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Sony ACID Pro 6


Available for
windows* mac
linux** unix

multi-tracker-recorder recording audio vst sound-editing

ACID Pro, a loop-based music creation tool, is a favorite of users worldwide. Combining loops, multi-track recording and MIDI, this is a full-featured music workstation that will produce professional creations like no other software on the market today.

Those who compose original works will like the pick, paint and play interface that indulges the spontaneity so many musicians prize. This newest version includes enhancements such as automatic crossfades, over a thousand royalty-free loops and an unlimited number of MIDI tracks. Users can pitch-shift and time-stretch loops for the smoothest possible performance. Real-time pitch and tempo matching, real-time event reverse, and support for alternate time signatures aid in the creative process along with groove mapping and cloning tools. The Chopper tool lets the user add killer drum fills and DJ-style effects while the Beatmapper tool takes the drudge out of remixing.

ACID's recording structure has multicore and dual processor support and dynamic playback for the very best audio. A separate processing thread renders audio from tracks and distributes evenly across all CPUs on multiprocessor/multicore computers for optimal playback performance.

Comprehensive MIDI support allows for sequencing, real-time processing and unparalleled control. Other features allow for multiple MIDI tracks and the creation and editing of drum patterns. ACID includes the Native Instruments KOMPAKT Sony ACID Pro edition and over 20 DirectX effects as well as supporting VST effect plugins and VST instruments (or VSTi). Dramatic fades, sweeps, effect and EQ changes can be added with parameter automation. ACID integrates with your existing studio and includes rewire host and device support and control surface automation for Mackie Control and Frontier Design Tranzport as well as many others.

Ease of use and a quick learning curve, as well as the vast array of special features and tools make ACID Pro the preferred music creation software of musicians both amateur and professional--and now you can do whatever your soundcard supports!

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