Keyboard Magazine's Key Buy Award Won by Acoustica's Mixcraft 4 » read source
Keyboard's Editor at Large, Craig Anderton, offers, in the May 2008 issue of Keyboard Magazine, a detailed and thorough review of Mixcraft 4. Anderton, calling Mixcraft 4 "extremely cost-effective, easy to learn, with an obvious interface," proceeds to test, in detail, Mixcraft's MIDI sequencing, virtual instruments, remixing capabilities, loop library, and included audio effects.
Keyboard Magazine's coveted Key Buy award was honored to Acoustica's Mixcraft 4 recording studio software.
summing up his experience with Mixcraft, Anderton writes: "Clearly, this program is all about value". "Note that I didn't say 'low price' - although the price is very low - because what you get for that price is just sick. Recording audio is one of these things; adding MIDI with piano roll editing is another. When you include accurate beat-matching, a fine General MIDI sound set, virtual Polysynth, 'Minimogue' and B-3 organ instruments, two huge sampled pianos, useful effects (...), and a pretty massive loop library, then the value goes through the roof."
"What is surprising is the sheer volume of useful features that are included, as well as the additional content". "What you get for your money here is just unreal. Unreal enough to win a Key Buy? Hand down!" concludes Anderton.
Senior Vice President of Development for Acoustica, Dan Goldstein, says: "Winning the Key Buy award is a huge honor for us at Acoustica". "Mixcraft joins an incredible collection of Key Buy-winning products that are all innovative, inspiring, and affordable. To receive this recognition from Keyboard, perhaps the oldest and most respected magazine of its kind, and from Craig Anderton, a truly legendary author and musician, means a great deal to us."
Feeding a worldwide audience of active musicians of all ages who want to play better and enlist technology in their music production and performance, Keyboard has been, dor over 30 years, the only magazine for keyboardists in the U.S.