MAGIX Entertainment ACID Pro 8 - Loop-Based Music Production Software (Educational, Download)

MAGIX Entertainment ACID Pro 8 - Loop-Based Music Production Software (Educational, Download)

MAGIX Entertainment ACID Pro 8 - Loop-Based Music Production Software (Educational, Download)

MAGIX Entertainment ACID Pro 8 - Loop-Based Music Production Software (Educational, Download)

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  • 24-bit / 192 kHz Multitrack Recording
  • 64-Bit Engine for Complex Projects
  • 9GB of ACIDized loops
  • 16 Instruments, Vita Sampler
  • essentialFX Suite, Vandal SE Effects
  • Beatmapper and Chopper Tools
  • zplane élastique Pitch & Time Shifting
  • Drum Grid Mode
  • Export to Popular Streaming Formats
  • Windows 7, 8, 10
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MAGIX Entertainment MGX-ANR008187EDU overview

  • 1Description

MAGIX Entertainment ACID Pro 8 is a creative DAW that marries an easy-to-use workflow with pro-level features to provide artists and musicians with an inspiring, loop-based environment to compose, remix, record, edit, and mix their songs. The software features a 64-bit engine that utilizes the full power of your Windows computer to handle multitrack recording of high-fidelity audio at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz or compose and mix with dozens of instrument and effects plug-ins running in real time, all with low latency.

ACID Pro 8 comes with sixteen instruments including pop and urban drums, synths, pianos, basses, choirs, and more. 9GB of ACIDized loops and soundscapes with pitch, length, and transient data can be edited, manipulated, and mixed together in real time to create original grooves in a wide variety of genres, from metal and trap to EDM and hip hop. The software offers comprehensive and precise MIDI editing features for editing MIDI data within the timeline, MIDI filtering and processing, track-freeze to audio, Keyframe automation, and flexible drum editing in Drum Grid mode.

Remixing is fast and easy with powerful tools such as Beatmapper, which identifies the tempo and time signature information in external audio files and applies it to your project, and Chopper, which slices and dices audio files to create rhythmic variations of the original audio or new samples from the original loop, in sync with your project. Also included is zplane élastique for real-time and artifact-free time stretching and pitch shifting of your audio files.

The mixing console looks like a traditional studio mixer but can be customized to match your unique workflow. It provides a flexible recording environment with a variety of routing options that lets you assign plug-in effects, work with external MIDI devices, use external effect processors on tracks and busses, create complex sub-mixes with bus-to-bus routing, while monitoring everything in real time. The essentialFX Suite provides a collection of eleven essential studio effects including reverb, delay, EQ, compressor, modulation, de-esser, and more. Also available are the am|track SE vintage analog compressor plug-in and the Vandal SE suite of guitar and bass effects racks, which accurately model stompboxes, guitar amps, and speaker cabinets.

When ready to share your music, ACID Pro 8 lets you burn audio CDs directly from the timeline or encode your mixes in all the popular streaming formats used online and in portable media players.

Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required.

What's New in Version 8

New Features
  • New interface with environment designed for more precise mixing, creative composing, and professional recording
  • 64-bit engine takes full advantage of your computer's resources to handle the most demanding projects
  • 24-bit / 192 kHz multitrack recording
  • Advanced MIDI and audio editing features
  • New plug-in instruments, loops, and effects
  • 9GB of all new ACIDized loops and soundscapes 
New Vita Instruments
  • Pop Drums: Beat-making tool and is ideal for many genres of music
  • Concert Grand: Sampled concert grand piano recorded in its natural environment
  • Church Organ: Dramatic sounds of an original organ, well-suited for both classical and contemporary music
  • Urban Drums: Based on easy-to-use hardware beat makers, ideal for dubstep and hip-hop grooves
  • Electric Piano: Vintage tones with all the organic character of the original instrument
  • Rock Drums: Provides grooves with huge arena sound or clean studio drum sound
  • Drum Engine: Includes a range of preset sounds, from modern pop kits to groove box samples to create beats in a wide variety of style
  • Choir: For classic choral arrangements, male voices, crystal-clear female vocals, and mixed-voice choirs
  • Cinematic Synth: Create dreamy sequences, heavy bass lines, or atmospheres for your soundtracks
  • Analog Synths: Emulates the sounds of legendary hardware synthesizers
  • Vintage Organ: Vintage organ sounds with plenty of hands-on controls
  • Electric Bass: For laid-back funk riffs, soul ballads, or current genres, with a multitude of options for sound design
  • Jazz Drums: Provides driving pulses for a classic jazz tune and abstract grooves for electronic-based tracks and laid-back beats
New Effects
essentialFX Suite

