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Acoustica Mixcraft 10.5

Windows DAW gains built-in stem separation

Acoustica Mixcraft 10.5 DAW update AI stem separation project templates

The latest update to Acoustica’s Windows-based DAW has arrived, building on the features introduced in its last major version release. Mixcraft 10.5 offers a range of new functions and improvements including AI-powered stem separation, user interface enhancements, new plug‑in management options and more.

Exclusive to the Pro Studio version of the DAW is a new stem separation tool capable of dividing a mixed audio file into individual elements. The feature allows users to split audio into multiple tracks containing isolated parts such as vocals, drums, pianos and other instruments, allowing them to be edited, remixed or replaced entirely. Users of both Pro Studio and Recording Studio will also gain a new Project Templates system, which offers a range of pre-configured sessions aimed at tasks such as podcasting, mastering, video editing and more.

After introducing a new plug‑in Manager function in version 10, Acoustic have continued to implement stability and support improvements that promise to make plug‑ins more stable, and have also added an Auto-Save feature that will operate at user-defined intervals and reduce the risk of projects being lost or corrupted by plug‑in crashes. Controller integration has been extended, too, with Mixcraft 10.5 now offering built-in support for over 20 popular control surfaces, with more planned for future updates.

The company have also added more third-party content to the Mixcraft Store Tab, which contains offering from the likes of Addictive Drums, Antares, Baby Audio, Blue Cat, Cherry Audio, D16, FabFilter, Kilohearts, Kuassa, and PSP Audioware. Soundtrack Loops, Loopmasters and more. Many of the add-ons are free, and there’s also a new Loyalty Credit scheme that awards users with credits they can use towards paid-for content.

Mixcraft 10.5 Features

  • Updated User-Friendly Interface: more intuitive, customizable, and scalable
  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Over 7,500 loops, sound effects, and samples
  • 16 Virtual Instruments and 36 Effects (24 instruments and over 50 effects in the Pro Studio version)
  • Vocoder Tracks
  • Curved, Tempo, and Pitch Envelopes
  • Per-Track Parametric EQ & Oscilloscope
  • Live Performance Panel
  • Updated Piano Roll, Step Editor, and Music Notation panels
  • Video Editing
  • Integrated Mixcraft Store - additional virtual instruments, effects, loops, presets, drum kits, and more, with new content added regularly
  • Improved Plug-In Architecture and Management - Better Search and Organization with an Optional Safe Mode
  • Updated Project Start Window with Live Links to News, Videos, and Updates
  • Master Tempo Envelope
  • Curved Automation
  • Gain, Drive, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Oscilloscope, and Spectrum Analyzer Mixer Panels
  • Tempo-Synced LFOs For Plug-In Automation
  • Rewire Hosting
  • New Controller Scripts API for broader support of MIDI control surfaces and devices
  • Custom Hot Key Assignments
  • Drag-and-Drop Automation
  • AI-powered Stem Separation, allowing users to take a mixed audio file and quickly isolate its parts, such as vocals, piano, drums, and other instruments (Mixcraft 10.5 Pro Studio only)
  • Track Regions - easily manipulate groups of clips and tracks, including their automations (Mixcraft 10.x Pro Studio only)
  • Advanced MIDI and Audio Output Recording and Routing (Mixcraft 10.x Pro Studio only)
  • Natively Integrated Celemony Melodyne 5 Essential (Mixcraft 10.x Pro Studio only)
  • Audio to MIDI Conversion (Mixcraft 10.x Pro Studio only)
  • Supported by the free Mixcraft Remote app for iOS and Android


Mixcraft 10.5 is supported on PCs running Windows 7 and above.

Pricing & Availability

Mixcraft 10.5 is available now, and is being offered for the following introductory prices until 16 April 2024:

  • Recording Studio: $59 (usually $79)
  • Pro Studio: $119 (usually $149)

Current Mixcraft 10 users are eligible for a free update, and a 14-day trial is available for those wishing to give the DAW a try.

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