Questions & Answers
What is the difference between Samplitude Producer 11.5 and the new Samplitude Music Studio 2013?
Just wondering which version I should get. 11.5 looked great. I waited for the upgrade and would like to start on some projects in the next months. It looks like they might have put more effort into getting the MX fuctions to work with other Magix software than to develop this software for it's own sake. So I wonder if it is more similar to Music Maker now, and less advanced in other ways. The price is a lot lower, even the more advanced of the 2 current versions at $99 is half the $199 that 11.5 was.
I'm looking to work on songs and acoustic sound sources, but also incorporate a lot of experimentation with midi and other technology/effects. I mostly want everything to sound like real instruments, though, even if some are not. I like things simple, but with a lot of advanced capability under the hood. 11.5 seemed like a good fit, but this new version seems like a very different product rather than an update of 11.5.
Does anyone have experience with both products or can shed light on the differences between them?
Yes I probably could download trial versions of both and blow my mind. But it would be a lot easier if someone who knows these programs (maybe from Magix) can shed some light on the functional and other differences, large or small. It shouldn't be that hard to do if anyone is very familiar with these and other similar programs like Cubase and Sonar and others.
For one thing, I was very interested in the Jazz drums that were part of the 11.5 package. The new version has rock drums. That's less appealing to me, but maybe it won't matter or maybe the jazz drums can still be gotten. I have yet to use any of these programs to make music with, so honestly I don't know how much or whether I would even attempt to rely on software to provide the rhythmn section for my songs. But I'd like to try, if only for demo purposes.
Can any experienced users weigh in on the pros and cons of either the Magix programs or other software for a musician struggling with all of the creative and technical choices out there??
Thank you all,