When comparing Bitwig Studio vs Acoustica Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio, the Slant community recommends Bitwig Studio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” Bitwig Studio is ranked 6th while Acoustica Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio is ranked 8th.
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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 High capacity tracks
Each track can receive an unlimited number of VST, aux, and audio inputs.
Pro Great value for the price
It's one of the cheapest DAWs you can get for its many features.
Pro Good for emulating real instruments
This DAW comes with the Acoustica Instruments collection, which is packed full of realistic sounding MIDI instruments like organs, pianos, drums, and orchestral instruments.
Pro Good for mastering projects
The Mixcraft Pro Studio DAW comes with a dedicated mastering section, complete with proprietary mastering tools and the iZotope Mastering Essentials plugin.
Pro Best Daw for Vocal Comping.
When it comes to retakes and combining different pieces of vocals all in one, Mixcraft beats every daw out there. it is the best, PERIOD.
Pro Easy to use, yet professional
Pro Excellent Mono and Stereo support
Pro New performance panel is good for live applications
Lightest DAW with minimal loading time.
Pro Dual monitor support
You can unlock the docker and easily do multiple tasks such as editing, applying E.Q and Compression, with its dual monitor support.
Pro Video editing
The Mixcraft DAW supports basic drag and drop video editing.
Pro Excellent sample creation & customization
It includes a big variety of samples, which can be highly customized for your own music projects with its built-in midi creation tool.
Pro Easiest DAW
Put simply it is the easiest DAW to use by far. Most users pick it up in a couple of hours.
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 Ease of use makes it look less professional which, it is not.
Con Comes with unnecessary software
The Mixcraft DAW comes with a video maker which comes across as unnecessary for an audio editor. While some see this as free software, others don't see the point, as it won't come close to the quality of true video editing software.
Con More expensive than standard version
The Pro version of the Mixcraft DAW comes with more plugins, but many of these plugins can allegedly be download from other sources for free.