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Magix Samplitude Pro X4

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Magix Samplitude Pro X4
 
Magix Samplitude Pro X4

The master of pro audio

Samplitude Pro X provides the highest level of quality for recording, mixing and mastering tasks, as well as for music production. With professional effects, efficient editing functions, as well as a powerful audio engine, the new version continues to set new standards in the professional audio sector.

Samplitude Pro X & Samplitude Pro X Suite

Recording & editing

Work at the highest level of audio quality, even in complex recording sessions. Absolute sound neutrality and optimal latency management enable professional, ultra-precise studio recording.

Music production

Extensive options for producing scores, advanced functionality for MIDI editing and numerous virtual instruments. There’s inspiration in each and every high-quality detail.

Mixing & mastering

Record complex projects and work on large arrangements with intuitive mixing, flexible routing and seamless automations. The high-quality mastering effects offer optimal support for mixing and mastering.

Samplitude Pro X Highlights

  • Recording, production, mixing and mastering in a single DAW
  • Highest audio quality for recording studio tasks
  • NEW! Automation Lanes for optimal control and overview of track automation data
  • NEW! New plug-in browser for quick searches for effects and instruments
  • NEW! Improved performance: Samplitude now supports CPUs with up to 32 cores
  • NEW! New MIDI editing functions and improved MIDI workflow
  • 17 virtual instruments and Independence Pro Plus sampler full version

Samplitude Pro X Suite

Samplitude Pro X Suite provides the highest level of quality for recording, mixing and mastering tasks, as well as for music production. With professional effects, efficient editing functions, as well as a powerful audio engine, the latest version continues to set new standards in the professional audio sector. The Suite is impressive with its additional features such as DDP handling and the full version of audio editor SOUND FORGE Pro 11.

Exclusive to the Suite version:

Audio editing with SOUND FORGE Pro 11
Comprehensive functions in the areas of editing and mastering make Sound Forge Pro 11 the perfect companion plug-in for Samplitude Pro X4 Suite. The powerful audio editor works on a precise, sample-based level and offers a premium selection of tools for mixing and finalizing your music productions.

More choice: 5 additional instruments
Exclusively included are 5 additional VST instruments: Pop Brass, Concert Guitar, Sansula, Upright Bass and Urban Drums.

For clearer sound: Advanced cleaning
The spectral cleaning tool enables users to identify noise visually on a clip or object level and dampen or remove it. In addition, the Cleaning & Restoration Suite offers the cleaning effects DeClicker/DeCrackler, DeHisser, DeClipper and DeNoiser for eliminating clipping, crackling and noise from your audio files.

Samplitude Pro X Suite Highlights

  • Highest audio quality for recording studio tasks
  • NEW! Automation Lanes for an optimal overview of track automation data
  • NEW! New plug-in browser for quick searches for effects and instruments
  • NEW! Improved performance: Samplitude now supports CPUs with up to 32 cores
  • NEW! New MIDI editing functions and improved MIDI workflow
  • Exclusive in the Suite version: SOUND FORGE Pro 11 full version
  • 22 virtual instruments and Independence Pro Premium sampler full version

What’s new In Samplitude Pro X4 & Suite

Samplitude Pro X4 provides the highest level of quality for recording, mixing and mastering tasks, as well as for music production. The new version contains an impressive range of virtual instruments and high-quality mastering and restoration effects as well as new, practical types of workflow. The software features significant improvements to functions such as automation editing of effect parameters and to the MIDI editor. The entire plug-in operation has been redesigned for a more efficient workflow. In addition, performance and multicore operation have been optimized, with Samplitude now offering support for CPUs with up to 32 cores.

