Samplitude Pro X3

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Submitted by audiokid on Sat, 11/05/2016 - 13:27

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Samplitude Pro X3 Master your ideas.

New in Samplitude Pro X3
The latest version of Samplitude strengthens core competency in the area of audio editing. Discover editing in a whole new dimension with the ARA interface and Melodyne essential.

New features in the Suite

Turn a mistake into the perfect take: Melodyne essential

Award-winning audio editing

Use the same equipment as Grammy winners. The Melodyne essential plug-in from Celemony contains the legendary tool for correcting recordings with absolute precision. The renowned algorithms give you complex editing solutions for audio recordings.

Pitch editing
Edit the pitch of out of tune vocal recordings on either the note or scale level using just your mouse. Melodyne is well-renowned for producing natural, clean sound while correcting compositions.

Timing correction
Adjust the timing of individual sounds and notes, such as percussion or even melodies, in any recording. The time stretching feature in Melodyne incorporates various musical factors while retaining organic sound sequences.

Integrated ARA
Celemony's ARA expands VST protocols in Samplitude Pro X3 to keep information exchange flowing between the plug-in and host. Plug-ins include access to tempo and pitch information and work even more efficiently.

Audio to MIDI
Double the vocal track using a software instrument, transform audio tracks for remixing in MIDI data or play back beatboxing and everything else you've made from the virtual Drum Machine.

The new Audio to MIDI feature also includes brand new opportunities for showcasing your creative edge.

The mixer. Remixed.
New mixer setups have been optimized specially for different types of workflows and arrangements allowing you to keep everything in view, whether you're working on 10 tracks or 100. The design brings together the best of two worlds so you can combine the analog atmosphere with all the advantages of digital freedom.

Tempo automation & BPM calculator
Samplitude Pro X3 automatically calculates the tempo of an audio recording in the background. Combined with the project tempo map, it's a powerful tool for music production.

When working with the tempo switch within the arrangement, the tempo of your audio recording automatically adjusts to the parameters set for your project.

Be creative. And perfectly organized.

Orange Vocoder ME by Zynaptiq
Using the Orange Vocoder ME and the presets supplied, you can expand your repertoire of experimental sound with unique new sound collections.

Comment function for tracks, objects and takes
Make comments on adjustments in objects and tracks or evaluate single takes as they're being recorded. The Info Manager is your digital notepad and gives you detailed info right in the middle of an arrangement.

New start dialog
Adjust sample rate, bit depth and other project settings even before you start recording. This means you'll be ready to capture spontaneous ideas right as you think of them.

New virtual instruments

Pop Drums
Pop Drums include an authentic mix of electronic and acoustic drum sets. Lay down a powerful foundation for music in genres from New Wave and Pop to Rock and EDM.

Concert Grand
Based on the a recording of a concert grand in an international concert hall, this piano is impressive with its character and detailed articulation.

Cinematic Soundscapes
Weave a colorful tapestry of sound or create atmospheric background music. Cinematic Soundscapes adds a sense of depth and tension to your productions.

Church Organ
This software instrument is based on an authentically sampled Venetian church organ. A huge range of options for sound manipulation expand the repertoire of these instruments even further. They're perfect for use in rock ballads, hip hop tracks and modern dance productions.

New designs: Birdline Platinum Pack V.6.0


Birdline Platinum Pack V.6.0 (value: € 75) offers an extensive array of interface designs for Samplitude Pro X3. Includes interfaces for mixer, track editor, VIP, color profile and MIDI editor.

New and only in Samplitude Pro X3 Suite

DDP export
Due to popular request, DDP export is now also included in Samplitude. In addition to physical mastering, you can transfer data digitally with checksum. This guarantees a smooth pressing process.

MP3/AAC audition plug-in
The new preview plug-in enables you to preview results before export and guarantees outstanding sound for your mix. Work on pitch to do away with muffled sounds of compressed formats or factor in features from various encoders to create masters compatible with iTunes and other music platforms.

