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Sony ACID Music Studio 7

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OVERVIEW

An affordable step into the world of ACID.

Sony ACID Music Studio 7 software gives you the kind of quality music recording, mixing, and effects processing that you're used to with the ACID series. And there are several new features, especially in the MIDI editing and sequencing area, that make ACID Music Studio a worthwhile investment for budding home studio musicians. Built-in tutorials guide you on how to utilize the powerful composing, mixing and mastering tools. So even if it's your first time using ACID, you'll be an old pro before you know it.

With ACID Music Studio, live recording is a snap. Simply plug your microphone or instrument into your PC sound card and click record to capture vocals, guitars, keyboards, MIDI and more. After you've laid down your original ideas, work out the kinks with the included professional mixing tools and audio effects. From volume and panning to auto routing and effects processing, reverb and delay to distortion and echo, there's plenty of ways to play with your song to get the right sound. You can also use VST and DirectX audio effects, and VST instruments or any of the 3,000 ACIDized music loops, 1,000 MIDI files, and other tools to spice things up.

When you're satisfied with the final product, ACID Music Studio 7 provides you the tools to create your own CDs, upload it for a particular website or for podcasting, convert songs to MP3 format, or add your music to the soundtrack of a video.
When you're ready to record, ACID Music Studio 7 is an affordable way to take your abstract ideas and make them more concrete.

FEATURES
Fundamentals
  • Over 3,000 ACIDized music loops
  • Multicore processor support
  • Intuitive pick, paint, and play interface
  • Unlimited tracks for audio and MIDI
  • Video scoring track
  • Automatic pitch and tempo matching
  • Alternate time signature support
  • Real-time loop preview
  • Support for multiple file formats in the same project
Mixing and Editing
  • Multitrack audio and MIDI recording
  • Multiple events per track with automatic crossfades
  • Studio-quality effects including EQ, reverb, delay, and more
  • Chopper editing tool and loop cloning
  • Beatmapper remix tool
  • Track-level volume, panning, and effects editing
  • Master bus track for project-wide volume and pan fades
  • Real-time audio effects preview during playback
  • Event reverse
  • CD audio extraction
  • Metronome
MIDI
  • Over 1,000 MIDI files for song creation
  • 90 DLS instruments and 25 DLS-based projects
  • MIDI editing and sequencing
  • Inline MIDI editing with drum grid
  • MIDI step recording
  • MIDI track envelopes and keyframes
  • MIDI import and export
  • MIDI input filters for tracks
  • Audio Control
  • 16-bit, 48kHz audio support
  • DirectX audio plug-in support
  • Tempo-based DirectX effects
  • VST instrument support
  • VST audio effect support
  • ASIO driver support
Export and Sharing
  • ATRAC editing and encoding
  • Gracenote MusicID CD album recognition
  • Integrated disc-at-once (DAO) CD burning
  • Unlimited MP3 export
  • Export to Sony Net MD players
Supported Formats:
  • Opens: AIFF, AVI, BMP, GIF, JPG, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCA, SFA, SWF, TGA, TIF, W64, WAV, WMA
  • Saves: AIFF, ATRAC3, AVI, MP3, OGG, QuickTime, RealAudio, RealVideo, W64, WAV, WMA
SPECIFICATIONS
System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
  • 800 MHz processor (1 GHz if using video)
  • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 256 MB RAM
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation)
  • Supported CD-Recordable drive (for burning)
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3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Program

When I first started using this program I didn't think it was going to get the job done. I was wrong. I am very new at the home recording gig and found out that...Read complete review

