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Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite Reason Engineer's Suite

The Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite Reason Engineer's Suite, includes Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite and Reason 8.2!

Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite Reason Engineer's Suite Details

Reason is the clear winner for those who want the professional features needed for the composition and production of electronic based music. With great synths, samplers, and plug-ins, Reason excels at making the possibilities endless for the electronic genres. However, as music evolves, we see more integration between electronic and acoustic music, so the demands and workflow require more power and flexibility. With this growing integration, it is important for engineers to have the tools to get the mix right for their clients, and be prepared if an overdub or change is needed within the song. That is why we decided to pair Reason with Magix Samplitude Pro X2. Samplitude provides the best tools and workflow, aimed to meet the demands of modern recording, and does so from the engineers mind set. Add in the great virtual instruments (like Independence), and combining them with the instruments in Reason, gives you an extreme amount of power in creative control, and offers a larger pallet of sounds for your clients. With Pro X Suiteâ??s included Vandal (amp modeling software), and Analog Modeling Plug-ins, you get even more power, and sonic sculpting capabilities. With the ever growing popularity and use of Reason, you are bound to get more and more session that utilizes it for the foundation of, if not the entire song. Why hassle your clients to provide rendered files, when they can simply bring in the Reason file, allowing you to set up the routing in a way that best suits your workflow, and allows for quick changes and updates if needed? Not to mention the power you will have with combining Reasonâ??s automation with that of Samplitudeâ??s. Rewiring Reason within Samplitude turns Reason into a virtual rack of Synths, Drum Machines, Samplers, and Combinators, that automatically sync to your session â?" and Samplitude quickly and intuitively routes the multiple outputs of Reason, automatically setting up the individual tracks on your mixer. Could not be easier â?" no more mixer in Reason, each instrument is now routed in Samplitudes mixer, allowing for bussing, inserts, FX sends, and expansive automation. Add in Samplitudes Elastic Audio (pitch correction plug-in), audio and midi quantization, various automatable parameters, bussing, FX sends, and mastering/cd authorization â?" there is nothing that canâ??t be achieved. With the combination of Reason and Samplitude, you will have the perfect set professional features that will make your mixing session right, and keep your clients coming back.

Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite Software Details

Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite Software is the perfect DAW for uncompromised audio productions - from arranging and recording, to editing and mixing, all the way to professional mastering and CD/DVD authoring. Work with a fully customizable interface and experience a DAW tailored to your needs. The precision audio engine with 64-bit support, outstanding mastering quality plugins, 5.1 Surround mixing and its ability to be seamless integrated into your studio make Samplitude Pro X2 Suite the most powerful audio workstations.

For the first time Samplitude Pro X2 Suite offers you the opportunity to take advantage of a 64-bit application and to use 64-bit plug-ins. Furthermore you can still use your 32-bit plug-ins. These are operated by an internal bridge and can be combined with any 64-bit plug-ins.

It goes without saying that Samplitude Pro X2 Suite works on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. The main difference is in the amount of RAM available. On a 64-bit operating system a 32-bit application can use up to 4 GB of RAM (twice as much as on a Microsoft Windows 32-bit version), while a native 64-bit application is capable of using far more RAM (up to a terabyte, depending on the system components). Similarly even demanding plug-ins or complex mixes can lead to performance increases.

The Docking System allows for interface adjustments, this means that the program can be optimized for the studio's requirements. Central components of the software can be repositioned or maximized using drag and drop. Choose to either arrange or display the analyzer, file browser or transport console etc.

The docking concept was further developed and optimized for Samplitude Pro X2 Suite. So now, for example, the object editor, visualizations and MIDI editor can be docked neatly. Of course, you can create your own toolbar too. By saving your own work spaces you can use customized program interfaces for various situations so that you always have the appropriate tools to hand.

Samplitude Pro X2 Suite features spectral editing on track level. Remove unwanted sounds like coughing or clapping, without affecting the original signal audibly. The new spectral editing feature enables track-level spectral editing. In this way corrections can be made directly in the arrangement. Using a spectrogram, unwanted noises are quickly identified according to their color representation and removed - ideal for short, clear noises.

Samplitude Pro X2 Suite features AAF/OMF support. Data exchange between various DAWs and exporting to various interfaces can cost lots of time. Samplitude Pro X2 Suite now offers integrated OMF/AAF support to simplify data exchange between programs and platforms. Together with the EDL export for MAGIX Video Pro X and compatibility to other products from the Samplitude/Sequoia family, Samplitude Pro X2 Suite can be seamlessly integrated into almost every form of digital audio editing, without slowing down the work flow.

Samplitude Pro X2 Suite offers several possibilities for mixing audio material 5.1 Surround. Any number of playback devices may be assigned to all of the Surround master's channels, and the audio material may be divided between the existing Surround busses. But not only tracks, also individual objects may be routed directly to the Surround master for editing via the Surround panorama module. Furthermore existing projects can also be mixed in the Surround format.

