Magix

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Magix Software
GmbH
IndustryVideo, Music, Photo Software
Founded1993
Headquarters,
Key people
Klaus Schmidt (CEO)
Aishvarya Agarwal (MD Marketing)
Jörg Stüber (MD Sales)
ProductsVegas Pro
Sound Forge
Acid Pro
Magix Music Maker
Magix Movie Edit Pro
Samplitude
Websitemagix.com

Magix (or MAGIX Software) develops software solutions for video editing, audio editing, DAW and photo slideshow. The company was founded in 1993[1]. The software caters to professionals & DIY users. The company is based in Berlin. Additional locations are: Madison, Wisconsin (USA), Dresden and Lübbecke, as well as Huizen in the Netherlands[2]

In May 2018, private equity firm Capiton announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Magix Software GmbH together with its Management.[3]

Product history[edit]

In 1994, the first edition of Magix Music Maker was released, that has now become one of the most widely used music making software globally with over 2 million users [4]. Starting in 1996, the Magix product range was extended to include software for designing, editing, presenting and archiving photos and videos. Magix products and services were first offered in other European countries and the USA starting in 1997.

In 1997, the first video editing software by the company, Magix Movie Edit Pro (also known as "Magix Video Deluxe" in Europe) was released in 1997, and today ranks among world's best software for semi-professional and DIY users [5]. Soon after in 2002, the first version of Magix Photos on CD & DVD (now known as "Magix Photostory Deluxe") was released - ranked as world's best software in 2018 by TopTenreviews [6] for creating photo slideshow.

In November 2008, Magix launched the knowledge community magix.info[7] as an independent community for experts on the topics of video editing, music production and photo editing.

In May 2016, Magix acquired Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge and ACID Pro from the Sony creative software product range.

Recently, Magix also released softwares for VR video editing (including a free VR player app [8]) and Android mobile apps (Camera MX[9], Acid Beatbox[10], Looply[11] for music and video editing and animation for younger audience.

Product Overview[edit]

Video Editing
VEGAS Pro
Video Pro X
Magix Movie Edit Pro (Video Deluxe)
Vegas Movie Studio
Fastcut
Video easy
Music Production & Editing
Music Maker
SOUND FORGE
ACID Pro
Samplitude
Sequoia
Photo & Graphic Designing
Photo Manager Deluxe
Photostory Deluxe
Xara Photo & Graphic Designer
Page & Layout Designer
Designer Pro X
Web Designer

Management Team[edit]

  • Klaus Schmidt CEO [12]
  • Aishvarya Agarwal Managing Director Marketing [13]
  • Jörg Stüber Managing Director Sales [14]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.magix.com/us/businesses/corporate-history/
  2. ^ Standorte - Magix Software GmbH Website, accessed on January 15, 2015. (in German)
  3. ^ Capiton acquires majority stake in Magix
  4. ^ "Music radar Music Maker announcement".
  5. ^ "PCMag best video editing ranking".
  6. ^ "Toptenreviews best slideshow editor ranking 2018".
  7. ^ "Magix official forum".
  8. ^ "Play store VR player".
  9. ^ "Play store CameraMX".
  10. ^ "Play store Beatbox".
  11. ^ "Play store Looply".
  12. ^ Magix Management Team
  13. ^ Magix Management Team
  14. ^ Magix Management Team