Magix Music Maker is the very latest music creation utility to be released for the PlayStation 2. Making the PS2 much more than a games console, it turns it into a creative outlet for upcoming musicians, and is perfect for people who like to play with music. Additionally, users can use Magix Music Maker to create their own unique videos to accompany their tunes.
Magix includes more than 3,000 samples, grooves and video clips for you to use and play around with. By using the controller you can layer, loop and tweak the clips to create the perfect music track. You can even go in and create your songs from the ground up, modifying every sound with filters and effects before stringing them together to create rhythms and melodies. You can then lay up to fifteen additional tracks on top and fade them in and out as necessary.
What you choose to do with Magix Music Maker is left entirely up to you. Obviously it’s a tool for creating music, but it can also be used by DJ's to compliment their sets. Think about it, triggering samples, effects, playing with the tempo while mixing in with two Technics decks. The possibilities are endless. You can add backing tracks to home videos, for instance.
The tutorials included teach you the basics and give some great ideas on how to create banging choons. The PS2 memory card is able to store up to 60 arrangements and you can always export your finished tunes to your hi-fi or PC. The party mode is ideal for two-people to play about with tracks in real time. You can even customise the interface with a variety of different skins.
If you’re into music or creating music, Magix Music Maker is an essential purchase.