Sony ACID Pro

Trial – Sony – Windows

In the world of digital music creation, ACID Pro software has always stood out from the crowd. Its automatic loop time-stretching and tempo-matching technology is second-to-none, and its straightforward pick, paint, and play functionality has helped make ACID Pro software the favorite loop-based music creation tool for millions of users worldwide.

Now reformulated to add multitrack recording and full MIDI sequencing to its superior looping functionality, ACID Pro software delivers a new formula for ground-breaking music creation: loops + multitrack + MIDI. Together, these key components will add up to a full-featured professional music workstation unlike any other you’ll ever see.

Innovative Loop-Based Music Creation
ACID Pro software has been the leader in loop-based music creation for nearly ten years. Version 6 has all of the core ACID Pro features-automatic pitch and tempo matching, real-time loop previewing, unlimited tracks, and our signature pick, paint, and play interface-and new enhancements such as support for multiple media events per track, and automatic crossfades. ACID Pro 6 software also includes over 1,000 Sony Sound Series loops so you can start creating music right out of the box

Multitrack Audio and MIDI Recording
For uncompromising 24-bit, 192kHz sound quality production live or in-studio, ACID Pro software has an expanded set of features for maximum audio performance. Whether you’re on stage tracking a combo, or recording MIDI-based studio sequences, ACID Pro software is the optimal platform for reliable multitrack production: on-the-fly punch in/out, unlimited tracks for audio and MIDI, control surface support, powerful plug-in processing, and 5.1 surround mixing

Comprehensive MIDI Support
ACID Pro software has unparalleled support for MIDI sequencing, with real-time MIDI processing and precise control over MIDI events. All note and controller data can be recorded and edited on the timeline as easily as audio tracks. Use new track envelopes to automate and modify modulation, expression, or other types of MIDI controller data over time. Other new features let you record multiple tracks of MIDI, apply real-time MIDI quantization, perform filtering and processing, create and edit drum patterns.

Superior Mixing and Editing
Nondestructive editing, unlimited tracks, and real-time pitch and tempo matching-ACID Pro software has all of the essentials. ACID Pro 6 software includes our patent-pending Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning quantization tools, real-time event reverse, freehand envelope drawing, and support for alternate time signatures. Our unique Beatmapper tool makes remixing easy, and the Chopper tool helps you create impressive drum fills, stutters, and DJ-style effects

Professional Effects and Soft Synth Support
Expand your sound palette with native support for VST instruments, as well as VST and DirectX audio plug-ins. ACID Pro 6 software includes the Native Instruments KOMPAKT Sony ACID Pro edition and over 20 DirectX effects. Create resonant sweeps, dramatic fades, EQ changes and add effects with parameter automation. Integrate ACID Pro 6 software with your existing studio: full ReWire host and device support, ASIO, and control surface automation for devices such as the Mackie Control and Frontier Design TranzPort

Exclusive Quantization Tools
Transform loops and MIDI tracks into fresh, new sounds with our exclusive Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning quantization tools. Change the groove of a track, apply different grooves to the same track, extract a groove from one file and apply it to another, or even create custom grooves.

Professional Workflow Features
The Media Manager is a powerful way to tag, organize, and search your collection of content. Use new project sections to quickly audition different arrangements of a project. Maximize efficiency with folder tracks and cluster editing. Use the convenient Clip Pool to easily choose and arrange the events you want to use in your compositions. Place multiple media clips on one track-automatic crossfades tie everything together. Deliver projects in nearly any format without leaving the ACID Pro 6 environment: integrated DAO CD burning, AC3, AIF, ATRAC, AVI, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 & MPEG-2, OGG, PCA, RM, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV

Here are some key features of Sony ACID Pro:
· External control surface channel tracking
· Custom labels for ASIO devices and ports
· New! Interactive tutorials
· External control surface support including the Mackie Control and Frontier Design Tranzport
· Dynamic playback optimization maximizes audio performance
· Dual/multi-core processor support
· ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless support
· Unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI
· Real-time pitch and tempo matching
· Over 3,000 music loops in multiple genres
· Alternate time signature support
· 24-bit, 192 kHz audio support
· ASIO driver support
· Master, auxiliary, soft synth, and effects bus tracks
· Multiple file format support
· Live audio recording
· Media Manager technology
· Customizable UI and keyboard mapping
· Flash (.swf) file format import
· Autosave crash recovery
· Dual/external monitor support
· Metronome for playback and record
· Unlimited undo/redo history
· Get Media option to download media from the Web

