our top-of-the-line package is Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio ($179), offering many additional enhancements, including seamless integration of Melodyne Essentials, Celemony's renowned pitch-correction technology. New instruments include Kastelheimer Veldberg XD, a sharp, edgy synthesizer, and a new eight-output version of Mixcraft's exclusive Omni Sampler pad-based sampler. New effects include the stunning VTD-42 Psychedelic Delay, which elevates classic tape delay sounds to new heights. Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio features a total of 57 effects and 22 virtual instruments, including professional mastering plug-ins and world-class instruments by iZotope, Celemony, ToneBoosters, Studio Devil, Applied Acoustics, BeatRig, QuikQuak, G-Sonique, 123 Creative, and more.
Among the new features and enhancements in Mixcraft 8 is the innovative new Audio Control system, allowing easy control of effect and instrument parameters via audio from other tracks within a project. Offering unlimited parameter control potential, this next-generation sidechaining technology enables instruments to pulse along with a beat, filters to growl as a bass line intensifies, and reverbs to swell in size as vocals crescendo.
In addition, Mixcraft 8 now features live recording directly to the Performance Panel, VST3 plug-in support, MP4 video file support, support for sidechaining VSTs, global automation recording, MIDI clock/sync transmission, an integrated file browser, an improved UI with dark and light themes, and so much more. The new Mix Down to Stems feature simplifies moving mixes between studios, and the fully-customizable mixer offers many improvements, including instant effects access and multiple send knobs.
These new updates, combined with Mixcraft's professional video-editing capabilities, live performance mode, and one-click publishing of music and videos directly to social media sites (including YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Vimeo, and Tumblr) solidifies Mixcraft 8 as the most versatile DAW on the market today. While Mixcraft 8 elevates its reputation in the Pro Audio industry, the clever integration of these new technologies into its streamlined UI ensures that Mixcraft 8 is still the easiest-to-use, most affordable, and most powerful software available for composing, recording, mixing, mastering, and audio and video production.
About Mixcraft 8 Recording Studio
Mixcraft 8 Recording Studio is an affordable suite designed for home and project studios. A complete recording studio, it features unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, audio and MIDI editing, notation, step and piano-roll editing, 15 virtual instruments, 28 effects, a library of over 7,800 professionally produced loops and samples, video editing, mixing, CD burning, MP3 encoder, one-click publishing, and an improved modern interface.
About Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio
Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio is aimed at advanced home and professional project studios. In addition to all of Mixcraft 8 Recording Studio's features, instruments, effects, and loop content, Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio also includes integrated Melodyne Essentials pitch-correction technology by Celemony, Memorymoon and ME80 vintage analog synthesizers, Acoustica's Pianissimo grand piano, 123Creative's Kastelheimer Veldberg XD, QuikQuak's Glass Viper, and dozens of powerful high-end mastering effects from iZotope, G-Sonique, 123 Creative, ToneBoosters, BeatRig, Studio Devil, and others. With 22 virtual instruments and 57 effects, Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio is packed with a treasure trove of professional plug-ins, valued at over $1,200!
Pricing and Availability:
Mixcraft 8 Recording Studio $89
Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio $179
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