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MAGIX Sequoia 13 Academic for Windows

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MAGIX Sequoia 13 (Academic) for Windows

Yet another milestone in the development of professional software solutions for audio production, broadcasting and mastering. The latest generation of Sequoia sets new standards in the field of high-definition DAWs and offers comprehensive loudness functions based on EBU R128/ITU‑R BS.1771, extensive improvements to the Spectral Cleaning feature, flexible plug-in routing, a realtime AAC/MP3 preview plug-in and continuing development to achieve the highest possible levels of flexibility, performance and efficiency.

Save valuable time when working with radio productions by integrating seamlessly with content management systems like DAVID DigAS and SCISYS dira!Highlander. In terms of user management and administrator functions, Sequoia is suitable for integration with networks and large production environments. For advanced classic productions, Sequoia offers unique features like Multi-synchronous Cut and Source Destination Cut. Mastering engineers can rely on highly professional effects, sophisticated workflows and distribution according to industry standards.

Loudness normalization according to EBU R128/ITU-R BS.1771

This function can be found in „Effects > Amplitude > Loudness normalization“ and replaces the existing loudness adjustment. This allows you to normalize audio objects or files according to EBU R128/ITU-R BS.1771.

Dynamic limiting (Loudness range normalization)

Dynamic limiting is a part of the dialog for loudness normalization and enables object dynamics to be limited in order to even out loudness variations within the audio material.


Loudness normalization in batch processing

Loudness normalization can also be applied to the batch processing feature in the "Edit" menu. This allows a large number of files to be adjusted to the target loudness value automatically.

XML Files

  • New structure for XML files, UTF-8 support
  • The quality parameters "Silence", "Dynamic Too High" and "Too Quiet" are saved in
  • File.error.xml.
  • XML file names include the file name of the audio file, e.g. file.wav.xml or file.mp3.xml, to avoid overwriting xml files for identically named audio files with different formats.
  • XSL files for interpreting XML reports located under ProgramData\MAGIX\Sequoia\fx-preset\Visualization\XSLT\. These contain the values for loudness, PPM and quality criteria. Double-clicking on the XML file opens the data view in the web browser.

Import/Export von ISRC in Broadcast-Wave-Dateien

  • Export to broadcast wave files compliant with EBU Tech 3352
  • ISRCs are written to the wave file during export with the export setting "Each CD track in a file".
  • ISRCs of wave files are displayed in the Broadcast Wave Manger and can be edited.
  • After loading wave files into a mastering project (sequentially on the first track), CD indices that include the respective ISRC can be set automatically using the function "Set track indices on Object Edges". These are used for CD burning or DDP export of the project and do not need to be entered manually.
  • When importing a CD as single wave files, the BWF-ISRC entry is simultaneously written to the wave file.
  • New options for displaying ISRC in objects.
  • Free Plug-in Routing
  • No more limitations on the ordering of internal effects and VST plug-ins. Now you can change the order of the plug-ins any way you choose (exception: Object AUX sends still remain at the last position).
  • Internal effects can now be used multiple times per track/object (exceptions: EQ, dynamics, distortion, delay).
  • The order of Surround effects can be changed. In this case the plug-ins in the individual channels are always calculated before the Surround effects.

Mixer/Effect Routing

  • The object panorama function now uses the same dialog as the track and AUX panner: Stereo Editor. This offers you extended panning options (Panning Law, Presets, Copy L->R, R->L).
  • Now phase inversion is always calculated at the position of the Panorama Module.
  • Note: This new functionality is not compatible with the characteristics of older program versions.
  • There are now two new panning modes at the track level – "2 Channel Panorama" und "2 Channel Volume" – in the Stereo Editor. If you use these modes, the automation option in the Stereo Editor is no longer available (the automation curve is deactivated).
  • Invalid input and output devices are not adjusted automatically when loading a VIP. This means that, in a project, routing to several outputs can be retained even when the workstation being used does not have enough audio outputs available.

Spectral Cleaning

  • Track selection in the Spectral Cleaning dialog allows you to choose which track to display and edit.
  • Individual editing of single tracks.
  • Reference track: Optional changes to a selected track can be applied to a selection or all other tracks.
  • Leave dialog open: Option to leave dialog open after a calculation.
  • "Close" button: This closes the dialog. Any performed calculations will remain intact, but can be reset in the project using the Undo function. 
  • "Enter" keyboard shortcut: This starts the calculation process. Depending on the settings, the dialog will close or remain open after the calculation is finished.

More new Features:

  • New command: "Play/Rec" > "Move Playback Marker" > "To Peak Value of All Selected Objects": The playback marker jumps to the position with the highest peak value.
  • AAC-HE export with advanced options
  • Macros: "hms" can be used as the time unit for timeedit
  • Macros: " xxxx" sets markers with the names "xxxx"
  • Newly created VIPs will be saved immediately (e.g. to avoid incorrect path settings)
  • A default time stretch/pitch shift algorithm for objects can be set under "System settings" > "Effects" > "Resampling/Bouncing"
  • Old MIDI controller dialog replaced by new "Automation" page in System Options dialog
  • Remote login: Login with a local administration password is possible on any remote profile
  • Improvements for hardware controllers, especially EUCON
  • All video formats supported by the 32-bit version are now also supported by the 64-bit version
  • Improved crash evaluation with comment dialog and the option to immediately send crash dumps if an Internet connection is available

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista | 7 | 8 | 8.1
  • 32-bit and 64-bit systems

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM (32-bit), 4GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Hard Drive Space: 1 GB for minimum installation
  • Graphics Card: Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Sound card: Onboard (ASIO-enabled sound card recommended)
  • Drive: DVD-ROM drive
  • Optional: CD/DVD burner, MIDI interface