In addition to its significantly expanded feature set and new high-performance multi-threaded audio engine, ACID Pro 6 software also reflects enhancements in Sony's ongoing relationship with Native Instruments, creator of state-of-the-art soft synths and samplers. ACID Pro 6 software includes Native Instrumentsâ„¢ KOMPAKT Sony ACID Pro Edition, a configurable sample playback engine that includes a custom sound library assembled by Native Instruments specifically for ACID Pro 6 users.
New Digital Music Workstation Technologies
Multitrack audio and MIDI recording: Simultaneously record multiple tracks of audio and MIDI into the ACID timeline through a variety of methods, including step recording, punch in/out, continuous looping and more.
Multiple media files per track: Layout multiple media files per track, including one-shots, Beatmapped events, loops and disk-based files with new automatic crossfade capabilities.
Inline MIDI editing: MIDI data can be manipulated directly on the ACID timeline, using either a piano roll or a drum grid interface. Edit all note position, velocity, pitch bend, and controller information using an easy, visual approach in the main multitrack interface.
MIDI filtering and processing: ACID Pro 6 software provides processing of MIDI data directly on the timeline, including quantization, swing, editing of velocity values, event duration changes, and more.
VSTi parameter automation: Using automation envelopes, ACID Pro 6 software provides increased mixing flexibility for VST instrument parameters.
Drum Map editing: The Drum Map Editor provides an intuitive way to create custom Drum Map templates, to make working in the Drum Grid even easier.
Project sections: ACID Pro 6 software now provides for the creation of project sections that lets users more efficiently rearrange time-based segments of audio and MIDI events located across multiple tracks.
Dynamic playback optimization: ACID Pro 6 software uses a separate processing thread to render audio from tracks. On multiprocessor or multicore computers, processing is distributed evenly across all CPUs to increase playback performance.
External control surface support: ACID Pro 6 software allows hands-on mixing using external hardware with ACID Pro 6 software. Version 6 natively supports the MackieÂ® Control Universal and the Frontier Design Tranzportâ„¢, and allows custom mapping of up to five user-defined control surfaces.
Record input monitoring: The new multitrack workflow provides users with the ability to monitor audio signals with real-time track effect DSP during recording sessions.
Additional new ACID Pro 6 features include:
ACID Pro 6 core features include:
Price and Availability
ACID Pro 6 software is available for $499.95 (MSRP).
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