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IntroductionMagix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 evidently aimed to cover all-in-one ringtone making functionality in one affordable package. For the most part, Magix succeeded. With Ringtone Maker 3, mobile phone owners who want to personalize and show off their musical tastes each time they receive a call on their mobiles need not to go through the hassle of subscribing, downloading, and paying for each ring tune. Magix Ringtone Maker 3 makes ringtone customization child’s play. For the first time, non-technical people can create unique ringtones from any music file they can get into their PCs.
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Price to ValueRating What's Hot:
At $19.95, the Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 update is an excellent value in light of the following:
- Being easy for novices to use but with enough advanced features to let you play with different modes and tunes.
- At that price, Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 delivers more features than Paraben's Ring Master or Xingtone Ringtone Creator. Unbeatable value versus subscription business models like Magic Polyphonic that force music fans to pay for each ringtone download.
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Installation & SetupRating What's Hot:
Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 installs fairly rapidly and adopts seamlessly to multiple-account operating systems such as Windows ME, XP, or Vista.What's Not:  The advertised minimum system requirements for Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 may well look easy enough to match (see below). Certainly, Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 will run using these conditions. It is best, however, to install music conversion programs like Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 on systems a notch or two higher (particularly processor speed and RAM). System Requirements:
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User InterfaceRating What's Hot:
The MAGIX Ringtone Maker 3 2007 user interface is both simple and easy to use. Users can concentrate on the task at hand, which is essentially retrieving, converting, and uploading music files, without having to endure complicated file and transfer steps. Without any complications, Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 allows you to look for the sound clip you want, then drag it into the workspace. You then edit and enhance it using the advanced features of the program and export the end result to your phone.
The monochromatic gray work space in Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 is frankly a bore.
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Product FeaturesRating What's Hot:
Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 enables users to easily transform music clips and (if your phone model supports it) associate still pictures and video with your new ringtone. Users can import and edit, mix or enhance up to four songs at a time. Export your creations to different audio formats. The result can be a unique compilation of ringtones which can be updated with the latest hits. Overall, it is a highly satisfying experience for music fans.
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PerformanceRating What's Hot:
Your ringtones are produced quickly with an excellent, well-organized, user friendly interface. Navigation thru Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 is a snap. All you need do is click and drag to import ringtones and sound files. The interface also allows the user to edit four different sound tracks all at once, making soundtrack mixing easier than ever before. A ringtone musician’s dream, Magix Ringtone Maker 3 2007 makes conversions effortless even for newbies. For their part, advanced users will delight in the enhancement and mixer functions of the program.
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Help & SupportRating What's Hot:
Very good Help and Support features starts with a tutorial and walkthrough for those new to crafting ring tones. The built-in Help and troubleshooting feature of the software takes care of virtually all problems a user may encounter. To be on the safe side, Magix provide online help and the expected phone support.
Since I found it easy to test the program, I did not really need to consult the Help notes, much less call Support. A caveat, however: even cursory research revealed negative feedback about the "unsatisfactory" (and that's putting it mildly) quality of phone support. So it is recommended that users take advantage of the online help service instead
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It might be nice to add support for Windows NT and Mac OS. Perhaps, NT users are largely corporate network engineer types averse playing around with ringtones on their company desktops. But creative Mac users are a segment Magix can ill afford to ignore.On product features, Magix ought to redress a competitive gap with the next update. Too many rival ringtone software vendors offer the ability to make ringtones from scratch.
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MAGIX Ringtone Maker 3 2007 is a great utility for both newbies and experienced users alike because the program does as advertised. MAGIX Ringtone Maker 3 2007 facilitates the task of importing music files (from a CD, elsewhere on the hard drive, the Web), and makes straightforward conversions or enhances and mixes to your heart's desire. While the user interface is not exactly intuitive for beginners, there is at least an extensive built-in and online Help guide. Moreover, TCO is vastly simplified with one all-in payment of $19.95 for the package.
A dull interface and reported hiccups with phone support diminishes the quality of consumer experience with Magix RingTone Maker 3 2007. Functionality needs enhancing with provision for making ring tones from scratch. As well, market appeal could be broadened by crafting a version for Leopard and earlier Mac systems.
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