Soundpools not working in MAGIX Music Maker 15?

MargilDesign wrote on 6/13/2009, 12:36 AM
Recently I bought MAGIX Music Maker 15, and I'm really disapointed. I followed the entry link to get the Content Packs 01, 02, 03, and 04. After saving them, I tried importing them into the Soundpool section by clicking "Add Styles." For some reason it didnt pop up. I went down and choose "All Files*" in the drop down box and it showed up so I selected it and clicked OK. But at the bottom of the screen it said "The database is empty. Please insert a MAGIX Soundpool medium". What is that?? I am amshamed that I even bought this! In the video I saw, "Benjamin" said this should be easy. We'll I've been up for 8 hours trying to figure this out!!
And its the weekend so I can't call for Customer Support. I spent $104.99 on a product that doesnt even work?! And after checking out the site, I can see MAGIX has done nothing about this. Someone, please tell me what im doing wrong and how to fix this! Thanks!

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Jay_e wrote on 6/13/2009, 1:28 PM
I have had the same problem - very dissappointed.

I have managed to download package 4 only

can anyone help??
satoriea wrote on 6/16/2009, 8:52 AM
I hear ya. I didnt even manage to get any apart from two individuals out of 1 content i think it was content pack 4. Any how I found a blog which led me to down load all for which is taking forever. When it is all done I just have to see if it imports itself to the programme.

I have never had a software that was soo much trouble
Singey wrote on 6/17/2009, 1:42 AM
I also spent hours getting the online version of MM 15 to work.

You have to install the program first, then open up all the zipped content packs in order, installing one after the other. (If you've got al this installed already you should try uninstalling it all first, and starting from scratch).

PS The content packs install themselves all over your PC hard drive, which is what confused me - they don't go into one nice neat folder. I tried to move them all during points of install because I thought MM15 wasn't "finding" them. But the bottom line is that it knows what it's doing and you have to install them all in order.

Don't even bother opening the MM15 program until everything is completely installed. But once it is you should be able to open it up and your Soundpools will be there - worked for me.

I also had trouble getting Vita files to work, and I still haven't figured out how to get Revolta files to work (can see the files but can't play them). Maybe there are some other questions in here somewhere about getting those to run - I think I fluked the Vita and I have no idea how I did it.
MAGIX_Audio_Team wrote on 7/6/2009, 5:08 AM
Hello,

here you find a general description how to download and install the sounds into MAGIX Music Maker.

In order to be able to download synthesizers and sound packs, the following steps will have to be completed once.


Proceed as follows:

- 1. To be able to use Soundpools during the test phase, please download part of the content for free. Click the following path in the program to do so: "Help" -> "Update program / upgrade function" -> "Download free synthesizers and soundpackets..."

- 2. Download the content to your PC (if multiple content packs are offered, then it is recommended that all content packs are integrated into  MAGIX Music Maker.)

- 3. After downloading is completed, navigate on your PC to the downloaded file and open it by double clicking. The sound pack will now be installed.

- 4. Open MAGIX Music Maker and click the button "Add styles" in the Soundpool (this button is not visible in Easy mode).

- 5. Navigate to the MAGIX Music Maker program directory. For normal program installations this will be "C -> Programs -> MAGIX -> Music Maker". Select the "Basics" folder and confirm with OK.

- 6. Restart the program. All of the sounds will now be imported and available immediately after program start.


After activating or purchasing the program, the remaining content will be able to be downloaded for free.


Best regards,
MAGIX Music Maker Team
yaoto wrote on 12/7/2009, 1:38 AM
magix music maker team are there any other options i am not getting anywhere. your step by step procedure doesnt work either.
Bryonk wrote on 12/8/2009, 2:56 PM
To elaborate on one of the other posts, here is what worked for me to get the soundspools working.   I deleted MMM 15 and reinstalled it.  The program opened up and I registered it and then shut it down.   I then installed all the 4 soundspools in order and restarted the program and the spools were there.  Hope this helps somepoeple because I played with it for a long time with no luck.
StrikingConcept wrote on 1/19/2010, 5:46 PM
Horriably frustrated! I have uninstalled MM15 then Re-Installed it, and now I'm confused. I reinstalled it. Here's my question. ON THE RE-INSTALL should I not include the Music and install the Music seperately. Because I have duplications now, some music works, some do not. AND I also have the Soundpool DVD Collection 16 to contend with. If I Install it, it comes up with a seperate pannel and all, what's up with this? I really want to get to work here. I Love when I can get a song done, but really this is difficult.
magixrocks99percentoftheti wrote on 1/22/2010, 12:07 AM
Hello, I am having the same problem. The first installation was successful, but I had duplicate programs and soundpools but I upgraded. Long story short I uninstalled MM15 and reinstalled it. After all that time MM15 had problems locating the sound pools.

Here's what I did. Go to Start > Search > Type in Magix > then search "EVERYWHERE." Delete anything Magix related. Even any save files. If you want to keep your save files then transfer them to another computer.

