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Sony Media Software Releases Major ACID Pro Software Upgrade

  • 05 April, 2006 10:18

<p>Sony Media Software Releases Major ACID Pro Software Upgrade</p>
<p>All-New Comprehensive Audio and MIDI Platform Transforms
Award-Winning Music Creation Software Into Full-Featured Digital Audio Workstation</p>
<p>April 5th 2006 - New Magic Australia and Sony Media Software today announced ACID® Pro 6 software, a significant upgrade to its award-winning, professional music creation and production application is now shipping. This new release includes several major development enhancements to the recording and MIDI capabilities of the program, transforming version 6 into a full-featured professional digital audio and MIDI workstation. ACID Pro 6 software is available in Australian stores now and has a RRP of $549 (Inc GST). Upgrades are now also available and start from as little as $199 (inc GST).</p>
<p>ACID Pro 6 software not only continues to provide the powerful loop-based music creation tools that it’s been well known for since 1998, but now provides users with a multitrack recording and MIDI sequencing environment that will appeal to creative professionals and audio engineers looking to record, produce and mix in ACID software’s fast, efficient and easy-to-master platform.</p>
<p>“Since its launch nearly 10 years ago, ACID software has redefined the way music is produced by allowing users to arrange loop-based segments that matched in tempo and pitch. Our newly enhanced digital music workstation technology introduces the optimal creative platform for music composition, recording and mixing by combining our multitrack audio technologies with comprehensive inline MIDI editing and sequencing,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Media Software.</p>
<p>Chaimson continued: “Starting with a new high-performance multi-threaded audio engine, we’ve reengineered ACID Pro 6 software to perform faster and more efficiently not only on dual-core and multiprocessor systems, but also on single-CPU machines providing more efficient track buffering for higher performance at lower latencies. No longer simply a loop-based production tool, this application moves into the category of full-featured DAW’s by combining our highly-decorated ACID music creation technologies, superior 24-bit/192kHz audio support, with new MIDI editing and workflow capabilities that truly change the way in which engineers, producers, and musicians will create, produce and mix audio.”</p>
<p>Award-winning composer Russ Landau uses ACID Pro software and Sony Sound Series™ loops to create music for “Survivor” and other popular television shows.</p>
<p>“Sony ACID Pro software is my speed tool for assembling a comprehensive collection of thematic variations in minimum time,” said Landau. “Its new multitrack and MIDI capabilities are a significant enhancement to an already stellar application.”</p>
<p>New Digital Music Workstation Technologies</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>VSTi Parameter Automation – Using automation envelopes, ACID Pro 6 software provides increased mixing flexibility for VST instrument parameters.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>External Control Surface Support – ACID Pro 6 software allows for hands-on mixing using external hardware control surfaces. Control record, transport, envelopes, faders, mutes, solos, pans, and effects automation. ACID Pro 6 software includes native support for the Mackie® Control Universal, however the generic control interface option allows user-customizable mapping of up to five generic control surfaces</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>Additional ACID Pro 6 key 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
• Gracenote® CD album identification
• Dual/Multi-core processor support
• Film-style panning mode for 5.1 surround projects</p>
<p>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
• Beatmapper™ remixing tool
• Groove Mapping quantization tools
• Chopper™ 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</p>
ACID Pro 6 software is now available worldwide through software stores and online retailers at US $499.95. (Aust RRP $549 Inc GST). Upgrades are now also available and start at $199 (Inc GST). More information on ACID Pro 6 software and the entire line of Sony Media Software products can be found at the Australian and New Zealand Sony Media Software master distributor: New Magic Australia P/L at, (02) 9528 4555 or email:</p>
<p>Press Assets
ACID Pro 6 Press Launch Primer: (856kb)</p>
<p>Print Quality Box Shot: (9.9Mb)</p>
<p>Web Quality Box Shot: (1.1Mb)</p>
<p>Print Quality Box Shot for the ACID Pro Seminar Training DVD (available separately): (8.2Mb)</p>
<p>ACID Pro 6 Brochure: (1.5Mb)</p>
<p>Press review units are now available, please contact</p>
<p>Product Texts:
25 words: ACID® Pro 6 software is a professional music workstation for composing, recording, mixing, and arranging audio and MIDI tracks. Multitrack recording. Comprehensive MIDI sequencing. Over 1,000 loops.</p>
<p>50 words: ACID® Pro 6 software is a professional music workstation for composing, recording, mixing, and arranging audio and MIDI tracks. Whether you’re on stage tracking a combo, recording MIDI-based studio sequences, or working with loops, ACID Pro 6 software has the features you need. Includes a custom edition of Native Instruments™ KOMPAKT and over 1,000 loops.</p>
<p>100 words: ACID® Pro 6 software is a professional music workstation for composing, recording, mixing, and arranging audio and MIDI tracks. New multitrack technologies and full MIDI sequencing join legendary ACID looping functionality to form an incomparable environment for music creation and production. ACID Pro 6 software includes a custom edition of Native Instruments™ KOMPAKT and over 1,000 loops so you can start making music right out of the box. Native support for VST instruments and plug-ins expands your palette of available sounds. Key features: automatic pitch and tempo matching, unlimited tracks, 24-bit/192kHz recording, on-the-fly punch-in recording, inline MIDI editing, control surface support, 5.1 surround mixing, integrated CD burning.</p>
<p>About Sony Media Software
Sony Media Software manages the following media creation software titles:
Sound Forge® software, Vegas® software, CD Architect™ software, DVD Architect™ software, ACID® Pro software, Sony Sound Series™ music and sound effects libraries, Sony Vision Series™ graphics, animations and stock footage libraries, Noise Reduction™ plug-in, Vegas Movie Studio™ software, ACID Music Studio™ software, ACID XMC™ software, Sound Forge Audio Studio™ software, and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) Media Manager software. The team also runs the ACIDplanet® online service (, a worldwide community for progressive musicians. For additional product information, please visit</p>
<p>ACID, Sound Forge, Vegas, CD Architect, DVD Architect, Noise Reduction, Sony Sound Series, Sony Vision Series, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio, Vegas Movie Studio, Jam Trax, Super Duper Music Looper, and LooperVision are trademarks or registered trademarks of Madison Media Software, Inc., a Sony Corporation of America subsidiary, or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and other countries.</p>

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