MAGIX - Sequoia / Samplitude v9.1

Take advantage of all the new features in Sequoia 9.1 / Samplitude 9.1:

New function "Transfer cuts": (Sequoia only): With this you can make cuts in selected tracks and then transfer them onto other tracks of your project. This way, a rough cut can be clearly executed on a track before being applied to all target tracks of the multi-track project. Here there are a number of different search algorithms ordered according to file name from which you can choose.

Optimization of internal Sequoia video integration as well as master/slave synchronization (Sequoia only)

The Hybrid Engine now supports up to 4 CPUs / cores for audio processing. Furthermore with "Hardware Monitoring / Hybrid Engine" you can use a new monitoring mode.

Here, like in "Hardware Monitoring" mode, input signals are not routed through the program, but through "Asio Direct Monitoring (ADM)" depending on the hardware. The Hybrid Engine, however, controls playback.

The "Performance" dialog is also new to the system options.

The options listed in it serve to set up your system processor optimally. Here you'll also find ASIO Silence Economy, which switches off empty or silent tracks in ASIO.

In the visualization area there are a number of new presets for the K Metering System.

The presets supplied use the new options in order to implement metering according to K-12, K-14 and K-20 norms. Uniform reference volumes on different media can be achieved especially when mastering under normed listening conditions. The peakhold display continues to show signal peaks and serves to avoid clipping.

Using the Waveform Generator you can now create additional Brownian Noise (1/f² noise) and Pink Noise (1/f noise). Here uncorrelated stereo noise is created.

FreeDB acquires information on CD track names and artists

* in the CD import dialog you can request information about the desired CD
* in the CD burning dialog and in the CD/DVD menu you can carry out a search on the basis of the set track markers.
* in the Arranger an inverse search is also possible with "Online CD Search". Here you can set track markers automatically for known albums.

Advanced solo and monitoring functions (only for Mixer FX Monitoring /Hybrid Engine)
From now on you can use a solo bus with AFL and PFL routing as well as a unique volume control function in the master section of the standard mixer.

If you have not selected any solo output, but instead pressed "Solo bus inactive/Solo in Place", the Monitor fader changes the audible master level. The internal level for bouncing and burning, however, remains unchanged.

The function "Global: Solo exclusive", which switches the solo behavior of all channels to "Solo exclusive" is also new. In this mode you can switch a single track to "solo" by clicking on the "Solo" button on a specific channel. Here "Solo" mode is deactivated for all other tracks.

Integration of external effects or synthesizers (just for "Mixer FX Monitoring/Hybrid Engine") via the new dialog "Project Options -> External effects".

There is a new global function that can be used to assign inputs and outputs for external effect devices or synthesizers. The latencies that appear are taken into account by latency compensation. You can also set up effect send and effect return tracks in the same dialog.

Low Latency Automation. The volume and panorama curves are activated when writing volume and pan-automations, not when activating the automation button. When creating a new curve, the range in front of the automation start remains at its old value.

Updated MAGIX Plug-ins Suites
Newly available:

* 4 new models for Variverb
* New buttons for the Vintage Effect Suite
* Corvex in Complex Mode also usable as a reverb device
* Filtox with variable frequency filter types
* "Console" for all plug-ins with preset management and A/B comparison
* All plug-ins now support the Silence Economy feature

The new "Inactive" state for VST instruments and VST effects
Plug-ins can now be completely deactivated so that memory space can be freed up. When reactivating the plug-ins the last state is restored in its entirety.
If you set VST plug-ins to "Inactive" by pressing "Shift+Alt+Click" in the plug-in slot of the corresponding track, these plug-ins are completely removed from RAM. This way, no more resources are used in conjunction with the hardware systems like "PowerCore" or "UAD".

VST MIDI Out + Audio Out Recording (just for Mixer FX Monitoring/Hybrid Engine)
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Now you can record VSTi audio outputs for VSTi return tracks by activating recording in these tracks as you would do normally. "MIDI Out" can be activated for every track VST plug-in or VSTi in the Plug-in Panel menu. This causes MIDI data of the VSTi to be sent and recorded in another track.
By activating the option "VST MIDI Out recording" on a track you can record all received VSTi MIDI Out data in the corresponding track. If MIDI Thru is activated, this signal can also be routed to another VSTi/VST-FX or external MIDI device.

MIDI-Editor Multi-Object Editing (MO-Editing)
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With the MIDI Multi-Object Editing function all selected MIDI objects are activated by clicking on the "MIDI Editor" button in the Arranger.
In an already-opened MIDI Editor you can include additional MIDI objects by clicking on them while holding down the Shift key.
In the MIDI Editor you can activate a display filter for the current track. Data from other tracks are then grayed out or made invisible. Similarly, the visual display of the current object range is possible. The active object or the active track can also be selected via a selection menu.

Score Editor: Each track can contain a maximum of 48 staves. When Multi-Object editing over multiple tracks the score from the systems of each track are compiled together. The staves of a track can be used as an instrument or instrument group within a score.

The entire score can be obtained by using the Multi-Object Editing feature and showing all MIDI tracks in the Score Editor simultaneously. A vocal excerpt can be obtained by showing the track of the desired instrument only or an instrument group in the Score Editor.

Score MusicXML Export. Now you can export your score as a MusicXML file as well so that it can then be further edited in stave editing applications. Finale, Sibelius, Forte and many other MusicXML files can be imported. Converters are also available for transforming MusicXMLs into other formats. You can find out more at

During the MusicXML export, all properties of the score except for the page layout, like staves, notes and pauses, bar groups, keys, polyphonic voices, lead signs, enharmonic change, etc. are transferred. Line breaks, the distance between systems and page formats are not transferred.
If you create your composition in Samplitude, you should set score settings here in order to be able to edit and navigate more easily through the score view. You can then continue editing the score in order to optimize the layout and notation in the familiar environment of your stave editing application.
Converting to MusicXML format has the advantage that, unlike with the standard MIDI file format, many manual settings and optimizations of the score, like the number of scores, key, voice allocation, pitch, etc., remain the same.

