Music Creation Reformulated
In the world of digital music creation, ACID Pro software has always stood out from the crowd. Its automatic loop time-stretching and tempo-matching technology is second-to-none, and its straightforward pick, paint, and play functionality has helped make ACID Pro software the favorite loop-based music creation tool for millions of users worldwide. Now reformulated to add multitrack recording and full MIDI sequencing to its superior looping functionality, ACID Pro 6 software delivers a new formula for ground-breaking music creation: loops + multitrack + MIDI. Together, these key components add up to a full-featured professional music workstation unlike any other.
Innovative Loop-Based Music Creation
ACID Pro software has been the leader in loop-based music creation for nearly ten years. Version 6 has all of the core ACID Pro features—automatic pitch and tempo matching, real-time loop previewing, unlimited tracks, and our signature pick, paint, and play interface—and new enhancements such as support for multiple media events per track, and automatic crossfades. ACID Pro 6 software also includes over 1,000 Sony Sound Series loops so you can start creating music right out of the box.
Multitrack Audio and MIDI Recording
For uncompromising 24-bit, 192kHz sound quality production live or in-studio, ACID Pro 6 software has an expanded set of features for maximum audio performance. Whether you're on stage tracking a combo, or recording MIDI-based studio sequences, ACID Pro 6 software is the optimal platform for reliable multitrack production: on-the-fly punch in/out, unlimited tracks for audio and MIDI, control surface support, powerful plug-in processing, and 5.1 surround mixing.
Comprehensive MIDI Support
ACID Pro 6 software has unparalleled support for MIDI sequencing, with real-time MIDI processing and precise control over MIDI events. All note and controller data can be recorded and edited on the timeline as easily as audio tracks. Use new track envelopes to automate and modify modulation, expression, or other types of MIDI controller data over time. Other new features let you record multiple tracks of MIDI, apply real-time MIDI quantization, perform filtering and processing, create and edit drum patterns.
Superior Mixing and Editing
Nondestructive editing, unlimited tracks, and real-time pitch and tempo matching—ACID Pro 6 software has all of the essentials. ACID Pro 6 software includes our patent-pending Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning quantization tools, real-time event reverse, freehand envelope drawing, and support for alternate time signatures. Our unique Beatmapper tool makes remixing easy, and the Chopper tool helps you create impressive drum fills, stutters, and DJ-style effects.
Professional Effects and Soft Synth Support
Expand your sound palette with native support for VST instruments, as well as VST and DirectX audio plug-ins. ACID Pro 6 software includes the Native Instruments KOMPAKT Sony ACID Pro edition and over 20 DirectX effects. Create resonant sweeps, dramatic fades, EQ changes and add effects with parameter automation. Integrate ACID Pro 6 software with your existing studio: full ReWire host and device support, ASIO, and control surface automation for devices such as the Mackie Control and Frontier Design TranzPort.
Exclusive Quantization Tools
Transform loops and MIDI tracks into fresh, new sounds with our exclusive Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning quantization tools. Change the groove of a track, apply different grooves to the same track, extract a groove from one file and apply it to another, or even create custom grooves.
Professional Workflow Features
The Media Manager is a powerful way to tag, organize, and search your collection of content. Use new project sections to quickly audition different arrangements of a project. Maximize efficiency with folder tracks and cluster editing. Use the convenient Clip Pool to easily choose and arrange the events you want to use in your compositions. Place multiple media clips on one track—automatic crossfades tie everything together. Deliver projects in nearly any format without leaving the ACID Pro 6 environment: integrated DAO CD burning, AC3, AIF, ATRAC, AVI, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 & MPEG-2*, OGG, PCA, RM, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV.
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (SP4) or XP
1 GHz processor (1.2 GHz if using video)
150MB hard-disk space for program installation
600 MB hard-disk space for optional Sony Sound Series Loops & Samples reference library installation
2.2 GB hard-disk space for installation of Native Instruments Kompakt Sony ACID Pro edition
256 MB RAM, 512 MB recommended
Windows-compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)
DirectX 9.0c or later (included on DVD-ROM)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Internet connection (for Gracenote® MusicID Recognition Service)
Internet Explorer 5.1 or later (included on DVD-ROM)
Please Note: Some features may require product registration.
Please Note: Using the default installation path is recommended. The default installation path is C:\Program Files\Sony\ACID Pro 6.0. Problems such as file format plug-ins stating they are expired or demo beeps occurring when you use Sonic Foundry or Sony audio effects can occur if, during installation, you change the install path to a directory that holds older Sony/Sonic Foundry products.