  • eFX Gate: Noise reduction with a soft-knee option and side-chain filter function for rhythmic ducking effects
  • eFX Vocal Strip: A channel strip optimized for vocal or speech recording, with a compressor, deEsser, gate, high-pass filter
  • eFX Compressor: A classic compressor for leveling audio or adding punch with a soft-clip function and advanced side-chain filter
  • eFX Tremolo Pan: A classic modulating tremolo effect with parameters for rate, shape, tremolo, tempo sync, and panning options
  • eFX Chorus Flanger: Add depth to your sound with a subtle chorus effect or a dramatic flanging sound, with adjustable rate, depth, feedback, and mix settings
  • eFX deEsser: Filter out unwanted sibilants in speech and vocal recordings
  • eFX Phaser: A classic phaser effect that adds movement to lead lines and attitude to guitars, with adjustable rate, depth, feedback, and mix settings
  • eFX Tubestage: An authentic analog tube amplifier simulation that offers a rounded and full-bodied sound, with pre- and post-EQ and an oversampling mode
  • eFX Limiter: An efficient dynamic plug-in for increasing the loudness of the audio signal and preventing clipping
  • eFX Stereo Delay: A stereo delay to add interest to any track, with individually adjustable delays for both channels and a tempo sync feature

am|track SE

  • Realistic analog modeling of a compressor with Vintage Mode

Vandal SE

  • Guitar and bass effects rack that models stompboxes, guitar amps, and speakers

Music Production

Recording and Mixing
  • Music creation with MIDI sequencing and ACIDized loops
  • Unlimited number of tracks
  • Loops contain pitch, length, transient data, and can be edited, manipulated, and mixed together in real time
  • Live audio recording allows you to record an entire band in the studio or on the road
  • 64-bit engine provides low-latency when recording multiple tracks, mixing with multiple effects in real time, or composing with plug-in instruments
  • Real-time rendering
  • 5.1 surround mixing
  • Normalize, Invert Phase, and Lock functions
  • Customizable keyboard mapping
Flexible Routing
  • Dedicated and fully featured mixing console offers a flexible recording environment—assign plug-in effects, adjust routing, or work with external effects and MIDI devices
  • Record external audio utilizing the onboard effects
  • Use external effect processors on tracks and busses, create complex sub-mixes with bus-to-bus routing, and more
Control Surface Support
  • Supports Mackie Control Universal and Frontier Design TranzPort MID controllers
  • Use one Mackie Control Universal (with up to four Mackie Control Universal Extenders), one Frontier TranzPort, and up to five generic control surfaces
  • Control surfaces can be custom-mapped
Arrange Tools
  • Divide your project into logical sections, and then arrange them on the timeline
  • Tracks can be organized by placing them into track folders
  • Cluster editing allows you to drag, pitch shift, cut, copy, and paste whole sections of an arrangement to help you easily create complete tunes
  • Vita 2: Sample player based on the Independence ROMpler reproduces a variety of real instruments with onboard filter and effects for sonic customization
  • Vita Sampler: Drag audio files into the sampler, cut and pad assignments are made automatically
  • DN-e1: Easy-to-use virtual analog synth for classic vintage sounds and modern EDM soundscapes


