Music Creator 6 Touch makes it fun and easy to create original music or remix your favorite songs - with no musical experience required. Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio. Music Creator has all the tools, loops, instruments, and FX you need to create, edit, and mix great music.
User reviews: Mixed (205 reviews)
Release Date: May 22, 2013
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Includes 6 items: Music Creator 6 Touch, Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Modern Strings, Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Guitars, Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Steinway Grand Piano, Cakewalk Expansion Pack - Vintage Keyboards, Cakewalk Expansion Pack - World Instruments

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"Music Creator is an easy way to get your musical thoughts onto a digital canvas. Another fun and intuitive release from the folks at Cakewalk."
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October 29

Audio Hardware Setup Guide 2.0

Support has just published a brand new guide for getting your audio hardware setup. We'd love to hear your feedback!

http://www.cakewalk.com/Support/Knowledge-Base/Audio-Hardware-Setup-Guide

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September 24

Upgrade to SONAR X3 for only $19.99!

This week only, Music Creator 6 Touch owners can upgrade to SONAR X3 for $19.99USD.

Offer expires: Sept, 30, 2014

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Music Creator 6 Touch is a Digital Audio Workstation. For more information on DAWs please read our DAW FAQ.

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About This Software

Music Creator 6 Touch makes it fun and easy to create original music or remix your favorite songs - with no musical experience required.

Transform any Windows 7 or 8 computer into your own personal music studio. Music Creator has all the tools, loops, instruments, and FX you need to create, edit, and mix great music. And when you’re ready to share your music with the world, you can burn a CD or use SoundCloud to post your music on Facebook and Twitter.


Music Creator 6 Touch also adds touch support for Intel-inspired Ultrabooks and other Windows 8 touch enabled devices. Use the same multi-touch gestures you’ve grown accustomed to on your smartphone to interact with Music Creator 6 Touch.


Please note: A touch enabled device is NOT required to use all the features in Music Creator 6 Touch. All functions can be done with a mouse and/or keyboard.

Key Features


  • VST compatible - add more 3rd party FX and Instruments
  • Multicore Support
  • Seamlessly create, record, edit, and mix your music using the
  • Award-winning Skylight User Interface
  • Get creative with 32 audio tracks and 128 MIDI tracks
  • Dual Mono/Stereo Pair recording
  • A complete backing band - includes 6 virtual instruments
  • All the must-have FX including Reverb, EQ, more
  • Plug-in your guitar and get incredible sounds using The Overloud Th2 creator Amp simulator
  • Create beats and drum tracks with the integrated Step Sequencer
  • Trigger audio and MIDI loops using the Matrix View for Real-time Performance and Remixing
  • Easily drag and drop loops, instruments, FX, and project Templates From the Built-in Browser
  • Plus! Use any Windows 8 touch enabled device and interact directly with the software using your hands

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 Ghz or higher
    • Video Card: Video Card that can display 1280x800 minimum screen resolution
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:ASIO or WDM compatible sound device
    • XP and Vista are no longer supported.
    Recommended
    • Sound:ASIO compatible sound device
Helpful customer reviews
46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
125.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This review isn't aimed at music or DAW experts - this review is aimed at the next person who perhaps, seeing this on sale again in the future, decides to give it a try. By all means, creating music is an awesome thing, rewarding and satisfying - but it would be a shame if someone leapt into buying it, opened the program excitedly, only to break into a cold sweat when they suddenly realise they have no idea what they're doing, what they're looking at, and why they bought it.

That said:

I bought Music Creator 6 Touch and the Z3TA+2 bundle when it went on sale, and I have absolutely no regrets. The two products together were a massive bargain and I only wish at the time I'd bought a few more sound packs. Though after some weeks I'm still fully getting my head around some of the features particularly as it relates to mixing down, (my background is in music - but NOT in audio engineering!), I've found this software to be solid, and the more I get into using it, the more I appreciate it. While some online videos and tutorials help, I personally find what helps the most is a lot of experimentation (and saves).

Music Creator 6 may not have quite as many pre-packaged voicings as I might like, sure, but for those of you contemplating complaining about this aspect of the software, understand that MC6 isn't LIMITING you to those! That's where virtual instruments/VST plugins come in - and there's countless ones out there to play with - some of which are free, with active communities supporting them. There's literally no limit.

