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ACID Music Studio 11

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Editors' Review

shelbybrown Sep 8, 2010

If Sony ACID Pro is a little too rich and advanced for your blood, the slightly simpler and much cheaper ACID Music Studio may be right up your alley. Version 8 of the program builds upon the already robust music recording, mixing, and creation tools with several new features and enhancement, and yet the $64.95 licensing fee won't break the bank (you can try it for free for 30 days). But don't be fooled by the lack of a "professional" designation in the title: ACID isn't geared for newbies but for serious music aficionados with some experience with music production software.

ACID Music Studio 8's look and feel is similar to that of the Pro version. A multitrack editing window dominates the screen at the center top, while a dual-tabbed Explorer/Plug-In manager resides below, just to the left of the mixing console. The interface is tidy and utilitarian overall, but it will likely overwhelm newcomers. The good news is that Sony includes a host of tutorials, including seven that are new to this version, such as "how to use the mixing console" and "how to use tempo change markers." Those unfamiliar with ACID would be wise to make use of them.

As would be expected, ACID Music Studio includes all the standard audio production features. There are tools for recording, editing, and mixing live vocals, instruments, and MIDI input. Plus, you can create all-digital songs with over 3,000 music loops. You can also output to a variety of formats, including CD, PSP, iPod, iPhone, and MP3, and the program allows for easy online sharing.

New features in ACID 8 include a new audio- and MIDI-mixing console that offers the appearance of a traditional hardware-based mixer, which provides an integrated view of all tracks as well as time-stretching and pitch-shifting tools. In addition, you get enhanced remixing tools, including Beatmapper, which automatically finds the tempo of a completed song. There's also cross-track drag-and-drop for greater efficiency; Zplane elastique Pro and Efficient time-stretch methods for dramatic pitch shifts; a metronome count-off feature; and AAC and FLAC format support.

In all, the latest update for ACID Music Studio offers a compelling array of new additions for an affordable price point. The ACID-faithful should be pleased.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 11.0.7.18

Version 11: 64-bit support for complete creative freedom; includes 8 virtual instruments + 6 effects plug-ins; includes 2,500+ freely customizable ACIDized loops.

General

Release February 7, 2019
Date Added February 7, 2019
Version 11.0.7.18

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 268,018
Downloads Last Week 13
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Developer's Description

ACID Music Studio 11 combines powerful technology with easy-to-use features to give you unlimited creative freedom. Take advantage of legendary ACID Pro technology, new features, 64-bit power and brand new content to produce music without any compromises.

Start by selecting from over 2,500 ACIDizied loops from genres like hip hop, house and rock. Then combine these with virtual instruments and self-recorded vocals. Finally, add audio effects to give your songs a polished sound or to create your own remixes.