Samplitude MS 14 Out & Discounted in the US

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KVRAF
3089 posts since 21 May, 2004 from Deep in the Heart of Texas

Post Fri May 30, 2008 12:33 pm

Dunno if anyone is interested in another low-cost host, but I just got the e-mail from Magix that they're now selling Samplitude Music Studio 14 in the US, with a $15 discount on the price. Brings it to $60 for the d/l version, and $65 for the boxed one.

http://www.magix.com/en/us/samplitude-m ... io/detail/

Even back to the days when Music Studio was a split between old Logic code and old Samp code, it was in many ways an amazing value for the money. Lots more power and features than you'd expect at that price point.

I don't know if this package is Samp 9 code or Samp 10.

Anybody got any thought or experience with this one? If I remember correctly, it's been available in Europe for awhile. At this price, I'm considering getting it just to fool around with it some, if it doesn't suck. :)
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Rad Grandad
33317 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Fri May 30, 2008 12:48 pm

I just got the same email. TBH if the multi-band enhancer is similar (or the same) to what I have in Samp pro 9 it's worth it just for that. But somebody on a small budget should really consider this for the hybrid engine which is great on saving cpu. For 65 bux this is a no brainer imo, if I didn't already have Samp I would want it in my toolbox.
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KVRAF
6517 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Fri May 30, 2008 1:09 pm

looks cool but £69 in the UK (~$136...)

no thank you.
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KVRAF
4364 posts since 5 May, 2005 from Stockholm, Sweden

Post Fri May 30, 2008 1:57 pm

I wonder how this compares feature wise to the free one released with CM Magazine..

KVRian
891 posts since 4 Jul, 2007

Post Fri May 30, 2008 6:01 pm

What does this compare to? Cubase Studio 4?

Rad Grandad
33317 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Fri May 30, 2008 6:45 pm

lockheart wrote:What does this compare to? Cubase Studio 4?
closer to LE I reckon
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KVRian
1320 posts since 15 Oct, 2005 from The Far North

Post Sat May 31, 2008 2:19 am

GaryG wrote:looks cool but £69 in the UK (~$136...)

no thank you.
The D/L version is available to anyone, though :)

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KVRAF
32542 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sat May 31, 2008 2:34 am

Anyone found a comparison chart with other Samps?

KVRian
1320 posts since 15 Oct, 2005 from The Far North

Post Sat May 31, 2008 2:43 am

aMUSEd wrote:Anyone found a comparison chart with other Samps?
I think MS is pretty similar to SE9, except a slightly higher track count.
I'm wondering about the quality of the reverb in MS, seeing as it's based on Variverb Pro and all :)

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KVRAF
32542 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sat May 31, 2008 2:47 am

Not sure if SE9 has Elastic Audio. Doesn't mention freeze - anyone know about that?

KVRian
1320 posts since 15 Oct, 2005 from The Far North

Post Sat May 31, 2008 2:52 am


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KVRAF
32542 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Post Sat May 31, 2008 2:56 am

Thanks - so it does have some useful additions to SE9 - score editing, track freeze, elastic audio (although "easy" version) - even Variverb.

Pity no dual core support though.

KVRian
1320 posts since 15 Oct, 2005 from The Far North

Post Sat May 31, 2008 3:04 am

aMUSEd wrote:Thanks - so it does have some useful additions to SE9 - score editing, track freeze, elastic audio (although "easy" version) - even Variverb.

Pity no dual core support though.
Yeah, it's great value for money, I'm considering adding it to my arsenal as a mixing host.
Magix purposely keep MS a step or two behind the Samp series, dual core support will almost certainly be implemented sooner or later.

KVRAF
2495 posts since 14 Sep, 2003 from Essex

Post Sat May 31, 2008 3:27 am

HI
Pity no dual core support though.
I find the concept of treating multi-core support in host programs as some kind of advanced 'feature/extra' as being unusual in the extreme.

Having 'suffered' three years (or so) of Energy XT either not doing it well (XTV1) or not having it (XTV2) it makes me wonder at what point these developers will wake up and realise that multicore systems are popular, used in almost all new systems, been around for many years and pretty well standard for anyone using lots of plugins in their compositions.

Flipper.

KVRian
1320 posts since 15 Oct, 2005 from The Far North

Post Sat May 31, 2008 3:33 am

Yeah, it's a strange one... People buying a computer now would have a very hard time finding someone who stocks single core processors :?

Oh wait, one of my local computer shops sells P4 3.8GhZ cpus. They're only £450 :roll:

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