Starting off with the initial versions of this software, Sony Creative Software launched the most stable version of the software 7.0e. Primarily Acid Pro was launched for Windows but it works on Macintosh too. It is widely regarded as the most popular digital audio workstation (DAW) or in simple words it’s a software to fabricate audio. There are many other similar types of software available in the market but this one is surely number 1 due to the awesome features it has.
Talking about the awesome features, following are the 5 most attractive features of the Sony Acid Pro 7.0:-
Beats per minute (BPM) as the name suggests is the number of beats per minute. Sony acid pro was the first software to introduce the beat mapping feature or beat mapper. It detects the beats per minute and determines the precise BPM. This feature is manual in the Sony acid pro. When introduced initially ACID became very popular amidst composers, producers and DJ’s in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s who were interested in creating beats, tunes, solos, patches etc. Now the main attraction of this feature was the adaptability of virtually any track to the desired tempo or key signature making it the king of all softwares but Ableton Live has taken this idea further, tempo mapping which offers greater accuracy and lesser user input. To map a song with subtly changing tempo, we have to input the marker points but in Ableton live it is done automatically. On the whole the Beatmapper has proved to be an important tool.
Superior Mixing and Editing
ACID Pro 7 software has a dedicated mixing console for a flexible and efficient recording environment. Supporting features like Specify routing, assign audio effects, and use external effects processors and midi controllers with tracks makes it a powerful audio production console. ACID Pro 7 has an awesome feature named the Chopper tool which helps you to create impressive drum fills, stutters, and DJ-style effects.
Comprehensive MIDI Support
Using functions like MIDI sequencing in ACID Pro 7 software, with real time MIDI processing and precise control over MIDI events is a real treat for professionals. All note and controller data can be recorded and edited on the timeline as easily as audio tracks. Use track envelopes to automate and modify modulation, expression, or other types of MIDI controller data over time. Other features let you record multiple tracks of MIDI, apply real time MIDI quantization, perform filtering and processing, create and edit drum patterns, and step record. ACID Pro 7 also includes over a thousand free MIDI files for music creation.
Innovative Loop-Based Music Creation
ACID Pro software has been the leader in loop-based music creation for nearly ten years. Version 7 has all of the core ACID Pro features: automatic pitch and tempo matching, real-time loop previewing, unlimited tracks, and our signature pick/paint/play interface. ACID Pro 7 software also includes more than 3000 loops and more than 100 effects to enhance the feel of the loops.
Professional Effects and Soft Synth Support
Expand your sound palette with native support for VST instruments, as well as VST and DirectX audio plug-ins. Create resonant sweeps, dramatic fades, EQ changes and add effects with parameter automation. ReWire and ASIO support help you smoothly integrate ACID Pro 7 software with your existing studio.
So, wrapping up on the ACID pro we learn that for the past 10 years Sony has been providing us with a powerful and an action packed audio creation tool. Although there are many others in the market but then with a solid name like Sony there is always a satisfaction about the user friendly part. The software can be purchased at a price of $255.54 or something around Rs. 11k.
Although it’s available for download on torrents but it’s better to get an original copy to avoid hassles.