Inline Editing
  • Alter MIDI data directly in project timeline within traditional piano roll and drum grid interfaces
  • Edit all note positions, velocities, pitch bends, and controller information on the main multitrack interface, with no need to open another edit window
Drum Grid Mode
  • Easy and intuitive way of editing beats directly on the software's timeline
  • The grid style edit window shows all the drum parts and lets you move, add, or delete beats
MIDI Track Freeze
  • Turn MIDI tracks that are being triggered by software instruments into audio
  • Freezing a track conserves valuable CPU processing power
MIDI Filtering and Processing
  • Processing of multiple events or tracks of MIDI data can be done directly on the project timeline
  • Quantization and global editing for velocity values, note event duration, and more
MIDI Track Envelopes and Keyframes
  • All MIDI continuous controller data used to edit parameters like pitch, modulation and expression can be modified with smooth transitions
  • Use envelopes and keyframes automation features on individual clips or make larger, project-wide changes
Drum and Patch Map Editors
  • Create and edit drum maps
  • Use templates to label patch and drum names for hardware or software-based MIDI synthesizers and drum machines
  • Templates can be easily saved and recalled

Audio Editing and Remixing

  • Identifies the tempo and time signature information in external audio files—including MP3s and complete songs
  • Allows you to label and edit the file with that information
  • Create Beatmap songs that lock to the tempo of an imported audio file for quick and easy remixing
  • Beatmapped audio files can also have their tempos and pitches edited for maximum flexibility
  • Slice and dice an audio file to reorder, remix, and change its groove
  • Create rhythmic variations of the original audio
  • Create your own customized samples from one original loop
  • Chopped events will play in sync with your projects
  • Use keyboard commands to drop events from the Chopper onto the timeline in real time
zplane élastique
  • zplane élastique Pro technology ensures maximum sound quality and flexibility when dealing with pitch and time shifting of clips
  • Real-time, artifact-free time stretching and pitch shifting of Beatmapped tracks
Groove Mapping
  • Completely change the feel of your loops and MIDI files, or simply add a more human or soulful feel to your music
  • Choose your groove from ACID's Groove Pool, and apply it to loops or entire tracks
Groove Cloning
  • Extract the feel or rhythm of a loop
  • Analyze the groove in a clip's audio, extract it, and apply it to your own loops and MIDI files
  • Create your own complete custom grooves from scratch and apply them to any loop, file, or even a complete track
Envelope Control
  • Automate global parameters or modify pitch, modulation, expression, or other MIDI data within a track
  • Envelopes can be used to automate the controls on a plug-in instrument or create Tempo Curves for smooth tempo variations across a project
  • All envelopes can be drawn using a mouse or external control surface and then tweaked with keyframes or envelope thinners to smooth them out
  • Use keyframes to help automate your 5.1 mixes on the timeline
  • Use envelopes and keyframes to implement MIDI continuous controller data and program changes
ReWire Support
  • Allows compatible music software to work with one another so you can route audio and MIDI data between them
  • Works as both a ReWire host and a device so you can set it up with other ReWire applications such as Sonar, Reason, Cubase, Live, or Pro Tools
Audio Plug-In Manager
  • Gives you complete control over all your audio plug-ins
  • Quickly and easily add effects to a track, bus, assignable effects chain, or soft-synth bus
  • Easily rename and organize plug-ins to create a customized plug-in environment for a faster workflow


Integrated CD burning
  • Burn audio CDs directly from your project timeline at any point in the production process
  • Integrated track-at-once and disc-at-once CD burning
Easy Audio Encoding
  • Save your songs in all the popular streaming formats used online and in formats used by your favorite portable players
  • Supported formats include MP3, WMA, WMV, AAC, FLAC, and more
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MAGIX Entertainment MGX-ANR008187EDU specs

Minimum System Requirements Windows 7, 8, 10 (32- / 64-bit)

Processor: 1 GHz (multicore or multiprocessor recommended)
RAM: 1 GB (8 GB recommended)
Graphics Card: Onboard, minimum resolution 1024 x 768
Sound Card: Onboard
Hard-Drive Space: 500 MB for program installation, 12 GB for included instruments and loops
Program languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, French

An Internet connection is required for program registration, validation, and individual program features, as well as one-time registration
Bit Depth / Sample Rate 24-bit / 192 kHz, maximum
Audio File Formats Supported Audio
Import: AA3, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCA, SND, W64, WAV, WMA
Export: AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA

Import: AVI, WMV



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