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GarageBand for PC has long been a pipe dream for the PC music community. It is a testimony to the unique quality of Apple's product that for many years, there was little competition for GarageBand in the PC world. Of course, some cheap or free recording software has always been available for PC - for an overview, see Software4free.org | Free Recording Software. But the serious contender for the title "GarageBand for PC" has only recently arrived: Mixcraft 5. Read on....


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A trial download of Mixcraft 5 is available so you can judge for yourself whether Mixcraft lives up to that title. Three distinguishing characteristics of GarageBand are ease-of-use, powerful features and the very low price. With the latest version, Mixcraft 5, Acoustica's recording software for PC has met the challenge and come of age as a very appealing, fully featured and affordable Digital Audio Workstation.

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When The GarageDoor first took a close look at Mixcraft, we were blown away by the functionality and performance of the Mixcraft engine. The interface is slick, but you'd expect that as it is closely modelled on Apple's classic GarageBand layout.

We are preparing a full review of Mixcraft and will post it as soon as possible. In the meantime check out the main features below, download the demo copy or buy Mixcraft now.

View the video tutorials or read some user testimonials.

 Mixcraft 5 top features

  • Create an unlimited number of tracks, both audio and MIDI
  • Fully arrange and score video tracks with music, sound effects and voice-overs
  • Over 3000 music loops and effects in dozens of styles
  • Large collection of virtual instruments, ranging from vintage synths to sampled acoustic instruments
  • 22 effects, from studio standards such as reverb, chorus & EQ, to high-end guitar amp simulators, vintage tube EQs
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There are free PC recording programs if you really don't want to spend the $74.95 it costs to buy Mixcraft. Be aware that none of these give you the feeling of sitting at a realistic virtual studio mixing desk" the way Mixcraft (or GarageBand) does. Nor do they include the loops, virtual instruments and effects. Or the system integration. Features like these simply aren't available for free. In fact, Mixcraft muscles in on the territory of much larger (and much more expensive) recording software packages like Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Acid Pro and others. For example, see this feature comparison chart. It shows how Mixcraft beats Cubase Studio 5 ($399.99) Cakewalk SONAR Home Studio ($209) Acid Pro 7 ($399.99) on a number of fronts: virtual instruments, FX send channels, audio effects slots and VI plug-ins.

Sometimes, paying a few dollars is the smart thing to do when it comes to time saved and frustration avoided. Mixcraft clearly deserves the acronym "GarageBand for PC" and costs about the same as GarageBand: $74.95.

Convinced? Buy Mixcraft now!

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Loops & Sound Effects
Mixcraft includes over 3000 music loops, sound effects and music beds that you can drag-and-drop into your project, the same way that GarageBand functions. Combine drum, bass, and guitar loops with synth, organ, pianos, vocals, orchestral and percussion loops to create your own custom arrangement. When you set the tempo and key, the loops will automatically adjust.

*Mixcraft supports Acid and GarageBand loops.

Instruments & Effects

Mixcraft offers 8 virtual instruments, including the Acoustica Instruments General MIDI sample library, Acoustica Expanded Instruments sample library, Lounge Lizard Session vintage electric piano, VB3 tonewheel organ, MiniMogueVA monophonic analog synthesizer, Messiah polyphonic analog synthesizer, Alien303 Bass Synthesizer, and Impulse polyphonic analog synthesizer.

20 high quality effects are included, like the Pultronic Tube EQ, which models the classic tube equalizer found in studios throughout the world, and the Shred Amp Simulator, a complete suite of 5 classic amp heads, 17 cabinet models in separate windows, and 6 effects. 

Dowload the free Mixcraft trial.

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