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.
Cheapest Place to Buy: Magix.com
Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8 and 7
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.
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 microphone 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…
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?
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.
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
See How Easy It Is…
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