ACID Pro 7
Professional digital audio workstation.

Recording, mixing, and editing

ACID Pro 7 software addresses even the most complex audio production tasks with ease. With ACID Pro 7, you get the advantages of full-on DAW functionality paired with the built-in time stretching and pitch shifting features that changed music and shook the industry. Ease of use is still paramount, even as the ACID Pro feature set has expanded to encompass the entire spectrum of modern DAW features, and our exclusive support options and third party additions help make ACID Pro hands down one of the most fun and inspiring music creation software tools on the market.

MIDI Functionality

ACID Pro 7 software is a complete DAW environment. Complex editing is a snap using our piano roll and drum grid editing environments. Create and edit drum maps and use templates to label patch and drum names for hardware and software-based MIDI instruments. Ease the strain on your CPU by freezing MIDI tracks that are routed to soft synths.

Flexible Routing

Our new mixing console has the appearance of a traditional mixer --customize it to get the view you need. Expanded routing options now allow for a more flexible studio recording environment. Record hardware instruments with plug-in effects, mix external sources into your projects, use external effects processors on tracks and busses, create complex submixes with bus-to-bus routing, and monitor it all in real time. Set up and mix surround projects, and use the surround panner for precise control over channel positions.

flexible routing

Envelope Control

Use Tempo Curves to create smooth tempo variations in your projects. Draw envelopes using a mouse or external control surface and then tidy them up with automatic post-record keyframe thinning. Automate your 5.1 mix on the timeline using keyframes, and use envelopes and keyframes to implement MIDI continuous controller data and program changes. In ACID Pro 7 software you can easily modify pitch, modulation, expression, or change MIDI controller data, including project-wide changes.

Format Friendly

Place multiple media types on a single track, and add samples to your project as it plays back. Create your own loops in the Chopper and fly them in during playback via keyboard commands.

Control Surface Support

ACID Pro 7 software supports Mackie Control Universal and Frontier Design TranzPort, allows custom mapping of up to five user-defined control surfaces, and helps you stay organized by indicating all channels dedicated to external control.

envelope control
chopper: slice, dice, groove

Slice, Dice, and Groove

The Chopper creates amazing rhythmic variations. Use it to 'clone' loops, create chopped events, tweak your loops and create your own customized samples. Chopped events will play in sync with your ACID Pro 7 projects, and you can even use keyboard commands to drop events from the Chopper onto the timeline in real time.

Tighten up!

ACID Pro 7 software features our patent-pending Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning quantization technology. Morph existing material into fresh new sounds. Apply grooves to a track, extract a groove from one file and apply it to another, or create and export custom grooves.

Premier Remixing Tools

Use our Beatmapper tool to add tempo information to song-length files, including MP3s. New enhancements in ACID Pro 7 software make it easier to edit clip properties and Beatmap songs with varying tempos and time signatures, providing you with more flexibility when composing songs and performing remixes.

remixing tools

Arrange Tools

Divide your project into logical sections that can be freely arranged directly on the timeline. Organize your tracks by placing them into Track Folders and then use cluster editing to drag, pitch-shift, cut, copy, and paste entire sections of an arrangement

arrangment tools

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.





Recording, Mixing, and EditingACID 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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