Produce music & edit audio
The right software and helpful tips

Welcome to the MAGIX world of music and audio. Whether a budding musician or a professional producer, everything needed for making music can be found here. From composition and production of full songs to audio editing, mastering and sound design, you'll find the right software for any audio task at MAGIX.

All music software at a glance

Before starting music production, you need to choose the right music editor first. From easy music creation based on the building block concept in Music Maker to full-scale music production with ACID Pro or Samplitude Pro X to professional audio editing with SOUND FORGE Pro – at MAGIX you'll find the exact software you need.

Music Maker Premium Edition

Music Maker

Standard area of application: Music making software for beginners

Advantage: Easily make music based on the building block concept – no experience required

ACID Pro 10

ACID family

Standard area of application: Music production software for producers and musicians

Advantage: Loop-based music production with a wide range of sounds, instruments and effects

Samplitude Music Studio 2021

Samplitude Music Studio

Standard area of application: Music editor for beginners and advanced users

Advantage: Composition, recording, mixing and mastering

Samplitude Pro X3

Samplitude Pro X

Standard area of application: Music software for professional music producers

Advantage: Composition, recording, mixing and mastering

SOUND FORGE Pro 14

SOUND FORGE family

Standard area of application: Audio editing software for advanced and professional producers

Advantage: Powerful audio editing tools, fast processing and innovative workflows

ACID Pro –
The creative DAW

From first sketch to finished song: Produce music with ACID

Innovative and inspiring DAW ACID has stood for professional level loop-based music production for decades and continues to set new benchmarks for creative musicians and producers. Compose, mix and remix – with 9 GB of ACIDized loops as well as instruments and effects worth over $1,000 in value.

Trust the professionals.
Artists on ACID Pro.

Dimitri Vegas

"The creative freedom this piece of software has given me over the years has been incomparable. I love chopping up edits and cutting remixes on ACID Pro and the new audio separation feature is a really powerful function. This latest and greatest version of ACID Pro is a very welcome update on one of my secret studio weapons."

Dimitri Vegas
DJ, Producer and Composer

References
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Tiësto

Theo Green

"ACID Pro was my creative weapon of choice for Blade Runner 2049, and in 2018 I received an Oscar nomination for my work on the film."

Theo Green
Oscar nominated Sound Designer and Film Composer

References
Blade Runner 2049 (Oscar nominated for Best Sound Editing), The Gambler, House at the End of the Street

DJ Pain 1

"I'm addicted to the quick workflow, one-key instant pitch shifting and its surgical slicing abilities."

DJ Pain 1
Producer and DJ

References
50 Cent, Public Enemy, Ludacris, Jeezy, Tech N9ne, 2Chainz

AKADU

"More people should know about this great DAW! I love it!"

AKADU
K-Pop and J-Pop Composer, Producer

References
GOT7, BTOB, UP10TION, Lee Seung Chul

Ted Perlman

"Using ACID makes me feel like a master chef setting up all his ingredients for an incredible meal."

Ted Perlman
Grammy winning Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Arranger

References
Burt Bacharach (At This Time; Grammy Winning), Dr. Dre, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross | NBC, CBS, FOX | Jingles für McDonald's, Coca Cola and Burger King

Brother Paul Brown

"Overall the 64-bit sonic quality makes ACID Pro 8 right out of the box a FIVE STAR SMASH HIT!"

Brother Paul Brown
Grammy winning Producer, Engineer and Keyboardist

References
The Waterboys, Al Green, Gloria Gaynor (Testimony; Grammy Winning) Bobby Rush (Down in Louisana; Grammy Nominated), Mike Farris, Ann Peebles, Jimi Jamison (Survivor)

Memory

"When I make a beat in ACID, I don’t feel like I’m programming it. I feel like I’m performing it."

Memory
Session Guitarist, Producer and Songwriter

References
50 Cent, Public Enemy, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Kevin Gates, Young Jeezy

Nerdsworth

"Where many DAWs tend to be overcomplicated and intimidating, ACID is inviting to new and aspiring producers while it comforts seasoned pros."

Nerdsworth
Artist and Producer

References
Smosh, Popsikl, Sa'ann

Sutardy Brothers

"The ability to control individual samples in such a dynamic and fluid way has always stood out against other DAW platforms and continues to do so to this day."

Sutardy Brothers
Producers and Filmmakers

References
Intel, ASUS, Lenovo, beats by dr.dre

Moist

"I've tried many DAWs, but ACID Pro always works best for me. It's fast, easy to use and have all you want in a DAW."

Moist
Producer, Remixer & Art Director

References
Pet Shop Boys (Remix; Vocal), Imogen Heap (Remix; Run-Time), Erasure (Remix; Sacred, I Lose Myself)

Bjorn Akesson

"I've been using ACID for over a decade and ACID Pro 8 is signaling a new era for this amazing production tool."

