MAGIX Software GmbH, a German software and app provider, is acquiring a majority of the Sony Creative Software (SCS) products, including the full Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and ACID Pro product lines. The SCS Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Production Suite will continue to be developed by Sony for professional broadcast and production applications. Says MAGIX CEO Klaus Schmidt:
These products from Sony Creative Software are the perfect addition to our portfolio. We have already strengthened our presence in the United States in order to propel development and sales. This autumn, we plan to release new versions of the video-editing programs Vegas Pro and Movie Studio, which are heavily oriented toward the customer requirements of today.
MAGIX promises to continue supporting all current SCS customers who purchased products from Sony to ensure a seamless end user experience. It’s unclear what this means for the future of Sound Forge or SpectraLayers on OS X, as MAGIX only has one Mac app on their current roster of 44 for Windows.