Introducing ACID Pro 8.
The creative DAW.
ACID Pro 8 is the creative DAW for every type of music producer. Behind its slick new interface lies a powerful, 64-bit music production powerhouse. It combines ACID's famous easy-to-use workflow with pro-level features, over $1,000 worth of new instruments, loops and effects and 9 GB of brand new ACIDized loops. ACID is world-renowned with over 20 years of history in the industry and it will be making even more history with VST3 support coming soon in a free update. ACID Pro 8 is the creative DAW for today's creative artists.
New features at a glance:
- New and sleek interface
- Powerful 64-bit engine
- 24-bit, 192 kHz multitrack recording
- Innovative loop-based composition
- Advanced MIDI and audio editing features
- $1,000 of new plug-in instruments, loops and effects
- 9 GB of all-new ACIDized loops
The all-new ACID Pro 8.
Looks great. Is great.
ACID Pro 8 makes it very easy to create entire song arrangements in no time at all. It offers many creative tools for today's producers that can be accessed from the main Arranger area. It's easy to divide your project into logical sections and then order them on the timeline. Tracks can be easily organized by placing them into Track Folders and then use cluster editing to drag, pitch-shift, cut, copy and paste whole sections of an arrangement to complete your tunes with ease.
The Chopper is a flexible groove tool that slices an audio file and then lets you re-order, remix, change its groove and replay it. With the Chopper, you can quickly create incredible rhythmic variations of the original sample or impressive drum fills, stutters and DJ effects. Best of all, all chopped events will play in sync with your ACID Pro 8 projects and you can even use special key commands to drop events from the Chopper onto the timeline.
Real-time pitch and tempo manipulation
ACID Pro is famous for its real-time pitch and tempo manipulation features. Change the tempo or key of an audio clip, track or entire song in an instant or set markers to edit the tempo or key on-the-fly at any defined position in the song. It's also easy to match the pitch and tempo of any ACID file you import to a track or entire song or even match the song pitch and key to an imported file.
ACID Pro 8 boasts a brand new interface reflecting its status as a modern, sleek and creative DAW that appeals to all levels of music producers. Existing ACID users will feel right at home with its familiar workflow while enjoying a slick, new environment designed for more precise mixing, creative composing and professional recording.
More power under the hood.
New technologies in ACID Pro 8.
Give your music production a boost with a DAW designed to take full advantage of your computer's resources. ACID Pro 8's new 64-bit architecture works with your PC, utilizing its full power so that it can handle even the most demanding projects.
Your creativity now has no limits. Run real-time effects, unlimited audio tracks, hundreds of loops and instruments within huge projects, all latency free.
Start with something great.
At its heart, ACID Pro 8 uses ACIDized loops which are at the core of creative loop-based music production. Yet these are so much more than simple audio files. They contain pitch, length and transient data and can be edited and manipulated in real time and easily mixed together to make complete pieces of music.
The new plug-ins.
A powerful arsenal for your ideas.
A flexible gate for 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 featuring a compressor, deEsser, gate, high-pass filter and tone shaping.
A classic compressor for leveling audio or adding punch. As well as standard controls it also features a soft clip function and advanced side-chain filter.
eFX Tremolo Pan
A classic modulating tremolo effect plug-in with parameters for rate, shape, and tremolo and tempo sync and panning options.
eFX Chorus Flanger
Add depth to your sound with a subtle chorus effect or more a dramatic flanging sound. It includes adjustable rate, depth, feedback and mix settings.
A dynamic plug-in that specializes in filtering out unwanted sibilants in speech and vocal recordings.
A classic phaser effect that adds movement to lead lines and more attitude to guitars. It features adjustable rate, depth, feedback and mix settings.
An authentic analog tube amplifier simulation that offers a rounded and full-bodied sound. It features pre- and post-EQ and an oversampling mode.
An efficient dynamic plug-in for increasing the loudness of the audio signal and preventing clipping.
A straightforward plug-in for creating versatile reverb effects – from short to long reverberations – to add sparkle and atmosphere to your sound.
eFX Stereo Delay
A stereo delay to add interest to any track, this features individually adjustable delays for both channels, as well as a tempo sync feature.
eFX Vocal Strip
eFX Tremolo Pan
eFX Chorus Flanger
eFX Stereo Delay
The new essentialFX Suite is a collection of 11 first-class plug-in effects suitable for all studio applications. Each of the effects uses high quality algorithms for a great sound and highly efficient operation. Clear controls for easy operation combined with low resource consumption and high-quality output make it the perfect suite of studio tools.
Liven up or smooth out your musical tracks with AM|TRACK SE, an ultra-realistic analog modelling compressor which features a Vintage Mode, ideal for adding attitude when you need it.
A powerful guitar and bass effects rack that models stomp boxes, guitar amps and speakers. It's a complete guitar effect signal chain, in software.
New virtual instruments.
Make some noise.
ACID Pro 8 boasts an incredible new range of plug-in instruments. These include a performance sampler, analog synth and 13 amazing Vita Solo instruments that produce everything from rock drums to an ultra-realistic grand piano.
This is a fantastic beat-making tool and is ideal for many current genres of music. Play everything from huge trap beats to furious metal!
An incredible, sampled concert grand piano which offers all the power and detail of an amazing instrument recorded in its natural environment.
This instrument stylishly recreates the emotional and dramatic sounds of an original organ and is suited to both classical and contemporary music.
This drum instrument is perfect for dubstep and hip-hop grooves, and programming it is easy as it's based on easy-to-use hardware beat makers.
Create a variety of vintage tones with all the organic character of the original instrument. Ideal for smokey jazz, melodic blues or funky riffs.
The perfect instrument for providing more dynamic beats to your music – everything from grooves with a huge arena sound to clean studio drums.
Drum Engine includes a range of preset sounds – from modern pop kits to groove box samples – so you can create beats over a wide variety of styles.
Create the complete sound of a choir including classic choral arrangements, male voices, crystal-clear female vocals and mixed-voice choirs.
Take your sonics out of this world and produce everything from dreamy sequences to heavy basslines and atmospheres to soundtrack any film.
Emulate the sounds of legendary hardware synthesizers! With its retro design and hands-on controls you'll be creating vintage tones in no time.
Take a trip back in time with an instrument that is focussed completely on vintage organ sounds, with plenty of hands-on controls to shape the sounds.
Perfect for laid-back funk riffs, soul ballads or more current genres. It is elegantly-designed with a multitude of options for sound design.
Everything from the driving pulse of a classic jazz tune to a more abstract groove for an electronic-based track, and also great for more laid-back beats.
A sample player based on the Independence ROMpler. It reproduces a variety of real instruments with an on-board filter and effects for sonic customization.
A fantastic sampler that slices up any audio file and automatically assigns the samples to pads so that you can create new grooves and melodies.
A powerful but easy-to-use virtual analog synth which is capable of creating everything from classic vintage sounds to modern EDM soundscapes.
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