When comparing Bitwig Studio vs Mixcraft 7, the Slant community recommends Bitwig Studio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Bitwig Studio is ranked 5th while Mixcraft 7 is ranked 31st.
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Pro Very intuitive/user-friendly
Pro Cross platform and highly compatible
The Bitwig DAW runs on Mac, PC, and, Linux. This DAW also has the distinction of being one of the only DAWs that can run 32 bit and 64 bit plugins at the same time.
Pro Supports multiple midi instruments on one track
Being able to add multiple midi instruments on the same track is a nice feature. It allows for much easier setup for VSTs like Cthulhu. It's also nice to be able to have multiple instruments setup that can be toggled.
Pro Supports expressive MIDI - MPE
Makes use of the Seaboard, Linnstrument, Continuum and other modern expressive controllers.
Pro Highly modular
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
Pricey in comparison with other major DAWs.
Con Unreliable for professional production
Full of random bugs. Bad performance when using many tracks.
Con Very buggy
Con Very bad performance when working with several tracks
Con UI gets frozen, VSTs crash all the time
Very frustrating to work with.
Con MIDI Sync
The Bitwig DAW is still very new, and currently can only act as a MIDI sync master, but not a slave.
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.