Working in the latest update version of Music Maker Premium (that is version 2018, updated recently and already patched once), the plethora of major problems continues. There are the already documented midi problems with erratic playback, while you work on a different midi track. MM still freezes or crashes multiple times, without any discernable pattern for what triggers it. Except for the export of mp3.
Each and every time I manage to progress the track I'm working on a little and need to export it as mp3, MM definitely crashes. However once the software is relaunched and the track reloaded (if MM will allow that - more on that next) and so long as I don't do anything else first, I can usually complete overwriting that same mp3 export.
That said a further complication has entered the scene in the form of Music Maker now declaring that it can't open the file, often with a warning that it has more than 8 tracks and I need to go to Magix shop to enable that 'app'. The exact routine varies, but I'm regularly encountering a cocktail of these problems, and having to adapt the order of what I do to get the file open. I am running the full Music Maker Premium, not the free version with that 8 track limitation.
There were a lot of issues around the release of version 2018 relating to this and I'd hoped they'd all been resolved, but obviously there is still an activation related wrinkle in the 2019 release. While I appreciate that Magix are no longer 'developing' Music Maker as such and updates are free for those paid up with the full version, when the 'important update' is as catastrophically unstable as this, it can't help but hurt the relationship between Magix and its user base.
I am a fan still of Magix sound, its instruments and its comparative ease of use (when it works), but these issues are severely trying my resolve to stay that way.
Windows 7 Pro on an i-5 with 32 gig of DDR3 RAM