When I first started using this program I didn't think it was going to get the job done. I was wrong. I am very new at the home recording gig and found out that this program is fine, the problem was me. I laid down an acoustic guitar track that I wrote and then tried to lay down a vocal track on top and the vocals were lagging behind the guitar. The problem was very frustrating but easily fixed. You have to manually adjust for what is called "latency". In laymans terms, there is a gap between when you start recording and when the soundcard on your PC starts actually recording. If you don't understand this you will think this program is junk. You just select "options", then "Preferences", then "audio device". Uncheck the box that says "auto detect latency" as this feature apparently does not work very well. Left click on the "adjust manually" slider and use your arrow key to move the slider to the right until the latency gap is closed. The only way to do this is by experimenting as it varies from one PC to the next. On mine, I started at "0" and ended up at "75". Lay down a sample track, and then keep laying down additional tracks, adjusting the latency manually each time, until the recordings' beat/tempo match. Once I got this figured out the program worked great. Recording is soooooo easy with this program but the tutorials are lacking. I even went to the program web site and couldn't find help for this problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So So, but watch out!

I got a copy of Sony ACID 7 for Christmas, and I was satisfied with it until I did multi-tracks. It's high quality, but when playing back more than one track, new tracks...Read complete review

I got a copy of Sony ACID 7 for Christmas, and I was satisfied with it until I did multi-tracks. It's high quality, but when playing back more than one track, new tracks are delayed. It's hard to tell if the new track is on or not. I try it through headphones and my pair of monitors, but I can never tell. When I save the song (or 'Render As') as a MP3 file or whatever, it puts it all together right. But as far as recording and listening, it's strange and hard to tell if everything's on right. If you're a great musician who really knows what you're doing and don't mind this problem, buy it! Otherwise, I'd save up for a multi-track recorder. I now use a Tascam DP-01 which put everything on with no delays and sounds MUCH better quality than putting directly into a computer.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Program

By Theophilus1978

from Bethany, MO

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When I first started using this program I didn't think it was going to get the job done. I was wrong. I am very new at the home recording gig and found out that this program is fine, the problem was me. I laid down an acoustic guitar track that I wrote and then tried to lay down a vocal track on top and the vocals were lagging behind the guitar. The problem was very frustrating but easily fixed. You have to manually adjust for what is called "latency". In laymans terms, there is a gap between when you start recording and when the soundcard on your PC starts actually recording. If you don't understand this you will think this program is junk. You just select "options", then "Preferences", then "audio device". Uncheck the box that says "auto detect latency" as this feature apparently does not work very well. Left click on the "adjust manually" slider and use your arrow key to move the slider to the right until the latency gap is closed. The only way to do this is by experimenting as it varies from one PC to the next. On mine, I started at "0" and ended up at "75". Lay down a sample track, and then keep laying down additional tracks, adjusting the latency manually each time, until the recordings' beat/tempo match. Once I got this figured out the program worked great. Recording is soooooo easy with this program but the tutorials are lacking. I even went to the program web site and couldn't find help for this problem.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for any home studio

By Steve-KUvFf

from USA

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I have had some problems with recording software recording off time, ACID is perfect! The built in effects are great for the price. I have also used CakeWalk and have a little bit of experience with ProTools, and ACID is definitely the best for the price.

 
5.0

I luv it

By Neoklassic Productions 2008

from Queens N.Y

Have been using Sony Acid for years. Sony has a web site dedicated to Acid users. Acidplanet.com. Great program, also based on what you use it for. I use it for mixing and editing. Isolating samples, sounds , creating loops and sequencing rhythms. Definitely not a multi track recorder. Just have vocals imported into Acid mix and edit with other samples to create your song, then render into single track that can be exported elsewhere. I recommend buying a hard disk recorder.I bought a Tascam dp-01Fx to record vocals or samples then import into Acid to edit or loop. Great buy and easy to use.

 
4.0

Not bad for beginners...

