Sony ACID Pro Features

The table below include all features of Sony ACID Pro 7 for Windows. Is it your favorite GarageBand equivalent?

  • New! External control surface channel tracking
  • New! Interactive tutorials
  • Over 3,000 music loops in multiple genres
  • External control surface support including the Mackie® Control and Frontier Design Tranzport™
  • Dynamic playback optimization maximizes audio performance
  • Master, auxiliary, soft synth, and effects bus tracks
  • ATRAC3™, ATRAC3plus™, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless™ support
  • Unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI
  • Unlimited undo/redo history
  • Real-time pitch and tempo matching
  • 24-bit, 192 kHz audio support
  • Multiple file format support
  • Live audio recording
  • Customizable UI and keyboard mapping
  • Dual/external monitor support
  • Metronome for playback and record
  • Get Media option to download media from the Web
  • Autosave crash recovery
  • Dual/multi-core processor support
Editing and Mixing
  • New! Audio and MIDI mixing console
  • New! Audio, MIDI, and Bus Track meters
  • New! Input busses
  • New! Real-time rendering
  • New! Tempo curves
  • New! Cross-track event drag and drop
  • New! Enhanced Beatmapping for tracks with tempo changes
  • New! Enhanced timestretch and pitch-shifting with élastique Pro
  • New! Metronome count-off
  • New! 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
  • 5.1 surround mixing
  • Real-time event reverse
  • Bus-to-bus routing
  • Clip Pool management
  • Chopper editing tool with loop cloning
  • Envelope automation recording
  • Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline
  • Film-style panning mode for 5.1 surround projects
  • Ripple editing across multiple tracks
  • Nestable folder tracks
  • Video scoring track (AVI, MOV, WMV)
  • Downmix monitoring
  • Drop one-shots in real time
  • Hotkey commands for track muting and soloing
  • Envelope changes applied to multiple selected events
  • Beatmapper remixing tool
  • Attack, Sustain, and Release (ASR) envelopes
  • Volume and pan envelopes
  • Tempo, time signature, and key change markers
  • Metadata command markers
  • Real-time placement of markers during playback
  • Tempo and key mapping
Effects and MIDI
  • New! MIDI track freeze
  • New! Enhanced plug-in management
  • New! 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
  • Audio Plug-in Manager
  • Over 20 real-time DirectX audio effects
  • 32 assignable effect chains
  • 26 effect busses
  • VST effects support with automation and tempo sync
  • Tempo-based DirectX® effects
  • MIDI file export
  • MIDI piano roll snap-to-scale filtering
  • MIDI event list editing and step recording
  • ReWire support (mixer and device)
  • Groove quantization tools
  • Program Map Editor
  • DLS 1 & 2 soft synth support
  • DirectX plug-in support
  • VSTi parameter automation
  • Plug-in effect automation
  • Generate and trigger from MIDI Time Code (MTC)
  • Bypass all effects command
  • Effects bus tracks
  • Direct links to audio/MIDI editors
Exporting and Sharing
  • New! Native FLAC, AAC, AC-3 Studio, and MPEG-2, format support
  • Built-in CD burning
  • Export: WAV, MP3, WMA, WMV, RM, WAV, AIF, PCA, and AC3
  • Easily share your music on
  • Gracenote CD album identification
  • CD audio extraction

Recommended System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows® 8.1
  • Intel or AMD or compatible processors, 1GHz
  • 1GB RAM
  • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation, 600 MB hard-disk space for optional Sony Sound Series Loops & Samples reference library
  • QuickTime Player 7.16 or newer
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
  • Sound card

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