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Samplitude Music Studio 2016

Virtual elements

Instrument templates
Instrument templates

Load a virtual instrument e.g. electric piano with the Quickstart Wizard and start improvising, practicing or playing chords and melodies right away.

Listen to demo songs

Electric Bass

This bass electrifies your songs with a painstakingly recreated, authentic sound for playful funk patterns, low-key ballads or simply a powerful foundation for the groove.

Folk Instruments

These folk instruments are characterized by their traditional sound and a range of effect parameters. Try out the banjo, piano, percussion or the fantastic folk bass.


This virtual piano accordion comes in two different samples, "Styrian" and"Bandoneon", and has a classy virtual appearance. It contain a whole range of editable filters and effects such as reverb, delay, noise and an EQ.


Choose between female, male and mixed voices in the virtual choir for background vocals, a swelling chorus or elegant melodic strains.

Electric Piano
Electric Piano

This virtual piano is sure to impress with its organic sound. Choose between a soft and warm or aggressive and overmodulated timbre.

Century Keys
Century Keys

A whole century of piano sounds encapsulated in a single unique virtual instrument. Play with the sounds of grand pianos, a broken piano or one in honky-tonk style.

Revolta 2
Revolta 2

Classic synthesizer sounds ambient, West Coast and fretless bass, FX kits, virtual pads and pre-programmed sequences. Perfect for improvising and for programming your very own sounds.

Power Guitar

Energetic guitar riffs, lively overdrive sounds and aggressive chords. The Power Guitar has been developed with session guitarists and has a realistic playing style.

Century Guitar

The virtual guitar's clean sound can be combined with directly integrated effects like room ambience, chorus, flanger and phaser – a whole range of effects for musical innovation.

String Ensemble

The virtual string ensemble provides elegant melodies in legato, pizzicato, spizzicato and tremolo playing styles. Create your own soundtracks and melodies.

Space Pad
Space Pad

Experiment with the synthetic sounds produced by the Space Pads. These are perfect for electronic musical genres such as Trap, Techno or Dubstep.

Cinematic Synth
Cinematic Synth

Combines dark dreamy sequences with grating basslines, cinematic keys, bells, effects, percussion elements and film-like Atmos.

DN-e1 Synthesizer
DN-e1 Synthesizer

The DN-e1 is a virtual analog synthesizer that provides electrifying sounds for experimental and otherworldly soundscapes.

BeatBox 2

Bombastic sound: BeatBox 2 Plus not only gives you countless possibilities for modifying sounds for drum kits & high-quality effects, but also the option of loading your own audio files and integrating the beat section.

Rock Drums

An authentic drum groove is essential for music production on your PC. Intuitive controls and fantastic samples in Rock Drums help you create unique rhythms.

A machine with heart: Robota

Robota is a four-part drum computer that aids in the generation of sounds as well as working with samples and oscillators (analog sound synthesis).

This impressively arranged object synth continues the long tradition of classical drum computers.

Vita Sampler

Experiment with your own sounds. The Vita Sampler edits audio files automatically and at random and assigns sound samples to 8 virtual pads.

These can be operated by MIDI and played just like a virtual instrument.

Vita 2 Sample Player

With orchestral accompaniments, drum kits, electric guitars and pianos, the Vita 2 sample player offers plenty of authentic instruments.

Integrated filters, effects and even a virtual tube distortion section give you everything you need for designing your own sound.

Loop Designer

Develop your own drum loops and bass lines with the Loop Designer.

Rhythm adjustment, a variety of filters and reverse and random functions allow for even more creativity in music production.


Recording templates

Sketch out your ideas even faster. Recording templates get your projects ready for recording guitar, piano, vocals or an entire band. You don't need any other settings.

A template loads a track for the recording with EQ, compressor and other effects and another track for drum loops etc.

Multitrack recording

Multitrack recordings in 24-bit/96 kHz studio quality on up to 16 mono tracks or 8 stereo tracks simultaneously.

With multitrack recording you can record, edit & mix band practices, demo tapes or complete albums in studio quality on multiple tracks at the same time.

Tuning string instruments

With the integrated tuner, you can make sure your guitar, bass or ukulele are perfectly tuned before you start recording.

Play a string into your microphone, and the software shows you if the sound is correct or, if it's not, how far out of tune it is.


Correct vocal recordings

Vocal Tune 2 is fantastic for correcting vocal recordings. The pitch curves and wave forms help you keep track of everything and can be used to edit recordings in detail with the pencil tool.

Display & print notation

Develop ideas at home and take them with you to practice. You can display the notation for your compositions, arrangements or basic chord progressions in the MIDI Editor and print them as needed.

Mix objects & takes

You can combine all your takes & objects into groups at any time.

Group all the objects in a track or in several different tracks, and move them together, edit them or add effects. This makes working with lots of objects much easier.

Pitch shifting

Easily adjust the pitch of samples or audio files without affecting playback speed. This feature is great for making quick harmony changes in arrangements.

