Music Maker 80s Edition
Simply make music – in an 80s style!
With the 80s Edition, you get twisted poppy synth sound in your Music Maker.
Pumping bass lines, legendary drum machines and instantly recognizable synth leads: Bring back the sound of the 80s with the new Music Maker Edition!
Produce music with 80s sounds
Our 80s soundpools sound downright retro: Synthesizers, analog and electronic, iconic drum sounds and just a pinch of nostalgia. Browse through thousands of loops and get inspired. Drag & drop to combine them the way you want. And yes, loops fit together just like building blocks. Find out in our video just how this works!
If you own the 80s Edition, you can pick all of 3 different 80s soundpools.
Free sounds & loops
The foundation of the 80s Edition: Music Maker comes equipped with 425 loops & sounds, so you can produce different kinds of beats and songs.
What's a Soundpool?
Here's an example. The 80s Soundpool – Vaporwave consists of various audio building blocks. This includes 15 bass loops, 21 synthesizer samples and 8 drum kits. These individual building blocks are available in 7 pitches and can be easily combined.
Why 7 pitches?
7 pitches mean 7 times more possibilities! There are 7 variations of each sound in different pitches – offering a even more diverse range of sounds for you to use. When you add a sound or loop, its pitch automatically adjusts to fit the pitch of the existing content in the track.
These software instruments are so 80s –
and that's a good thing.
Typical '80s: Impressive 808 drum sound and instantly recognizable sound of analog synthesizers. Controllable via keyboard, mouse or MIDI controller. With the 80s Edition, you can also pick an additional instrument of your choice in the program. For example, Space Pads for atmospheric soundscapes or Analog Synths with more than 450 presets from legendary synthesizers.
But that's not all: You can also choose a Tiny Percussion instrument. How about some vibrant conga rhythms, cheerful Christmas bells or thundering taiko drums from Japan?
Free software instruments
The perfect start: Each copy of Music Maker includes a virtual freeware synthesizer, a free concert piano and sample player Vita 2. Develop your own zany synth sounds, atmospheric basses, classical piano chords and completely new sounds.
The integrated screen keyboard offers two different options to make music: The first mode reflects traditional piano design and offers access to the MIDI chord and arpeggio function. The second mode doesn't have your typical piano design. By selecting various scales, it automatically only plays the notes that fit the song you're working on.
Use MIDI to do your own thing: Feed your ideas for melodies, rhythms, chords and larger arrangements into Music Maker. These MIDI patterns can be then played by the software instruments – without forgoing the usual quantization options.
Fresh from the studio
Connect a microphone or an MIDI controller and start your own recording. You can also use old recordings: Samples from back in the day turn into today's Vaporwave sounds.
Time travel for your sounds
Create the signature retro sound: Countless professional effects send your sound on a unique journey through time.
As crazy as the 80s: The effects area delights with typical echo effects, professional wah-wahs, chorus and echo sounds.
80s rock lead singers
Wilder than the haircuts from everyone's favorite decade: Vandal SE is a genuine guitar amplifier and brings the necessary rock element to your sound.
80s fans on Music Maker
"With Music Maker, I finally have all the ingredients for aesthetic Vaporwave tracks[...]."
アーネスト, Vaporwave composer
"When I heard my own song on the Walkman, my hair stood on end and I felt goosebumps."
Veronica, avid roller-skater
"Making music with Music Maker is easier than tying shoelaces!"
Martin M., student and time traveler