Mixpad multi-track audio editor- review
Mixpad is one of the best audio editing software for beginners. It is good only for mixing songs and recording and cannot do MIDI
However, one of the best features of this software is that it offers good user interface and intuitive to use. It is cheaper than most audio recording apps out there in the market.
A good multi-track audio editor and mixer
One of the best features of this app is that using it you can record multi-tracks and play with the layout and repeats of the songs.
It is a good alternative to other expensive apps in the market like Adobe audition.
If you are looking for a free alternative then check out Audacity, it is also a program similar to Mixpad and its free too.
Other than good design and better usability. I don't find a very strong reason to use Mixpad instead of audacity. So for a frugal music maker like me would stick to Audacity for simple audio recording and mixing requirements.
Alternatives for making music on the computer>
- Energy XT - is one of the best cheap MIDI capable DAW.
- Fl studio - started out as a simple drum machine and evolved into a complete monstor for music production. Can do everything right from MIDI to Audio. But it is mainly geared towards MIDI so if you do a lot of audio recording then look elsewhere. It is a better option that Reason because it can do audio stuff nicely.
- Logic pro - one stop solution, very expensive does everything related to music production under the sun.
- Adobe audition - one of the lesser used DAWs out there, MIDI support is minimal. Good for creating loops and podcasting type of stuff. Not so great for other things.
- Reaper a small and robust DAW that can do everything but does not comes with lots of samples or presets. Is comparatively cheaper and bang for the buck.
- Ardour is developed by School of Audio Engineering as an open source DAW to rival pro-tools. It is still in developmental stages and has to go a long way.