by Alan Sheckter, Videomaker news editor
Video editors can now get even fancier with their audio tracks, thanks to Magix Entertainment’s just-released Music Maker 7. Available in standard ($50) and deLuxe ($75) versions Music Maker 7 professes to equip editors at all levels with tools for producing a wide range of self-authored music.
Both versions include a 3D Sound-Generator for movie sound effects and an enlarged audio-visual library of pre-set effects, instruments and melodies. Music Maker also allows users to load video footage and add beat-driven special effects, self-made cross-fades and generate text.
New for the Music Maker 7’s standard version: 48 stereo tracks for audio and video, two additional virtual instruments (DJ-ScratchBox and Text-to-Speech), two new real-time effects (3D-sound effects and StereoFX) and a revised Web publishing area. Music Maker 7 deLuxe now offers 64 audio and video stereo tracks, new automatic remixing, CD burning, an additional virtual instrument (VoiceSynth), two new atmosphere sounds and a universal converter for plug-ins.