I would restart the computer. That being said. Turn off all antivirus and firewall. Now after that download MM15 from scratch and install it.

I DID NOT CLICK RUN. I SAVED THE FILE THEN RUN IT. WHICH IS WHY I ASKED YOU TO TURN OFF VIRUS SCAN AND FIREWALL.

If you have a CD then go ahead and install it. At this point my soundpool was clear, which was a sight I never thought I'd see. It was amazing. Now activate your product. After it restarts itself then click on the link to obtain your soundpool content packets. After you see all four packets available for download then you can go ahead and shut down MAGIX. I downloaded all four packets at once, yet again I saved them to disk rather then running it. Note: don't move any of the files after you save them. It may cause problems. I mean like don't ever move them. lol I wouldn't risk it.

After they are downloaded install them one by one. Do not open MAGIX at all during any of the installations.

If you have problems obtaining the packets then keep trying. MAGIXs' site has:

[abnormal, celestial, concealed, dark, fabulous, fairy, ghostly, heavenly, hidden, impenetrable, invisible, legendary, metaphysical, miraculous, mystic, mythical, mythological, numinous, obscure, occult, paranormal, phantom, phenomenal, preternatural, psychic, rare, secret, spectral, superhuman, superior, supermundane, superordinary, supranatural, transcendental, uncanny, uncomprehensible, unearthly, unfathomable, unintelligible, unknowable, unknown, unnatural, unrevealed, unusual]

problems. That's right. All of the above.


Now after all that it worked! I had one copy of MM15 on my computer AND I had one copy of soundpools in MM15! Put the gun away! Sweet beautiful sound coming from my speakers! IT WORKS!

If you have any questions feel free to send a message my way.
StrikingConcept wrote on 2/5/2010, 2:17 AM
Thank you magixrocks99percentoftheti
I will give that a try. Sorry just getting in to respond but had some Videos to get out, been a real struggle working with Magix, I LOVE writing Music on it, but now I get static on the MP3 export.
scabadash wrote on 2/5/2010, 4:24 PM
Yep! I just spent the last week downloading Magix 16 with content. (2 Gyg)
And I have the same problem. Content files don't integrate with the program?
$105?.....The South African Rand is 8 Rands to 1$......Yep! almost R900.
That promotes an issue of dissapointment.
I am busy doing an uninstalation.
Thanx for the advice.
Rich Bekker
The_KFD_Case wrote on 2/12/2010, 10:15 PM
I'm in the same boat as many of the other posters. I purchased Magic Maker 15, as well as Sound Essentials vol. 6, and both worked. In the past MM 15 would get stuck at the media pool loading phase and I would have to manually shut it down through Task Manager. Upon re-starting it the program would work again (most of the time).

No longer sadly. I don't know if it has to do with a recent Microsof update to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, but the damn thing won't load at all now. It was working 2-3 days ago. I'm getting a bit fed-up with Magix's product to be frank and I am not impressed with the programming. It's a wonderful system to mix music with but the stability is subpar and I will not be buying anymore Magix products if this is what I have to look forward to.
ozcorps wrote on 2/18/2010, 4:20 PM
I have made a video on how to get the soundpools to work also how to recover the missing 5 other samples that are in the soundpool instruments, ie bass/adlib 1 adlib 2 etc

hope this helps everyone, this video sarts with you installing the download .exe for the sample volumes first then watch this video

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/user/ozcorpz#p/u/1/uQGqDowCKt8
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/user/ozcorpz#p/u/0/7TtbyafcglI
TigerGraze wrote on 4/14/2010, 7:25 PM
Dear all, To tell you guys the truth, nothing is wrong with the software, it’s a great application. I have been using the FL Studio since its birth, but comparing this application with FL Studio, it is much easier to learn and more or less it gives you the same result with less effort. To make my lecture short, don’t get disappointed, please follow my instruction and you guys will have a happy ending. All soundpool files are located in C:\Program Files\ MAGIX\MusicMaker16Premium_Download_Version\Basic_16 Now, open The MAGIX Music Maker 16 application: Click Add Styles... And a window will appear which will say select a directory which contains styles. Within that window, navigate in the look in selection. C:\Program Files\MAGIX\ MusicMaker16Premium_Download_Version\ Basic_16 Now click the OK button at the lower right side of the window and you will see add styles window is in progress. Close the application and reopen it. That’s it folks a happy ending, and don’t forget to pass your new found knowledge to someone else. Thanks
cliffowens wrote on 5/22/2014, 3:28 AM

