With windows XP, recording source choices such as "Stereo Mix" and "Mono Mix" are apparent and readily available. With Windows Vista, these choices are "hidden" by default. To enable them you need to unhide them and then enable each device you wish to use. See this short video tutorial which shows...
If you can't download sounds from the library, here are some things to try:
Make sure that you are connected to the Internet. Try launching your Internet browser and going to a news article or website that you haven't been to. (This verifies that you aren't viewing cached...
If you're trying to install Mixcraft and you get an error that a procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library, try quitting the installer, then deleting the DLL file that is mentioned at the end of the error from Mixcraft's folder. For example, if the file is called...
In Mixcraft, click on the File menu and select Preferences. In the General preferences, click "Delete Temporary Files," then click OK to close the Preferences dialog and load the project file.
If that doesn't fix the problem, please submit an Acoustica Support request.
Starting way back in Mixcraft 4.5, the Mixcraft-log.txt file is no longer located in the Acoustica Mixcraft program folder. The new location is here:
An easy way to pop up that folder is to select "All Programs" from the Windows Start menu, then choose "Acoustica...
In Mixcraft, click on the File menu and select Preferences. In the Sound Device preferences, try switching the sample rate to 44100 and the bit depth to 16-bit. If you're already using 44100, you can try switching to 48000.
There are a couple of versions of Windows 7 that don't include Windows Media support. To fix this problem, you can download the Media Feature Pack from Microsoft:
Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N and Windows 7 KN (KB968211)
Some PC keyboards do not support pressing more than a couple of keys at the same time. If your keyboard is like this, you may not be able to play certain chords using musical typing.
The solution is to get a MIDI controller keyboard, like something from M-Audio or Korg.