Now includes multitrack recording and MIDI facilities 12/04/06
Sony Media Software have announced the availability of
ACID Pro 6 software which they tell us is a significant upgrade to the award-winning, professional music creation and production application.Here's the lowdown directly from their own press release...
ACID Pro 6 software includes new multitrack recording and MIDI capabilities, transforming the software into a full-featured professional digital music workstation
ACID Pro 6 software provides professionals with new ways to record, produce, mix and arrange audio and music compositions, far beyond the capabilities found in prior versions. The upgraded multitrack recording and MIDI sequencing platform allows users to create music using a fast, efficient and easy-to-master method that produces impeccable results.
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:
On-the-fly punch-in recording
Envelope automation recording
Track record meters
MIDI track envelopes for controllers
MIDI keyframes for patch changes and sysex messages
MIDI Quantize and Velocity filters
MIDI file import and export
Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline
GracenoteÂ® MusicID CD album identification
Dual/Multi-core processor support
ATRAC3â„¢, ATRAC3plusâ„¢, and ATRAC Advanced Losslessâ„¢ format support
Film-style panning mode for 5.1 surround projects
ACID Pro 6 core features include:
Unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI
Real-time pitch and tempo matching
VST effect and VSTi support
Over 20 real-time DirectX effects
5.1 surround mixing
ASIO driver support
Nestable folder tracks
BeatmapperÂ® remixing tool
Groove Mapping quantization tools
Chopperâ„¢ editing tools
Media Manager search technology
ReWire mixer and device support
Video scoring track (AVI, MOV, WMV)
Integrated disc-at-once CD burning
One-click music publishing to ACIDplanet.com
Price and Availability
ACID Pro 6 software is available for $499.95 (MSRP).
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