Magix Music Maker Review

Magix Music Maker Review

Let’s face it. No one learns to drive in a Lamborghini (I’m sure) and the same is no different when it comes to you and the software you choose as your first DAW. There are many viable options out there for you to buy but one of the front runners in the game has to the Magix Music Maker (let’s go with triple ‘M’ for short). It comes in three different packages including Premium and Live, but the Standard edition has to stand out as the ideal choice based solely on its ease of use and affordability. Let’s break down why anybody looking to get started the right way should consider picking this great software in my Magix Music Maker review.


Magix Music Maker Review | HowToMakeHip-Hop.comProduct: Magix Music Maker

Price: $59.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Magix.com

Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8 and 7


Features

Magix Music Maker - Soundpools
Soundpools

I remember the first time I opened a certain program called P** T***s and thought “What the heck is going on here, man?!” I mean, I couldn’t even load a MIDI track without first consulting the manual first (probably why they make schools for it) but thankfully, there is a much simpler option for everybody to get in on the fun of producing your own music, especially when it comes to good old Hip-hop. You’ll be on your way to making your very own smash hits from the moment you first open it up.

Sampling originated from in the 80’s when producers created musical collages from different pieces of music and that art is continued in fine fashion with MMM. There are six different “Soundpools” that come in the  Standard Edition, which include a collection of unique sound from the genres of Deep House and Jazz, Rock Pop, Dubstep and Techno and, the one we’re looking for, Hip-Hop.

So easy…

Of course, you should never limit yourself to just using one and, quite frankly, why would you wanna do that when mixing and matching the various sounds is as simple as dragging and dropping a selected audio file onto a track? The pitch of every loop can be altered as well so nothing will ever sound out of place. But if you’re out for maximum creative control then you definitely be checking out the 6 virtual instruments that come with it and MMM does well not to forget an onscreen keyboard to aid in all your composing. Speaking of virtual instruments, you can use those, and other instruments you connect, to instantly record your songs with ease.

Whether you’re plugging in an electric guitar, a keyboard, a bass or just a plain old Magix Music Maker Keyboardmicrophone to capture some sweet vocals. There is always a diverse range of VST plugins available online and with VST3 and VST2 support, you can add other instruments and effects to your arsenal with little effort. As an added bonus, you get the Vocal Tune 2. An effective pitch correction tool for all the wannabe singers you’ll encounter as you call a friend of a friend to come sing a few bars on your track (True Story).

Take it Further…

Magix Music Maker EQ
Magix Music Maker EQ

Now when it comes to ironing out the kinks and editing like the producer-ninja that you are, MMM delivers on all four of the basics that you’ll need (as mentioned in this post over here), EQ, Compressor, Delay and Reverb, plus a host of other effects, including phasers and flangers to get your song sounding as great as you can.

There’s a variety of audio file formats you can export and import in and you have the option to publish your work directly online either with Facebook, Soundcloud or Youtube. For real! That’s an integrated feature. And you can bet that means you can import and load, not just videos but, pictures too. So why not just premiere your song in a flash to your ever-growing online audience?

Like Magix…

All in all, you cannot go wrong starting out with this software. Wanna take your production game even further? Then add the Magix Audio Remote app to your tablet or smartphone through the Apple app store or Google Play. This will give you the ability to operate the most important recording functions as well as virtual instruments. So if you wanna start living that producer life with ease and affordability, I suggest you pick your very own copy of Magix Music Maker. For something a little more challenging, I’d also recommend Ableton Live 9.

Got any more questions about Magix Music Maker? Wanna share your experiences? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below.

Peace.

Ryan C. Voller, Recording Arrtist – Producer – Lead Contributor for HowToMakeHip-Hop.com

 

The Short Version…

  • Loops and sounds in 6 genres such as Hip Hop, 80s, Rock Pop
  • 99 tracks for small and big projects
  • VST3 and VST2 interface
  • 1 sampler
  • 11 virtual instruments – New: Cinematic synths & virtual accordion
  • New: Free MAGIX Audio Remote app
  • Redesigned effects area
  • Optimized screen keyboard

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16 thoughts on “Magix Music Maker Review

  1. Steven Martin

    Hey this thing sound pretty awesome. I’m going to have to introduce it to my friend who likes rapping over his own beats.

    I’m wondering if this soft ware could be useful fro live music applications. How many tracks can it record at once..does it have monitoring capabilities…?

    I love creating music and have used the program you almost mentioned earlier now I mainly use Cubase but my computer struggles with it sometimes.

    1. Ryan

      Nice to see you again, Steve.

