Magix Music Maker

Magix Music Maker

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 145 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15
  • Total Downloads:
    1,941,702
  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $54.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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If you've got the talent, Magix's Music Maker can provide you with a digital mixing tool that rocks. Expect a fairly steep learning curve if you're new to the program, but don't let that intimidate you: along with a robust feature set, Music Maker comes with tutorials and direct links to the help forums.

The new features are robust additions to the already loaded feature set. The built-in drum machine, BeatBox, has been overhauled and is more flexible. The Infobox feature teaches you about music as you're producing it, as well as displaying long-form tooltips for advice on how to use the program. Sound Vision reorganizes your sounds into a visual scheme. Music Maker also comes with 1,500 sounds to get you started, and musicians can now publish directly from the program to YouTube. When you register the program, you get additional features that we couldn't test, like a vintage-style analogue compressor and MIDI step recording.

Check out the tutorials, because without them, navigating the program is like trying to play Bach before learning "Chopsticks." The interface is manageable once you know what features do and how to use them, so taking the time with the tutorials will pay off. Magix Music Maker is several steps beyond comparable freeware music-editing programs, but at a price that even a professional musician should be able to afford.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 145 votes

    • 5 star 68
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 20
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1 stars

"Great Product ACTIVATION HELL!"

April 20, 2013  |  By tony182297

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

It works well

Cons

ACTIVATION, Reactivation,Service support

Summary

Great product, ACTIVATION NIGHTMARE !
Activation is sooo bad. I will never buy this product again. If you go to their web site and log in,you can go to your account and see your products. You can re download and use the activation code ONCE. If for any reason you need it again...NO GOOD!...will not work. If you try Activation restore, you will need your computer ID number and your original Order number. All of which I have and still it will not work. I have been through this (unfortunately) many time due to hard drive failure and Windows upgrades. Buyer Beware. Tony Cassara

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4 stars

"If it wasnt so hard to do it would be fantastic"

January 17, 2010  |  By jillh10

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

I think its me..this is way to complex for myself as I have a brain injury. From what I can make out of it, if you can master all the controls and tools then this is your own music studio Bloody hell I wish I could grasp it

Cons

theres a lot to take in for someone like myself should be great for those that understand it

Summary

Try the download..if you can grasp it...then buy it

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5 stars

"Great software to produce own music in high quality !"

January 14, 2010  |  By CJay319

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

- very easy to use
- huge amount of soundpools with different styles
- brilliant sound of instruments - especially Vita !
- great studio quality effects
- I can even present my music online
- BeatBox2 - what a cool drum computer

Cons

I can´t find any cons - this is just a really good software - wow!

Summary

MAGIX Music Maker totally impressed me. Especially that it is so easy to use. You don´t need an knowledge to create your one music in high quality!
What I also like were the great effects the Music Maker offer. Now my songs sound really really cool. It´s amazing! I can recommend this software to everybody. Both beginners and advanced musicians ;)

Btw: Content can be downloaded via help menu - a certain part in the trail period, rest after activation - it´s a child´s play !!!

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5 stars

"Music maker makes the music producer :)"

January 14, 2010  |  By benonline

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

- a lot of sounds and effects
- cool synhtesizers and drum machines
- nice mixer and mastering tools
- able to remix my favorit songs

Cons

Installation take so long and starting time too...

Summary

Good software for making music at home!

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1 stars

"Do not fall for their come-on offers"

December 19, 2009  |  By dcorliss

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

I cannot tell because I never got it to do what I wanted it to do.

Cons

Installation and activation nightmares with absolutely no response from support.

Summary

I purchased this after having received emails for sevaral months offering it a third of the normal price. I finally bit and watched the video on their site. It showed a feature that would have solved a problem I have with soundtracks for my photography slide shows. I bought it, downloaded it, and my problems began. I was lead to believe that the Soundpool was part of the download and it was not--the DVD had to be mailed. The one feature that I wanted did not install and the activation failed which means that every time I start it I am still using the trial version. As far as I can tell that means that all the features are not available, though the web site is not clear on this. I have installed, un-installed, and reinstalled several times, once after having searched out and deleted every file, folder, and registry entry I could find so I could start clean.