  • Automation lanesAutomation for track parameters such as volume, panorama or VST effect parameters can be displayed and operated in lanes inside the audio track.
  • Plug-in browser – Fast access to all effect and instrument plug-ins. The workflow has been designed to enable users to start working with a plug-in in the quickest time possible, only using keyboard commands.
  • Improved MIDI options  – Access to MIDI options within a track has been significantly improved in the latest update for Samplitude Pro X4. As well as a clearer and enhanced layout, the update allows for direct access to essential functions when working with MIDI tracks: Direct selection and exchange of virtual instruments, easier operation of track transposition and a direct overview of active MIDI channels for all MIDI tracks.
  • MIDI in Samplitude
    • Improved MIDI options – Access to MIDI options within a track has been significantly improved in the latest update for Samplitude Pro X4. As well as a clearer and enhanced layout, the update allows for direct access to essential functions when working with MIDI tracks: Direct selection and exchange of virtual instruments, easier operation of track transposition and a direct overview of active MIDI channels for all MIDI tracks.
    • MIDI editing functions – MIDI editing functions Easier, more customizable, more intelligent: Improvements to MIDI functionality include simplified plug-and-play behavior for external MIDI devices. Editing MIDI automation data is now easier and more seamless than ever before. Intelligent features for smoothing and enhancing automation data results in smoother transitions within your compositions.
  • Optimized workflow – New functions in Samplitude Pro X4 have been developed in close collaboration with our users and have been seamlessly integrated into the existing workflow.
    • Multi-channel tracks – The latest update offers even more efficient editing: Surround audio files can now be edited as multi-channel wave objects in multi-channel tracks. In addition, individual channels can also be customized. 
    • Interleaved recording – During an audio recording with multiple tracks, all clips and objects can be embedded in a single multi-track file. The resulting interleaved audio files can then also be edited on Surround tracks.
  • New copy functions for effects – All effects in Samplitude Pro X4 can now be copied between master track and audio track as well between audio objects and tracks.
  • 32-core CPU support – To ensure optimum performance for recording and playback, the entire multicore operation in Samplitude Pro X4 has been enhanced. The new ASIO boost priority option ensures that CPU power within a system prioritizes audio processing in Samplitude, which guarantees absolute reliability during recording and playback.
  • New mixer options – New function “Follow track panorama” enables the linking of the pan settings of an aux track to the track to which it is connected. This is ideal for easier positioning in the stereo field during mixing.

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Extra Content
Sound Forge Pro 11 Full Version Full Version
Virtual Instruments
Independence Library* 12GB 70GB 70GB
Analog Synths 2
Bass Machine
Century Keys
Choir
Church Organ
Cinematic Soundscapes
Concert Guitar
Drum Engine
Electric Piano
Grand Piano
Jazz Drums
Lead Synth
Orchestral Ensemble
Pop Drums
Pop Brass
Power Guitar
Sansula
Soundtrack Percussion
String Ensemble
Upright Bass
Urban Drums
Vintage Organ
Plug-ins
Vandal bass & guitar amp*
VST3 Interface
Celemony Melodyne Essential
Orange Vocorder ME*
Cleaning & Restoration Suite*
Recording
Hybrid Audio Engine
32-bit floating point calculation
Audio Editing
Spectral display and editing at track level (SE)
Comparisonics waveform display
Mixing
VCA fader
Multiple outputs
free plug-in routing
Mastering
Analogue Medelling Suite Plus* AM | Track Only
Loudness metering according to EBU R128
True Peak Limiter for sMax11
DDP export
Encoder Preview

* For use only in Samplitude Pro X

All MAGIX programs are developed with user-friendliness in mind so that all the basic features run smoothly and can be fully controlled, even on low-performance computers. Some advanced program features demand more of your computer’s processing power. To get the most from these features, your system should at least meet the recommended requirements. The technical data for your computer can be found in the control panel of your operating system.

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 10, 8, 7

Minimum system requirements

  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Onboard, minimum resolution 1024 x 768
  • Soundcard: Onboard
  • Hard drive space: 4GB for program installation, 20 GB for Samplitude Pro X4, 100 GB for Samplitude Pro X4 Suite
  • Internet connection: Required for registering and validating the program, as well as for some program functions. The program requires a one-time registration.
  • Program languages: English, Deutsch, Français, Español, Italiano

Supported file formats

  • Audio import: MIDI Standard Formats (MID, GM, GS, XG), WAV, Broadcast WAV, WAV with the codec, AAC, MP3², OGG Vorbis, AIFF, FLAC, SD2, WMA
  • Audio Export: MIDI Standard Format (MID), WAV, Broadcast WAV, WAV with Codec, AAC¹, MP3², OGG Vorbis, AIFF, FLAC, WMA
  • Video Import: DV-AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, HDV HD1, HDV HD2, MXV, DVCPRO¹, AVC-Intra¹, WMV(HD) Miscellaneous: Import/export of audio CD, data CD/DVD

¹ Fee-based activation
² Requires Microsoft Media Player 10

Note: Only non-copy-protected audio CDs can be imported.

Interfaces: VST3, VST2, VSTi, ReWire, MME, ASIO, WDM

BARRIER FREE USE OF SAMPLITUDE PRO X4 AND SEQUOIA 13

The accessibility of our products is of the utmost importance to us – especially in the domain of audio, since many visually impaired people have a heightened sense of hearing. We want everyone to be able to use our audio products to their fullest potential, with as few limitations as possible. For this reason, we’ve integrated features to assist blind and visually impaired users into versions of Samplitude Pro X from Version 3 and Sequoia from Version 13.