By Stalevocals

from NJ

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Let me start by saying that my first DAW of sorts was Acid DJ 2.0, and I have followed the upgrade path for the past couple years. Acid's come a long way, but is still biased towards electronica and hip hop type projects. Acid's intuitive and EXTREMELY user friendly workspace is great for layering tracks and loops down very quickly and precisely. Above that, not much here. This program is not designed to be a computer based multi-track recorder. (the manual even says so) That's not to say that it can't be done, though. It's just not as adept for that purpose as some of the other DAW's out there. The ability to record into the program, again, seems to be geared towards small clips and soundbytes used to create loops and bolster sound projects. While this is helpful and creates limitless possiblities for those of you into techno, trance, and electronica type music, it is oppositely not so helpful for rock band type recordings. All in all, it IS a great program, especially for beginners.

 
4.0

Great Software

By pl1015891058

from Leavenworth Ks

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I found acid music studio to be simple, straight forward, but extremely useful. Just hit record, listen to it, add the wanted plug-ins, and then hit record again to record the next track. If you need a basic recording software with good plug-ins, this is all you need.

 
5.0

Very OK for a Home Studio

By Chris Downing

from Devizes UK

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I think this is a great product for Home Studio use. It has pretty much everything you need to produce really good CDs. And I've used it to multitrack, but I'm not too demanding. One thing you do need to realise is that you need to set the options to counter what many here are refereing to as a shortcoming - latency. Latency is caused by the power of your computer - less power more gap between the timing of the first track and how the computer has had to process your second track and put it alongside the first. Thats' hwre all the out of time errors come from (apart from your own bad time). You;ll need to do an Automatically detect and offset to counteract hardware recording latency. It's in the drop down menus of the product. Most software recording packages have this problem and its effect differs in line with the power of your computer system and the hardware you have installed. Select the check box to automatically compensate for offset between the time you initiate recording and when your sound card starts recording. Clear the check box and drag the User recording latency offset slider to specify an offset value to fix it.

 
1.0

ACID Music Studio

By rickfromLA

from Undisclosed

The ACID Music Studio has alot of features and alot of loops, so if you're just making mixes with the loops (which is sorta fun??) it's pretty good. But if you actually want to record any ideas or songs it's horrible because they're is a delay between what you play and when it gets recorded. So the different tracks don't line up, making it seem like each track is either ahead or behind. Overall, it's a nice toy, so if you're willing to dish out 60-70 dollars for a toy, then it's great, otherwise, save some money and get some good software.

 
1.0

no monitor fcn w/MS Vista!!!

By bwana bob

from idaho falls, id

I have used cakewalk GT on my old xp system and was able to do a lot more more easily. Acid and Vista conspire to deprive musicians of true sound on sound or sound with sound recording. I suppose you could hack around this limitation with a mixer and monitor set-up but I never had to do this with cakewalk. The box is a masterpiece of misleading advertising when it claims to be perfect for multi track recording, etc. If you go the acid/sony faq site, there is actually a statement that says that you can not monitor your recording while you add lead to rhythm tracks!!!; contrary to what is implied/stated on the box!!!

 
4.0

Good for what it does

By healthyappreciationformustangs

from Gwinnett County, Ga

I've had this software for about a year now, and using it has been quite nice. The interface is very user friendly, and the controls are intuitive (for me at least). Bottom line is, if you want a digital home studio that is easy to use, and produces good sounding work, Music Studio 7, and a Lexicon Omega interface will do just fine. I've recorded music with this setup that sounds better than some of my protools recordings.

 
3.0

So So, but watch out!

By OregonDude

from Lake Oswego, Oregon

I got a copy of Sony ACID 7 for Christmas, and I was satisfied with it until I did multi-tracks. It's high quality, but when playing back more than one track, new tracks are delayed. It's hard to tell if the new track is on or not. I try it through headphones and my pair of monitors, but I can never tell. When I save the song (or 'Render As') as a MP3 file or whatever, it puts it all together right. But as far as recording and listening, it's strange and hard to tell if everything's on right. If you're a great musician who really knows what you're doing and don't mind this problem, buy it! Otherwise, I'd save up for a multi-track recorder. I now use a Tascam DP-01 which put everything on with no delays and sounds MUCH better quality than putting directly into a computer.

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