An accessible yet powerful music creation studio
Anyone familiar with the idea of point and click, drag and drop music creation will have heard of MAGIX Music Maker. If you fancy the idea of creating your own music, it does not necessarily matter whether you can play an instrument or not. Using MAGIX Music Maker, you can take advantage of music samples, loops, and special effects to creation something incredibly impressive with very little effort.
While there is a great deal that can be done in the field of computer music, it is hard to replace real instruments. If you would like to inject a little life into your creations you can use the ultra-realistic Vita Solo Instruments that are included in the program. But it does not end there. Compared to previous versions of the program, there are more loops and samples than ever before – over 1500 sounds have been added to the collection. With the Vita 2 sample player, it’s possible to create unique sounds but there enhanced search tool makes it easier than ever to find the samples you’re looking for.
With support for projects that include up to 99 tracks, there is great scope to produce something very impressive. MAGIX software has always been easy to get into, but the 2013 incarnation of Music Maker includes a new interface that is flexible and easy to use. Depending on your level of music ability or familiarity with music software you may want access to different options. The program is very flexible and you are able to create your own custom workflow to suit your style.
There is also a Premium version of the program available which includes a number of extra tools and features. If you choose to go for this version of the program, you’ll gain access to an extra selection of sounds, loops, instruments and special effects. To help you to get more creative, you can also use the BeatBox 2 Plus drum machine and Revolta 2 analog synthesizer to come up with some truly unique sounds. You can also mix in 5.1 surround sound, optimize vocal with eFX Vocal Strip and much more.
FREE MAGIX Music Studio worth $49.99. As part of the MAGIX anniversary, we're now giving you MAGIX Music Studio free of charge with every MAGIX Music Maker 2013 order. MAGIX describe Music Studio as everything you need to get a great start in the world of music production, whether for recording, MIDI compositions, editing or mixing. Make your musical ideas reality with real ProAudio technology! You get a fully equipped mixer, a wide range of audio editing tools, top quality studio effects, virtual instruments, a MIDI editor and much more
Review by Mark Wilson.