Samplitude Pro X5 Upgrade Deal

I’ve still been using Samplitude Pro X4 Suite and have been a bit of a hold-out on buying the upgrade to Samplitude Pro X5 Suite. For the past several months, the upgrade has been selling for $249. They throw in a lot of extra goodies with that, but frankly, none of them are worth much to me. I’m only worried about the actual Samplitude upgrade, so $249 seemed a little steep for that.

Just recently, Magix lowered the price on the Pro X5 Suite upgrade temporarily to $199. That was a little more tempting, but I still wasn’t quite there. In years past, I’ve successfully used coupon codes on Magix sale priced products, but that was usually for their consumer stuff, like Movie Edit Pro or Magix Music Maker. But in more recent years, when I’ve tried one of those coupon codes, I receive a message that says “this code cannot be used for this product”, or something like that, presumably because the product was already on sale.

However, this morning, I added the Samplitude Pro X5 Suite Upgrade to my cart and tried to use the most recent coupon code I had received from Magix via e-mail (MGXMAR2021), and it worked! So I was able to purchase the Pro X5 Suite upgrade for only $159.20 total! That price seems a little more reasonable to me, since I think in years past I was able to buy the upgrade at “regular price” for around $150. In any case, I thought I would share this info with others so they could also take advantage of this before Magix either raises the price or stops accepting the code!

Magix Samplitude Music Studio Revisited


If you’ve read many of my blog posts, you know my DAW of choice is Samplitude Pro X Suite. However, when I first started out with computer-based recording, I was using the “consumer” version of Samplitude, which is now known as Samplitude Music Studio. If you’re interested, I wrote a series of articles about the evolution of the consumer version of Samplitude, the first of which you can find by clicking here. (more…)

Samplitude 11 Producer: Part 3

In this installment in my series of articles on Samplitude 11 Producer, we’ll cover one of the features that I use probably more often than any other: the Mixer window. I believe that the virtual Mixer is probably one of Samplitude’s strongest points. I’ve used some other DAW software in the past where all of the mixing controls were accessible from the equivalent of S11P’s Arrange window (the main user interface where most of the editing is also performed). This works okay, but for someone who’s accustomed to working with a real mixer, it takes some getting used to. On the other hand, S11P’s Mixer window is laid out almost identically to a real hardware mixer. The only difference is, if you don’t have enough mixer channels, you don’t have to buy a new mixer–you can just add channels with a mouse click (cool, huh). (more…)

Samplitude 11 Producer: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we covered the evolution of Samplitude 11 Producer as a product. Here in Part 2, we’ll begin to cover some of the highlights of the software in detail. First, we’ll begin with the Arrange window. The Arrange window is where you see a visual overview of all of the tracks in your project, as well as one or more Wav files or MIDI passages on each track. It’s in the Arrange window that you can do things like zoom in on a track and perform delicate editing on a particular passage. Depending upon the zoom level, you also have common track functions available on each track–controls like Volume, Pan, Mute, Solo, and Record (to arm the track for recording). Also on each track, you will see one more “objects” that represent the Wav files or MIDI passages that have been recorded on that track. This brings us to one of the nicest features of S11P–object-based editing. (more…)

Samplitude 11 Producer: Part 1

Samplitude 11 Producer is a Multitrack Recording Software Application, and is the latest version of what used to be called “Magix Music Studio Deluxe” and subsequently “Samplitude Music Studio”. Music Studio Deluxe started out as two separate programs–MIDI Studio and Audio Studio. Starting with version 12, they combined the MIDI recording functionality into the Audio Studio and renamed it “Samplitude Music Studio”. They kept this name up through version 15 here in the US. They also released a version 16 in Europe, but it was never released to the US market. (more…)