MAGIX ANNOUNCES MUSIC MAKER 11 DELUXE WITH WORLD'S FIRST MP3 SURROUND SOUND

MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe is the world's first consumer software to recognize musical harmonies and display them onscreen automatically as guitar chords.

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MAGIX ANNOUNCES MUSIC MAKER 11 DELUXE WITH WORLD'S FIRST MP3 SURROUND SOUND &
HARMONY AGENT

Recognizes Musical Harmonies and Automatically Displays Them as Guitar Chords

May 8, 2006, Miami, FL - MAGIX, a worldwide leader in music and video editing software1, announced today the new version of MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe. MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe is the world's first consumer software to recognize musical harmonies and display them onscreen automatically as guitar chords. Great for amateur musicians and consumers alike, Music Maker 11 deluxe provides real 5.1 surround sound and the world's first MP3 Surround Sound for the ultimate sound quality on any speakers. MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe will be available in the beginning of May in retail stores and at www.magix.com priced at $59.99.

New Easy -to -Use Smart Interface & Features

MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe features an all -new easy -to -use "smart" interface for improved ease -of -use and more advanced features and functions for post -editing and mastering power.

World's First "Harmony Agent"

Playing along to favorite songs on a guitar is not always as easy as it seems. But that's where the fun and joy of playing music really begins. With Music Maker 11 deluxe, MAGIX launches the world's first "Harmony Agent," which recognizes music and automatically finds the chords of the song, displaying them on the screen. Simply upload your music file into MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe and the Harmony Agent will automatically analyze the music and display the guitar chords for you to play along.

MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe is also the first consumer music software with full 5.1 Surround Sound integration (import, edit, and export), supporting the new Fraunhofer MP3 surround format.


The impressive software offers new features:

• MAGIX Mastering Suite lets anyone mix perfect CDs every time.
• MAGIX Elastic Audio Easy makes post -editing of vocals a snap.
• MP3 Surround Sound.
• Professional -level "Sample Player" assists in sampling the highest -quality sound.
• New and optimized effects.
• Master and burn finished songs directly onto CD or DVD.
• Harmony Agent finds chords of songs.
• Smart Interface for ease -of -use.

MAGIX Music Maker 11 deluxe will be available in the beginning of May in retail stores and at www.magix.com priced at $59.99.

About MAGIX
MAGIX is an international provider of software, online services and digital content for the use of multimedia products and services in personal communication. MAGIX provides private and professional users with a range of technologically sophisticated and at the same time user -friendly software, online services and digital content for the design, editing, presentation and archiving of digital photos, videos and music. MAGIX's products are principally directed at private users. Moreover, MAGIX licenses professional software to commercial users such as music producers and television and radio broadcasting companies. In 2005, based on sales of products through retail distribution of photographic, music and video software, MAGIX held a leading market position in Germany and various other European countries, and was one of the three leading market players in the USA.

1 Refers to the amount of software products sold by European and US retailers in the segments "Photo Software", "Video Software" and "Music Software". According to the monthly measurement by NPD Data Charts US, Media Control Germany(PC/CD -ROM non -games), GfK charts Benelux, France, Spain, Italy; Chart Track UK. MAGIX sold more products than any other publisher in this segment in the time period from January 2005 to March 2006.

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