Additional new MIDI features:

* Quantization commands "Quantize score start", "Quantize note length", "Quantize score start and note length". Here you can quantize the notes of all selected MIDI objects whenever you like via the "MIDI" menu > "Apply MIDI quantization/Reset MIDI quantization", without having to open the MIDI Editor.
* New filter functions for the MIDI Event List.
* In the VSTi Manager you can now route individual outputs from software instruments directly to a specific track. When clicking on a single output, a track selection menu appears.
* You can now freeze software instruments as well directly by using the VSTi Manager.
* Improved routing assistant for integrating VST instruments.

Advanced drag & drop function for effects in the Mixer

* DX/VST can now be copied between tracks and masters as well
* DX/VST can be exchanged using drag & drop

If all you want to do is move shift effects between the channels in the mixer instead of copying them, simply keep the Shift button pressed while dragging & dropping.

Hardware Controller

* Advanced HUI support (Display, Peak Meter)
* Locator Display: milliseconds and samples
* Faders are moved to the bottom once "Close project" has been pressed

System Options -> Option management
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With the new system options management page you can reset toolbars, audio settings, visualization settings, and general settings. Here, the corresponding ini. files are deleted/reset and the program restarts.

More outstanding features in Sequoia 9 / Samplitude 9:

Video Engine (Sequoia only): The newly integrated video engine allows you to include individual video objects.

Hybrid Audio Engine: A special combination of a new Low Latency Engine and the classic playback engine.

Economy Track: You can setup a track as an Economy Track to save system resources.
Advanced Dual CPU Support: Sequoia / Samplitude support multi-CPU/multi-core/HT PCs by distributing the load for various tasks to different CPUs.

Track Editor: Located at the left side of the arrangement window the Track Editor enables
access to all important track parameters of the selected track.

Mono Settings dialog: The Mono button in the Track Editor switches the track to mono (from Input to Panorama Controller).

New Effect presets: The "FX" button in the Track Editor and Mixer opens dialogs for specifying the order of the effects and adding VST/DirectX plug-ins.

Score Editor:
The Score Editor displays the score of a MIDI track in realtime.

am-phibia: am-phibia is a tube amplifier/channel strip and belongs to the Analogue Modelling Suite of the MAGIX Plug-ins alongside the well-known am-track and am-pulse.

VariVerb Pro: Reverb device that creates classic and modern, artifact-like reverb effects such as room,
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plate, spring an non-linear reverb.

de-esser: With the de-esser you can conveniently and quickly remove the "S" sounds from vocal recordings.

VSTi Manager: In the VSTi Manager you can sort, manage, instance and delete VST instruments.

Sample Tank LE: Sample Tank 2.1 LE from IK Multimedia is included as an external VST instrument.

Auto Jam Session: The Auto JamSession lets you create complete songs single-handedly.

Sound Cloner: With the Sound Cloner feature you can determine the sound characteristic of a song and transfer it to another one.

Spectral Cleaning: Spectral Cleaning removes noise from a recording without
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audibly influencing the wanted signal.

New surround characteristics: Surround DeHisser, surround vocoder, surround volume fader in the VIP scales all surround chanels, surround volume automation in the VIP, surround bounce interleaved now with wave format Extensible chunk: the surround visualization is opened in surround projects without stereo master (preset).

Enhanced automation including AUX: In addition to the volume and panorama automation you can now also dynamically record the AUX input in the Mixer and Track Editor while the automation button is activated.

Improvements and additions to the internal audio effects: UTR - "Ultra Transparent Resampling": New resampling algorithm for considerably faster and even better linear-phase high-quality resampling, new timestretching/pitchshifting algorithm: "Beatmarker Timestretching smoothened", non-modal FX dialogs, room simulator and multiband effects: Optimization for Low Latency use, integrated harmonizer for Elastic Audio, and much more.

Advanced effects/VST support: Supports VST WaveShell including automation, object effect support: object delay/reverb effect, VST & DirectX plug-ins available within the object as pre/post, improved parameter resolution for VST automation, new options for creating 24-bit FX files for destructive effects.

More new features: Burning MP3 CDs, project export as an AAC file, record mode: new preset "default mode (playback while recording", new tree structure for system and project options, advanced controller support.

Audio ID: Music identification process provided by M2Any. Analyzes the music track and submits a search request to a web server.

Sequoia draws upon years of co-operation with experienced producers and sound engineers to tackle every challenge faced by modern professional recording studios. Besides a wide array of proven recording and editing tools, Sequoia also offers new outstanding editing and crossfade functionality. It also includes intuitive source/destination cutting, excellent marker setup, and an efficient crossfade editor with which all crossfade parameters can be edited in real-time.

Sequoia needs no special DSP or audio hardware and works natively on host CPUs. The program can run on a laptop just as well as it does on a PC plugged into the studio. That means you can transfer your projects to mobile workstations - or anywhere else, for that matter. You remain completely independent until the project is completed while enjoying those possibilities normally only offered by a fully equipped studio: multi-track recording, professional cutting, high-end effects (such as the real-time space simulator or sound restoration tools), a complete digital mixer, real-time CD burning functionality and much, much more. Read more.

Sequoia 9
USA (3000 $)
International (2900 EUR)

Samplitude 9 Professional
USA (999 $)
International (1029 EUR)