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FEATURE
ACID Xpress
American Idol EMC
ACID Music Studio 7
ACID Pro 6
General
Dual/multi-core processor support
 
 
Support for external control surfaces
 
 
 
Dynamic playback optimization
 
 
Number of tracks
10
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Maximum bit depth/sample rate
16/48kHz
16/48kHz
16/48kHz
24/192kHz
Interactive "Show Me How" tutorials
 
Media Manager technology
 
 
 
Customizable loop searches and tagging
 
 
 
Video scoring track
 
 
Live audio recording
Customizable keyboard mapping
 
 
Customizable UI
 
 
"Get Media" option
Time markers
 
 
Tempo markers
Metronome for playback and record
 
 
Macromedia Flash™ .swf format import
 
 
Mixing and Editing
Multitrack Audio and MIDI recording
 
 
Multiple media events per track with automatic crossfades
 
 
On-the-fly punch-in recording
 
 
Record input monitoring
 
 
 
Track record meters
 
 
ACID project sections
 
 
 
Envelope automation recording
 
 
 
Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline
 
 
Groove Mapping quantization with Groove Cloning
 
 
 
Nestable folder tracks
 
 
 
5.1 surround mixing
 
 
 
Beatmapper remixing tool
 
Real-time event reverse
 
Volume and pan envelopes
 
 
Tempo and key changes
Bus-to-bus routing
 
 
 
Drop one-shots in real-time via keyboard commands
 
 
Track bouncing
 
 
Chopper loop editing tool
 
 
Alternate time signature support
 
Effects & MIDI
Inline MIDI editing
 
 
MIDI track envelopes and keyframes
 
 
MIDI filtering and processing
 
 
MIDI file export
 
 
Program Map Editor
 
 
Drum grid editing mode with drum key maps
 
 
Drum Grid
MIDI recording
 
 
VSTi support
 
 
VSTi parameter automation
 
 
 
VST effect support with automation and tempo sync
 
 

(no automation)
Multiport VSTi soft synth support
 
 
 
DLS sample file support
Rewire mixer/device support
 
 
 
Track effects
 
 

(includes ExpressFX)
DirectX® Plug-In support
 
 

(includes XFX 1,2,3)
DirectX plug-in effects automation
 
 
 
Tempo-based DirectX effects
 
 
Audio Plug-In Manager
 
 
 
ASIO driver support
 
 
Generate MIDI Time Code and MIDI clock
 
 
 
Master bus track
 
 
CD and Export
Gracenote® CD album identification
 
 
CD extraction
 
>Disc-at-once (DAO) CD burning
 
Track-at-once (TAO) CD burning
 
Publish to ACIDplanet.com
Export to Sony NetMD™ handheld devices
 
MP3 open/save
20 free encodes
Windows Media™ support
Saves to WMA 48 kbps
ATRAC™ format support
 
 
QuickTime support
 
MPEG encoding support (with optional plug-in)
 
 

 
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Included with ACID Pro
Native Instruments KOMPAKT
A custom edition of Native Instruments™ KOMPAKT sampler, bundled with over 120 instruments, is included with every ACID Pro 6 purchase—a US $200 value. More »
 
Product News
An update to ACID Pro software is now available. Go »
 
The Gadget Guy reviews ACID Pro 6 software. Go » All Reviews »
 
"ACID has gone on its own trip — and it’s a good one", a review by Sam Wheeler for EQ magazine. Go » All Reviews »
 
Jason Blum of Future Music magazine ponders if Sony’s sixth hit of Acid makes you legally insane. Go » All Reviews »
 
Jason Scott Alexander of Remix magazine, reviews ACID Pro 6 software. Go » All Reviews »
 
Frank Moldstad covers the ins and outs of time-stretching in this tutorial for Digital Producer magazine. Go » All Reviews »
 
Showcase
Survival Skills
Award-winning composer Russ Landau uses ACID® Pro software and Sony® Sound Series™ loops to create music for "Survivor" and other popular television shows. More »
 
Highly Recommended
ACID Pro a Certified Hit
 
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