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Editors' Note: This product has been discontinued and is no longer available for download or use. offers no downloadable file and presents data on the last available version for informational purposes only.

Editors' Review


As a stripped-down version of ACID Pro, Sony's professional digital audio workstation, Sony ACID Xpress Free provides a serviceable music editing program, but bars you from using some basic features unless you put up the cash to purchase the Pro version.


Good features: Sony ACID Xpress Free has a digital keyboard, guitar, and drum set at your disposal for making tracks. Like its parent app, it uses Acid Loops that automatically change in pitch to match and transition seamlessly into other Acid Loops, to ease the process of creating music.

Helpful tutorials: The "Show Me How" feature provides step-by-step tutorials for operating this program, showing you how to perform functions like adding an event to the timeline or duplicating a track.


Cluttered, unappealing interface: The unflattering interface consists of an outdated spread of grey toolbars and boxy white displays piled on top of each other. It's not only unattractive, but also confusing. Just trying to figure out how to record and play back a few notes on the digital keyboard took more time and effort than it should.

Frustrating limitations: You'll get quickly frustrated with being constantly denied use of even basic features such as customizing audio effects or burning your audio to a CD.

Bottom Line

Though a decent program, Sony ACID Xpress Free suffers from the many limitations Sony imposes on you to try to convince you to buy the Pro version. There are better music editing programs out there that won't break the bank. We recommend the free Audacity, which offers many more features than ACID Xpress, as well as a more intuitive interface.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.0
Version 7.0 added new Inline MIDI editing and multiple events per track.
Publisher Magix Software
Publisher web site
Release Date November 27, 2012
Date Added June 01, 2015
Version 7.0
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 410,034
Downloads Last Week 0
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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