Bjorn Akesson
Trance Producer and DJ

References
Aly & Fila, Sied van Riel, Sean Tyas, Betsie Larkin, Dennis Sheperd

Jason Donnelly (DJ Puzzle)

"ACID makes chopping up and mixing audio seem like magic. It's fast, intuitive, and inspiring."

Jason Donnelly (DJ Puzzle)
DJ, Producer, Composer, Loop Producer and APM music contributor

References
ACID Loop Collection, APM music library | Music in: Tom Clancy's The Division (Ubisoft), Master Of None (Netflix), Parts Unknown (CNN), Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), and Catfish (MTV)

Manni Sandhu

"There's a certain magic that can be created with it that can't be done anywhere else. It's ease of use, loop handling, and simple workflow sets it apart in the industry."

Manni Sandhu
Producer and Composer

References
Akhil, Bakshi Billa, Gabbar Laddu, Lehmber Hussainpuri

The Hi-Yahs

"The new ACID Pro 8 follows suit plus with its new 64-Bit processing everything is much faster and has cut my production time almost in half!!"

The Hi-Yahs
Producer, Composer, Audio Engineer and DJ

References
Waka Flocka, Lil Jon (Remix; Bend Ova feat. Tyga), Gorilla Zoe | Music for: Taco Bell, Lexus and MGM Resorts

Curtis Atchison

"More than 20 years later, I’ve yet to find another program that has the same power and versatility as ACID Pro."

Curtis Atchison
Producer, DJ and Remixer

References
Lenny Kravitz (Remix; Low), Enrique Iglesias (Remix; El Baño), Viacom library (Jersey Shore, MTV Show)

Boddhi Satva

"I've been using ACID for over a decade and ACID Pro 8 is signaling a new era for this amazing production tool."

Boddhi Satva
Producer and DJ

References
DJ Arafat, Davido, DJ Satelite | AFRIMMA Award nominated | Coined by BBC as father of Ancestral Soul

John Walden

"For me, it is simply a brilliant way to make music with loops. Efficient, creative and also fun to use."

John Walden
Musician, Composer and Music Technology Journalist

References
Journalist for Sound on Sound magazine | Library Music Producer for Focus Music, Mode Production Music, Hollywood Trax

Mac Melto

"It's impressive how a DAW this powerful feels so lightweight. Complex projects open and close nearly instant and the new UI is snappy and responsive."

Mac Melto
Producer and Composer

References
Sony/ATV, Viacom (The Challenge, MTV Show), Viacom (Basketball Wives; VH1 Show)

Talal Qureshi

"Every day I discover something new in this software which helps me concentrate my love for music."

Talal Qureshi
Producer, Singer and Songwriter

References
Diplo, Bun B, Elliphant

Justin Lassen

"The looping capabilities and audio processing capabilities of ACID Pro and SOUND FORGE Pro are synonymous with being the Photoshop of the audio world, especially when putting together loop-able content for games, VR, movies, trailers, and music."

Justin Lassen
Composer | Remixer | Sound Designer

References
Madonna, Garbage, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, Robert Miles, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Evanescence, Apocalyptica | iZotope, Cakewalk, Intel, Sony, Konami & Interplay.

Zacchino

"You won't open the user manual once because it just makes sense, which is why it truly deserves to be called The Creative DAW."

Zacchino
Producer and Composer

References
Justin Timberlake (Remix, Filthy), Basement Jaxx (Remix, Scars) | Night At The Museum, Real Like A Dream | Victoria Secret, EA Sports NBA 2012

SOUND FORGE Pro –
The audio editing legend

Edit music like a pro

Crystal-clear recordings, precise audio editing and sophisticated sound design and mastering: SOUND FORGE Pro is a legend among audio editors and offers professional music editing as well as high-quality audio file processing for achieving the perfect sound.

Trust the professionals.
Artists on SOUND FORGE

Derek Partridge

"I have tried several audio editors in the past, but I always return to SOUND FORGE Audio Studio because it's the easiest to use and completely fulfills all my requirements for recording voice over auditions and narrations."

Derek Partridge
Narrator, voice-over artist, TV host, former movie and television actor

Credentials
Star Trek, Star Wars, Microsoft, Coca Cola, BMW, Mercedes-Benz

Joey Stuckey

"It is so easy to get my students to start understanding the important skills needed for audio restoration by using the amazing and highly affordable SOUND FORGE Audio Cleaning Lab."

Joey Stuckey
Composer, producer, singer/songwriter, recording engineer, guitarist and professor of music technology at Mercer University

Credentials
Alan Parsons, Hughie Thomasson (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Mike Mills (R.E.M.)