When this thing goes on sale, if bundles/sound packs are also discounted, then by all means, spring for those that are appropriate to your musical objectives - that gives you a head start into experimenting with this aspect of the program using known-entity compatible products. Just don't think those are the ONLY ONES you can use; they aren't.

If anything for me, what I know is the "outgrowing it" point for MC6 is going to be the soft synth limitation, that is to say - how many you can have actively running in a single composition. Upgrading to Sonar, for me, will likely be spurred by this as symphonic compositions (or any richly-textured electronic one) can easily require more than that.

In any case, I enjoy the interface and the more I use it, the more use I get OUT of it. That's a good perspective to have about this kind of application. Whether I'm edting a score, or working with loops, I feel like the software has a lot to offer, and weeks later, I'm still finding out new ways to work with it.

So, after reading all this, you find that you're tempted, but you're new to using a DAW, understand that there IS a learning curve, and that this kind of software is a good foundation for someone wanting to create audio music, but that there's headroom to expand it's capability as you expand yours.

TL;DR:
Expect to invest some time learning how to really make the most of it. (Why else would you bother?)


*****

Some additional tips and ideas:

If you find the on-screen keyboard frustrating, and want to get into the "piano" aspect of it, but are on a budget - then a nice place to start is to get yourself a little 32-key mini midi controller keyboard; you can always upgrade to longer and more feature-filled versions as you get more into composing. However - take a little time to educate yourself on the features - things like weighted keys, touch sensitivity, programmability, etc. And if you have larger hands? You may need to hold out for full-sized keys and skip the space-friendly mini-keyed boards.

Spend a little time watching online tutorial videos; while I didn't find that they necessarily teach you everything you might WANT to know, they give you the "lay of the land", so to speak - an idea of features, how to access them, etc. How each person chooses to use software like this can vary greatly depending on what they're composing, and how.

Most importantly - do not even start using this until you have either an internal, or external dedicated sound card - reason being:

If you plan to install a low-latency driver such as ASIO4ALL, and are only using mobo onboard sound, expect to run into challenges due to the fact that ASIO4ALL requires exclusive use of your audio device - effectively butting heads with Windows' attempts to deliver audio to any OTHER apps you're using. While you can get around this with various clumsy settings changes - the easiest/cheapest thing to do is (if you're not that serious about optimal audio quality) go grab a decent sound card. I got by with a basic Asus Xonar DGX PCI card, and that worked just fine, until I could sort out something a bit more serious.

Or - if you're ready to make leap into something even more purpose-built, then you can find external USB interfaces at any price range and input capability depending on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go and how many/what kind of inputs you want to use - this is also an ideal solution if you plan to compose from a laptop, or are using a desktop rig that (due to multiple graphics cards, for instance), can't accomodate internal sound cards due to a lack of slots (or space).

Good luck!
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126 of 224 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I hope i will be able one day to get a time machine to travel back before i bought this and stop me for doing the biggest mistake of my life.

Long story short:

- Laggy interface even on a decent PC.
- I bought the "Music Creator 6 + Sound Pack Bundle" and i only have some ♥♥♥♥ty sounds that are totally different from each other. (Not more than 50 in total).
- MP3 encoder, so you can export songs as mp3s costs additional money.

I should've got Magix Music Maker, for a small addition of money i could've been happy.

So far i tried many music creating softwares, this is probably the worst. (Dance eJay, Hip-Hop eJay, Magix Music Maker, and the list goes on)

Don't make the same mistake as i did, i feel ripped off.

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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
363.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
It's pretty good for simple songs, but you reaaaaally gotta pave your own way to achieve the sound that you want though.
It crashes a lot. A LOT. So save often.
You pretty much get what you pay for with this DAW, I've been working with it for a year now and I've made some decent tracks. Though nothing crazy good because of the limitations, like you can't really capture the sounds and ideas you have in your head because it's so limited.

