On my previous review I stated that there was a problem with the installer with steam.
Upon booting up today my 1.34GB Install had been patched to a 5.78GB install.
My hopes went skyhigh when I booted to to test the program and low and behold it all works flawlessly.
My conculsion is that either MAGIX gave steam a botched installer (it happens.) Or Steam had the VTS and poolpack's installing seperately.
Either way it has been resloved in less than 24 hours.
I would also like to say that in my previous review, one of the MAGIX dev's actually commented and attempted to assist me. While the problem is with the way the MAGIX site does its support. I would like to make a shout out and say cudos to the dev for actually responding.
Now for a review of the program itself.
Being a long time Fuity Loops user. I must say MAGIX has a new convert. The interface is smooth and easy to use. The Syth gernerators are amazing in how close they can emulate a real instrument.
The Store Page says it has 6000 loops, what it doesn't say is that each loop has 6 differing versions of itself. Either just by pitch or in some cases almost completely different. This puts the loop count over the 20,000 mark.
The program itself is very VERY memory efficient. I am unsure if it is X86 or X64 bit. But even creating larger bits of music there is almost null client lag. (That is assuming you have a decent CPU and alot of RAM).
The interface is easy to use, and just about every tool has rollover help. So even someone new to the program (like myself), can find thier way around it very easily.
The program also supports recording, and importing. If you have a loop or a sound bite you like. Importing it is as easy as drag and drop.
You can actually do pretty much everything without having to go menu diving.
Having used other Audio programs I would say MAGIX is the best. And with the speed of responce and the speed of the fix. I am happy to support future products from this company.
And I would HIGHLY recommend this program.
I would say. This is the PREMIUM version. If you are new to making music, or just want to dabble. I would say get the standard edition to tinker with.