I can't get any of the soundpools to play unless I insert the dvd, and when I did that I imported, and saved all the pools to my hard drive, and in the program settings I have the path set exactly to where i saved them to. The way I work around this, cause I have limited time, and don't feel like wasting time trying to figure this out, cause it gets too frustrating, instead of clicking on the sound pool tab, I click on the file browser tab, and the sound pools play when I do this, and I even can add them into the tracks. But any time I click on the uploaded sound pools from the dvd that came with the package, it tells me to " To use the whatever kit C.wav insert the medium 'spDVDcol19' and repeat the process" Very frustrating after I imported and saved, restarted program, restarted computer, and still same results. I have't tried to re-install the program yet, and I might if I get around to it, but I found the way around, and I just clickl on the file browser tab, and they all load when I do that, so it works for me. I also have Logic Pro 8, 9, and X, I also have Native instruments Komplete 5, 7,8, and ultimate 9, I have Maschine, I have Pro Tools 1, 10, and 11,  I have Garage Band, and touch, I have Full Maxed out version of FL Studio, I have propellerhead Recycle 2.2, Roland R-Mix, Sugarbytes Effectrix, BigFish power producers bundle, Sonivox Playa producer pack, JJ Puig analog legends bundle, Pro sessions Hella Bumps 1&2, Korg MicroSampler, Akai MPK 49, AKai LPD 8, AKai MPK mini, MBox, Roland MV 8800, ROland SP 404sx, ROland Xp-80 keyBoard, ROland 890 multitrack workstation, Akai XR-20 drum machine, Boss Dr-5 drum machine, Boss Sp 202,  M-audio BX8a monitors that suck, Mackie 1202-VLZ pro mixer, electric Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Wooden Flutes, brass flute, 2 acoustic guitars, three Mapex snare drums, Stanton T62 direct drive Turntable with a shure M44-7 needle installed, Apple I-mac, Apple Macbook pro 1tb, HP beats Audio 1 TB laptop, HP beats audio Desktop 1tb,  3 guitar amplifiers, Bose speakers, Thump -15A speakers, 2 huge DJ speakers, a zillion vinyl records, zillion tape cassettes, 8tracks, tons of cds, tons of movies. Taking on a Full Sail university degree, and the last thing I need is to be farting around with soundpools not loading into the program they're made for, when all I bought the program, and soundpools for are for the sounds. I basically bought Magic Music maker as a sound library, cause I like some of the drums on it, and I like to use one of the plug ins, but what really pisses me off, is how you buy the Music Maker,/ Music Studio package, and you think you getting everything you see on the box, and when you install it, you find out that you have to upgrade to get the Samplitude version with Beatbox 2, and the loop designer, and the essential FX, to be able to use them in your songs. I have too much stuff/overkill in my studio to be farting around with this glitch in the magic system. I hope they come up with a patch/fix/update for it soon! It's now 2014, and onto music Maker 2014, and this problem is still here lol I'm not knocking this program either, for the price, and for beginners, you can't beat this to begin with. Out of all the stuff I have I like FL Studio the most though, then Logic X, and Pro Tools 10.  P.e.a.c.e

Airforce-juan wrote on 1/1/2018, 7:42 PM
Hello,

here you find a general description how to download and install the sounds into MAGIX Music Maker.

In order to be able to download synthesizers and sound packs, the following steps will have to be completed once.


Proceed as follows:

- 1. To be able to use Soundpools during the test phase, please download part of the content for free. Click the following path in the program to do so: "Help" -> "Update program / upgrade function" -> "Download free synthesizers and soundpackets..."

- 2. Download the content to your PC (if multiple content packs are offered, then it is recommended that all content packs are integrated into  MAGIX Music Maker.)

- 3. After downloading is completed, navigate on your PC to the downloaded file and open it by double clicking. The sound pack will now be installed.

- 4. Open MAGIX Music Maker and click the button "Add styles" in the Soundpool (this button is not visible in Easy mode).

- 5. Navigate to the MAGIX Music Maker program directory. For normal program installations this will be "C -> Programs -> MAGIX -> Music Maker". Select the "Basics" folder and confirm with OK.

- 6. Restart the program. All of the sounds will now be imported and available immediately after program start.


After activating or purchasing the program, the remaining content will be able to be downloaded for free.


Best regards,
MAGIX Music Maker Team

Quick question, where is the easy mode button? I have Music Maker live 2016, AND i downloaded the free version from a magix site online and nowhere do i see any easymode switches anywhere.

also i noticed alot of troubleshooting techniques just dont work for my version, and the manuel has an over abundance (I don’t wanna say usless), of information that has absolutely zero effect nor relavence towards any or all solutions i have been chasing.

sorry, i kinda lied when i said quick question. Can you help me enjoy full use of my product? Thanx!

browj2 wrote on 1/1/2018, 9:08 PM

Hi,

1. This thread is 7 years old and has nothing to do with your problems, whatever they are. Start your own thread and put in all of the requested information.

2. Easymode? This is an easy program. There is no easier mode.

3. Did you read any of the manual? Troubleshooting techniques? The manual shows you how to use the program. We don't even know what are the troubles that you have.

4. I will not reply to any further posts under this thread.

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