Magix Music Maker 2015 offers studio-quality multitrack music production capabilities in an easy-to-use package. You can drag and drop songs and other files into it, record and mix high-resolution audio, and publish your tunes on sites like SoundCloud. The full version has 99 tracks and more than 3,000 clips and loops in a wide range of musical genres and styles, with more available online. New features include analog synths and dubstep and hip-hop drums.
Unique layout: Music Maker's layout is quite unique and much more efficient than similar tools we've tried. For example, each track has individual Solo, Mute, and Record buttons, as well as an effects (FX) menu.
Quick start: A quick start splash screen and a welcome screen made it easy to open existing projects, start a new one, and load demos and video tutorials. We could create music by dragging and dropping tunes, record music using a microphone or other inputs, mix tunes using preconfigured templates, and publish and share music online.
Fun: Features like drag and drop keep Music Maker fun to use.
Extended trial: You can extend the seven-day, feature-limited free trial period to 30 days by registering.
Nags: The free trial involves clicking through frequent and consecutive nag screens.
Magix Music Maker 2015 creates pro-quality music. It's easy to use, too, and that spells fun.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Magix Music Maker 2015.
Minimum system requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 8 10; 2 GHz processor; 2 GB RAM; internal sound card, min. resolution 1280 x 768; 700 GB or more for program installation. Internet connection: Required for registering and validating the program, as well as for some program functions. This program requires a one-time registration.