Recording, import and export
Record your own vocals and instruments over loops in ACID Music Studio. Extract audio from CDs and import MP3 files for beatmapping and remixing. ACID Music Studio gives you the flexibility to record from virtually any source to produce amazing results. Burn music CDs, save songs for uploading to your favorite Web sites including SoundCloud and Indaba Music, and convert to MP3 for playback on all your favorite portable players.
Studio multitrack recording
Live tracking and overdubbing is easy in ACID Music studio. Record everything on separate tracks and take complete control of the mix.
Over 3,000 music loops
ACID Music Studio includes 3,000 Sony Sound Series loops in a wide variety of genres so you can get started making music right away. Pick the loops you like, paint them into ACID Music Studio, and get great results fast — even if you're a newcomer to the world of computer music.
Publish your songs
ACID Music Studio includes a free one-year Indaba Music Pro membership. Remix major artists, get placements and exposure, find gigs, enter contests, and more. Indaba Music opens a wealth of opportunities for members. Includes 5GB of cloud storage space.
Mixing, editing, and MIDI
ACID Music Studio is a complete package for tracking, routing, processing, mixing, rendering, and sharing your own original music. Take full advantage of the spontaneous time and pitch controls that made ACID famous while digging in and accessing all the audio and MIDI features you'd expect in a great DAW.
Enhanced remixing tools
For remixing your favorite songs, only ACID Music Studio has the Beatmapper tool. This tool automatically finds the tempo of an entire song, making it easy to remix. You can even Beatmap songs with changing tempos and time signatures.
Effects and instruments
ACID Music Studio is packed with built-in signal and effects processing tools, including élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and echo. VST plug-in support opens the door to a massive world of signal and effects processing options, as well as all the best in today’s virtual instrument offerings.
Inline MIDI editing
Enter and edit MIDI data quickly on good-looking piano roll and drum grid timelines. MIDI notes and envelope automation points are easy to draw, grab, and reposition in ACID Music Studio. Snappy performance and a responsive, highly functional interface will encourage you to explore more options in less time, and conserve creative energy in the process.
Audio and MIDI mixing console
The Mixing Console has the look and feel of hardware-based gear and provides an integrated view of all the tracks and busses used in your projects. This view can be continuously toggled to display only the channels that you need to see while mixing complex sessions. ACID Music Studio 10 supports up to four audio busses and four assignable effects chains.
MIDI and VST automation
Use track envelope automation to exercise precise control over instrument and plug-in parameter changes. Save all changes with your projects.
Sections and folders
Bind collections of events, envelopes, regions, and markers together, allowing them to be moved together as single units. Folder tracks reduce clutter by allowing user-defined groups of tracks (for example, all drum and percussion tracks in a single song) to be nested into their own folder tracks, and expanded for editing as needed.
Easily create gradual transitions in tempo over the duration of a project. Transition types include Linear, Fast, Slow, Smooth, Sharp, and Hold. Tempo curves are an efficient way to create dramatic or subtle tempo changes in your project.
Zplane elastique timestretching
With elastique Pro technology, you can perform dramatic time stretching and pitch-shifting of Beatmapped tracks while retaining maximum sound quality.