Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
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Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe

Music Studio 2004 Deluxe, General Sequencer from Magix in the Music Studio series.

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Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 9 reviews )
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theaudioandvideoguy03/24/2012

theaudioandvideoguy's review"You will need to get a more powerful program"

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
Magix Music Studio 2004 was one of the first programs that I have used outside of FL Studio. I can say Im really not a fan of it if you are wanted to do more complex stuff. Magix Music Studio will work great for you if you want to keep it basic or maybe just some quick demo type of stuff. But it has no where near the capabilities that all the other softwares on the market offer. But what can you expect for 60 bucks.

You really wont find any other software that can make tracks as easy as Magix though. I mean, you can simply press record and that’s it. Nothing fancy or hard to understand, you wont even need the manual. I don’t even remember opening the manual up after using this program. I no longer use it though and probably never will again. But I recommend this to any younger kids looking to record some songs from home. It will be extremely easy to use and will plan the seed to start growing musically and understanding basic software DAW functions.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Don’t try to do to much in this program, you can not mix or master your tracks. Don’t try eq or any type of compression. Its just not there with Magix, I don’t think it was mad for that. It is a bottom line software that is good just for recording. So if you are on a budget and need something to record for cheap go with this. Otherwise if you can save up a little more money and a higher end DAW that can do a little more.


OVERALL OPINION

But for the price and functionality of this software you really cant beat it, just 60 bucks to have a home recording studio. You will be well on your way to understand how computer based recording works with this software but you will need to upgrade almost immediately if you want to take your music to the next level.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
Not very big on the features. Deluxe does have a good effects rack though. I use it to mix finished projects. It has everything that i need, so i cant say that anything is missing. You can download vst effects and use them through the mixer. One effect you do need to go out and find is a stereo enhancer, because the one they use is crap.

Price paid: 69.99 USD

Music Maker 2004 Deluxe is the easiest thing i have ever used to make tracks with. The interface allows you to get work done very quickly. You arn't clicking on this and that all the time (not to say that you don't have options). Only drawback is that you cant import wav files into the samplers. Whenever I need something custom made (particularly a bass line), i have to open fl studio, create it there, and import it to my arrangement. Doing this is very easy though, no hassles at all. I would recommend you to download some better effects to really enhance your finished products, as the ones included are okay, but are not as strong.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The sound quality varies on your soundcard. I can tell a difference between using it on my moms laptop and my Pc (both dell). The sounds within are okay for beginners. A draw back i found though after i gained experience and started using fruity loops was that you cant really import waves.

The only problem I have when using Music Maker is sometimes (rarely) I will drag the sampler into the arrangement area, and it will close down, with windows showing the error message. Other than that, I have no probs.

OVERALL OPINION

I really am glad that I started out with this program because of its easy use for begginers and other levels of knowledge on music production. I just click the icon on my desktop, and i'm off producing. With Music Maker 2004 Deluxe, you truly only limit yourself to what you can do. Like with other programs, dig deep and see what you can find by clicking menus, buttons, etc. Its very easy to master the effects rack, mixer, and the shortcut buttons which speeds up the button clicking time, and lets you stay focused on using your song. To me, this program is a great buy for new producers, but strong enough to hang with more talented producers with the right know-how and tips.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: c-dub ( 9-, 2005)
redskin5701/15/2008

redskin57's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
Installation: no worries in just 10 minutes it's done!

Manual: section sound studio is really short and succinct but we can do without!

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

At the time of purchase he turned on an old Pentium 2 400 MHz 64 MB RAM and frankly HELP! It was slow ... In addition to my sound card did not have the full duplex (yes it existed!) Therefore impossible to have a track listening while recording another ...

Today it runs on a Pentium 4 2GHz, 1024 MB RAM, sound card base and frankly it runs very well, no problem!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for more than three years. (Only the sound studio section).

The best: very easy to use even for a novice, a lot of effects for treatment, clear interface and really nice (I would even say that it's "pro").

The least: Good effects are not top quality, the mixer level is poor accuracy of faders (a bit all or nothing).

Value for money: for 50 euros at the time frankly what more!

You do again this choice without any hesitation. Being a novice at the time and knowing that my 4-track k7 I had no trouble to pick up this program. Also saw that I use, ie recordings of small demos and rehearsal recordings, it's fine. Sure it's not Pro Tools, but for the small home studio is more than adequate and the price and really ridiculous ...

So from what I ask is I would definitely 10/10.
charlatan transfer06/20/2007

charlatan transfer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
Installation in 10 minutes. All nickel.
Configuration gnrale carefree.
The manual came with the package is unqiue getting started (including 3 / 4 for the part MIDI Studio).