Sound Forge Pro
Comprehensive functions in the areas of editing and mastering make Sound Forge Pro 11 the perfect companion plug-in for Samplitude Pro X3 Suite. The powerful Audio Editor works on a precise, sample-based level and offers an excellent selection of tools for mixing and finalizing music productions.


Samplitude Pro X3

  • Independence Sampler with a 12 GB database
  • Vandal Special Edition
  • 20 virtual instruments
  • ARA VST extension
  • Melodyne essential
  • New mixer layouts
  • Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder ME
  • Birdline Platinum Pack V.6.0
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Samplitude Pro X3 Suite
  • Sound Forge Pro 11 full version
  • Independence Sampler with a 70 GB database
  • Vandal full version
  • 24 virtual instruments
  • Analogue Modelling Suite Plus
  • Cleaning & Restoration Suite
  • Loudness Metering EBU R128/ITU-R BS.1771
  • True Peak Limiter
  • Encoder preview (AAC, MP3)
  • DDP export
  • Birdline Platinum Pack V.6.0
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audiokid, post: 443055, member: 1 wrote: MP3/AAC audition plug-in
The new preview plug-in enables you to preview results before export and guarantees outstanding sound for your mix. Work on pitch to do away with muffled sounds of compressed formats or factor in features from various encoders to create masters compatible with iTunes and other music platforms.

This is cool.

audiokid, post: 443055, member: 1 wrote: Melodyne essential

Awesome they added this. Hopefully optimized to work better than the stand alone. I have the stand alone, Melodyne can become a real CPU hog fast.

ill be purchasing it on studica when my computer build is done. Most likely at least, depending on if I jump on sequoia.

Studica offers it at $300 usd for students and teachers, which is the same as the upgrade price for current pro x owners.

i already have codec preview but the integrated melodyne is worth the cost of upgrade if you ask me.

I'm gonna play around w pro x some then decided if I'm going to just upgrade where I am, go sequoia, or upgrade and grab prox3 so I can run it on up to 6 computers. Either way I don't want to get too far behind just because I would imagine the pro x 4 upgrade will cost more relatively speaking.

I think I remember they incorperate some ozone features too. Perhaps the metering?

Not trying to sell this software to anyone but because I use it, I just received this in my inbox today, so I thought it might interests others.

Interesting, some of the Euro music out today is sure not my thing but what I find more interesting, how refreshing it is to see a women mastering. I think I have only heard of one other in my 40 years at this. (something about how men and women are more prone to some freq's and how the industry has become prodominatley male hearing when it comes to mixing)???

At the bottom of this post there is a link to upgrade Pro X 3 for a substantial discount.


In our latest interview we talk to mastering engineer Heba Kadry about working with artists such as Neon Indian. Based in "Timeless Mastering" studio in New York, Kadry has used Sequoia for mastering albums for a whole range of artists. In our full-length interview she gives us an insight into her workflow, describes her influences in terms of music production and explains why the object editor in Sequoia is one of her favorite tools to work with.

At the Ask.Audio magazine, they’re also fans of Sequoia – here’s what they have to say about the DAW in their latest article:

"After my time with Sequoia 13, there was no question this tool was worth every penny it costs."

The new Samplitude Pro X3 Suite, too, is worth every penny. In addition to Melodyne essential, it includes the ARA interface, tempo automations for audio recordings and the full version of Sound Forge Pro 11.

Man, that's $100 cheaper than the usual upgrade. I wonder if I should just upgrade now and be done with it.

Lol ya just had to put the link didn't you lol!!! I thought i was done w software for now.....

Thinking deeply about this.

I emailed magix some time back and they offer an upgrade discount to sequoia for Sam users. I have to contact a specific person they don't publish it.

I'm wondering if the Sam upgrade would be wasted money if I went sequoia this year.

Annoy thoughts on that @audiokid ?

I'm told but have no idea because all I have ever used is Sequoia right from the very beginning.

If you don't need the broadcast/ video aspects, stay with Sam Pro x 3. But, you should look at it all carefully. Many ME, acoustic classical engineers use Sequoia. I have no idea how to advise you. I like the USB codemeter that comes with Sequoia. I just carry mine around with me. Pop it into any DAW with Sequoia and I am rolling.

