- Platform: Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Music Director Gold features 9,000 samples that can be mixed and melded onto 256 slickly organised on-disk tracks. The relatively foolproof interface allows you to swiftly locate just the right groove or lick, which you can then drag 'n' drop into your budding meisterwerk. As with all eJay products, the software automatically matches up the tempos and timbres, so there are no jarring musical mismarriages. The same goes for the effects, such as solo/mute, panorama and so on. One interesting add-on allows you to do funky stuff with Wave Editing and Time Stretching; another feature allows you to import or export your tracks as MP3s and data files. You can also make your own digital videos, and export them too; moreover, everything you make can be automatically backed-up to CD-ROM or hard disk.
So what's the catch? Well, there's nothing truly revolutionary about this kit, despite what some might claim; what is gratifying is seeing it all in one comprehensive package. --Sean Thomas
The Stuttgart developers have added that extra gold-plating by creating a new eJay audio engine with an astounding 256 stereo audio tracks in CD quality plus 8 video tracks with endless real-time effects and fades which can be added to via DirectX video plugins. An FX Studio for internal and external effects (VST 2.0 effect plug-ins), including a Wave Editor and Time & Tune Generator complete the line-up. Almost all parameters such as volume, panorama and effects can be easily manipulated using the innovative curve editing technique.
Karolj Nadj, Senior Product Manager: "With Music Director Gold we are offering state-of-the-art technology at an unbelievable price point. Were particularly proud of the audio engine which gives you incredible freedom when producing and mixing down tracks. The user interface supports beginners and pros alike, combining high-end technology with intuitive handling. Now you can produce music with the ultimate definitive direction! Follow on the footsteps of Leftfield, Bassment Jaxx and the Chemical Brothers and be your own producer. Leave behind overpriced recording studios, decks and all that Jazz.