This "pack" thus contains two distinct software (Studio and Midi). Not possible to install only one.
Note also that when installing a kind of "media manager" is squatting your PC. Fortunately, it is easy to uninstall later, but it would be able to choose prfr before! (O note 9 / 10)

Complment: the updates are available at www.magix.com (http://www.magix.com) Tlcharger in the "patches". An update for "midi", another for "Studio". 30 and about 15 MB ... ADSL necessary (but not essential to day implementation of Part Studio is my opinion and I share)

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

PC Pentium 4, 2.4 Ghz, 256 Ram MMO. No problems running, no crash.

A few crashes on the "studio" (the other, I do not use it) since installing the update Does li?

OVERALL OPINION

Last days I have been using it a year or so. Attention, I can only speak of the audio studio, which seems to be identical Samplitude APRS what I saw ...
Trs it works well, the editing functions are simple and obvious. Within hours, the tool was well in hand, facilitated in this by the possibility of CRER very easy keyboard shortcuts for all commands (which is always faster than the mouse).
The possibility of shipping, registration, correction made, etc. etc.. are impressive for the price.

It was also the possibility of installing plugins (prfrentiellement in DirectX, but the VST is supported by a VST-DX Adapter included in the installation CD), for example the beautiful and fine r Anwida verb (freeware).

Software Advisor anyone wishing to start recording, and hsitant pay more. Remember the ad "ERAM" Why dpenser more?
At the Lumire the practice of this tool, you must then ask the question to evolve towards more onreux software, which give (slightly) more? Frankly, given the possibilities as I can see that Samplitude Pro (1000 euros). The "step" is a little big for my abilities means.

I could compare with "free" as Quartz Audio Master (and others). MAS2004 is still incomparably even better!

Compared Cubase SX, MAS is a little below. The edition is more powerful Cubase, some features most successful, small "plus" in handling objects ... MAS but also some advantages all bx, such that the path is the name of taking whatever the zoom level, the labels that indicate that the object has changed t "time stretching "or other treatment, and management of inputs outputs, easily Grable of 2 soundcards Different.

In short, Obviously for beginners, but also to work on projects semi-professional, no-indication against use MAS2004, quite the contrary!

Most excellent ratio QUALITY / PRICE
nbktginger07/05/2005

nbktginger's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
The installation is not very complicated and fast enough
No incompatibilities, the config is pretty easy: it is easier to parameterize than cubase.
on the other hand, as usual we want to say, the manual is very poor and rather poorly done

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My config? a laptop at the beginning I had a chip on her and then I finished a Creative PCMCIA sound card (the Audigy 2 ZS Notebook, which I recommend), otherwise this classic: CPU 1.7 GHz, 448Mo RAM, hard drive 40GB.
The software runs easily
good course with my chipset's early, unable to use comfortably noon (latency perceptible to the ear): This is why I used only the audio, to the purchase of my PCMCIA card: this is I came to realize the great defect of this software is the fact that audio sequencer and midi sequencer to be separated is hyper disabling. In particular, the part south is very poor. Too bad.
The config is pretty much stable (no crashes avoided sometimes with VST instruments, but ... not this specific magix). Y also has bugs with the virtual instrument of Robota Audio Studio (tempo drop, for example)
Anyway, it's going, not need a super pc to run it, and it is light enough

OVERALL OPINION

I used it for a year and a half to June 2005.
What is nice is audio studio lot is fairly intuitive, with the possibility of effects in two different ways (because real-time reading or destructive editing).
We are satisfied with the effect when one arrives in the world of sequencers ... there are plenty! And then you can always add vst effects. But then the range of possibilities is still much narrower than in Cubase SE. Besides the recording resolution at 16 bits. The vocoder is not bad actually be reconaitre. The removal of noises is not bad either, especially when no sound card top.

MIDI sequencer is not far from catastrophic. Absolutely not intuitive, and as mentioned it is independent of the audio sequencer. It's really big downside to this app.

I'm still glad I bought for the price, this is a good choice for entering the world of sequencers. Because start directly with Cubase, it is clearly the galley. I do not regret my choice at the time.

Finally, if you choose, it's for the audio sequencer! noon, forget it.
LeBeginner05/18/2005

LeBeginner's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
- Installation is it without problem?
If t'enlves the CD before opening diffrent part of the soft ... a plant (and it says nowhere ...)

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
Obviously YES .....