4 point editing is on Sequoia but I don't know if I would miss that in Samplitude.

audiokid, post: 443155, member: 1 wrote: I'm told but have no idea because all I have ever used is Sequoia right from the very beginning.

If you don't need the broadcast/ video aspects, stay with Sam Pro x 3. But, you should look at it all carefully. Many ME, acoustic classical engineers use Sequoia. I have no idea how to advise you. I like the USB codemeter that comes with Sequoia. I just carry mine around with me. Pop it into any DAW with Sequoia and I am rolling.

4 point editing is on Sequoia but I don't know if I would miss that in Samplitude.

2 quick questions.

What's 4 point editing?

The USB stick, does that mean you can only use sequoia on one computer at a time w one license? Ie so would I need two full purchased licenses to have sequoia on the mix and capture daws?

I've spent a lot of time researching sequoia it's defiantely something I could use I like the networking options it has, and Sam 'only' does 5.1, not 7.1 where I want to be.

So it's more a matter of when not if. I'm just sussing out if pro X1 is enough to get be by in the meantime or the thenuograde is worth it.

I'm not gonna rush since I can get the education version from studica for 289, full version.

Gonna check out the forum over there, and email the rep to see what I'm looking for at an upgrade from Sam to sequoia, that should settle things.

Also lol, I love how amazingly 80's those tracks are on heba's interveiw were. I've been into that type of thing the past few months. Lovin it!

kmetal, post: 443157, member: 37533 wrote: What's 4 point editing?

Hope this helps.

kmetal, post: 443157, member: 37533 wrote: The USB stick, does that mean you can only use sequoia on one computer at a time w one license? Ie so would I need two full purchased licenses to have sequoia on the mix and capture daws?

correct. I have 2 sticks. You could use Sam and Sequoia, You don't necessarily need both.

kmetal, post: 443157, member: 37533 wrote: Also lol, I love how amazingly 80's those tracks are on heba's interveiw were. I've been into that type of thing the past few months. Lovin it!

Glad you liked her.

Looks like I'm gonna have to use 1 sequoia only I can't justify two.

I do love the idea that the mix and capture daws are identical. Less variables. But it's just something I'll have to get used to if I snag sequoia.

Thanks for the vid I'll check it tomm, it's been a long day.

Thanks man, I appreciate it.

kmetal, post: 443165, member: 37533 wrote: I do love the idea that the mix and capture daws are identical.

exactly. Its why I use both. Less chance of being fooled and more fun exchanging data etc.

kmetal, post: 443165, member: 37533 wrote: Thanks man, I appreciate it.

Pleasure.

Pushed the button on the upgrade earlier this week but being ever cautious won't be installing it until the current crop of projects is finished...

Keith Johnson, post: 443267, member: 49792 wrote: Pushed the button on the upgrade earlier this week but being ever cautious won't be installing it until the current crop of projects is finished...

LOL... good plan.

kmetal, post: 443165, member: 37533 wrote: Looks like I'm gonna have to use 1 sequoia only I can't justify two.

That's probably the only b i t c h I have about Magix, is that you need separate licenses for each computer.

I think they should allow each user 2 licenses; or, at least, a seriously reduced rate for the second license... there are still people who work at studios away from their homes, or who travel with laptops that they use for production work while away from their studios, and who want to be able to work at any location; and having two licenses would allow you to work regardless of where you were at any given time.

It would also make it much easier for those who use the 2-DAW workflow.

I mean, to be fair, I do get their point; their hesitancy to allow multiple licenses, because of those people who might re-sell one of the licenses to someone else at a reduced price... still, I'm not convinced that Samp/Sequoia are popular on the list of pirated audio software. I don't know anyone who uses Samp or Sequoia who isn't a professional, and who doesn't have the ethics that true professionals have.

Besides, I would think that if someone really wanted to crack a copy of Samp or Sequoia, there are probably torrent sites that already make that possible.

IMHO of course.