So do I recommend this for beginners?: Yes
Do I recommend it for people who want to achieve those eloquent sounds in their head?: No
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I have created a few songs, which I enjoyed making. it really is a neat program if you like or would like to make your own kind of music. My songs have been simple, but I plan to work with it more, and really explore the other things this program has to offer.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
251.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This is my go-to software for recording music via various digital inputs (MIDI, USB). It's very fuctional. Even the base software without any VST addons installed by itself offers a lot of flexibility to edit and create music. I personally installed most of my other 3rd party plugins into it and pointed the software to look for them without any problems. I think the only error I've got was when trying to use a 64-bit plugin - didn't realize I had to use 32. (I came from Acoustica Mixcraft which was 64-bit)...so yeah. It's awesome. There is a slight learning curve if you're coming from similar DAW's - but overall I find it to be one of the cleanest looking and fuctioning amongst all I've used as of yet.

Also, to the review crying that you can't export to .mp3...wtf? That's the only reason you can't recommend it? Click export, click cd quality, (it will produce a .wav)...find a free .mp3 converter (cnet, AVS) that will enable you to convert to a bit rate and you're done. That whole thinking thing must be tough.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
48.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Good product for the ABSOLUTE beginners. I quickly realized I would need something a quite a bit better.

For the price its not bad, but compared to other software like Reaper which gives you producer level software for $60, well, there is no comparison. To touch the same from Roland you'll pay over $500, which erm... Is the software I use ( I personally really enjoy the flow and interface of Sonar, as well as its Soft Synths, which is the more advanced version of Music Creator.) So I use Sonar X3 Producer for all of my recording needs.

For those that can't afford that, go with this, it's easily on par with Sonar X3 (the basic edition) and has a lot of help out on the internet for it. If you have a little more money, go buy Reaper, hell, you can try it free for 2 months before you make the decision.

For those who want to produce with the pro's... well, don't be fooled, you need Producer Level software, and for that, well, there's Reaper (which comes with only a hand full of plug ins) or something in the +$500 range. (Unless you're going to school for sound engineering stay away from Pro Tools, its overpriced, the flow is rough, and to do about anything you need a Plug-In, which the kind that it will recognize cost a few hundred dollars a peice, it's more than any standard recording musician will ever need and when all is said and done with it will cost in the +$5,000 price range)

Now, as far as uses go, I recommend this for -Musicians-, if you want "beats" and "loops" or to make electronica/rap/hip-hop in general, you'll be much better served with a program like Fruity Loops (also called FL Studio) which is VERY good for that purpose and is even used by many big names in those particular communities.

Bottom line, This is great intro software for the world of recording. I learned a lot on this program and I think anyone else can too.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
As a music-creation hobbyist, I found the Music Creator 6 Touch program to be an interesting upgrade to the sort-of freeware programs I am used to using (ACID Xpress, for example). The Music Creator 6 Touch had nearly all the features of those programs, with a couple more MIDI items courtesy of Cakewalk to create new loops out of.

The downside is that when it comes to making music for instances other than your own personal enjoyment, you long for something more professional; something that doesn't limit the amount of audio loops you are allowed to have at one time; something that doesn't lock-out the SoftSynth selection tab preventing you from adding more loops, even when you delete the entire project page.

If you are willing to spend money on the simplest DAW you can, and money's no problem, you could say Music Creator 6 Touch is the program for you.

But I STRONGLY suggest you compare this program with other DAW programs by Cakewalk for limits. If you don't really want to be limited on the amount of items you wish to add to a project, you might want to consider saving your Steam money and Wallet Codes for a higher program.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Wob wob wob
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
131.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Does what it says on the tin. Great for home recording if you've got some half decent equipment. The forums are good too.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I've use Cakewalk since the Commodore 64 days! Glad Steam had it on sale, since I was using a buggy pirate version due to the ridiculous expensive price normally. Got Composer, Mixer, Synthesizer and all the Instruments for $110!

** Turns my cheap Casio MIDI keyboard into an expensive synthesizer capable of playing nearly any instrument!
** Add a pickup and practice mute to my violin, fire up Z3TA+2 and I've got a electric violin with distortion!
** Can play an entire orchestra solo and add the tracks together for entire musical piece!
** Easily create sheet music, MIDI and MP3 recordings of my compositions just by playing the pieces.
** Transposing allows to correct minor errors in musical pieces without having to replay it.

Best of this class of software I've used, highly recommended.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
87.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Awesome product. A very capable basic DAW with excellent inbuilt video tutorials and some half decent sample projects and bits to get you started. Very reliable while working ona song and has most of the bits you will need to make music all built in and can be upgraded to the more professional Sonar product if needed.

