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 MenuMagic by Agitated State is an Audio Plugin Host for Windows. It can host VST Plugins, VST 3 Plugins and DirectX Plugins.
MenuMagic
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Product MenuMagic
Developer Agitated State
Price (MSRP) $49.95
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Instruments
   
Can Host
Effects
   
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 1.9.4.0  Downloads Released
System Requirements
XP or greater
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionSerial Number
Important Note
NOTE: It is a plug-in organizer rather than a host.

MenuMagic is designed to support Cakewalk's DAWs such as Sonar or Project 5 and allow you to control how your VST, VST3 and DX plug-ins will appear within Cakewalk's Instrument and Effects menus.

There are 2 versions of MenuMagic:

V2 (currently in late beta)
(pre-release sale on Beta! Check here for details!)

  • Supports Sonar X3, X2, etc down to Sonar 6.

V1

  • Supports Sonar X2, etc down to Sonar 3 (untested on earlier versions).
  • Supports Project5 as well as any older Cakewalk DAW that is capable of using the later versions of Cakewalk's VST Adapter. A list of supported DAWs is shown below.

MenuMagic's currently implemented features:

  • MenuMagic 32-bit/64-bit support of Cakewalk DAWs installed on Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Features specific to V2:

  • VST3 support - for Sonar X3.
  • Multi-language support - supports ansi-wide character language formats such as Japanese, Russian, Chinese, etc. Customize your menus and plug-in names to your native language.
  • PIL (Plug-in Limit) Manager
    Helps you manage your plug-ins for versions of Sonar X2 and earlier when your count exceeds Sonar's max count limit.
  • Plug-in Filter - show/hide plugins based on type (32-bit, 64-bit, VST3, VST3i, VST, VSTi, DX, DXi) in multiple areas of MenuMagic.
  • More skins (20 at time this posting).
  • and many other optimizations, tweaks & specializations.

Features specific to V1:

  • Includes support for older Sonar versions (3 thru 5).
  • Supports Project 5.
  • Automatic plug-in setting synchronization between your different Cakewalk DAWs.
    If you have Sync Layer option switched on (the default setting) any changes made are automatically applied to all Plug-in System Layers (VST Adapter, Project5v2.5, Sonar6 or higher).
    I.E. if you organize your Sonar plug-ins, your Project5 plug-ins settings will match. This includes categorization (what menus plug-ins appear in) and name fixes (fix once/fixed everywhere.).

Features support by MenuMagic V1 & V2:

  • Recognizes and automatically pre-Categorizes over 1000 different plug-ins when program is run for the first time or when a new plug-in is discovered.
  • Allows you to quickly and easily customize the arrangement of your VST, VST3 (MenuMagic V2 only) & DX plug-ins into Categories that will act as sub-menus within Sonar, Project5 and other Cakewalk DAWs.
  • Categories are completed customizable - easily Add, Delete or Rename Categories and/or modify their tooltip descriptions.
  • Instantly find new plug-ins that have been added to your system with the 'New' filter or by using the 'UnCategorized' filter see just those plug-ins that are not yet assigned to a Plug-in menu.
  • For Sonar - you can assign the Plug-in Menu Layout being saved as the default layout for various system menus (e.g. SynthRackSynths, TrackAudioEffects, TrackSynths, etc.).
  • Thorough use of tooltips (mouse over hints) though out MenuMagic make the program easy to learn and understand.
  • Sophisticated plug-in name managements tools such as:
    • Cascading find and replace options that can operate globally or on selected plug-in names.
    • Prefix or suffix plug-in names based on type (i.e. VST3, VST3i, VST, VSTi, DX, DXi). * (VST3 supported by MenuMagic V2 only).
  • Hide plug-ins from appearing within your DAW or unHide them - quick, easy & NON-PERMANENT.
  • Menu Preview option lets you see how your settings will appear within Cakewalk menus before you implement your changes.
  • Your MenuMagic settings are preserved and protected from VST Adapter changes - re-implement your settings with one click.
  • VST Scanner monitor - warns you when the VST Scanner has been run and changed system settings that will effect your plug-ins.
  • Plug-in Status tab notifies you of plug-in modifications, system changes, warns you of stale backups, un-applied changes and more.
  • Fully searchable Plug-in Info Grid shows you details on all your VST / DX plug-ins and identifies duplicates. Multi-column bi-directional sorts let you see your data in whatever manner you desire. Grid has a full screen mode option as well.
  • Customize the appearance of MenuMagic to your taste with selectable skins plus tweakable hue and saturation settings.
  • Cakewalk VST registry backup/restore tools.
  • Global Plug-in undo - oops proof - one button resets all of your plug-ins settings back to how they were before using MenuMagic. This feature also works great if you have to switch between Cakewalk & non-Cakewalk DAWs - and re-implementing your previous MenuMagic settings is a one click operation.
  • Global Program reset - reset all of MenuMagic settings back to their initial out-of-the-box defaults.
  • Found a bug or got a program suggestion? Bug Report button allows you to easily submit your problem or request directly to Agitated State to be reviewed by our programmers.
  • MenuMagic has been tested with the following Cakewalk DAWs:
    • SONAR X3 All Editions (MenuMagic v2 only).
    • SONAR X2 All Editions.
    • SONAR X1 All Editions.
    • SONAR 8 All Editions.
    • SONAR 7 All Editions.
    • SONAR 6 All Editions.
    • SONAR 5 All Editions.
    • SONAR 4 All Editions.
    • SONAR 3 All Editions.
    • Project5 Version v2 & v2.5.
  • It should also work on
    • Guitar Tracks Pro 3.
    • Home Studio 2.
    • Home Studio 2 XL.
    • Music Creator 2.
    • Kinetic.
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