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Sony ACID Pro 6 Multitrack Recording Software
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A straightforward interface, easy-to-use tools, and loop-based composition with professional power and quality are the hallmarks of Sony ACID Pro. Wi...Click To Read More About This Product
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Now with audio and MIDI multitrack recording!
A straightforward interface, easy-to-use tools, and loop-based composition with professional power and quality are the hallmarks of Sony ACID Pro. With the addition of multitrack audio and MIDI recording, ACID Pro 6 has become the ideal environment for composing, recording, mixing, and production. It brings its renowned ease of use to these traditional DAW functions, making it easy for ACID users to transition to audio and MIDI recording, and for musicians frustrated by recording software to finally make music on their computer easily.
Audio multitrack recording
Designed to record multitrack audio live or in the studio, ACID Pro 6 lets you arm multiple tracks with flexible input routing, record selected events, choose from multiple takes, and punch in and out easily. Pro 6 supports ReWire and VST plug-ins and comes with 20 DirectX effects. You can also use VST synths with support for multiple output ports and individual mute, solo, effects, and volume controls for each synth bus. It also supports 5.1 surround mixing, external control surfaces, and project sections that let you rearrange MIDI and audio segments across multiple tracks.
ACID Pro 6 lets you record and edit MIDI note and controller data on a timeline with piano roll or grid views. You can enter notes through an external MIDI controller or with ACID's onscreen keyboard, then audition before committing. You can edit MIDI events directly in the timeline, quantize data in events, edit velocity value, change duration, or transpose MIDI data. It's also easy to create and edit drum maps for hardware or software-based MIDI synths and drum machines.
- Unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI recording
- Unlimited media clips per track
- Over 1,000 music loops
- 24-bit/192kHz audio support
- MIDI control surface support (Mackie Control Universal native)
- ACID project sections
- Realtime pitch and tempo matching
- ASIO driver support
- Alternate time signatures
- Live audio recording
- Dual-monitor support
- Unlimited undo/redo history
- CD audio extraction and DAO burning
- Mixing and Editing:
- Record input monitoring
- On-the-fly punch in and out
- Automatic crossfades
- Beatmapper remixing tool
- 5.1 surround mixing
- Video scoring track
- Envelope automation recording
- Bus-to-bus routing
- Ripple editing across multiple tracks
- Volume and pan envelopes
- Tempo, time signature, and key change markers
- Volume and pan envelopes
- MIDI and Effects:
- Inline MIDI editing
- MIDI track envelopes and keyframes
- Drum grid editing
- Drum key maps
- Piano roll editing and snap-to-scale filtering
- Filtering and processing
- File export
- Event list editing and step recording
- Patch map editor
- Generate and trigger from MIDI Time Code
- Direct links to audio/MIDI editors
- ReWire support
- Groove Mapping quantization tools
- Multiport VSTi soft synth support
- Tempo-based DirectX effects
- Audio plug-in manager
- Over 20 realtime DirectX audio effects
- 32 assignable effect chains
- 26 effect buses
- Effects bus tracks
Sony ACID Pro 6 was designed to let you compose music with creativity and freedom. Order today!
- System Requirements;
- Microsoft Windows 2000 (SP4) or XP
- 1 GHz processor (1.2 GHz if using video)
- 150MB hard-disk space for program installation
- 600 MB hard-disk space for optional Sony Sound Series Loops & Samples reference library installation
- 2.2 GB hard-disk space for installation of Native Instruments Kompakt Sony ACID Pro edition
- 256 MB RAM, 512 MB recommended
- Windows-compatible sound card
- DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
- Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)
- DirectX 9.0c or later (included on DVD-ROM)
- Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0
- Internet connection (for Gracenote MusicID)
- Internet Explorer 5.1 or later (included on DVD-ROM)
- Please Note: Some features may require product registration.
Reviewed by 5 customers
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I bought sony acid to remix dance music. The program isn't very hard to use I never read the manual and I can get around on it quite easily.The problems I have had are time delays when I record live instruments... skipping if the buffer hasn't been set to delay (which causes the time delay)... and Sony's tech support! They're awful! They charge about $15 to answer one question if you call them or you can pay $100 and you get about three months worth of time to ask questions. The tech support for Sony Acid couldn't even solve the problems I was having and wouldn't refund my money... if I had known I would have this many problems I would have bought protools!
My band has been recording music with Acid since the late 90's. Until Acid 6.0 Pro, it was very tedious to record. We would record each instrument on it's own track, one at a time. There was always the time delay problem, etc. When Acid 6 Pro came out we saw MULTITRACK RECORDING and jumped for joy. It is the best feature for this software. We love the Acid interface and we added a Lexicon Omega USB device and now we can record 4 instruments onto 4 separate tracks at the same time. No more dealing with audio delay. Recording has become a breeze. The only con with the software is that it's expensive to get. We bought 5, and a few months later 6 came out. It was worth the upgrade. I don't think we'll upgrade again when/if 7 Pro comes out. Acid 6.0 Pro is worth the upgrade cost for the added features.
You get all of the features of a standard DAW, without the pretty face that most VST hosts hide behind, all for about $200 less on average. I've been using Vegas for years and wished that it would support midi and VSTIs. This is more or less exactly that. You get track foldering and subfoldering, decent stability (compared to Sonar or Cubase), the only functional in-line midi editing I've ever seen in a VST host and flawless audio multitracking. Just remember to use your audio hardware's direct zero-latency monitoring externally, rather than trying to use ASIO within the host to monitor live input in realtime. On top of everything, it takes 10-15 seconds to load massive workfiles where Sonar or Cubase would literally take minutes. If Sony adds the new mixer window they've added to Vegas 8 for the next version of Acid, they'll probably own me for good. If they add the video editing features and audio stretch/pitch dragging that Vegas has, I'd literally wet myself. Literally.How Ironic. I hate working on the PS3 and wish Sony would fold, yet love Sony's AV production software line and would defend Vegas/Sound Forge/ Acid to the end.
This has got to be the best recording program I have ever used (other than Pro Tools.) Here's the deal: Pro Tools systems are very expensive, and although they are the industry standard, they are not good for home studio artists wanting to make a great sounding production. If you are in the market to buy a program, but you are unsure of which one, BUY ACID. This program, like Pro Tools, is not frilly and sugar coated; it's not "high-tech" or "new-age" looking, it has exactly what you need where you need it without spending useless time on trying to make the program look "cool". Others will agree on this fact about Pro Tools LE and HD...they are not high-tech and fancy looking...they look like what you need, and so does Acid!Acid is compatible with COUNTLESS hardware. It works well with any type of soundcard (M-Audio cards work fabulously!). Easy recording, easy editing, and works with VST and DirectX Plug ins! I have been using and trusting SONY products for years now...Vegas 7, Sound Forge 9, and Acid 6 are all apart of my collection. The Moral of the story (well, the review) is this: If you HAVE Pro Tools, keep it. If you want the next best thing to Pro Tools, get ACID. You will NOT be disappointed.
This program is really something! The learning curve is small and it is a great tool to work on songs. My main reason I began with Acid (I originally used Vegas as my DAW) was to add more sample and loop stretching and beatmapping. Now that Acid Pro 6 added multi-tracking...no more Vegas to go back and forth. My only complaint, which I had with Vegas too, is that there is not a vertical mixer (track mixer, as the master, buss, & fx sends are vertical) for a more traditional style mixing. Aside from that....it is awesome, especially how well it integrates with Sound Forge (the best editing software). Check this program out. (they even have a free trial/demo).