With Music Director Gold, top music software maker eJay lays down the standard for all audio software engines; and even though Music Director Gold is not without faults, it’s a standard so as to be quite hard to match.
Music Director Gold features 9,000 samples that may be mixed and melded onto 256 slickly organised on-disk tracks. The reasonably foolproof interface permits you to abruptly locate just the right groove or lick, which You’ll 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 forth. One interesting add-on permits you to do funky stuff with Wave Editing and Time Stretching; another feature permits you to import or export your tracks as MP3s and data files. You’ll 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 in point of fact revolutionary about this kit, despite what some might claim; what is gratifying is seeing it all in one comprehensive package. —Sean Thomas
9,000 royalty-free samples
256 audio tracks in CD quality
8 video tracks for making your own videos ((AVI, WME, MPEG)
eJay Audio Engine for perfect audio editing and sound quality
Non-destructive audio editing and producing – edits can be undone
eJay FX Studio with 4 slots for internal and external effects
Auto Time Stretcher-alter the tempo of the track without changing the pitch
Excellent audio effects in VST 2.0 plug-in standard