When comparing Mixcraft 8 vs Harrison Mixbus, the Slant community recommends Harrison Mixbus for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs? ” Harrison Mixbus is ranked 22nd while Mixcraft 8 is ranked 25th.
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Pro Same feel to Mixcraft as Logic Pro - if you're a migrant from Mac to Windows 10, this would be a good program to start with.
Pro Direct access to gigantic sound (loop) online databases - direct drag and drop in editor
Pro Alternative instruments and effects
Pro Easy MIDI and sample editing
Pro Melodyne included
Pro Easy to use
Pro Intuitive to use and does the job well
Pro Comes with VSTs and synths
Pro Has a great overall sound
has support for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, for 32 and 64 bit. Works with CoreAudio, ASIO, and ALSA, as well as integrated 3rd party/open source routing software support, I.E. jackd on Windows and Linux.
Pro Proprietary software that contributes to open source
provides features and bugfixes to upstream Ardour project, and also provides a portion of sales revenue to Ardour's development and administrative maintenance.
Pro Based off of Ardour
Modified version of the open source Ardour DAW, with Harrison's proprietary interface and software tweaks
Pro Great/intuitive interface
Many parts of the interface are designed as one function per control for ease and simplicity, and are modeled after physical consoles and mixer controls to further that end
Pro In-Line/Built in analog summing
tube and transistor emulation, based on physical consoles made by Harrison
Con No autoplay in online or local sample navigation
You have to press the play button with the mouse.
Con Some of the effects are a bit too basic
fx, you can't set the delay by sync and BPM.
Con Limited/buggy MIDI support
problem inherited from Ardour dev base