While MAGIX Music Maker is entry-level music software that seasoned Pro Tools veterans may scoff at, it surely has what it needs to be the means for somebody’s first hit single. It’s a loop-based production environment, best described as a lightweight DAW designed to be easy to use without while retaining some power and flexibility.
Celebrating 22 years on the market, MAGIX is releasing customizable Music Maker Editions. The idea is to offer a way for its customers to assemble their own Music Maker package with their preferred soundpools, instruments, and features. Users start with Music Maker Plus Edition or Music Maker Premium Edition and purchase additional content from the in-app Music Maker Store.
Additionally, MAGIX is bringing in lifetime free updates for its customers. All users will be able to download and install the latest Music Maker version, as well as functionality and bug fix updates at no cost. This is supposed to last for as long as MAGIX is actively developing Music Maker.
MAGIX released the first version of Music Maker way back in 1994. It was the first affordable music production software designed for novice users without much or any experience making music on a computer. It has been going strong since, eventually becoming one of the most popular music making applications in Europe. In May 2016, MAGIX purchased Sony Creative Software’s products and is busy maintaining Sound Forge, one of the most popular sound recording and editing programs from the 1990s.
Price and availability
The latest Music Maker editions are available online and in stores. The software is Windows-only. Prices are as follows:
- Music Maker Plus Edition – € 59,99 / $59.99 / £49.99
- Music Maker Premium Edition – € 129,99 / $129.99 / £99.99
- Music Maker Control Edition – € 169.99 / – / £119.99 (Music Maker Premium Edition + USB-keyboard)
- Music Maker Performer Edition – € 199,99 / – / £139.99 (Music Maker Premium Edition + novation Launchkey Mini)