ACID Pro 7
Professional digital audio workstation.

MIDI and audio control

ACID Pro 7 software is a comprehensive DAW environment that offers high-precision MIDI editing using ergonomically satisfying controls. Edit more MIDI data faster and enjoy longer, fatigue-free production sessions with our user-friendly tools.

Inline Editing

Manipulate MIDI data directly on the ACID timeline in piano roll and drum grid interfaces. Edit note positions, velocities, pitch bends, and controller information in the main multitrack interface.

Drum grid mode

ACID Pro 7 Drum Grid Mode provides you with an easy and intuitive way to create and edit drum patterns directly on the timeline.

inline editing
drum grid mode

MIDI track freeze

Freeze MIDI tracks that are routed to soft synths. Once frozen, the tracks are streamed and played back as audio files, conserving valuable CPU processing power.

MIDI track freeze

Drum and patch map editors

efficiently create and edit drum maps. Use templates to label patch and drum names for hardware or software-based MIDI synthesizers and drum machines. Save your templates and share them with other ACID Pro 7 users.

Envelope Automation Recording

Record track envelope and keyframe parameters in real time using a mouse or external control surfaces with touch and latch record modes and automatic post-record keyframe thinning. Automation parameter control is available for both stereo and 5.1 tracks and busses.

ReWire mixer and device support

ACID Pro software works as both a ReWire host and a device. Use ACID software as part of your synchronized workflow with compatible applications such as Sonar, Nuendo, Cubase, Live, or Pro Tools.

Audio plug-in manager

The Plug-In Manager lets you quickly add effects to a track, bus, assignable effects chain, or soft synth bus. You can also easily rename and organize plug-ins.

VSTi parameter automation

Increase your mixing flexibility by incorporating automation envelopes to control VST instruments in your ACID Pro 7 projects.

VST effects support

ACID Pro 7 software natively supports VST effects, including automation of effects parameters, giving you the creative edge.

MIDI filtering and processing

Process MIDI data directly on the ACID Pro 7 timeline, including quantization and global editing of velocity values, event duration changes, and more.

MIDI track envelopes and keyframes

Use track envelopes and keyframes to implement continuous controller and program changes. ACID Pro 7 software has an intuitive interface so you can efficiently modify pitch, modulation, expression, or change MIDI controller data, including project-wide changes.

Groove quantization tools

ACID Pro 7 software features our patent-pending Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning quantization technology. With these tools, you can significantly expand your loop collection by morphing existing loops into fresh, new sounds. Apply different grooves to a track, extract a groove from one file and apply it to another, or create and export custom grooves.

groove pool
clip properties

New! Zplane élastique audio
timestretching and pitch shifting

Now featuring Zplane élastique Pro technology, ACID Pro 7 allows time stretching and pitch-shifting of Beatmapped tracks while retaining maximum sound quality.

ACID Pro 7 system requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (SP 2 or later), Windows Vista™ (SP 2), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
  • 1 GHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended for HDV)
  • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation,
    600 MB hard-disk space for optional Sony Sound Series
    Loops & Samples reference library
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
  • QuickTime 7.1.6 or later

You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.





MIDI and Audio ControlACID Pro 7 resources

Mixing a Surround Sound Project in Vegas Pro and ACID Pro, Part I: Basic Setup and Controls

Both Vegas Pro™ and ACID Pro™ give you the ability to mix your project audio in 5.1 surround sound and deliver 5.1 files. In this article, we'll look at how to set up your default surround audio routing and explore the basics of placing your audio in the surround spectrum with the Surround Panner window. Go »

Unleashing your audio mix with the mixing console

Learn about the Mixing Console window in Vegas Pro, ACID Pro, and ACID Music Studio that gives you complete control of the audio mix in your projects. Go »

A must have upgrade

A. Dorian of Houston Music Reviews puts ACID Pro 7 software to the test. Go » All Reviews »

Highly Recommended

ACID Pro 7 a really must have upgrade. If you have never worked with a version of ACID Pro, then I think that you will be in for a treat. It is incredibly fun to work with, really easy to use, and continues to improve dramatically. I very highly recommend ACID Pro 7. – T. Michael Testi for Blog Critics Go » All Reviews »

Leaves many well-known DAWs in the dust...

Curt Yengst of Radio World magazine tests ACID Pro 7 software in a radio production environment. Go » All Reviews »

PC World reviews ACID Pro 7

ACID Pro 7 is one of the most powerful pro-level DAW (digital audio workstation) packages on the market. Go » All Reviews »

Create amazing drum tracks in ACID

Explore multiple techniques to create organic, realistic drum tracks in your recordings. In this webinar we look at building drum parts with loops and using the EZdrummer multi layer drum sampler to craft convincing MIDI drum patterns. Go »

ACID Pro 7.0e

An update to ACID Pro software is now available. Go »

10 of 10

Blast magazine editor-in-chief John Guilfoil has plenty to say about ACID Pro 7 software and calls its feature set “just plain delicious if you’re a musician.” Go » All Reviews »

ACID Pro 7 on Digital Media Net

Heath McKnight writes a very positive review of ACID Pro 7 software. He states, “This is a powerful DAW that every musician, sound engineer, etc., needs in his or her toolbox.” Go » All Reviews »

"Killer App" (pdf)

Radio Production magazine’s Steve Cunningham hadn’t looked at ACID Pro since 2002. Find out why he’s so psyched about version 7. Go » All Reviews »

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