I agree Donny. There really should be a more fair way to license the software for both the client and software company.

UVI softsynths, and VSL, both allow 3 'seats' for there software, which requires an ilok/Vienna key dongle.

It's definately not out of the question to have a studio computer (or two or more), a laptop for wherever, and another one at home. I think it's good that some companies are allowing for this. Izotope has no restrictions as long as you own the machines you can install as many as you want.

Magix allows 3 seats for Samplitude. So you can have it on three computers at once. You have to deactivate one of the licenses if you want to put it on another. Like if you get a new computer or work at a different studio for a project. That's more than fair.

Sequoia is the same as avid as far as the single license. I did contact magix about a discount for sequoia for Samplitude users. They offer it for 2k instead of 3k which is still by no means cheap, but better than paying full price.

I wonder if sequoia offers any discounts for sequoia owners. IMHO they should at least do the same as Samplitude or ideally a deeper discount.

I just took the upgrade plunge today for Sam pro x 3. The audio to midi functionality seemed worth it along w melodyne.

I'm still unclear if I got the right upgrade and support was unable to confirm today in time, somtjey said simply to purchase it and if it's not right, there's a 30 day no questions asked refund.

I'm unsure if I bought an upgrade from prox3 to prox3 suite, or from my version (pro x suite) to pro x 3 suite.

I'll call Monday.

@Keith Johnson congrats on the upgrade! If you don't mind me asking what version did you have previously? It might help shed some light on my situation. Thanks.

X2 Suite, originally from the 'normal' Pro X....so this time I'm just going up one version.

Big fan of the full versions of things like AM-munition so when they offered me the original upgrade for essentially peanuts I leapt at it.

Edited...wrong plugin name! It's been a long day!

DonnyThompson, post: 443269, member: 46114 wrote: I think they should allow each user 2 licenses; or, at least, a seriously reduced rate for the second license... there are still people who work at studios away from their homes, or who travel with laptops that they use for production work while away from their studios, and who want to be able to work at any location; and having two licenses would allow you to work regardless of where you were at any given time.

Sequoia, I carry a codemeter stick. Works great but I hear what you are saying. Samplitude is different. As Kyle mentioned

DonnyThompson, post: 443269, member: 46114 wrote: It would also make it much easier for those who use the 2-DAW workflow.

I'm working on this, with them.;)

kmetal, post: 443309, member: 37533 wrote: I just took the upgrade plunge today for Sam pro x 3. The audio to midi functionality seemed worth it along w melodyne.

cool. Looking forward to hearing about it!

Keith Johnson, post: 443312, member: 49792 wrote: Big fan of the full versions of things like AM-munition so when they offered me the original upgrade for essentially peanuts I leapt at it.

Awesome, more of us. How cool. :)

Keith Johnson, post: 443312, member: 49792 wrote: X2 Suite, originally from the 'normal' Pro X....so this time I'm just going up one version.

Big fan of the full versions of things like AM-munition so when they offered me the original upgrade for essentially peanuts I leapt at it.

Edited...wrong plugin name! It's been a long day!

Thanks Keith that eases my mind a bit, think I'm in the clear.

I'd be curious to hear what your thoughts are on any of the new features when you get a chance to play around with them.

Cheers!

kmetal, post: 443309, member: 37533 wrote: Magix allows 3 seats for Samplitude. So you can have it on three computers at once.

Really?

They must have changed their policy on that - when I got into Samp back in '14, they were only allowing one license per user.

This is great news. :)

I'm pretty sure i read it in the license agreement fairly recently. But here's a screenshot from the forum.

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Yeah they include a 'skins' pack on the new one. I think they're getting the point that people judge by looks a lot. Also the Sam/sequoia look has a very dated look to it. Reminds me of Adobe audition. Very clinical.

Super excited to get going!

I just checked a private torrent site and found Sequoia 13 which has been on the site for 8 months and has a total of 3 downloads so it doesn't look like piracy is taking too big a bite. I personally will not use cracked or pirated software but I am frustrated for sure by restricted licenses that make is hard to use software you've bought or fail to see how today's working musician needs to be able to use the tools across multiple platforms (like you said, at the studio, at home, on a laptop). I also get frustrated when you can't demo software (try before buy).

