This incudes everything for $250: Manual, WIBU dongle, original disks and CD's with updates from V8 to V8.31. Samplitude is one of the few software companies that permits sale of licenses, so this is completely legal. Ownership/registration will be transfer to buyer through Magix which will entitle you to support, access to the Samplitude user forum and updates. Now Samplitude version 9 just started shipping and will be hitting the States any day now. It retails for $1099. To upgrade V8 to V9 costs $250, or use this V8.2, which is very stable and powerful.
From the official feature documentation.....
Magix Samplitude V8 Professional Recording Software Features:
* 999 tracks
* 64 submix buses
* 64 aux send buses
* ASIO, MME, and WDM driver support
* Complete realtime editing
* Batch processing
* High class effects set (phase-stable mixing and mastering effects)
* Mixer with variable signal flow
* DirectX and VST plug-in support with automatic latency compensation
* Pentium 3/4 and Athlon optimizations
* MIDI-Recording/Editing and VST instruments support
* 5.1 Surround
* External remote controller support (e.g. Mackie control)
* POW-r dithering
* Realtime room simulator with convolution (including 490MB impulse samples)
* Digital video recording/editing and CD/DVD mastering program
New and extended functions of Samplitude V8:
* 5.1-channel surround, surround effects and object surround
The surround sound implementation has been completely revamped in Samplitude V8. The all-new configuration includes 5.1 panning, a multi-channel equalizer, a real-time room simulator based on convolution technology and dynamics processing tools. The object surround function is unique in its capabilities: each audio object in a project be situated individually within the surround field.
* Surround Room Simulator
The revolutionary realtime room simulator based on convoluting technology - now available as surround version.
* MIDI drum editor, multi-editor for MIDI controllers
Vastly expanded MIDI tools make it easy to integrate internal and external synthesizers. Another new feature is the multi-editor for the parallel display and processing of MIDI control and pitch bend controller data. The drum editor includes matrix and cell editing features as well as graphic velocity editing and is combined with convenient drum map management so that you can flexibly program your drum tracks.
* MAGIX Analog Modeling Suite
Samplitude V8 supplements the available high-quality audio effects with simulated classical analog processing tools. This includes an excellent analog compressor with optional band saturation effect simulation (am / track) and a transient designer (am / pulse) for influencing the signal envelope of percussive audio material.
* MAGIX Elastic Audio
You can now pitch-shift audio data as flexibly as MIDI data. The editor contains automatic pitch recognition routines as well as automatic pitch correction for monophonic audio material. For pitch automation, several different algorithms are available, including resampling algorithms.
* MAGIX Robota Pro
8-voice virtual analog synthesizer with integrated step sequencer in the style of the classic drum computers.
* Manager for file libraries, objects, tracks, segments and markers
Aproject-related manager set for managing objects, tracks, segments and markers that allows you to efficiently archive and manage all of your project data and files directly while you work.
* DVD audio allows you to burn high-definition stereo and surround audio DVDs directly from the arrangement.
* ReWire support for synchronization with compatible applications.
* Additional features track-specific punch-in recording, extended support for external hardware controllers, remix/slice agent (AutoCut & AutoLoop for beat-based audio material), optimized effects handling, full-screen video output (supports 16:9)
Samplitude V8 version differences at a glance (SEQUOIA V8 features on the far right)
Features SAMPLITUDE V8
Number of tracks (stereo/mono) 2 64 999 999
Submix-/Aux-Busses 2/2 8/6 64/64 64/64
MIDI Editor - x x x
MIDI Machine Control (MMC) - - x x
Room simulator/Convolution Offline / Stereo Offline / Stereo Realtime / 5.1 Surround Realtime / 5.1 Surround
5.1 Surround/Object surround - - x x
Up to 12 channel surround - - - x
Number of plugins per insert
(Object, Tracks, Busses, Master) 8 8 unlimited unlimited
Number of VSTi (native support
with single outputs) - 8 unlimited unlimited
MAGIX Elastic Audio - - x x
MAGIX Analogue Modelling Suite - - x x
MAGIX Robota Pro - - x x
Rewire - x x x
Pow-R Dithering - x x x
Source-/Destination Edit - - - x
Extended Crossfade Editor - - - x
Interface for sound restauration plugins(reNOVAtor, Descratcher) - - - x
DDP 2.0 Support - - - x
Administrator/Network Support - - - x
Special Audio Marker Support - - - x
Modulation of impulse responses
for room simulator - - - x
Clipstore & Multi - Source Manager - - - x
Ready for DSD/SACD Mastering - - - x
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