The Sony ACID Pro 7 Professional Digital Audio Workstation (5-99 License Tier, Educational) is a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless music-creation and post-production environment. More creative partner than production tool, ACID Pro 7 software inspires like nothing else. With its Transparent Technology design, ACID Pro 7 software removes typical barriers to the creative workflow so you can effortlessly transform ideas into real results.
Professional multitrack recording
For uncompromising 24-bit, 192 kHz sound quality production live or in the studio, ACID Pro 7 software has an expanded set of features for maximum audio performance. Whether you're recording your band or creating MIDI-based compositions, ACID Pro 7 software is the optimal platform for reliable multitrack recording and production.
Innovative loop-based music creation
ACID Pro software is the leader in loop-based music creation. Version 7 retains all the classic ACID Pro features including real-time pitch/tempo transposition during playback and preview, unlimited tracks and signature pick/paint/play interface. ACID Pro 7 software also includes more than 3,000 Sony Sound Series loops and 90 virtual instruments so you can start creating music right out of the box.
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 modulation, expression, or other types of MIDI controller data. Simultaneously record MIDI on multiple tracks, apply real time quantization, perform filtering and processing, create and edit drum patterns and more.
Professional effects and soft synth support
Expand your palette with native support for VST instruments and plug-ins. Create resonant sweeps, EQ changes and add effects with parameter automation. ReWire and ASIO support help you smoothly integrate ACID Pro 7 software with your existing studio.
Microsoft Windows 7 compatible
ACID Pro 7 software is fully compatible with the Microsoft Windows 7 platform
Pristine audio quality
ACID Pro 7 software employs the shortest possible path from your audio interface to your hard disk without floating-point conversions that can increase latency and dropout potential. Its optimized 24-bit, 192 kHz recording architecture includes dual and multicore processor support and dynamic playback optimization for maximum audio performance
ACID Pro 7 software includes built-in interactive tutorials for step-by-step help. Work along with the tutorials from within your project so you can learn and create at the same time.
Exclusive Media Manager technology
Use the Media Manager to tag, organize and search your collection of sounds so you can quickly find just the right media for your ACID Pro 7 compositions. The Media Manager maintains a database of your content, including file attributes, ACID metadata and tags that you can assign to classify your media. Install the Media Reference Library to automatically tag existing Sony Sound Series loops and samples on your hard drive.
Dynamic playback optimization
Gain increased performance on single and multicore processor machines with audio track buffering. ACID Pro 7 software uses a separate processing thread to render audio from tracks. On multiprocessor or multicore computers, processing is distributed evenly across all CPUs to increase playback performance.
More than 3,000 loops
ACID Pro 7 software includes more than 3,000 Sony Sound Series loops and 90 virtual instruments for instant music creation. Sound Series loops are ACIDized with revolutionary pitch-shifting and time-stretching metadata for the smoothest possible performance. Get more free loops through the ACID Pro Get Media feature and at ACIDplanet.com. Further expand your media collection by purchasing titles from award-winning collection of royalty-free sample libraries.
Exclusive free content
Get Media contains a wide assortment of free and fresh content that can't be found anywhere else. Enjoy instant access to folders full of great sounding royalty-free loops that you can use right away in all your projects. Get Media content adds significantly to the Sony Sound Series catalog by providing folders packed full of sounds that expand every new Sound Series library's potential.
Recording, mixing and editing
ACID Pro 7 software addresses even the most complex audio production tasks with ease. With ACID Pro 7, you get the advantages of full-on DAW functionality paired with the built-in time stretching and pitch shifting features that changed music and shook the industry. Ease of use is still paramount, even as the ACID Pro feature set has expanded to encompass the entire spectrum of modern DAW features and exclusive support options and third party additions help make ACID Pro hands down one of the most fun and inspiring music creation software tools on the market.
MIDI and audio control
ACID Pro 7 software is a comprehensive DAW environment that offers high-precision MIDI editing using ergonomically satisfying controls. Edit more MIDI data faster and enjoy longer, fatigue-free production sessions with user-friendly tools.
CD burning, import and export
With ACID Pro 7 software you can open a wide variety of file types, including WAV, Windows Media and MP3. Burn your own disc-at-once CDs directly from the timeline, or export completed songs as WAV, MP3 and more.
|System requirements||Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 operating system
1GHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended for HDV)
200MB hard-disk space for program installation, 600MB hard-disk space for optional Sony Sound Series Loops & Samples reference library
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
QuickTime 7.1.6 or later
|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
|Mixing and Editing - 1||Audio and MIDI mixing console
Audio, MIDI and Bus Track meters
Cross-track event drag and drop
Enhanced Beatmapping for tracks with tempo changes
Enhanced timestretch and pitch-shifting with elastique Pro
Switches including Normalize, Invert Phase and Lock
Multitrack recording for audio and MIDI
Unlimited media clips per track
On-the-fly punch-in recording
Record input monitoring
|Mixing and Editing - 2||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
|Mixing and Editing - 3||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 - 1||MIDI track freeze
Enhanced plug-in management
Optimized plug-in scanning with Plug-in Manager
Inline MIDI editing
MIDI track envelopes and 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 and step recording
ReWire support (mixer and device)
VST effects support with automation and tempo sync
|MIDI and Effects - 2||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