|ACID PRO 7
|Sony® ACID Pro 7 software is a DAW (digital audio workstation) powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, complete MIDI sequencing, and legendary loop manipulation for seamless music creation and post production. Get up and running quickly with new interactive tutorials. Other new features include a dedicated mixing console, MIDI track freeze, input busses, tempo curves, and enhanced format support. ACID Pro 7 software includes over 3,000 loops and 1,000 MIDI files for music creation, as well as the Garritan ARIA for ACID Pro player, the ACID Pro Effects Rack powerered by iZotope, Native Instruments Guitar Combos, and Submersible Music KitCore.
For uncompromising 24-bit, 192 kHz sound quality production live or in studio, ACID Pro 7 software has an expanded set of features for maximum audio performance. Whether users are recording in the studio or creating MIDI-based studio sequences, ACID Pro 7 software is the optimal platform for reliable multitrack production.
Comprehensive MIDI support:
Experience unparalleled MIDI sequencing in ACID Pro 7 software, with real time MIDI processing and precise control over MIDI events. Use track envelopes to automate and modify MIDI controller data over time. Other features let users apply real time MIDI quantization, create drum patterns, edit MIDI event lists, and step record.
New! Audio and MIDI mixing console:
The new mixing console visually represents audio signals in a project and provides additional routing options. This allows for a more flexible and efficient in-studio recording environment. The mixing console provides an integrated view of all tracks and busses in an ACID Pro project with the appearance of a traditional hardware-based mixer.
New! MIDI track freeze:
ACID Pro 7 users can freeze MIDI tracks that are routed to multiple soft synths and render them as .wav files to save CPU processing power and increase productivity during a session.
Innovative loop-based creation:
ACID Pro 7 software has all the core features found in previous versions: automatic pitch and tempo matching, real time loop previewing, unlimited tracks, and our signature pick/paint/play interface. ACID Pro 7 software also includes over 3,000 ACIDized® loops and 1,000 MIDI files so users can start creating music right out of the box.
Mixing and editing:
ACID Pro 7 software has a dedicated mixing console for a flexible and efficient recording environment. Specify routing, assign audio effects, and use external effects processors with tracks and busses. ACID Pro 7 software also supports control surface automation and channel tracking for devices such as the Mackie® Control and Frontier Design TranzPort.
New! Zplane élastique Pro timestretching:
Mixes created with ACID Pro 7 sound better than ever using new élastique Pro timestretching from Zplane. Beatmapped tracks can be time-stretched and pitch-shifted dramatically while retaining maximum sound quality.
New! Enhanced Beatmapper tool:
The enhanced Beatmapper remix tool in ACID Pro 7 software allows users to edit clip properties and Beatmap songs that contain varying tempos and time signatures. This enhancement provides more flexibility when composing songs and creating remixes.
State-of-the-art loop manipulation:
Transform loops and MIDI tracks into fresh, new sounds with powerful quantization tools. Use the Chopper window to create drum fills, stutters, and DJ-style effects. Remix songs with standard or multiple tempos with the Beatmapper remix tool. Further manipulate loops with real time event reverse and freehand envelope drawing.
Professional effects and soft synth support:
Users can expand their sound palettes with native support for VST instruments, as well as VST and DirectX audio plug-ins. Create resonant sweeps, dramatic fades, EQ changes and add effects with parameter automation. ReWire and ASIO support helps users smoothly integrate ACID Pro 7 software with their existing studio.
Professional workflow features:
Maximize efficiency with folder tracks and cluster editing to drag, pitch-shift, cut, copy, and paste sections of loops. Use the Clip Pool to choose and arrange events to use in your compositions. Create dramatic or subtle tempo changes using tempo curves. Deliver projects in nearly any format without leaving the ACID Pro 7 environment.
New! Interactive tutorials:
ACID Pro 7 software now includes built-in interactive tutorials for step-by-step help on topics ranging from basic editing to advanced production techniques. Work along with the tutorials from within your project, so users can learn and create at the same time.
New! Input busses:
With input busses, users have greater control in routing of input signals, including the ability to record from external devices with effects, mix external audio sources with projects, use external effects processors with tracks and busses, and perform real-time input monitoring.
New! Real time rendering:
Users can now include the output from an external input source with their ACID Pro project. Additionally, users can route audio to external hardware, drum machines, and effects processors.
New! Tempo curves:
Tempo curves allow users to quickly create dramatic or subtle tempo changes in their ACID Pro projects, which increases productivity.
New! Plug-in Manager:
ACID Pro 7 software scans for plug-ins faster, and allows users to sort their plug-ins into various categories. Users can also rename plug-ins to aid in workflow and project organization.
New! Includes Garritan ARIA for ACID Pro player (US $250 value):
Developed in conjunction with Plogue Art et Technologie Inc, the Garritan ARIA player includes a complete suite of orchestral, big band, and general MIDI samples.
New! Includes the ACID Pro Effects Rack, powered by iZotope (US $100 value):
iZotope is known for its world-class audio effects. The ACID Pro Effects Rack bundle includes Flanger, Phaser, Analog Delay, and Dynamics Effects.
New! Includes Native Instruments Guitar Combos (US $100 value):
This Native Instruments bundle emulates three classic guitar amplifiers and includes over 100 presets. Guitar Combos includes Native Instruments AC Box Combo, Plexi Combo, and Twang Combo.
New! Includes Submersible Music KitCore (US $50 value):
Submersible KitCore offers great drum sounds with minimal CPU load. KitCore has over 400 MIDI drum files and includes MIDI grooves from the DrumCore library.
New! External control surface channel tracking
New! Custom labels for ASIO devices and ports
New! Interactive Tutorials
New! Microsoft® Windows Vista Compatible
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 and 1,000 MIDI files for music creation
Alternate time signatures
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
Unlimited undo / redo history
Get Media to download content from the web
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! Zplane élastique Pro audio timestretching and pitch shifting
New! Metronome countoff
New! Switches including Normalize, Invert Phase, and Lock
New! Open clip copy in external editor (Sound Forge)
Multitrack audio and MIDI recording
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
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 via the Plug-in Manager
Inline MIDI editing
MIDI track envelopes & 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 & step recording
ReWire support (mixer and device)
VST effects support with automation and tempo sync
VSTi soft synth support
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
Tempo-Based DirectX Effects
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®
Microsoft® Windows XP (SP2 or later) or Windows Vista
1.8 GHz processor (2.0 GHz 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
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)
You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration within 30 days.
ACID Pro 7 Supported File Formats:
Opens: AAC, AIF, ATRAC, AVI, BMP, FLAC, GIF, JPEG, MID, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, OGG, PCA, PNG, PSD, TGA, TIF, SWF2, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV
Saves: AAC, AC-3, AIF, ATRAC, AVI, FLAC, MIDI, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, OGG, PCA, RealAudio® 9, RealVideo® 9, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV
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