Mixing and Editing:
· Audio and MIDI mixing console
· Audio, MIDI, and Bus Track meters
· Input busses
· Real-time rendering
· Tempo curves
· Cross-track event drag and drop
· Enhanced Beatmapping for tracks with tempo changes
· Enhanced timestretch and pitch-shifting with élastique Pro
· Metronome count-off
· Switches including Normalize, Invert Phase, and Lock
· Multitrack recording for audio and MIDI
· Unlimited media clips per track
· On-the-fly punch-in recording
· Record input monitoring
· Clip Pool management
· ACID Project sections
· Envelope automation recording
· Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline
· Film-style panning mode for 5.1 surround projects
· Nestable folder tracks
· Real-time event reverse
· Bus-to-bus routing
· Downmix monitoring
· Drop one-shots in real time
· Customizable project media folders
· Envelope changes applied to multiple selected events
· 5.1 surround mixing
· Beatmapper remixing tool
· Chopper editing tool with loop cloning
· Hotkey commands for track muting and soloing
· Video scoring track (AVI, MOV, WMV)
· Ripple editing across multiple tracks
· Attack, Sustain, and Release (ASR) envelopes
· Tempo, time signature, and key change markers
· Metadata command markers
· Real-time placement of markers during playback
· Volume and pan envelopes
· Tempo and key mapping

MIDI and Effects:
· MIDI track freeze
· Enhanced plug-in management
· Optimized plug-in scanning with Plug-in Manager
· Inline MIDI editing
· MIDI track envelopes and keyframes
· Drum grid editing mode with drum key maps
· MIDI filtering and processing
· VSTi parameter automation
· Program Map Editor
· MIDI file export
· MIDI piano roll snap-to-scale filtering
· MIDI event list editing and step recording
· ReWire support (mixer and device)
· VST effects support with automation and tempo sync
· Tempo-based DirectX® effects
· Groove quantization tools
· Audio Plug-in Manager
· Bypass all effects command
· Generate and trigger from MIDI Time Code (MTC)
· Direct links to audio/MIDI editors
· DLS 1 & 2 soft synth support
· DirectX plug-in support
· Plug-in effect automation
· Over 20 real-time DirectX audio effects
· 32 assignable effect chains
· 26 effect busses
· Effects bus tracks

Automated DirectX Effects:
· Track EQ
· Resonance Filter
· Flange/Wah/Phase

Tempo Based DirectX Effects:
· Simple Delay
· Flange / Wah / Phase
· Amplitude Modulation
· Chorus

DirectX Effects:
· Compression
· Pitch Shift
· Chorus
· Delay / Echo
· Noise Gate
· Multiband Dynamics
· Graphic Dynamics
· Parametric EQ
· Paragraphic EQ
· Graphic EQ
· Amplitude Modulation
· Flange / Wah-Wah / Phase
· Smooth / Enhance
· Gapper / Snipper
· Vibrato
· Distortion

Export and CD Burning:
· Native FLAC, AAC, AC-3 Studio, and MPEG-2, format support
· Gracenote CD album identification
· Integrated disc-at-once CD burning
· CD audio extraction
· Export: WAV, MP3, WMA, WMV, RM, WAV, AIF, PCA, and AC3
· One-click music publishing to

· 1.8 GHz processor (2.0 or faster recommended)
· 1 GB RAM (2.0 GB or more recommended)
· 150 MB hard-disk space for program installation (8 GB of hard-disk space for installation of all optional components)
· Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
· DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
· Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (included on DVD for use with optional Media Manager component)
· Internet connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
· DirectX 9.0c or later (included on DVD-ROM)
· Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (included on DVD-ROM)
· Internet connection (for Gracenote MusicID)
· Internet Explorer 5.1 or later (included on DVD-ROM)

· 30 days trial
· Nag screen

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