JK Swopes

"SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 is a super powerful audio editing and restoration tool. I love the visualization view that lets me see actual meters to represent the frequencies in the audio for quick eq decisions. Also, the audio restoration tools are some of the most effective and intuitive tools I've ever come across. The DeNoiser works great for cleaning up imperfect audio and removing background noise from vocal recordings in my videos. This has definitely become a staple in my overall editing process."

JK Swopes
Producer and educator

Simon Viklund

"What DAW I use to create music has changed over the years, but SOUND FORGE has remained the one and only piece of software I use to check looping points and edit my masters."

Simon Viklund
Composer, producer, sound engineer and sound designer

Credentials
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Capcom), Payday 1 & 2 (Overkill Software), Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 1 & 2 (Ubisoft), GTFO (10 Chambers Collective)

Jean-Philippe Rykiel

"I consider SOUND FORGE and Samplitude to be the ultimate couple for my music. I do the hard work in Samplitude, and finalise with SOUND FORGE Pro, which itself has greatly improved from its previous versions, allowing to work with multichannel audio, ARA2, and improved VST plug-in integration."

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
Keyboard virtuoso, composer, sound designer and arranger

Credentials
Leonard Cohen, Salif Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Amadou & Mariam

Ken Elkinson

“As an artist, I produce between 300-400 tracks a year. I have a constant need to make reference CDs, adjust many track parameters on the fly and burn master CDs. The legacy/discontinued Mac software I had been using became increasingly unreliable. Fortunately I found SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3. It has been a total lifesaver with amazing features, more than I could ever ask. It's easy to use and the very intuitive interface makes it a producer's dream.”

Ken Elkinson
Composer and producer

The process of music production

STEP 1: COMPOSING AND RECORDING MUSIC

The process of music production begins with the composition of melodies and creating your own beats in the music software. Professionally pre-produced loops as well as other content are included within the program for musicians and producers. Loops are repetitive sequences that play drum rhythms or instrumental melodies, for instance. This can be combined really easily, meaning that even beginner users can quickly and simply put together a finished structure for their music track.

In any music making software, it's possible to play your own melodies and and beats using virtual instruments, of course. Piano, guitars, violins, synthesizers and drums – simply connect a MIDI keyboard to your PC or laptop and start recording your own songs and vocals right away. You can then combine your results with pre-made loops.

Whether you choose Music Maker, ACID or Samplitude – our range of audio software enables you to compose, record and edit music. All you need to do is pick the right one for your needs.

STEP 2: ARRANGING SONGS

During song composition, the refrain or hook upon which the entire song is based is worked on first. The song is then arranged, meaning that the track structure is created. Verses, bridges, breaks and main themes are defined and arranged. Schematic arrangements may vary according to the music genre.

Most contemporary pop and rock tracks begin with an intro, then continue with several verses, a bridge and a chorus before ending with an outro. Hip-hop, dancehall and some other genres include beats comprised of loops, which often play continuously throughout the track.

STEP 3: MIXING MUSIC

Once a song has a finished structure, the next step is the mixing process – the editing of individual instrument and vocal tracks in the audio editing software. During mixing, effects such as compressor, delay or reverb are applied to vocals and instruments, volume levels are equalized and tracks for stereo sound are split left and right.

To aim of mixing is to achieve a level balance between rhythm instruments, backing instruments and vocals, and lead instruments and vocals. The song is now a tonal unit and is reduced to a single stereo track with left and right channels, known as the mixdown.

STEP 4: MASTERING SONGS

Mastering is the last step in music production. This provides enhanced sound quality by applying specialist plug-ins such as various filters, equalizers or compressor to the audio material and filter out noise in tracks within the audio editing software.

Before pressing your entire album or mixtape to CD, the mastering process equalizes the volume and frequency spectrum of separate tracks, sets gaps between songs and may also add fade outs to the end of tracks. This is to ensure that all songs on the CD have the same sound quality.

For editing your own music with a professional touch, music software Samplitude Pro X and audio editor SOUND FORGE Pro are the right choice.

PRODUCER PLANET
More content for your music

Producer Planet is the ideal platform for professional music producers on the lookout for the right tools and resources they need for their projects. Countless loops and samples, virtual instruments, plug-ins and more for audio software – Producer Planet offers content for each and every music production requirement.

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Edit music

Want to get the most out of your music? After you've composed your song, it's time to start editing your music. Whether an entire track or a single sound – edit any part of a song the exact way you want. Apply effects such as compressor, delay and reverb to entire tracks or selected passages and add one-of-a-kind characteristics to instruments and recorded vocals. You can then adjust the volume of tracks to each other for an acoustically balanced, homogenous music production. Access outstanding audio editing and create the exact sound you've been looking for with music software from MAGIX.

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