With help from the new tempo track you can change the playback speed of any part of a MIDI arrangement. This function gives the user the opportunity to make creative tempo changes and to adjust MIDI arrangements to existing audio material. Additionally there are explicit modes for adjusting beat grid and MIDI arrangements to available audio material, or to tap in the beat grid. This function gives the user the opportunity to make creative tempo changes and to adjust MIDI arrangements to existing audio material.

The new essentialFX Suite is a collection of 10 first-class effect plug-ins and is suited for all every day studio applications. In addition to high-quality algorithms, great importance was placed on practical icons for the individual parameters and the effectiveness of the function. The uniform operation concept, combined with low resources demands for top quality production, makes the essentialFX suite a collection of high-quality audio tools for all-around tasks.

Independence is the ultimate sampling workstation for professional music production in the studio and for live productions - Independence Pro and Independence Basic also available now. The first class premium sample library with 12 GB of content (Magix Samplitude Pro X2), 70 GB content (Samplitude Pro X2 Suite), the hundreds of instruments, arranger and step sequencer patches make Independence one of the most powerful tools for creating sample based compositions.

Magix Samplitude Pro X2 Suite Software is the latest version of Magix's Samplitude software. It includes everything in Samplitude Pro X2, plus the AM-suite of plugins (Am-munition, Am-phibia, Am-Track, Am-Pulse), Vandal virtual amplifier, and a 70 gig library. Analogue Modelling Suite Plus is an authentic simulation of high-end analog outboard devices. The Vandal virtual guitar and bass amplifier features physical modeling technology. The Independence Pro Sampler including 70 GB library features over 3,000 instruments, arranger and step sequencer patches.

The Analog Modeling Suite Plus includes four high-quality effects plug-ins that model analog audio tools which simply can't be left out of any mastering process. This includes a high-quality analog compressor (am-track) with optional simulation of studio tape machine saturation effects, a transient designer (am-pulse) for influencing the signal envelope of percussive audio material, a tube pre-amp/channel strip (am-phibia), plus a mastering dynamics tool (am|munition) with compressor, limiter, clipper and M/S editing.

Am-munition is an extremely versatile dynamics tool for editing groups or signal sums, especially in the domain of mastering. It has separate units like compression, filtering, side-chain, limiter and clipper. Moreover you can edit middle and side signals separately in M/S mode. All modules and parameters are optimized to perform their fundamental functions without any compromises: effective enrichment of the program material without causing bothersome artifacts, a high maximum volume, and an analog control mode with individual sound signature.

Percussive and dynamic signals, or rather their oscillation processes, may be edited in detail with the am-pulse plug-in. Therefore this transient designer is ideal for editing the attack and sustain of drums or string instruments. Moreover, among its other optimization mechanisms am|pulse boasts saturation control and mix function, especially due to its harmonic control mode.

The notable combination of analog compressor and tape simulation is mainly suited to editing individual channels or sub-group signals. Am-track features two completely different compressors, each with its own independent control and sound methods. AS well as the VCA mode, which covers the typical sound of VCA compressors featuring a control circuit & feed-forward control of detector selection, there's the Vintage mode, which uses an FET (field-effect transistor) element to create a more aggressive sound. Furthermore the tape selection feature enables tape saturation effect to be imitated, which catches soft transients and sends them through the "tape".

Am|phibia is a combination of a tube amplifier and channel strip, that combines a high-quality Opto compressor with a pre and post filter. This means that am|phibia is especially suited for editing vocal and acoustic instrument recordings. This plug-in can be used for achieving pure timbre of any audio material thanks to the built in tube amplifier simulation.

Vandal is the only guitar and bass amplifier that combines the characteristic sound and feel of a real hardware setup with the advantages of a software application â?" all for you to enjoy on your computer! Every step and component of the amplifier, from the tube to the speaker coils, is virtualized. Physical modeling technology guarantees great sound without compromise, whether during studio recording sessions, band rehearsals, or live gigs!

Vandal brings more than just a new design and operation concept to virtual guitar and bass amplifiers; borrowing from classic guitar lineups, the plug-in signal goes through the stomp box, amplifier, speaker, microphone, and any possible echo/reverb effects, in which case every kind of clean, crunch, hi-gain, and lead tone is shaped using a unique, universally emulated amp. In contrast to emulations which use impulse response, individual play methods and guitars receive the same significance as real tube amplifiers.

Independence is the ultimate sampling workstation for professional music production in the studio and for live productions - Independence Pro and Independence Basic also available now. Independence's Audio Engine has been redeveloped and improved, it now contains the Time-Stretching & Pitch-Shifting options. Using the innovative Multi Core support you can specify the number of kernels on your computer should be reserved for Independence. This ensures that Independence has the highest amount of CPU resources at its disposal, causing problems for other processes.