Time stretching

If your music project needs to pick up a little speed, you can adjust the playback speed of your audio material without affecting the pitch, thanks to the new zplane algorithm.

Track freeze

The gentle cycle for your hard drive and RAM without loss of sound quality: Recordings made with VST plug-ins or effects can be easily converted to 32-bit floating format using the track freeze.

For impressive transitions

The first transition solutions to create a lasting effect – use the Cross-Fade editor to design your own transitions between different audio files.

Bring together what belongs together

The optimal recording usually doesn't consist of just one take, but is a combination of the best parts of several recordings.

Here you can improve overview and management when "gluing" individual pieces together into one big audio object.

Aux busses & submix busses

Spare your nerves and your PC memory. Aux busses and sub busses allow you to do professional audio editing work with a wide range of effects or compression on separate help tracks.


Track effects
Track effects

Manipulate sound on an individual track with the 6-band equalizer and use settings such as the bass killer, super woofer and boosts for high and mid-range frequencies.

Vandal SE

Effects templates for the virtual bass & guitar amps Vandal SE, such as overdrive/distortion, tremolo, and chorus, recreate the sound of analog amplifiers while also offering a completely unique sound.

Object effects

Modify the sound of individual song components – without adding effects to entire tracks or by working with complex automations.

For instance, you can edit the final bar of a take, add an echo effect to the new object and let the song fade out that way.


In terms of usability and sound quality, the essentialFX effects plug-ins are avant-garde through and through.

The essential plug-ins are included: Compressor, Chorus Flanger, Stereo Delay, Vocal Strip & Phaser.

Vintage effects

Take a trip back to the 80s.

In addition to classic effects devices such as chorus, flanger, delay, distortion, filter and tape simulation, the AM Track SE gives your songs a distinct vintage sound.


Mastering Suite for top audio characteristics

Professional tools for an even more professional sound. Here are some of the things you'll find in MAGIX Samplitude Music Studio: A StereoFX module, a multiband compressor, a 6-band equalizer, a limiter, and MultiMax.

6 Band Equalizer

The parametric 6-band equalizer lets you set volume for individual frequencies, giving you the freedom to play around with the sound of your song.

Multiband compressor

Produce music at a volume similar to the latest chart and radio formats. The multiband compressor splits the input signal into individual frequency bands which can then be individually manipulated in terms of compression strength.

Simple mastering: Auto Mastering

Mastering is one of the most demanding and specialized aspects of music production and requires extensive experience with the perception of sound. Auto Mastering analyses your audio material and finds the perfect sound settings for your song.

Marker Manager

The Marker Manager increases interface clarity for album production. It enables you to filter and edit a whole range of markers like track or pause markers in complex mastering projects.

Album production

Before publishing extensive mastering sessions, you can edit MP3 ID & CD text data right in the project and export all songs as individual tracks.

Sound analysis

Visual sound analysis

It's a good idea to use visual analysis tools for mixing and tidying up the frequency range or, for example, finding masked frequencies in the stereo field.

You get a vectorscope, spectroscope and spectrogram, among other tools.

Peak meter

The peak meter shows your production's peak level.

If certain values are exceeded too often, you should lower levels for the corresponding cause or lower the frequency range. This gets rid of clipping in your song.

Advanced features

Advanced features
64-bit & multicore support

64-bit and multicore support allow you to use your system's processor and memory to their full potential. This enhanced performance becomes particularly noticeable when using RAM-intensive plug-ins and working with large, complex mixes.

Internal Hybrid Audio Engine

The internal Hybrid Audio Engine provides optimal latency management during recording and playback, and is based on the Samplitude product line - technology developed and used by professional sound engineers and producers the world over.

Hardware support

Samplitude Music Studio supports the Mackie control protocol and conventional hardware controllers.

You can move the fader in the mixer or use an external controller to make live automatizations -levels are adjusted automatically to fit the progression.

VST3, VST2 & ReWire

Samplitude Music Studio offers VST, ReWire and DirectX support for additional instruments and effects.

Includes VST3 plug-in support for effects and instruments: integration, automation and VST multi-output. Interfaces: VST3, VST2, ASIO, ReWire, SMPTE, MTC, MC.

MIDI support

In the MIDI editor you can easily edit patterns you've made with your mouse or recordings you've made with a MIDI device (e.g. a keyboard or drum pads).

You can choose between the piano roll, score and drum editor views. MIDI data can be adjusted and created in various ways with mouse modes such as Velocity.


Custom toolbars

The features you need are always at hand. Put together your own toolbox with the individually customizable toolbar.

Track zoom and object zoom

Save time looking for the zoom. The zoom automatically brings objects which are actively selected in an arrangement into focus and maximizes them.

Audio formats

Import/export from WAV, MIDI standard formats, MP3, AAC, OGG Vorbis, AIFF, and FLAC.