When comparing Digital Performer 8 vs Mixcraft 7, the Slant community recommends Mixcraft 7 for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Mixcraft 7 is ranked 32nd while Digital Performer 8 is ranked 52nd.
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Pro Made for small screens
Digital Performer is made to accommodate laptop screens so mixing can be done on the go.
Pro Easy organization
Chunks and Takes lets users record multiple projects within a single session file, and Takes allows users to save multiple recordings of a single instrument that can easily be switched.
Pro This DAW now comes with a new version ( Version 8 )
Pro Good amount of VST plugins to choose from
Supplied with many cheap and cheerful VSTs and VSTIs.
Pro Very intuitive interface
Con Unreliable plugin compatibility
Many AU and VST plugins don't load well with Digital Performer 8.
Con Latency problems
Tends to favor Windows waveRT over asio. Latency should be fine if PC sufficiently powerful - say core i3 or above.
Con Stability issues
Currently the software is glitchy, especially the 64-bit version.
Con Windows only
Mixcraft 7 is only compatible with Windows OS.