MAGIX Music Maker Reviews

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An awful, buggy, unreliable app. It is extremely slow to the point that its playback lags on a performant PC, and the UI is redrawn with snail's speed; Ctrl+Z with 30+ samples can take 5 seconds to proceed. And that's just with max 8 tracks for sampling in the free version!

Their new default "audio engine" takes monopolistic access to your sound card, meaning that no sounds can play while this app is launched. You can't even check whether your export is good.

Moreover, I've written tons of automation for several tracks in one project, and the next launch they were gone. Then, after I redid it all, it revealed that automation doesn't work on a specific time frame, though everything works ok in the app.

Two days of frustration and anger after 2-3 hours designing the soundtrack. And ofc this is not my first track, I suffered a lot with it -.-

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I have tested free version on 02-July-2019 and it was quite a hideous experience. The download takes about 2 hours, it installs "Magix PC check & tuning" without any warning (!!!!!!). The DAW itself is very poor: 3 synths + very boring loops.

My plan was to use Magix as a simple sample machine/tracker, but the samples operations are very limited - no stretching on the fly, no pitch correction, beat slicing and etc.

More decent free alternatives:
I have tested free Presonus Studio One 4 the same day (their free pack for beginners) and it was awesome in comparison with poorly designed Magix. Free Soundbridge is also very funny, as well as LMMS (especially when leveled up with various free VSTs).

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I'm not into music but since I got the Software in a bundle I decided to check it out. It looks good and easy to use.

However a big problem with this software I found was that even though it includes some loops and sounds and there's also a store to purchase more ASSETS most (or all) of them CANNOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL purposes. So you could spend a fortune in assets and only be able to use them for music for your home videos or things like that.

[Edited by Guido042, May 17]

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