As many of the high priced DAW got shittier and shittier Mixcraft improved. What initially attracted people to Mixcraft is that they were looking for a PC version of Garage Band. Mixcraft is now even better than Garage Band and it has graduated to the big league and is now capable of producing recordings equal to or better than the troublesome high priced DAWS without all the bullshit.
Musician make the best music. Geek music sucks. Mixcraft is not only a good mastering tool it is a good tool for songwriters and composer.
While I will not recommend any DAW or audio gear I will say that since Acoustica has debugged Mixcraft it seems to be the most trouble free DAW out there. Others may not agree. It clearly beats the shit out of Reaper, Audition, Studio One, Cubase 7.5, Sonor, Protools ect..
Based on my recent experience and based on what I have read Acoustica's forum there seems to be very few users having problems with Mixcraft. Let's hope that Acoustica doesn't fuck it up when they release Mixcraft 7.
Based on all the criteria for DAWs Mixcraft is now a winner.
If you go to Acoustica's Forum you will read very little users there presenting with problems. Other forums are loaded with users crying for help and forum insiders saying shit like, "This has never happened to me" and then picking a fight with the person looking for help. Reaper and KVR forums are loaded with fucking lying shit heads who are insiders.
If a DAW is troublesome chances are it is not the user of the user's computer, it's the DAW. Cubase 7 for instance was not horrible but experienced pro engineers are pulling their hair out because Cubase 7.5 sucks so much now. CLICK HERE FOR REAPERS FORUM If you want to have some fun go there are troll the arrogant turds who defend the indefensible POS that is Reaper.
Mixcraft is not perfect... no DAW is but it is IMO now as good as anything out there at least for my needs. If your capture is good, even a rank beginner can make decent sounding recordings.
I would challenge a good engineer to use an identical capture of guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals and mix and master them on the top DAWs and then Mixcraft and see which one sounds best.