Upgradeing

edward-mora wrote on 8/15/2019, 10:45 AM

Yes i wanted to know if i put my old magix music maker serial in the free version to unlock it what does it unlock ???will i still have the mastering effectz i got on my old version i purchased and all effects that came with it are will it just unlock the instruments and will i still be able to use my old version i purchased if i dont like the way everything turns out putting my seril number in the free version

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johnebaker wrote on 8/15/2019, 11:29 AM

@edward-mora

Hi

. . . . old magix music maker serial in the free version to unlock it what does it unlock . . . .

If the MMM version serial number was for Music Maker MX or later than the Soundpools, Instruments and features for the old version will be unlocked.

. . . . will i still be able to use my old version i purchased if i dont like the way everything turns out putting my seril number in the free version . . .

When you install Music Maker free it should automatically find the serial number of the old version and it should still allow the old version to work - there is no need to un-install it.

HTH

John EB

 

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ralftaro wrote on 8/16/2019, 6:03 AM

What John said. Just one small caveat: Unfortunately, soundpools are *not* covered by this activation mechanism for practical, logistical reasons. 😭

This is what happens when you enter an older Music Maker or (Samplitude) Music Studio serial number into a current Music Maker version that uses the in-app store system: The program sends the serial number to the server, checks what product/version/edition it is, and whether that serial number is actually registered to you. (It needs to be under the same account as the one you're using to log into the in-app store system.) Once this first part is done, it uses a table on the in-app store server to look up which particular feature and software instrument items were associated with your particular old program version, and credits the matching in-app store items to your in-app store account, so those become available to you in the current generations of Music Maker. This is essentially a workaround solution to bridge the gap between the old copy-protection/DRM system (i.e. "Protein") and the new one (i.e. in-app store).

Here's the problem with soundpools: Not nearly all of the soundpools included with old Music Maker versions are available as in-app store items in that shape and form. So, for many of them there is no matching soundpool that could be credited to you via the store for owning an older version. If you want to use those soundpools from your older versions, you have to get them from the older version. At least for the disc versions, this should be fairly hassle-free, as the soundpool folders are located in a sub folder of the program disc, and can simply be copied from there to your hard drive, without the need for the installation of the entire program.