Sony Creative Software’s Applications Bought By MAGIX

sony-acid-proMultimedia software developer MAGIX has announced that it is acquiring a majority of the Sony Creative Software (SCS) products.

Applications moving to MAGIX include: Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and ACID Pro.

MAGIX says that, by purchasing these product lines, the company is ‘cementing its position in the market and accelerating its international growth’.

The SCS Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Production Suite will continue to be developed by Sony for professional broadcast and production applications.

MAGIX says that it will continue to support all current SCS customers who purchased products from Sony.

15 thoughts on “Sony Creative Software’s Applications Bought By MAGIX

  1. What? Interesting, did not see this coming, why, some restructualization? Though, as a regular Vegas Movie Studio user I was wondering where is some new version finally…

  2. The real question is, what do they intend to do with it? Nobody buys a company to keep it exactly as it is. If the current product/course of action were that successful, it wouldn’t be for sale. So, update and add new functionality to go after a different market? Update and drop the price significantly to go after a different market? Cannibalize and use existing tech to save a couple years development on a completely different product line? Something else?

    1. “These products from Sony Creative Software are the perfect addition to our portfolio. We have already strengthened our presence in the United States in order to propel development and sales. This autumn, we plan to release new versions of the video-editing programs Vegas Pro and Movie Studio, which are heavily oriented toward the customer requirements of today,” says MAGIX CEO Klaus Schmidt.

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  3. Ah… after looking at the rest of the MAGIX product line, I anticipate that theses applications will be given smoothed up user interfaces with lots of “wizard” like gizmos, and aimed at a lower cost pro-sumer/enthusiast audience.

  4. I would love to see all my old Dj Puzzle loop packs come back to life. I worked there (Sonic Founry) in 1998 editing their loops, it was a dream job. Then I got fired in 2000 when the tech market crashed and they hired me as a freelance producer making loop packs for Sony. I uploaded the old SOFO corporate video to my Youtubes here you’ll see me in at 3:16 a very young looking 20 something back then lol and here are all the packs I produced

  5. Curious to know what they will do with the 14 loop packs I produced for Sony under my moniker Dj Puzzle. Some of them are still making royalties. Interesting that they didn’t reach out to us the producers about this yet.

  6. As much as I was sad when SF parted from Soundy to Sony, and mind you Foundry’s 4.0 was my favorite version, as 9.0 is from Sony… however, omit indolent support I don’t think SF was badly bruised as a product. Sadly when Sony decided to close some professional audio areas, specially FX and digital consoles (still love my DMX R100) at least I excepted some dedicated tactile control unit for Vegas/Sforge either from Sony of his partners, because they really deserved them.

    Magix is well respected and some of their tools is very capable indeed. There is just one problem; I hate their user interface. I’ve been working on radio with Sequoia and never really adopted to their quirky proposition. Absolutely lovely software, but their user approach is such, that you have to adapt to them or, they never adopt to your previous experience coming from different solutions. And this is even more evident with their video software. You either like, or you hate it.

    And this makes me concerned about possible interventions they plan to implement with Sound Forge. Because Magix ideal is completely opposite of elegant and simple approach of SF.

    Very reserved about this purchase

  7. My old Magix music program use to crash a lot. I guess Sony spread itself too thin. Magix did a good job of including applications with in the program. My newest acid program seems a bit stripped thin I have to dig deep to find a noise cancellation program

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