Magical Musical Software

MAGICAL MUSICAL SOFTWARE
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Company Product Rating Price Contact Version Comments
Sequencers          
Emagic Logic Audio Platinum 4.1 4.0 mice $799 530/477-1051 no -Powerful but difficult to learn;
            very good bundled effects.
Mark of the Unicorn Digital Performer 2.7 4.5 mice $795 617/576-2760 no -Best mix of power and ease of use;
            doesn't support VST plug-ins.
Steinberg Cubase VST/24 4.1 4.0 mice $799 818/678-5100 yes -Powerful but cumbersome; best VST
            compatibility; no printed manuals.
Software Synthesizers          
BitHeadz Unity DS-1 2.0 3.5 mice $449 831/465-9898 yes -Ambitious software sampler with
            many expansion sounds available.
  Retro AS-1 2.0.1 2.5 mice $259   yes -Powerful analog-synth simulator;
            tested version was finicky.
Koblo Stella9000 2.5 4.0 mice $189* [45] 87 30 14 30   -Rich sound; extremely flexible design;
            cool and simple user interface.
Native Instruments Dynamo 1.0 4.0 mice $199 800/665-0030 yes -25 rich-sounding software synths
            in a single package.
             
Steinberg Model-E 1.0 4.0 mice $199 818/678-5100 no -Rich retro sounds and a great interface;
            supports VST plug-ins only.
  Pro-Five 1.0 4.0 mice $199**   yes -Amazing re-creation of the vintage
            -Prophet 5 analog synth; supports
            VST plug-ins only.
  ReBirth RB-338 2.0.1 4.0 mice $199***   yes -Best bass-and-drum rhythm machine;
            works with all major sequencers.
Effects Plug-ins          
Arboretum Ionizer 1.3 4.0 mice $499 800/700-7390 yes -Excellent noise reduction and
            equalization.
AudioEase Rocket Science 3.5 mice $199 [31] 30 24 33 606 yes -Three fun, offbeat plug-ins; for
  Bundle 1.0.2         MAS only.
  VST Wrapper for 3.0 mice $30   yes -Economical way to run VST plug-ins
  MAS 1.01         under MAS, but Pluggo gives better results.
Cycling74 Pluggo 2.0.8 4.0 mice $74 415/621-5743 yes -A winner with 74 great plug-ins; can
            run VST plug-ins under MAS.
DUY Research DUY Everpack 1.2 3.5 mice $499 [34] 932 174 510 yes -High-quality reverb; tube simulator
            adds warmth, especially to vocals.
TC|Works TC|Native Bundle 2.0 4.5 mice $499 805/373-1828 yes -Superb reverb, equalization,
            compression, and more.
Waves Native Power Pack 4.5 mice $500 800/264-0109 yes -A classic plug-in bundle with great
            reverb, compression, and equalization.
  Native Power Pack II 4.0 mice $500   yes -Warm, analog-like equalization and
            compression; MaxxBass adds bass emphasis.
  Pro-FX Plus 4.0 mice $450   yes -Turns solo vocals into multipart harmonies,
            adds rich chorusing effects, and more.

*Also available as part of the $460 Studio9000 bundle, which includes several additional software synths. **Also available from the developer, Native Instruments. ***Also available from the developer, Propellerhead Software, for $179.

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