Sequoia looks good and it's on my radar but far out in the distance at this point.

Very interesting. I wonder if it's because people would rather be fashionable with a diff program, or because people just don't know about sequoia. Perhaps magix needs a little help on the marketing side of things? Maybe their happy right where they are.

I wonder if 'neve style' skins for the mixer would increase interest. Lol

Their original remit was fairly different than most, though, with Sequoia at least....being intrinsically linked with audio to video.

In the classical world it's well used alongside other alternatives like Pyramix and Sadie.

Well magix confirmed that the version I purchased was the full pro x 3 suite, just for the upgrade price! Thanks a million chris! You saved me at least $80.

I went to register my serial number and there is a few options for which version I'm a little unclear as which one to select. Choices are as follows

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (D)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (ES)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (F)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (I)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (II)

Any ideas what these mean? I'm thinking it's different languages.

Just wondering @Keith Johnson which one you selected?

Figured I'd ask here before I opened a support ticket w magix.

Thanks.

Keith Johnson, post: 443312, member: 49792 wrote: X2 Suite, originally from the 'normal' Pro X....so this time I'm just going up one version.

Big fan of the full versions of things like AM-munition so when they offered me the original upgrade for essentially peanuts I leapt at it.

Edited...wrong plugin name! It's been a long day!

Hmmm... I'm pretty sure that the Magix "Analog Modeling" collection ( which includes Am-munition, Am-phibia, Am-track, Am-pulse...) comes stock with any Pro X system... (?) I'm happy to be corrected on this if I'm wrong, but when I got Pro X 1 Suite, I got that collection as stock .. I didn't have to pay extra for them.

This may have changed since, though.

kmetal, post: 443573, member: 37533 wrote: I went to register my serial number and there is a few options for which version I'm a little unclear as which one to select. Choices are as follows

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (D)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (ES)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (F)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (I)

Samplitude Pro X3 Suite (II)

My "hunch" is that these are likely language designations ( D is Deutsch ( German), F is French, E is English, etc.); whereas - and I'm only guessing here - the numerical designations - I, II, - might be pricing/version codes for Students, Teachers, etc.
but... I'm only guessing.

Although - and I don't know the answer to this, so I'm asking - doesn't the version of your OS matter in this case as well? I know there are diffe versions of Windows... maybe Espanol, German...

Ya know you might be on to something w th OS, could be 32/64 bit.

I'll have to see what magix says about it. I'm not up on my Deutsch yet, so I need the right one.

kmetal, post: 443611, member: 37533 wrote: Ya know you might be on to something w th OS, could be 32/64 bit.

I'm not sure if Samplitude installs the same driver for both Samplitude and Sequoia... but from Sequoia 13 on, it installs the 32 and 64bit drivers which gives the option to run either 32 or 64 bit platforms. Obviously suited for Windows 7, 8 or 10 32 or 64 bit OS.

64 bit Sequoia runs great. The difference between Sequoia 12> 32bit vs Sequoia 13 >64bit was well worth the upgrade. I no longer use 32bit plugs either. Its all 64bit. Very smooth.

Being said, if you have a 64bit OS, the 64bit DAW is the way to go.

Yeah all my new stuff is 64bit based. I scooped a netbook (dual core celeron) for cheap to handle all my registrations. i believe it has w10 32 bit.

I got it for administrative stuff like emails, but I'm of course gonna see what it can handle audio wise just for fun.

If it actually runs Sam, which it might not be able to handle, I'll start learning some of the basics with it. No high hopes or anything more curiosity.

No idea how Sam installs. It's part of the reason I want to go thru the whole installation and registration on a computer that's disposable first. The new studio stuff is gonna be kept as Internet and clutter free as possible.

Kinda wanna do a dry run of the install process.

As far as Sam version goes, I think you can download any of the versions like French or watever at any time so it may not be über critical at the registration but I'd rather be safe.