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ACID Pro 7
Professional digital audio workstation.

Technical specifications

ACID Pro 7 Features Overview

General

  • New! External control surface channel tracking
  • New! 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

Export and CD Burning

  • New! 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 ACIDplanet.com

Mixing and Editing

  • New! Audio and MIDI mixing console
  • New! Audio, MIDI, and Bus Track meters
  • New! Input busses
  • New! Real-time rendering
  • New! Tempo curves
  • New! Cross-track event drag and drop
  • New! Enhanced Beatmapping for tracks with tempo changes
  • New! Enhanced timestretch and pitch-shifting with élastique Pro
  • New! Metronome count-off
  • New! 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

  • New! MIDI track freeze
  • New! Enhanced plug-in management
  • New! 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

Included with ACID Pro 7

  • ACID Pro Effects Rack powered by iZotope
  • Garritan Aria Player
  • Sonoma Wire Works KitCore

DirectX Features

DirectX Effects

Automated DirectX Effects

Tempo Based 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
  • Track EQ
  • Resonance Filter
  • Flange/Wah/Phase
  • Simple Delay
  • Flange / Wah / Phase
  • Amplitude Modulation
  • Chorus

ACID Pro 7 system requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2, Windows Vista™, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, or Windows® 8.1 operating system
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

Technical SpecificationsACID Pro 7 resources

Inherent Musicality

A review of ACID Pro 7 software courtesy of Soundwrx Music. Go » All Reviews »

ACID Pro Better and Better

Personally, I think this version is a leap in terms of features from version 6... If you’re an ACID user, version 7 is well worth the attractive upgrade price. – Ginno Legaspi for Wusik Sound Magazine Go » All Reviews »

ACID Pro 7.0e

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

"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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A must have upgrade

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

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