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
No, the easy MME is not clear, among other

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Not count on it. It is plutt sothrique.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
SONY VAIO laptop, Duron 1.1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, FireWire external hard drive Lacie 160 GB 7200 rpm / min.
My sound card is an Echo Indigo i / o 24bit/96kHz ... (ASIO)

- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
NO .... impossible to make an audio recording studio right in the south. In fact, the recording sounds good, but the replay DCON full tube. a crack anywhere. I'm still looking coment rgler the number and size of buffers. In the audio studio, the same. Except that I could arrange something thanks to rglage buffers.
It's unbelievable that no one rglage 2 for all apps.
Tell me that was just my pc, Tracktion, Cubase SX 2 and sonar 4 producer turned Wonder

- What performance? (If quantifiable)
cens import 24bit .... Arf, Arf, Arf ... a pot bought it he almost saw the stick-nitre from the ceiling. has saturated across .... direct trash .!!!!!!!

OVERALL OPINION

I have been out (on the advice of Musicrun mag), I liked the interface of the audio studio (Samplitude). I even was able to make the interface pourave MIDI studio (a logic antdiluvien), but I can not work with ... still in midi pure, I can do something. but if I want to put audio studio in the south, just to make a mock-pr .... Well, I can not ...

I will not repeat that choice. Since I am a registered user of Tracktion (which gre perfect 32-bit, among other things), but I always look for a twelve o'clock squenceur worthy of the name.
Shiloh10/01/2004

Shiloh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
(Precision: I'm beginners in the computer music but this is my second "real" After a few freeware software, and version 4.8 of Emagic Micrologic, which give me the nausea)

No problem for installation. The software contains some MIDI, an audio, installed 2 (no choice). There are few things in addition to its software CD covers, a "tester" of compatibility plug-in, ...

Level no incompatibility problem with my configPC, Windows XP.
Some plug-ins do not work, but there are so many forcment found happiness.

To configure the dpart, is simple, the default rglages agree convincing beginners, getting to know little bit, you can tweak, and without knowing it too.

The manual provides the foundation for really beginners, and some useful tips trs. The bulk is in the MIDI (I only use the personal audio), there tutorials that I did not test (a little chi ** ts).
The grip is super simple, even for an ultra beginners, and if you have a little touch this kind of software is really a breeze.
In addition, if you lack the concepts, are the forumers of Audiofanzine

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Config PC uses:
motherboard ASUSP4P800
Pentium4 2.8 Ghz
1GB SD-Ram
Sound Blaster Audigy Live 5.1

The logieil works perfectly. I had 512 RAM in dpart, and this is sufficient to MMS2004, but I do a lot of other things with my PC, and above all I record a demo with my band, so I doubled my RAM , not to take risks (I'm big fan of mixing effects, and eat a lot)

I have no delay (when I think back to the logic audio!) Upon registration, all done in real time, even with a lot (a lot) of tracks.

The only crashes are due to some plug-in

OVERALL OPINION

This will make six months I have bought completely by chance, the description on the package, the price (less than 50 euros) and my sleepless nights (because of Logic Audio), I have not h sit ... I tried the same night and since then no problem.

In my case, it will allow me to give life a proposed model, A Z. Recording, mixing, "mastering", burning the CD cover, with a simplicity and quality dconcertante enough for the price.

Default: in fact, the effects Intgr (amps, Galiza, compressor, reverb, delay) are a bit limited, and ... rotten, yes, that's the word. But there are a ton of plug-in compatible, everything is everything. Be careful, as with all other software, some are not compatible.

The only problem meeting are the plug-ins that are planted from time to time, but there is a system that safeguards (a little weird for that matter) which does not waste the few hours hard.

I did some small test applications (style music center) or the *** to ***** Logic Audio 4.8, (I never test cubase for example), but I do it again the m me with no choice hsitation.
JeanChrist07/09/2004

JeanChrist's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
Implementation: installation without problems, but I said that I had no other CAM software on the PC (a laptop with a novation Speedio). (Another installation on a second pc has caused me some difficulties in MIDI, but I think it was mostly the sound card)

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Suitability / Performance: I work in Live, two dynamic microphones, a sound card Speedio (USB), a portable PIV 2.6 GHz 512 GB HDD and 40.

OVERALL OPINION

Global Opinion: In Stock for 3 weeks
Software very intuitive and easy to learn, with respect to the least: to see in the future but for now I'm satisfied.
Very good value for Q / P
At present, yes, I do it again the same choice.
rootoutou03/30/2004

rootoutou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Magix Music Studio 2004 Deluxe
Although cheap, really chuis of not being able to affect a VSTi with studio noon.
I dmerde out by spares and effect on the output but it is not the answer!
Since time immemorial mixers have a respectable level of an insert between any!!
I prfrerai fewer buses and treatment (multiple insertions) on each channel inputs as outputs.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

A few cracks but I will vrifier config.

OVERALL OPINION

OK for the price