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emmrecs wrote on 11/18/2019, 6:34 AM

@john-l947

Welcome to the Magix forums.

I am confused! Your thread title is "Incorrect Serial Number for Music Maker" but then you go on to ask whether MM is "just a trial version".

To answer the question, MM is now released as a Free version; any serial number is used to convert this free version to one of the paid-for upgrades. Is it worth it? That depends upon your use of and need for a much more feature-rich version of the app. The free version is "basic", the upgrades, in order of "added-value" are Plus and Premium. Only you can decide whether an upgrade is suitable for you. This page gives a comparison chart for the three variants.

HTH

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browj2 wrote on 11/18/2019, 6:38 AM

@john-l947

Hi,

Music Maker is free; no serial number (Activation code) required. See Magix.com comparison table. If you want more things, like Soundpools, Features, Presets, etc., you need to purchase them piecemeal or get a Plus or Premium version.

Did you receive an Activation code for Music Maker? Or just Samplitude Music Studio.

Go ahead and install it. For most of what I do, using Soundpool loops, I prefer Music Maker to Samplitude Pro X. The only may be that Instruments obtained with Samplitude Music Studio may not work in Music Maker. However, I recall seeing somewhere that Magix may have fixed this, but I'm not sure.

Soundpools work across products.

John CB

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john-l947 wrote on 11/18/2019, 7:09 AM

Thank you for your reply. I was just concerned at why I was being asked for a serial number at all. I got the impression that there was a paid version of MM. I got MM through my purchase of Samplitude Studio, I assumed the Samplitude number was the one that was being requested (but I was clearly wrong).

ralftaro wrote on 11/19/2019, 9:14 AM

Thank you for your reply. I was just concerned at why I was being asked for a serial number at all. I got the impression that there was a paid version of MM. I got MM through my purchase of Samplitude Studio, I assumed the Samplitude number was the one that was being requested (but I was clearly wrong).


As John discussed above, the entry of the serial number is optional. Yes, there are paid-for editions of more current Music Maker versions, and those comes as "P3" serial numbers when being purchased through magix.com (as opposed to when being purchased directly through the Music Maker in-app store). So, those can be redeemed there. However, that field also allows you to redeem the serial numbers for certain older Music Maker versions and (Samplitude) Music Studio versions to unlock certain features and instruments associated with those programs. In fact, entering your current Samplitude Music Studio serial number will work and result in some instruments being unlocked through the in-app store system free of charge as a little bonus feature. (Unfortunately, for reasons of product policy and company strategy this will no longer result in the unlocking of the complete instrument set from SMS 2019 and SMS 2020.)

Cheers!

 

john-l947 wrote on 11/19/2019, 10:41 AM

Thanks ralftaro