A complete home recording studio
ACID™ Music Studio is the best way to bring your music to life and share it with others. Now you can enjoy the freedom to interact with music creation tools at the skill level that’s right for you — no experience necessary! Our loops take the guesswork out of making great tracks, while our audio effects, MIDI functionality, and new workflow and performance features open the door to the world of professional music production.
Easy record and import
Your computer's audio input leads directly to ACID Music Studio — simply plug in your microphone or instrument and click Record. Import songs and MP3s for remixing, and use the Beatmapper tool to create remixes and dynamic DJ sets.
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Studio-quality audio effects
Apply sophisticated signal and effects processes including élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flanging, phase shift, and distortion. ACID Music Studio features VST audio effects support, as well as support for VST instruments, so you can play your MIDI tracks back through virtual instruments, filters, and effects.
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Create new music with MIDI
Use powerful MIDI editing and sequencing tools. Record MIDI data from your favorite hardware controllers, or compose directly on the ACID Music Studio piano roll and drum grid interfaces. ACID Music Studio supports VSTi and includes 90 instruments for song creation.
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Song creation in 3 easy steps
Pick your music
Explore 3000 loops and 90 virtual instruments.
Download your free Sony Sound Series loop library.
Paint it on
Paint streams of music in the arrange window.
Create as many audio and MIDI tracks as you need.
Play it back
Click Play to hear your song.
Alter pitch and tempo in real time.
New! One-year Indaba Music Pro membership
a $60 value!
Indaba Music is a place for musicians around the world to network and make music together through online collaboration. One-year Indaba Pro membership includes 5GB of cloud storage space.
Learn as you go with easy tutorials
Our exclusive Show Me How tutorials guide you through the entire creative process. Whenever you need help, just click the Show Me How button and choose your tutorial topic. Helpful text dialog boxes, pointers, and guides will show you what to do and where to click.
Share your creations
Burn music CDs, save your songs to popular formats, and upload songs to ACIDplanet.com® and indabamusic.com. Export songs to all your favorite portable players.
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ACID Music Studio 9.0 system requirements
- Microsoft® Windows Vista® 32-bit or 64-bit SP2, Windows® 7 32-bit or 64-bit, Windows® 8 32-bit or 64-bit, or Windows® 8.1 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
- 1 GHz processor
- 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
- 1 GB RAM
- Windows-compatible sound card
- DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
- Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
- Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later
- Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
ACID Music Studio 9 resources