      When it comes to working in a live scenario I’d recommend the next version up called Music Maker Live (lol) which retails for $59.99. On the Standard version I know you have a limit of 99 tracks but on Live and Premium they boast an unlimited number of tracks available.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. leonard

    Hi, Ryan. Thanks for your review on Magix music maker. My son who is only 8 is crazy about beatboxing. He is into hip hop and I am sure this is something he would love. His birthday is coming up soon, so I think I should surprise him with this. I might also join in on the action.

    Just wondering what does the premium cost and what other features do you get?

    1. Ryan

      Whadup Leonard.

      I’m glad to hear you’re interested in letting your son get in the game. I often think how much better I’d be by now if I had the tools to start young, so I fully support that!

      The premium retails for $129.99 and is available from Magix.com

      With that you basically get double the amount of Soundpools and Virtual Instruments, so now you have more Genres to play with and more Virtual Instruments to play with. Plus an entire set of new plugins with the Mastering Suite to enhance your songs even further.

      Let me know how your decision goes and thanks for your comment!

  3. Christian

    I’m tickled, because I remember when I started searching for ways to make beats back in 2004, and I picked up a copy of Magix Music Maker back then from Circuit City, I can’t remember what version it was. But needless to say, wow! This program has honestly come a very long way.

    I like that it supports VST’s and MIDI now, as it didn’t back then. Looks like it is a great way for beginners to get started, and a great alternative to Pro Tools, for sure. Great review!

    1. Ryan

      Hey you look familiar! (lol)

      Yeah, Magix really has come a long way. Do you remember a little programme called Ejay? I equate it to that when it comes to simplicity. There’s always more beginners and I’d always recommend this software for them.

      Thanks for commenting again Christian.

  4. Andy

    Hey Ryan,

    Nice review of Magix Music Maker – I know what you mean about P**T**** – really over-rated in my opinion and hard to use – equally you can tell any piece of music made from it – the effects are so unique and, well, you know …! Jus my tuppence.

    I’ll certainly check out MMM, as I use Logic (and have done since 1994…) but I’m always open to new ways of making music (try Ardour, a free DAW), as it changes your perspective on creativity a lot.

    Nice article and site!

    CheersO

    ~andy~

    1. Ryan

      Whadup Andy.

      Glad to see I’m not the only one that had trouble with that software. It’s a curse to beginners.

      Since they are who I’m aiming at, I’ll definitely give Ardour a try as it may be something worth recommending.

      I appreciate the advice and support and thank you for leaving a comment

  5. Pitin

    Hi there,

    Is there a version that runs on Mac OS X? I noticed that you only mentioned Windows 10, 8, and 7.

    If there isn’t, is it okay if I install a virtual Windows on my Mac and still be able to run the Magix Music Maker?

    Thanks a lot!

    Regards,
    Pitin

    1. Ryan

      Unfortunately, Magix Music Maker is only available for Windows. You can install Windows on your mac and run it for that but I’d suggest using the Apple app called Boot Camp.

      It will separate your hard-drive into two operating systems and you should effortlessly be able to install MMM on your system on your windows side. You won’t, however be able to use your mac programs at the same time.

      I hope this helps and thanks again for stopping by and leaving your comment

  6. Steven Martin

    Thanks for your response to my previous questions. They did get me wondering about a few other things.

    Sound files can take a lot of space up on the computer so now I’m wondering what kind of files this software creates. Just curious how much memory I’d be using per project. I know it depends on the project but I’m looking for an estimate that could represent an average per project.

    1. Ryan

      Nice to see you again, Steven

      I can’t tell you for sure as it varies from project to project but I’m gonna give it my best guestimate.

      If you’r only running MIDI and using the loops then your project files shouldn’t use up more than a few megabytes but once you start recording audio it’s gonna start taking chunks of MB and on average could stretch you over 100, sometimes close to 300, depending on how much recording you do.

      I’m basing those figures on my average so it may vary. It records in WAV format to ensure there is no loss of audio quality when converting from digital to analog audio.

      Hope this helps and thanks again for leaving your comment.

  7. Andrew G

    Reading over this here, I was never aware that you could do all of this producer work on your own. Its makes sense though, as these could very well enhance your musical skills with functions of a Hip Hop Artist, since I always thought that it took a lot of special skill, which I am sure it does, so the purpose seems to be to make your mixing better, I see.

    1. Ryan

      Whadup Andrew.

      Everybody’s gotta start somewhere and I think Magix is truly the easiest for anybody to quickly get themselves in the game.

      Thanks again for leaving your comment

  8. Stephen

    Way to go basic with this software and recommend the standard package for simplicity. I’ve always wanted to create beats but never had the knowledge or recommendations on what to use or how to start up. Must be a coincidence that I come across your website and get all my questions answered! But what I love most about this is you can use it on your mobile device! How convenient!

    1. Ryan

      I know right! It inspired me to add a tablet to my current beat studio. You can check out how to complete your own beat studio right here too!

      Hope to see you on the scene and thanks for leaving your comment

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