Magix Samplitude Pro X Upgrade from 11 Classic Details
The Magix Samplitude Pro X Upgrade from 11 Classic is an upgrade for owners of the previous Samplitude 11 Classic software.
Magix Samplitude Pro X 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 X the most powerful audio workstations.
For the first time Samplitude Pro X 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 X 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 X. 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 X 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 X features AAF/OMF support. Data exchange between various DAWs and exporting to various interfaces can cost lots of time. Samplitude Pro X 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 X can be seamlessly integrated into almost every form of digital audio editing, without slowing down the work flow.
Samplitude Pro X 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, the hundreds of instruments, arranger and step sequencer patches make Independence one of the most powerful tools for creating sample based compositions.
What We Think - Magix Samplitude Pro X Review
I have used a ton of DAWs in my 18 years in engineering, so I have seen (and heard) both the differences, and lack thereof on pretty much all the major and well known DAWs out there. While the major difference really comes down to work flow, the sound itself is a big part of it too. Much like back in the day, you would choose a reel to reel and tape formula that provided the sound and character you want, this is an important aspect to a DAW as well. Each DAW has its own audio engine, and its heart – the unique foundational algorithm. First and foremost, understand that Samplitude is a DAW for engineers. While the learning curve is not as heavy as some other DAWs, Samplitude must be approached from an engineer’s mindset. Once you have that down though, it is very easy to navigate and get things done extremely fast. It is not a DAW that will stand in the way of creativity, or getting the job done. Kraznet and Tim (of Magix) have great videos on the web to get a better understanding of the work flow. To the meat of it now: Hands down, Samplitude is the best sounding DAW on the market. I do not say that with any shred of doubt, it simply sounds better than any other DAW – Period. Not only is it the best sounding DAW, but the stock plug-ins are beyond usable – they are equally as impressive in functionality and sound quality. I have been able to work an entire recording in Samplitude, with nothing but the stock effects, and it sounds amazing. Not once did I think about, or find a need to reach for a third party plug (during the recording and mixing session). While I am certain I could have mastered in Samplitude with the stock plug-ins, I have a UAD card, so cut me some slack – those are amazing, and I have my go-tos for mastering. Nonetheless, the functionality, professional features and mindset, and the shear sonic superiority, makes Samplitude the king of DAWs in my book. And you do not have to take my word for it, simply download the trial version and be floored. We will be here to help when you make the switch (the next day). I think it is time we all get serious about our audio engineering endeavors, take this step forward, and not look back.
- Ryan Ferris
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