SOURCE: MAGIX Entertainment Corp.

May 02, 2005 13:22 ET

MAGIX Announces Music Maker 10 Deluxe

Celebrates 10 Years of Music Software Excellence

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2005 -- MAGIX, the worldwide leader in music and video editing software announced today the 10th anniversary of their award-winning first MAGIX software product (Music Maker), with the launch of the latest version, Music Maker 10 deLuxe. Available immediately for $59.99, Music Maker 10 deLuxe music creation software is jam-packed with new features, such as an automatic Remix Maker; Virtual Drummer; new sound effects; and over 1,000 cool sound loops and samples. MAGIX Music Maker 10 deLuxe clearly outperforms all music software that came before it.

Music Maker 10 deLuxe New Features Include:

-- Remix Maker

The automatic Remix Maker takes dull songs and creates exciting new versions. Simply insert the CD, choose a title, and at the click of a mouse, the program identifies the beat and breaks down the song into loopable segments. Then the program automatically creates a remix in one of four styles to create real earth-shaking original music.

-- Vintage Effects Suite

The Vintage Effects Suite adds four new virtual reproductions of analog effects to the already large effects library: Chorus (more warmth and depth), Flanger (jet-like effect), Analog Delay (ping-pong effect) and ModFilter (tempo-synchronized filters).

-- Little Virtual Drummer

For drum lovers, the MAGIX LiViD (Little Virtual Drummer) offers a complete drum kit with an assortment of different styles. After entering a few basic details, LiViD will play the whole drum track, complete with intro, verses, choruses and fills, providing the exact structure for the entire song. Brilliant stereo drum samples played by studio professionals and an innovative feature called "humanize" create realistic drum grooves with perfect sound quality.

-- New Task Assistant

If there are any questions on how to use these and many other features, the new task assistant is always there with short easy-to-understand videos to help with any problems.

MAGIX Music Maker's success has spanned 10 years and started with the company's first Music Maker version, which established a brand new form of recreational software and opened up the music software market to non-musicians. Since then, MAGIX has improved the original product with each yearly release. After years of awards and accolades, editors and customers alike continue to praise MAGIX Music Maker's software excellence.

"From the very beginning, our idea was to give users who didn't have any previous music experience or knowledge the possibility to make their musical ideas a reality on their PC. We've kept that same idea and went from what fit on a disk in 1994 to a program, which can be used by both beginners and advanced users to produce professional results quickly and easily," explained MAGIX CEO, Juergen Jaron.

MAGIX Music Maker 10 deLuxe is available immediately for $59.99 in stores and at www.magix.com, where a downloadable version is also available for $34.99.

About MAGIX

MAGIX is a principal pioneer of innovative rich media products for professional and consumer markets, and a worldwide market leader in photo, video and audio applications combined with multimedia content and online services(1). MAGIX is the worldwide technology leader in Personal Rich Media. Personal Rich Media allows consumers to convert, edit, create and publish digital media, including video, photos and music, making it possible for users of all ages and experience levels to create, share and publish their own rich media content. MAGIX, with its worldwide subsidiaries, is the only international company to offer a full range of photo, video and audio solutions with content and services for broadband, B2B and consumer markets.

(1) According to Media Control annual charts Germany (PC/CD-rom non-games) 2002-2004, MAGIX sold more products than any other publisher in the segments "Music Software," "Video Software" and "Photo Software." See also the GFK charts 2004 non-games (France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Italy), NPD Charts 2004 (USA), Charttrack Annual 2004 Great Britain and Future Retail Panel England, Italy, Spain and Scandinavia.

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