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Sony ACID Music Studio 8 - Complete Home Recording Software

B&H # SOMSAMS8000 Mfr # MASAMST8000
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Easy Record and Import
  • Unlimited Tracks
  • Studio-Quality Effects
  • Complete MIDI Implementation
  • Video Scoring Track
  • Metronome for Playback and Record
  • Share Music in Multiple Ways
  • Interactive Tutorials
  • 16-bit/48kHz
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

ACID Music Studio 8 from Sony Creative Software is the perfect tool for original song creation, audio recording, MIDI production, studio-quality mixing, and effects processing. The software allows you to share your songs any way you want - burn CDs, upload to the web, or export to MP3 for playback in portable devices such as the PSP or iPod. Built-in tutorials help guide you through the various processes.

Recording with ACID Music Studio 8 is a breeze. Just plug your microphone or instrument into your computer's sound card and click Record. Capture one track at a time or the whole band at once with each instrument on a different track. Once recorded, you can enhance your music using effects such as EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, and distortion. Change the pitch and tempo of your mix in real time.

A powerful set of studio-quality software packages includes the Studio Devil British Valve Custom guitar amp and TruePianos Amber Lite piano plug-ins. Additionally, the software allows you to perform complete MIDI editing, recording, and sequencing, and to manipulate MIDI data directly on the ACID Music Studio timeline with a piano roll or a drum grid interface. Finally, you can trigger VST instruments from your MIDI files for a wide variety of sound options.

Recording, Import and Export
Studio Multi-Track Recording

  • ACID Music Studio gives you complete freedom and flexibility to record your music
  • Record track by track or capture the entire band at once with each instrument on a different track
  • This gives you total control over volume, panning, and effects on each instrument or vocal track for the perfect mix

Metronome Count-Off (New)

  • Perform more accurate recording
  • Use the metronome count-off to play a determined number of bars prior to recording or playback for greater timing and accuracy when recording a performance

Add Your Own Music to the Mix

  • Get additional music for your projects from your own files
  • You can add music to your mix from nearly any source, including CD, MP3 and WAV

Easy Audio Encoding

  • Powerful encoding functionality lets you save your songs to popular streaming formats for uploading to the web, or export them to portable devices
  • Supported formats include MP3, WMA, WMV, AAC, FLAC, and more

Publish Your Songs to the Web

  • ACIDplanet is the premier Internet site for musicians and content developers - join ACIDplanet to upload and share compositions, remix songs from major-label artists, and collaborate with other members on a wide range of music and video projects

Over 3,000 Music Loops Included

  • Includes over 3,000 studio-quality music loops in a variety of genres so you have unlimited possibilities when creating your mix
  • Pick the loop you want to use, audition it along with your mix, paint it into a track, and play your creation back

CD Layout and Burning

  • Easy to create your own CDs in minutes
  • CD layout and burning is fully integrated into the software so you can conveniently create your music and produce professional-sounding CDs all within one application

AAC and FLAC Format Support (New)

  • Import and export additional file formats, allowing for more options with media and hardware devices including the PSP, iPod and iPhone
Mixing, Editing and MIDI
Enhanced Remixing Tool

  • For remixing your favorite songs, the Beatmapper tool automatically finds the tempo of a complete song
  • New markers allow you to Beatmap songs with varying tempos and time signatures

Studio-Quality Audio Effects

  • Apply professional-quality audio effects and processes including élastique time-stretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase, distortion and echo.
  • Includes DirectX and VST audio effects support, as well as support for VST instruments so you can play back your MIDI tracks through virtual synthesizers, filters and effects

Inline MIDI Editing

  • Increase your music productivity and flexibility with easy-to-see inline note editing
  • Inline editing makes MIDI data easier to edit and gives you quicker access to notes
  • Use envelopes and key frames for precise control over MIDI data
  • The drum grid allows you to easily edit MIDI notes for soft synthesizers that have drum maps defined

Audio and MIDI Mixing Console (New)

  • Provides an integrated view of all tracks and busses in your project with the appearance of a traditional hardware-based mixer
  • The look can be customized to provide you with the best view of even the most complex session
  • Additional routing options allow for a more flexible and efficient studio recording environment
  • Supports up to 4 audio busses and 4 assignable effects chains

Exclusive Guitar and Piano Software Bundle (New)

  • Includes Studio Devil British Valve Custom guitar amp and TruePianos Amber Lite piano plug-ins
  • TruePianos Amber Lite is a high-quality VST piano plug-in which includes options to control dynamics and reverb for the most realistic piano experience
  • The Studio Devil British Valve Custom VST plug-in uses high-gain amp emulation based on a Marshall stack - adjust drive control and power amp compression with the built-in 4 x 12 cabinet emulation

MIDI Processing and Filtering

  • MIDI processes and filters such as quantize, velocity, and duration for setting MIDI note parameters
  • With these processes, you can apply destructive editing to MIDI events on the timeline, quantize data in events, edit velocity values, change the duration of an event, or transpose MIDI data

MIDI Track Envelopes

  • MIDI changes can be made across a project using track envelopes
  • Track envelopes are an easy, visual way to adjust volume, panning, controller parameters, or program changes dynamically over the duration of a track
  • Allows you to draw envelopes directly on the timeline, right-click to add envelope points, or drag points with your mouse to make precise adjustments

Tempo Curves (New)

  • Easily create gradual transitions from one tempo to another over the duration of an ACID Music Studio 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 élastique Time-Stretching (New)

  • You can perform dramatic time stretches and pitch-shifts of Beatmapped tracks while retaining maximum sound quality

System Requirements 1GHz processor
Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, or Windows 7
1GB RAM
200MB hard-disk space for program installation
Windows-compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive for installation from a DVD
Supported CD-recordable drive for CD burning
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
Internet Connection for Gracenote MusicID Service

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