There are currently three versions of Mixcraft available:
Mixcraft Home Studio: An entry-level version that is limited to 16 tracks of audio and MIDI. It contains 6 virtual instruments and 20 audio effects. It also contains a loop library of 2,000 loops, samples, and sound effects. This version is suited for the consumer, hobbyist, and or anyone wanting to perform simple audio and MIDI related projects.
Mixcraft Recording Studio: This is the default and download only version of the program. It comes with unlimited audio, MIDI, video, and virtual instrument tracks. It includes a loop library of 7,000 loops, samples, and sound effects. This version is for anyone looking to upgrade from Home Studio, or simply wanting to use Mixcraft more than what Home Studio has to offer.
Mixcraft Pro Studio: This professional version extends the functionality of Mixcraft (Standard) by adding 5 more virtual instruments, and 27 more audio effects (including mastering effects). This version is aimed for professional musicians, producers, and engineers. Version 8 now also includes integrated ARA Melodyne.
Streamlined Interface: The interface is built with the goal of user-friendliness and ease of understanding.
MIDI: This feature allows you to record MIDI data played on one or more MIDI controller keyboard.
VSTi Support: This feature allows virtual instruments to be played, sequenced, and recorded via MIDI data. (Includes VST 3)
Multitrack Recording: This feature allows users to create recordings from multiple soundcard/audio interface inputs simultaneously. With a MIDI keyboard connected, one can record both through microphone and the keyboard at the same time.
Performance Clip Sequencing: Similar to Ableton and Bitwig, it also supports pattern clip–based arrangement.
Tempo Matching: This feature attempts to detect the tempo and key of a prerecorded audio file, and change the tempo to match the project tempo.
Audio Time Stretching & Pitch Shifting: Mixcraft claims to use an advanced algorithm to provide high quality time stretching and pitch shifting while minimizing CPU usage.
Version 8: released 01/19/17—native sidechaining, extensive routing features, multi-out sampler.
Version 7.1: released 07/21/15—includes many enhancements, optimizations and fixes a number of issues.
Version 7: released 11/27/14—new performance panel live mode, additional plugins, step editor, automation recording
Version 6: released 05/05/12
Version Pro Studio 5: three New Virtual Instruments and four additional mixing and mastering effects.
Version 5: added many new features over the previous version 4.5, including video scoring and editing, effects automation, a mixer interface, a virtual typing keyboard, several new instruments and effects, and hundreds of new loops. The final version in the 5.0 series was 5.2 build 152.
Version 4: added MIDI sequencing and VSTi virtual instruments. The final version in the 4.0 series was 4.5 build 118.