Hi everyone! If you remember a few months ago, I acted in 3 episodes of an app commercial thing for Intel. Well, guess what? There are finally 2 more episodes. This time, it is about Magix Movie Edit and Magix Music Maker. Both are multi-platform (Android and Windows) applications for mobile and desktop.
I actually created all of the music and audio for both episodes using ONLY Magix Music Maker. Since I am a professional musician and composer, If I am being asked to promote some software, I want to be sure that it can actually deliver what it says it can deliver. I think Magix Music Maker is pretty close to being the “GarageBand of PC” in it’s simplicity and yet-still-advanced features.
(This is the “dancey” track that my character creates)
I created all the music while on the go, in hotel rooms and airplanes, with a portable midi keyboard and headphones. In fact, in one of the commercials, you see the actual keyboard (M-Audio Keystation Mini 32) and actual headphones (SOL Republic) that I used to create the various tracks of music for these two commercials. The music was created on a Sony Vaio Tap-11, Intel Core i7 touch-screen tablet. So each of the tracks, the transitional music, the scene music, the funny music and all the genres, are capable of being created with Magix software in a real-world broadcast quality commercial like this! :)
There are more “bunnies” in each episode. Keep an eye out. as usual… big ones, small ones, drawn ones, etc.
Overall, it was a fun experience again to work with Opus, Intel, and my amazingly talented co-stars Chip and Katie. I also loved my new costume in the latest episodes, so thank you writers and company for stylishing me up a bit. :)
Oh yeah, and I also wanted to share with you a “period piece” styled composition called “A Thousand Goodbyes To The Kingdom of Hungaria” I created using ONLY Magix Music Maker’s built in string ensemble instrument. It was inspired by some of my memories of when I lived in Budapest! It was actually pretty damn awesome. I created it at a time when I was inspired by the TV Series “Mr. Selfridge” and well, the typical Justin Lassen dark classical sound tends to sound like Fairy Tale meets Period Piece, if I was to make a guess. You know me. :)