How to install Mixpad on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Mixpad on your Chromebook. Mixpad is a powerful audio editing software that can enhance your audio production capabilities on your Chromebook. By following these steps, you'll be able to leverage the power of Linux applications on your Chrome OS device.


Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD CPUs that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs.

Video Tutorial

We've prepared a video tutorial to guide you through the installation process. Feel free to follow along with the video as you execute the commands provided below.

Installation Steps

To install Mixpad, we'll be using Wine, a compatibility layer that allows Windows applications to run on Linux systems. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Add 32-bit architecture support:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
  2. Add Wine repository key:
    wget -nc && sudo apt-key add winehq.key
  3. Add Wine repository:
    echo "deb bookworm main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine_chrome_os_made_simple.list
  4. Update package lists:
    sudo apt update
  5. Install Wine:
    sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
  6. Configure Wine:
  7. Download Mixpad installer:
  8. Install Mixpad:
    wine mpsetup.exe
  9. Run Mixpad:
    wine .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/NCH\ Software/MixPad/mixpad.exe

Additional Information

Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a crucial tool for running Windows applications on Linux-based systems like Chrome OS. It provides a compatibility layer that translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls, allowing many Windows applications to run seamlessly on Linux.

Mixpad is a versatile audio editing software that offers features such as multi-track mixing, effects processing, and audio recording. By installing it on your Chromebook, you can perform advanced audio editing tasks directly on your Chrome OS device, expanding its capabilities beyond web-based applications.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, consider the following:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space available
  • If Wine installation fails, try rebooting your Chromebook and attempting the installation again
  • For audio-related issues, make sure your audio drivers are properly configured in Wine

Useful Resources

For more information and support, you can refer to these resources:

Chromebook Resources

To make the most of your Chromebook experience, check out these additional resources:

We hope this guide helps you successfully install and use Mixpad on your Chromebook. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out through the comments section of our YouTube video. Happy audio editing!