Propellerhead Reason 8.3 Music Production Software Details

Propellerhead Reason 8.3 Music Production Software â?" the legendary music production software studio. From start to finish, its ever-expandable, freely routable rack of instruments, effects and sounds has everything you need to write, record, remix and produce great-sounding tracks. Build your songs in Reasonâ??s sequencer with the included synths, samplers, loop players and drum machines. Add guitar, vocals, MIDI synths, or record your entire band. Finish your tracks in the built-in million-dollar mixing console. With an inspiring sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason catalyzes your creative process. Easy to get started with and as deep as you want it to be, Reason is the software that keeps you focused on what matters mostâ?"your music.

Reason is an integrated software music recording and production studio with audio recording, million-dollar mixing, and a massive collection of instruments, sounds and effects included for writing, recording, remixing and producing great-sounding tracks.

At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack that builds itself as you create your song. Create instruments and effects and route them any way you want. Add, delete, replace and tweak. Your rack is what you want it to be. Need more gear? No problem. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player or any device from the Create menu and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain. And because Reason is designed to go easy on your computer, you can keep adding to your song until you're more than happy.

A single keystroke will turn Reason's rack around, and you'll find yourself in patch cord heaven. All audio connections are made automatically. When a new device is created it's automatically patched in for you. If you ever want to go deep, repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connectorâ?"or open up and tweak one of the included presets.

All the sliders, knobs, buttons and functions are right in front of you, ready to be tweaked, turned and twisted in absolute real-time. And everythingâ?"filter adjustments, pitch bending, gain riding or panningâ?"can be recorded and automated in the Reason sequencer.

Integrate your hardware MIDI gear with Reason's rack thanks to the new External Instrument device. Control your external synths and beat machines from Reason's sequencer, or sync your outboard sequencer with MIDI clock.

When you're looking for even more creative options, Rack Extensions come to the rescue. Expand your virtual rack with new, inspiring instruments and effects created by Propellerhead and other developersâ?"from modern effects to vintage instruments. Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, giving you the same fully integrated experience as when using any of the included synths, effects and utilities.

Below the rack you'll find the powerful sequencer. Keeping with Reasonâ??s famous ease of use, it still comes with all the editing features you need. Capture MIDI performances and automation, record and overdub audio, or draw in your notes with the mouse. Any mistakes can easily be corrected, adjusted or quickly spliced together from multiple takes. If your playing is too tightâ?"use Reason's ReGroove Mixer to add more human feel. Always in sync with your flow, forever adapting to you and your working methods, Reason's sequencer simply gets you there faster.

With the renowned time stretch, you can record first and pick your tempo later. And thanks to audio transpose you can even record first and change the key later. Change the tempo of your song on the fly, and the audio follows right along, in real time. Non-destructively change the pitch, correct the timing of your audio recording, or use the automatic audio-slicing to turn your performance into something completely new. Resample your audio recording as REX files and continue working with your sounds and loops in the Reason rack.

When finalizing your song, Reason's mixer gives your tracks that big studio sound right out of your computer. The Mixer is faithfully modeled after the famous SSL 9000k analog mixing desk, with flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, advanced effects handling, full automation, groups and parallel channels, and its famous master-bus compression. The spectrum analyzer window with visual EQ controlâ?"new in version 7 of Reasonâ?"makes it easy to fine-tune the sound of your tracks from anywhere in the program.

Finding that right sound is an important part of the musical process. With gigabytes of synths, samples, drum kits, loops and effects, Reason's built-in sound bank is packed with everything you'll need from the start. Want more? Expand your palette with a world of ReFill librariesâ?"sound libraries custom-made for Reason.

Reason makes collaboration easy. Your song files are self-contained, keeping all audio recordings and sounds in a single file for easy sharing with your friends. If you need to move your music to a different program, Reason lets you quickly bounce all your channels to individual audio files with a couple clicks.

Reasonâ??s legendary flow lets you stay focused on the music and explore your options as you go along. With a completely integrated environment like Reason, you will face fewer dialog boxes, more inspiration and more music.

What We Think - Engineer's Suite Review

Definitely the most powerful combination of software I can think of. The synths, samplers, drum machines, and combinators in Reason are among the best for electronic based genres. No matter whether you are hip hop, rap, r&b, dance, dub, synth pop, or industrial â?" reason definitely has you covered. Samplitude on the other hand, not only features great virtual instruments (such as Independence), but most importantly provides the best features and sonic superiority, among DAWs. Samplitude approaches audio engineering, from the audio engineers point of view. Even the stock plug-ins are awesome. Whatâ??s more, is the addition of Vandal and the Analog Modeling plug-ins in Pro X Suite. I donâ??t mix a song anymore without Vandal on my bass track(s), and an AM-munition on my drum buss. If you need a DAW that provides a profession set of tools, features, and workflow â?" Samplitude is the clear winner.

- Ryan Ferris

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