Reprinted from a Magix press release:
Los Angeles, CA - (04/22/02) MAGIX Entertainment, Corp. a worldwide market and technology leader in the personal rich media content category, has announced the launch of Music Maker 7, in stores May 15, 2002.
Music Maker 7 standard ($49.99) and deLuxe ($79.99) versions equip users of any level with tools for producing self-made music. Additionally, users can easily create and combine videos with their music, build a personal website and publish their music productions on it to promote themselves. Both versions contain the powerful music maker engine with easy drag & drop loading of user-generated and program-provided samples of music and video files. Also included in both versions, a 3D Sound-Generator for spectacular movie sound effects, a new gigantic up-dated audio-visual library including countless pre-set effects, instruments, melodies, 9 real-time audio effects, a witty Text-to-Speech module, and free access to the huge MAGIX online-sound archive. Music maker 7's noteworthy, intuitive interface continues to guide users through the production process concluding with the new option to create an impressive personal website.
SOUND: The sources for sounds are endless--MPEGs, WAVs, MIDI, AVI, CDs, or opt to record live vocals. Virtual instruments such as the drum machine to create beats, a scratchbox for DJ scratching, a silver synth to simulate the old analog synthesizer sounds, and a variety more provide the option to design or generate musical components from scratch. The users can also use the existing sounds provided in the sound pool CDs with a broad variety of music styles in the form of samples, like drums, bass, guitar, keys, synth, plus more (2, 200 samples for standard version and 3,300 for deLuxe version).
VIDEO: Users can load in their home DV camcorder or photo material combined with their choice from 140 license-free video clips included. Add beat-driven visual effects, self-made cross fades, generate text in motion, and myriad of effect combinations off the video FX-Rack equipped with 600 effect presets makes manipulating videos and pictures simple for even entry level users. Create fun videos, photo slide shows, VideoM@il or karaoke shows with music, lyrics, and credits.
WEBSITES: An imaginative selection of 34 website templates make the power of website creation a reality for many. Intuitive program guidance leads users through arranging, loading, and posting of their own songs, video streams, and photo slide shows. Users can also meet with their friends online for Team Sessions where they can chat, swap files, create songs together, and download the latest sounds to work on for free.
Music maker 7 is linked to the MAGIX web publishing area, MAGIX own worldwide Internet forum for new music and video talent. Users can create their own web area including photos, biography, and song text and then upload their own creations for others to listen to and vote on. The published work can move up into the MAGIX web charts, onto MAGIX web TV, or be aired on MAGIX web radio.
For the tech-minded users that take their projects a step further, the music maker 7 deLuxe version also offers CD-burning capabilities, the advantage of plottable real-time FFT filters for sound delineating, 64 tracks (48 standard) of audio and video work space, 11 virtual instruments (8 standard), and including a high-quality video capturing function for TV quality videos. Music Maker 7 deLuxe also features fully automatic remixing of music with the new BPM and loop finders. There is even a brand new Ambient Synth with 2 new sound atmospheres, an improved sampler, a pitch-shifting engine, and a universal converter for Plug-Ins (DirectX <-> VST) which will unlock the creative potential of a vast array of 3rd-party software effects that can be added into any Music Maker 7 deLuxe project!
MAGIX music maker 7 offers uncompromised quality and effortless functionality for music enthusiasts, home videographers, and the unskilled but bold website builders-to-be.
MAGIX Entertainment software is designed for everyone from teenagers to professional DJs, teachers, Web designers and music novices worldwide. The software will be available at most leading software retailers including Best Buy, Micro Center, Electronic Boutiques, Office Depot, Media Play, CompUSA, Circuit City, J&R, Fry's and Virgin Megastores.