Magix Software GmbH (also "MAGIX Software GmbH" or simply "MAGIX") is the largest subsidiary of the BELLEVUE Investments GmbH & Co. KGaA investment group. Klaus Schmidt is the CEO. The company is an internationally active software producer and publisher with a focus on video and music software for professionals and semi-professionals as well as DIY users. The company is based in Berlin. Additional locations are: Madison, Wisconsin (USA), Dresden and Lübbecke, as well as Huizen in the Netherlands
The first edition of Magix Music Maker was released in 1994. 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. The first version of Magix Movie Edit Pro was released the same year. In 2002, the first version of Magix Photos on CD & DVD arrived on the market.
In November 2008, Magix launched the knowledge community magix.info as an independent social network for experts on the topics of music production, video and photo editing. In 2009, the first version of Magix Video easy, a video editing program specifically for beginners, was released. Starting from 2013, Magix began expanding its offer to include apps such as Camera MX, Looparoid and Magix Movie Edit Touch.
2014 saw the release of Magix Fastcut, a video editing program especially for drone and action cam users. In May 2016, Magix acquired Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, Sound Forge Audio Studio, SpectraLayers and ACID Pro from the Sony creative software product range.
The product and service offerings of Magix Software GmbH encompass solutions for the digital management and editing of music, videos and photos.
Magix's music offerings include professional software such as SOUND FORGE Pro, ACID Pro, Samplitude Pro X and Sequoia. Semi-professional music products include Samplitude Music Studio and Music Maker. Magix software enables users to produce complete pieces of music using pre-produced samples or their own recordings, and without the need for additional programs.
In the video segment, Magix offers software for professional users such as VEGAS Pro and Video Pro X. Movie Edit Pro is intended for semi-professionals and DIY users with some experience and higher expectations from video editing. Movie Edit Pro is one of the top-selling video editing programs around the world and is the market leader in Europe. Magix also offers software products intended for beginners, e.g. Video easy and Fastcut. In the field of photography, Magix offers programs for creating digital slideshows (e.g. Magix Photostory Deluxe) as well as software for editing individual photos (e.g. Magix Photo & Graphic Designer) and managing photo collections (e.g. Magix Photo Manager Deluxe). Xara Designer Pro provides solutions for professional photo and graphic editing.
Magix also develops apps for mobile devices, such as Camera MX, Looparoid and Movie Edit Touch.