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ACID Pro 6
Dual/multi-core processor support
Support for external control surfaces
Dynamic playback optimization
Number of tracks
Maximum bit depth/sample rate
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
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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