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Acoustica Mixcraft 6 - Music Production Software (Academic 5-24 Licenses - Price per License)

B&H # ACMXCRFT6A24 Mfr # AC63461
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This is a package for educational institutions only and requires proof of current status. Price is per license when purchasing anywhere between 5 and 24 licenses.

Product Highlights
  • Unlimited Audio Tracks
  • 6,000 Loop and SFX Library
  • 11 Virtual Instruments, 25 Effects
  • Redesigned Mixer Interface
  • Punch In/Out and Loop Recording
  • Piano Roll View for MIDI Editing
  • ReWire Host Application
  • View and Edit Video Files
  • Save and Load Complete Effects Chains
  • Windows

Mixcraft 6 from Acoustica is a full-featured music creation application for Windows. It provides a complete tool set for recording and editing multiple audio and MIDI tracks, arranging loops, composing with virtual instruments, scoring and editing video, adding effects, and mixing down multitrack projects.

The software records and plays back audio at up to 32-bit, 192 kHz resolution, and supports WAV, AIF, OGG, WMA, MP3, and standard MIDI file formats. Features include eleven virtual instruments, twenty-two effects, plug-in delay compensation, tempo detection, time-stretching and pitch shifting, along with many others.

Version 6 offers new additions and enhancements, including an upgraded sound library, several new instruments and effects plug-ins, a redesigned mixer interface, improvements to the video interface, and ReWire hosting capability and notation enhancements. Additionally, VST instruments with unlimited outputs are now supported, while numerous MIDI improvements have also been added.

Recording and editing highlights include punch-in/out recording, loop recording, a "Lanes" feature for stacking multiple clips on one track, sub-mixing of tracks, a guitar tuner on every track, saving and loading effects chains, reversing and inverting phase on audio tracks, inserting and removing time, and drum mapping.

Note! This is a package for educational institutions only and requires proof of current status. Price is per license when purchasing anywhere between 5 and 24 licenses.

Main Features

Professional interface with high-contrast graphics
Custom loop library includes over 6,000 royalty-free loops and sound effects in a huge variety of styles
Import your own loop files and loop CDs into the library
Loop Library features search tool to quickly find loops and sound effects
Supports Acid WAV and Apple GarageBand AIFF loops
Record multiple MIDI and audio tracks simultaneously
Piano roll to view and edit MIDI
Drum maps included for Mixcraft's drum instruments and many popular drum applications
Notation tools allow you to create, edit, and print your MIDI data in music notation format
Eleven virtual instruments
Twenty-five effects
Built-in guitar tuner available on every audio track
Save and load complete audio effect chains with many effect-chain presets included
Create complex virtual instrument setups that layer and split multiple synthesizers and effects and set the key range, velocity sensitivity, transposition, and pan and volume for each instrument
Add unlimited VSTi instruments, VST and DirectX effects
Route MIDI track data to audio effects (such as vocoder and pitch correction effects)
Video Track allows loading and editing of video files
Crossfade from one video clip to another, remix the audio, add a soundtrack, and render your video project to a new video file
Video features include still image importing, automatable effects and transitions, and moving text
Mix down to MP3, WAV, high-quality compressed OGG, and other audio-file types
Option to record directly to high-quality compressed OGG files, ideal for collaborators exchanging projects over the Internet, laptop users, schools, and anyone recording long speeches or conferences
Insert Time and Remove Time features move all sounds, automation, and markers so you can add or remove an entire section from your song
Burn CDs of your mix with just one click

Sound Engine

Wave (WDM), ASIO, WaveRT, and WaveRT Exclusive Mode low-latency audio support
WaveRT Exclusive Mode (available with Windows 7 and up) is designed to provide low-latency and solid audio performance on most audio hardware without any special sound card drivers
MIDI input and output support - works with any USB MIDI keyboard or any instrument connected to a MIDI interface
MIDI control-surface support for transport controls, effect controls, and instrument controls
32-bit, SSE2-optimized sound engine supports recording and playback of broadcast quality audio up to 32-bit, 192 kHz
Time stretch any sound from 25% to 400% with FlexAudio without affecting the pitch
Punch In/Punch Out recording
Loop recording with multiple takes
Pitch shift sounds from -24 to +12 semitones
Use an unlimited number of tracks, instruments, and effects
Automatically detect beat locations, keys and tempos of imported songs
Import WAV, AIF, OGG, WMA, and MP3 files
Reduce the noise level or eliminate it entirely with built-in noise reduction available on every audio clip
Support for up to sixteen processor cores takes full advantage of multi-processor computers
Shape each sound's volume, pan, and resonant filters with unlimited envelope points
Support for DirectX & VST effects, including plug-in delay compensation
Support for VST instruments with multiple outputs
ReWire Hosting allows you to sync other music applications with Mixcraft

Interface

Automation features provide control of all parameters 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 and you can automate the track volume, panning, and more
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
Send Tracks (aka Auxiliary Busses) let you route audio from multiple Audio Tracks and Virtual Instrument Tracks to a single set of audio effects
Submix Tracks feature allows grouping audio and MIDI tracks together to create a single submix
Output Tracks (aka Output Busses) allows grouping of tracks to a single output bus (with support for multiple hardware outputs)
Mixer Interface includes easy access to volume, pan, mute, and solo controls, as well as effects and instrument dialogs, and 3-band EQ on every track
Recording Count-In feature sets the metronome to count-in before recording begins with the length of the count-in user-adjustable, between 1 and 32 measures
Mix To New Audio Track (aka "Track Bouncing") allows you to mix down an Audio Track or Virtual Instrument Track, complete with all effects and automation, to a new audio track, a one-click method to save CPU or "lock in" the edits and effects that have been applied to a track
Undock the details tabs and move them around the screen, or onto a second monitor
Maximize the details tab window for full-screen MIDI editing, mixing, and access to the loop library
Edit any sound to make a loop, pick sections of prerecorded songs and extract loops for remixing, and save user-created sounds to the loop library
Adjust loop points to visual beat marks
Link audio, MIDI, and video clips together so that they select and move as a group
Reverse audio clips to create effects
Invert the phase of audio clips to solve phasing issues
Mix To New Clip (aka "Merging") feature allows you to merge several audio or MIDI clips together to form one single clip - 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
Seamless Loop Mode lets you smoothly loop sections of your project with no audio gapping
Lanes feature allows you to stack and organize multiple clips on a single track
Color-coded CPU meter on the status bar helps you keep track of your computer's processing power at all times
Multi-monitor support lets you take full advantage of computers with multiple monitors
Musical Typing Keyboard lets you play and record virtual instruments without the use of a MIDI keyboard - use your computer's QWERTY keyboard with a simple press of the Shift key, and transpose by octaves and semitones
Archive your entire project to a ZIP file or new folder
Powerful piano roll editor allows you to edit MIDI data easily - create MIDI loops by adjusting the loop points and edit notes and controller information with ease
Load in standard MIDI files
Add your own photos or images to each track header
Edit each track's color, size, and position in a variety of ways
Intuitive keyboard controls and shortcuts for quick work flow
Work in beats-and-measures mode, or in time mode
Adjust the snap-to-grid setting, which allows you to work and edit in whole notes, quarter notes, etc.
Split, cut, copy, delete, and paste sounds with ease
Move sounds around with drag and drop or via the keyboard
Crossfade sounds automatically by visually overlapping them
Create precise, custom loops extracted from existing songs
Minimum System Requirements 1 GHz CPU
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
2 GB RAM
Windows sound card, or USB or FireWire interface
Language Support Mixcraft 6 supports multiple languages, including English, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Danish, French, Spanish, Dutch, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

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