The real problem is that support is completely non-responsive. I received one automated message that asked me to run a program that appeared to collect information about everything, and I do mean everything, on my computer. I balked at this invasion of privacy in this day in the age of identity theft and malware. My only recourse at this stage seems to be to try to get my credit card company to get my money back unless I can become functional by this weekend. I have wasted somewhere between 6 to 8 hours trying to work around these problems and I consider myself to be a sophisticated computer user.

One other interesting note: I received and email for another Magix product offer. It had a US phone number at the bottom so I called it--it was out of service. Go figure.

I have my credit card company filing a dispute. Everyone with a negative experience needs to to the same. Perhaps then support may be more responsive.

Bottom line: a totally bad experience.

Updated on Jan 21, 2010

Update: After nearly a month of waiting for a response from support, I get two identical messages in a row on how to install and activate the software. It requires disabling AV, a move that leaves one vulnerable. I just don't get it. I have never had this much difficulty installing a program before, though one from another German company came close. It's easy gang. It's done all the time. I still do not have a working app and have copied my messages to my credit card company to get my money back.

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1 stars

"didn't work for me"

December 16, 2009  |  By promytius

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

installed ok.

Cons

didn't work, no content, no ability to access drives; support was not that helpful.

Summary

I have used MM12 for years. This trial version was Empty. I emailed the support and they said I had to click on a sub-item in the menu bar - couldn't find it; maybe it was a language thing, I speak English, which I do not think is the native language of the support; anyway, I could not access my own drives, I couldn't get the program to do anything. So I deleted it.
I will say that MM12 works very well, in spite of frequent crashes; it's powerful and versatile, and I'll continue with it; but 15 for me was useless. Sorry Magix.

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1 stars

"Not as good as acid studio"

December 02, 2009  |  By RJCWriter

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

it looks cool.

Cons

could not, for the life of me, figure it out. I could figure out sony acid studio better.

Summary

Not worth it, but your mileage may vary, thats why there are trials.

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3 stars

"Works ok, having some difficulty."

November 19, 2009  |  By Jbres12

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

Very little, drag and drop is ok. Seems to be very limited in what you can actually do with the program, or at least complicated enough to seem impossible

Cons

See above, I actually found a much better program (at least for my musical needs) at <a href="http://1f493phg69uayw9nrcv0xnpx1l.hop.clickbank.net/" target="_top">Sonicproducer.com</a> it's far easier to use and many many more samples to choose from

Summary

For the money, I wouldn't buy it again. Far better programs out there for the money

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1 stars

"A horror, a nightmare - don't do this!"

November 10, 2009  |  By malibusunrise

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

NONE! Absolutely none!

Cons

After all those complications I never got to install it properly. Tech support non existent, you get NO help, you practically get robbed. You will have nothing for your money, mark my words. This is nothing but a living nightmare. Never do this, ever

Summary

The internet is full of customer's reviews - they all claim the same, nasty software, empty, complicated AND impossible to install or use.

I really, really wonder how for how long are they going to get away with this. Sooner or later, someone will sue them.

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4 stars

"Really easy, fun to use, but somewhat limited."

August 06, 2009  |  By yits05

 |  Version: Magix Music Maker 15

Pros

- Drag and drop makes creating songs easy
- organized loops and sound samples makes finding what you want simple

Cons

- very limited number of samples and loops
- no way (that i have found) to sync other loops or sounds into the program

Summary

Overall, this program is great. If you are serious about creating music, but are a novice, this program is very useful. However, since there are only a limited number of loops and sounds, you begin to use many of the sounds over and over again, making it a bit monotonous after a while.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Magix
Publisher web site http://www.magix.com
Release Date May 06, 2009
Date Added May 06, 2009
Version 15
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 413.47MB
File Name music_maker_2015_dlv_cnet_shareware_us_20140929_15-50.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,941,702
Downloads Last Week 2,721
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $54.99

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