DLUK 10/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Fun to play around with, but I have to admit, the whole program and the packs that come with it are FAR TOO overpriced.

I think I'll stick with FL Studio and Garageband.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Not recommending this software to anyone who is starting out. For their original asking price, the software does nothing in the ways of improving DAW cleanliness, and speed. You will get more out of starting with a DAW like REAPER. If you are feeling more adventurous, I suggest getting FL Studio. Way more overwhelming, but lots of effects that will make your music sound really awesome.

I invested 300+ hours into Reaper, and I loved every second of it.

I invested 70+ hours into Music Creator 6 Touch, and hated every second of it.

I will give it credit for the vst though that is included. The sounds are crisp, and clear. The interface, however; is extremely confusing, and will take you ages to fully master. Still haven't figured out how to zoom in on the ♥♥♥♥ing MIDI keyboard.
I would wait for the software to go on sale before making a decision. You can get more out of another DAW for the same price. The only reason I would recommend the software is if you want to become familiar with a DAW system, and how rendering audio works.
Also, crashes a ton.
4/10
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23 of 43 people (53%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
The word 'Broken' doesn't even describe this program, Music Creator 6 Touch is so broken that my one Hot Wheel with a f*cked up tire is more functional that the program itself. Basic things like midi creation are frustrating tasks, why is it when I turn off grid snapping, the note still snaps to a grid? Why is it when I playback a track, the software quite literally blows up my speakers consistantly, although my sound is below 60%? Why is it when I delete a track, it still plays? Although I've muted all remaining tracks and the song is stopped? I wish I could get back all the countless hours I've wasted, struggling to even do basic things, such as import audio or use the step recorder, this proof alone that this program is quite the rip off.

TL;DR:
I would rather smash each and every single finger on both of my hands with a brick until every bone fragment was separated, losing my ability to play any instrument whatsoever, than use this program ever again.

Verdict:
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Buy FL Studio

or...

Buy Audacity...


OH WAIT, YOU CAN GET THAT FOR FREE!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Music Creator 6 Touch is a great commercial music software creator for those intersted in making music. I enjoy making different types of music including the use of synthesizers.
It can be difficult for new users to interact with this software, but with patience it can be done.

*It is recommended to have a MIDI Keyboard (makes it a lot easier) otherwise I'd recommend using a virtual MIDI keyboard/port that reroutes to MC6Touch. Link provided below.

http://trebleclick.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-to-use-your-computer-keyboard-as.html
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I am very happy with Music Creator 6 Touch. It does everything I need it to. It records my electric guitar, it records my vocals, and the drum loops are good too. The vst plugins are nice especially th2. It sounds so real. Oh yeah, I got this software when it was on sale for like 24 bucks or something :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Really good, worth the money & worth the time aswell.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
100.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
My life is complete now i have Music Creator 6 Touch <3 <3 <3
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Not what was advertised. Riddled with bugs. Crappy side applications. Hard as *** to learn. Just some of the proplems this application has. Keep looking for another program. When I oppened it for the first time I thaught it was OK. but afetr the THIRD STARTUP the program had no sound, and UI lagged. After fixing the sound issue for the first time I realized that the instrumrnts did not sound quite right they all seemed... fake. The remixing is terrible, the different "editors" are too different, and most of all you need to pay for ANY other instruments other than the 8 you start with. Lastly the customer support is as bad as EA's. When I asked about the reaccuring sound issue they reapettedly said it was my sound card, I told them it wasn't because my sound card is one of the best and updatesevery month. Same response, and even in a different email so I guessed it was not a robot answering. I was also treated like a idiot who just turned on a computer in my life and I was 15 years younger. I looked around on forums and there was almost nothing. Agien I asked the customer support, I was told they would look into it, Ihave waited over a year now with no response.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I bought this on sale to try out music composing. It took me quite a bit of fiddling to get things working. The interface isn't very intuitive but that's because it offers a lot of functionality. Once you get used to the controls you'll be glad you have access to all of this functionality. Since this is aimed at a home users they should really have wizards or a simplified mode to get you up running right away. The demo projects don't even show up by default in drop down list... Overall, this is an excellent product for the price. Btw look up the free programs loopMidi and VMPK if you don't have or want a MIDI keyboard.
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