How to mix music: Do you love mixing music so much that you wouldn’t do anything else all day? Would you like to practice creating new songs directly on your PC without having to spend a lot of money? Then let me have the pleasure of introducing you Kristal Audio Engine.
Kristal Audio Engine is a free music program (for personal use only, not for commercial use) that allows you to create music and mix tracks of any genre easily. Obviously it doesn’t have all the options that can be found in the very expensive commercial solutions but to practice and have some fun at home is just fine. Would you like to find out how to mix music using it?
If you want to find out how to mix music with your PC, the first step you need to take is to connect to the Kristal Audio Engine website and click on the item Download KRISTAL 1.0.1 (06/01/2004) for Windows (3.51MB) to download the program to your PC.
When the download is complete, double-click on it to open the file you just downloaded (KRISTAL_AE_Setup_dml.exe) and, in the window that opens, first click on Yup (to authorize installation on Windows 7 and Vista) and then on Next, I Agree, Install And Finish to finish the installation process and start Kristal Audio Engine.
In the window that opens, click on the button I use this copy personal or educational! to confirm that you are using Kristal Audio Engine for non-commercial purposes and the main program screen will be displayed. If you want to familiarize yourself with the software commands with a predefined song, click on the button Yup and a test music track will be opened.
In any case, with or without a practice passage, the interface of Kristal Audio Engine it is very familiar and intuitive for those who love mix music. It is in fact structured in three sections which include the graphs of the various audio channels for mixing, the equalizers to adjust the properties of each audio channel and add special effects to the latter and the track control panel with buttons to play the music, record and check the BPM.
Kristal Audio Engine supports various audio formats, including the very popular WAV and AIF that can be imported as tracks in the various audio channels of the program simply by clicking on the school bag located on the left of each channel. It is also possible to record musical tracks and vocal elements through the computer microphone by clicking on the icon RECwhile through the rumors NoFX present inside the equalizer it is possible to manage the various special effects applicable to the audio channels.
The songs mixed with this program can be exported in WAV format and listened to on the PC with any multimedia player. To save your musical works, all you have to do is click on the menu File of Kristal Audio Engine and select the item Export Mixdown from the menu that appears. Easier than that?