Magix ACID Pro 7 (download)

Loop-based Music Creation Software with Audio and MIDI Capabilities - PC VST
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Magix ACID Pro 7 (download)
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The fast and easy way to build a song!

ACID Pro 7 represents an incredible value for the PC-based studio. To start the creative process, you get over 3,000 loops and 1,000 MIDI files right out of the box - and that's in addition to a potent effects rack powered by iZotope and great-sounding virtual instruments, including Native Instruments' Guitar Combos software and Submersible Music's KitCore. What's more, control over MIDI data is better than it's ever been, as ACID Pro 7 sports real-time MIDI automation, quantization, and deep editing functionality. Plus, ACID Pro 7 boasts a new time-stretching feature.

Sony ACID Pro 7 at a Glance:
  • What you get
  • Professional multitracking and MIDI
  • Mixing and editing
  • Loop-based creation

What you get
Sony ACID Pro 7 combines full multitrack recording and mixing, complete MIDI sequencing, and legendary loop manipulation for seamless music creation and post production. Get up and running quickly with new interactive tutorials. Other new features include a dedicated mixing console, MIDI track freeze, input busses, tempo curves, and enhanced format support. ACID Pro 7 software includes over 3,000 loops and 1,000 MIDI files for music creation, as well as the Garritan ARIA for ACID Pro player, the ACID Pro Effects Rack powerered by iZotope, Native Instruments Guitar Combos, and Submersible Music KitCore.

Professional multitracking and MIDI
For uncompromising 24-bit/192kHz sound quality production live or in studio, ACID Pro 7 software has an expanded set of features for maximum audio performance. Whether users are recording in the studio or creating MIDI-based studio sequences, ACID Pro 7 software is the optimal platform for reliable multitrack production. MIDI has been bolstered in ACID Pro 7, as well, with real time MIDI processing and precise control over MIDI events. Use track envelopes to automate and modify MIDI controller data over time. Other features let users apply real time MIDI quantization, create drum patterns, edit MIDI event lists, and step record. ACID Pro 7 users can freeze MIDI tracks that are routed to multiple soft synths and render them as .wav files to save CPU processing power and increase productivity during a session.

Mixing and editing
ACID Pro 7 software has a dedicated mixing console for a flexible and efficient recording environment. Specify routing, assign audio effects, and use external effects processors with tracks and busses. ACID Pro 7 software also supports control surface automation and channel tracking for devices such as the Mackie Control and Frontier Design TranzPort. The new mixing console visually represents audio signals in a project and provides additional routing options. This allows for a more flexible and efficient in-studio recording environment. The mixing console provides an integrated view of all tracks and busses in an ACID Pro project with the appearance of a traditional hardware-based mixer.

Loop-based creation
ACID Pro 7 software has all the core features found in previous versions: automatic pitch and tempo matching, real time loop previewing, unlimited tracks, and our signature pick/paint/play interface. ACID Pro 7 software also includes over 3,000 ACIDized loops and 1,000 MIDI files so users can start creating music right out of the box. Transform loops and MIDI tracks into fresh, new sounds with powerful quantization tools. Use the Chopper window to create drum fills, stutters, and DJ-style effects. Remix songs with standard or multiple tempos with the Beatmapper remix tool. Further manipulate loops with real time event reverse and freehand envelope drawing.

Sony ACID Pro 7 Features:
  • Unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI
  • Real-time pitch and tempo matching
  • Over 3,000 music loops and 1,000 MIDI files for music creation
  • Alternate time signatures
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio support
  • ASIO driver support
  • Master, auxiliary, soft synth, and effects bus tracks
  • Multiple file format support
  • Live audio recording
  • Media Manager technology
  • Customizable UI and keyboard mapping
  • Flash (.swf ) file format import
  • Autosave crash recovery
  • Dual/external-monitor support
  • Unlimited undo/redo history
  • Get Media to download content from the web
  • Unlimited media clips per track
  • On-the-fly punch-in recording
  • Record input monitoring
  • Clip Pool management
  • ACID project sections
  • Envelope automation recording
  • Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline
  • 5.1 surround mixing
  • Beatmapper remixing tool
  • Chopper editing tool with loop cloning
  • Video scoring track (AVI, MOV, WMV)
  • Ripple editing across multiple tracks
  • Attack, Sustain, and Release (ASR) envelopes
  • MIDI track freeze
  • ReWire support (mixer and device)
Build amazing songs with audio, MIDI, and loops with Sony's ACID Pro 7!

Tech Specs

Software Type DAW
Platform PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit/ (also works on 64-bit systems)
Format VST
Supported Audio Formats WAVE, AIFF, AC-3, AAC, OGG Vorbis, MP3
Hardware Requirements - PC 1.8GHz CPU, 1GB RAM
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP or Later
Manufacturer Part Number SAC7099ESD

Customer Reviews

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Sony acid pro 7

it's a great progra;
Music background: student

Acid is more powerful than is told.

Ya know Sony should stop advertising it as "Loop Based Software" because I have scored many films with this program. I've been nominated for a Grammy and I used Acid and told the director that I use "Pro Tools", which I hate! I put acid up against a avid pro tools user who is also a professional in the industry, and I blew him and his pro tools out of the water, hands down. Just so you guys know, I had 120 stereo tracks running at the same time and no hiccups! AND, I recorded strings (no loops). So Sony, if you read this, you are selling yourself short. Upgrade this program so we can give Avid a run for the money. BTW: NO I dont work for Sony or Sweetwater......And Also, Danny Elfman Scored Men in Black using acid!
Music background: Film Composer

Works as described.

So far so good. Does what I needed it to do. EZ to use.
Music background: wanabe


This software is the most user friendly software I have ever used. I have used my share of softwares since they came into play. I have made incredible music, commercials, radio drops, etc. Its just an amazing software over all. Discjockey, producer, composer, arranger, song writer, and SOUND ENGINEER as well as a radio personality. I apply this software to all of my career. This is not a hobby to me, IT'S MY LIFE!!!
Music background: Discjockey, producer, composer, arranger, song writer, and SOUND ENGINEER as well as a radio personality.

Great software!

I have been a musician for 20 years and I have seen my share of music software. This software is easy to use and very versatile.
Music background: Music instructor, studio musician
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