Category: Main Multimedia Audio Sound Editing Mixcraft 8.1 Recording Studio / Pro Studio


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Mixcraft 8.1 is a powerful music production and multi-track recording
workstation that comes packed with thousands of music loops and dozens
of audio effects and virtual instruments. Mixcraft enables you to record
audio, arrange loops, remix tracks, compose with MIDI and virtual
instruments, add effects, score and edit video, and mix and master your
tracks to create polished, professional compositions.

Application Details:

Version: 8.1 Recording Studio / Pro Studio
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.9-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Most software functionality works, including:

  • Recording and editing digital audio and virtual instrument clips
  • MIDI in/out
  • Loop library/loop import
  • VST instruments and effects*
  • Piano roll, step & notation editors
  • Low latency audio using WaveRT or WineASIO (recommended)
  • File open/save and audio file export
  • Integrated Melodyne 4 (Pro Studio, only works with Mixcraft 8 build 402 or later)

It is recommended to install the 32-bit version of Mixcraft, as the 64-bit version's performance suffers under Wine.

*VST compatibility varies between plugins. Some VSTs will work better than others, and some might not work at all. Please refer to Acoustica's Wine compatibility document for more information.

What does not

Features that do not work correctly include:

  • Video editing (Mixcraft crashes when trying to create a video track or loading a project with video)
  • A few of the bundled VST plugins do not display correctly. Please refer to Acoustica's Wine compatibility document for more information.
  • When a VST instrument is unloaded (removed from track, changing presets, track removed, etc.), the next added VSTi will usually cause Mixcraft to freeze. There are a few VST instruments that seem to be unaffected by this, such as the bundled "Acoustica Instruments" and "Acoustica Expanded Instruments". See Wine bug #31212. More details are available in Acoustica's Wine compatibility document.
  • Drag & drop audio or MIDI files into Mixcraft does not work, and also affects some plugins such as the bundled Alpha and Omni samplers. Many third party plugins such as Plogue Sforzando work fine with drag & drop, though. See Wine bug #39372.
  • The Melodyne installer in Mixcraft Pro Studio 8 may crash if you are installing into a multi-arch Wine profile. To get around this, use Wine-Staging or install into a 32-bit only Wine profile. See Wine bug #36697.


What was not tested

Publishing, CD burning, perhaps a few features here and there.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

If you are able to work around the above mentioned bugs, Mixcraft runs quite well in Wine, especially when using the WineASIO driver with Jack. Under this configuration, the 32-bit version of Mixcraft comes very close (if not equal) to matching the performance attained under Windows.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentKDE neonJun 06 20172.9-stagingYes Yes SilverS. Christian Collins 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
31212 Some VST instruments crash when reloaded in Mixcraft NEW View
39372 Cannot drag & drop audio files into Mixcraft 6/7/8 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
43163 Mixcraft 8 crashes when adding a video track ('IAMTimelineGroup', '{9eed4f00-b8a6-11d2-8023-00c0df10d434}' not implemented, 'qedit.dll') CLOSED FIXED View
43979 adding clip to video track crashes Mixcraft 8 NEW View

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