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The perfect tool for original song creation, audio recording, MIDI production, studio-quality mixing, and effects processing.
If you're serious about making music, ACID Music Studio is the perfect tool for original song creation, audio recording, MIDI production, studio-quality mixing, and effects processing. Share your songs any way you want — burn CDs, upload to the Web, or export to MP3 for portable devices such as the PSP or iPod. With built-in tutorials to guide you, you'll be composing, remixing, and mastering like a pro in no time.
Easy record and import
ACID Music Studio 8 makes recording a breeze. Just plug your microphone or instrument into your computer's sound card and click Record. Capture one track at a time or the whole band at once with each instrument on a different track.
Create original music with the included music loops, record and edit your own live performances, or both! You can also extract audio from your own CDs and add MP3 files to your mix. ACID Music Studio gives you the flexibility to record from virtually any source to produce amazing results. Burn your music CDs, save songs for uploading to your favorite Web sites such as ACIDplanet.com, or convert audio to MP3 for playback on portable devices including the PSP, iPhone, or iPod.
ACID Music Studio gives you complete freedom and flexibility to record your music. Record track by track or capture the entire band at once with each instrument on a different track. This gives you total control over volume, panning, and effects on each instrument or vocal track for the perfect mix.
Perform more accurate recording with ACID Music Studio 8. Use the metronome countoff to play a determined number of bars prior to recording or playback for greater timing and accuracy when recording a performance.
Get additional music for your projects from your own files. With ACID Music Studio software you can add music to your mix from nearly any source including CD, .mp3, and .wav.
Powerful encoding functionality lets you save your songs to popular streaming formats for uploading to the Web, or export them to portable devices. Supported formats include MP3, WMA, WMV, AAC, FLAC, and more.
Want to get heard? ACIDplanet is the premier Internet site for musicians and content developers. Join ACIDplanet to upload and share compositions, remix songs from major-label artists, and collaborate with other members on a wide range of music and video projects
ACID Music Studio includes over 3,000 studio-quality music loops in a variety of genres so you have unlimited possibilities when creating your mix. Pick the loop you want to use, audition it along with your mix, paint it into a track, and play your creation back.
ACID Music Studio software makes it easy to create your own CDs in minutes. CD layout and burning is fully integrated into the software so you can conveniently create your music and produce professional-sounding CDs all within one application.
Import and export additional file formats with ACID Music Studio 8, allowing for more options with media and hardware devices including the PSP, iPod and iPhone.
Mixing, editing and MIDI
ACID Music Studio software provides a complete set of professional-level tools to give you precise control over audio mixing, effects processing, audio routing, and final output. Create your own music loops with the Chopper tool. Add pan and volume envelopes for precise control. Customize your mix with built-in audio effects, or change pitch and tempo, and reverse audio in real time.
For remixing your favorite songs, only ACID Music Studio software has the Beatmapper tool. This tool automatically finds the tempo of a complete song, making it easy to remix. New markers in ACID Music Studio 8 allow you to Beatmap songs with varying tempos and time signatures.
The new Mixing Console provides an integrated view of all tracks and busses in your project with the appearance of a traditional hardware-based mixer. The look can be customized to provide you with the best view of even the most complex session. The new audio and MIDI Mixing Console has additional routing options, allowing for a more flexible and efficient studio recording environment. ACID Music Studio 8 also supports up to four audio busses and four assignable effects chains.
Create new music with MIDI
Perform complete MIDI editing, recording, and sequencing. Manipulate MIDI data directly on the ACID Music Studio timeline with a piano roll or a drum grid interface. Apply VST instruments to your MIDI files for a wide variety of sound options.
Increase your music productivity and flexibility with easy-to-see inline note editing. Inline editing makes MIDI data easier to edit and gives you quicker access to notes. Use envelopes and keyframes for precise control over MIDI data. The drum grid allows you to easily edit MIDI notes for soft synths that have drum maps defined.
Add studio-quality effects
Spice up your music using effects such as EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, and distortion. Change the pitch and tempo of your mix in real time. ACID Music Studio 8 includes Studio Devil British Valve Custom guitar amp and TruePianos Amber Lite piano plug-in — a set of powerful studio-quality software packages.
Apply professional-quality audio effects and processes including é lastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and echo. ACID Music Studio includes DirectX and VST audio effects support, as well as support for VST instruments so you can play back your MIDI tracks through virtual synthesizers, filters, and effects.
- Record track by track or capture the entire band
- Mixing Console provides an integrated view of all tracks and busses
- Use the metronome countoff to play a determined number of bars
- Beatmapper tool automatically finds the tempo of a complete song
- Perform complete MIDI editing, recording, and sequencing
- Studio-quality effects and processing include é élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and echo
- Change the pitch and tempo of your mix in real time
- Includes Studio Devil British Valve Custom guitar amp and TruePianos Amber Lite piano plug-in
- Add music to your mix from nearly any source including CD, .mp3, and .wav.
- Includes over 3,000 studio-quality music loops in a variety of genres
- Create your own CDs in minutes
- Share your songs — upload to the Web, or export to MP3
- Join ACIDplanet to upload and share compositions, remix songs from major-label artists, and collaborate with other members
- Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista (Service Pack 2), or Windows 7
- 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)
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I bought this program over the Christmas holidays with the intention of doing some home recording. Being a complete novice to recording, I wanted something that was user friendly and included some cool features. Suffice it to say, this product exceeded my expectations.Out of the box, ACID has a great selection of effects and loops. I especially like the acoustic drum loops. The only problem I had was with installation, but that was a simple fix (I just had to update my media player).I'm sure it may not be advanced enough for some audiophiles, but I'm more than happy with the results that I get. I use an audio-technica AT2020 USB microphone to record and it works perfectly. You can cut, paste and edit sound like crazy and everytime you use it you figure out a new trick. I also like the fact that it is easy to render recordings to MP3 format. However, like the previous reviewer noted, it is extremely addictive.
First off, let me say that I am pleased with this program. As you may know, it is much cheaper than Acid Pro 7...but for the average Joe recording from his home, this will work just fine. It has very good features and is easy to use once you get a hang of the format. It is excellent for producing drum/bass, electronic, and rap styles of music; however, get the right drum samples and you can produce any style you wish. I would highly recommend this program. The only warning I have...it is extremely addictive!