When comparing SAWStudio vs Magix Music Maker, the Slant community recommends SAWStudio for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs? ” SAWStudio is ranked 32nd while Magix Music Maker is ranked 36th. The most important reason people chose SAWStudio is:
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Pro Incredibly fast and small since much of the code is written in assembly
It weighs just over 5 MB while sill being full-featured.
Pro Easily extendable with new samples, plugins and VST instruments
MAGIX regularly releases new sample libraries (Soundpools), live sets and VST instruments, as well as new plugin integrations.
Pro Great interface
The interface is very clear, which makes it fast to create and easy to learn.
Pro Easy to learn & use
It's very easy to learn your way through and master it.
Pro Excellent VST instruments
Very high quality sound and varying VST instruments.
Pro MAGIX Magazine & Community
MAGIX Magazine has great articles and the Community is friendly.
Pro Constantly updated
MAGIX constantly updates all its software and listens to the community.
Pro There IS a very good free version
MAGIX recently released a free version of it that is excellent and not crappy like others. It has most music creation features of the premium version, but only some basic VSI and sample library (both things easily extendable with MAGIX store's rich packages).
Pro Music video full integration
With Premium version, you can add video and synchronize lyrics to your music video productions. Even better if you use along any of MAGIX pro video editors.
Con Very expensive
SAWStudio is now $1200, SAWStudio Lite is $600 and SAWStudio Basic is $300.
Con GUI is outdated
Con It can go heavy on your system
Sometimes it can become quite heavy on your system and randomly crash.