Acid Music Studio 10
A complete home recording studio
ACID™ Music Studio is the best way to bring your music to life and share it with others. Now you can enjoy the freedom to interact with music creation tools at the skill level that’s right for you — no experience necessary! Our loops take the guesswork out of making great tracks, while our audio effects, MIDI functionality, and new workflow and performance features open the door to the world of professional music production.
ACID™ Music Studio features multitrack audio and MIDI recording, pro-quality editing and effects, 3,000 genre-spanning loops, and a download code for one free Sony Sound Series loop library title. Create original music, construct remixes and DJ sets, then render files to share online and load into your favorite portable players.
Easy record and import
Your computer's audio input leads directly to ACID Music Studio — simply plug in your microphone or instrument and click Record. Import songs and MP3s for remixing, and use the Beatmapper tool to create remixes and dynamic DJ sets.
Studio-quality audio effects
Apply sophisticated signal and effects processes including élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flanging, phase shift, and distortion. ACID Music Studio features VST audio effects support, as well as support for VST instruments, so you can play your MIDI tracks back through virtual instruments, filters, and effects.
Create new music with MIDI
Use powerful MIDI editing and sequencing tools. Record MIDI data from your favorite hardware controllers, or compose directly on the ACID Music Studio piano roll and drum grid interfaces. ACID Music Studio supports VSTi and includes 90 instruments for song creation.
Song creation in 3 easy steps
Pick your music
Explore 3000 loops and 90 virtual instruments. Download your free Sony Sound Series loop library.
Paint it on
Paint streams of music in the arrange window. Create as many audio and MIDI tracks as you need.
Play it back
Click Play to hear your song. Alter pitch and tempo in real time.
New! One-year Indaba Music Pro membership a $60 value!
Indaba Music is a place for musicians around the world to network and make music together through online collaboration. One-year Indaba Pro membership includes 5GB of cloud storage space.
Learn as you go with easy tutorials
Our exclusive Show Me How tutorials guide you through the entire creative process. Whenever you need help, just click the Show Me How button and choose your tutorial topic. Helpful text dialog boxes, pointers, and guides will show you what to do and where to click.
Share your creations
Burn music CDs, save your songs to popular formats, and upload songs to ACIDplanet.com® and indabamusic.com. Export songs to all your favorite portable players.
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 remixing and creating dynamic DJ sets. 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 ACIDplanet.com and indabamusic.com, and convert audio to MP3 files for playback on all your favorite portable players.
Faster performance on multicore computers and 24-bit/96 kHz capability for the ultimate in sound quality.
Studio multitrack recording
ACID Music Studio gives you the freedom to record and produce your own original 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 processing on each instrument or vocal track for the perfect mix.
New! Input monitoring
Now you can hear your recording signal with real-time track effects, like the included Studio Devil™ British Valve Custom guitar amp.
Publish your songs
ACID Music Studio 9 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.
Over 3,000 music loops
ACID Music Studio includes 3,000 Sony Sound Series loops in a wide variety of genres so that 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.
Free Loop Library
ACID Music Studio now includes a code redeemable for one free Sony Sound Series loop library. Choose from among dozens of titles in a wide variety of genres, enter the code, and download a fresh loop library title!
CD layout and burning
ACID Music Studio software makes it 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.
File format support
Import and export a wide variety of file formats, allowing for greater flexibility in music production as well as generating all the right files Web streaming and portable players.
Mixing, Editing and MIDI
ACID Music Studio software provides a complete set of professional-level tools to give you precise control over audio mixing, effects processing, audio routing, and final output. Create your own music loops with the Chopper™ tool. Add pan and volume envelopes for precise control. Customize your mix with built-in audio effects. Alter pitch and tempo in real time.
Enhanced remixing tools
For remixing your favorite songs, only ACID Music Studio software has the Beatmapper tool. This tool automatically finds the tempo of a complete song, making it easy to remix. New markers in ACID Music Studio 9 allow you to Beatmap songs with varying tempos and time signatures.
Studio-quality audio effects
Apply professional-quality audio effects and processes including élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and echo. ACID Music Studio features 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 productivity with user-friendly inline MIDI note editing. Inline editing makes MIDI data easier to work with. Use envelopes and keyframes for precise control over MIDI data. The drum grid allows you to easily edit MIDI notes for soft synths that have drum maps defined.
Audio and MIDI Mixing Console
The Mixing Console 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 sessions. The new audio and MIDI Mixing Console has additional routing options, allowing for a more flexible and efficient studio recording environment. ACID Music Studio 9 also supports up to four audio busses and four assignable effects chains.
Exclusive guitar and piano software bundle
ACID Music Studio 9 includes Studio Devil™ British Valve Custom guitar amp and TruePianos™ Amber Lite piano plug-in – a set of powerful studio-quality software packages.
TruePianos Amber Lite piano
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.
Studio Devil British Valve Custom (BVC) software
The Studio Devil™ British Valve Custom VST plug-in features high-gain amp emulation based on a Marshall® stack. Adjust drive and power amp compression, then monitor with built-in 4x12 cabinet emulation.
New! MIDI and VST automation
Track envelope automation is now available in ACID Music Studio, allowing envelope control of numerous MIDI and VST parameters. Exercise precise control over instrument and plug-in parameter changes, and save these changes with your projects.
New! Sections and Folders
Sections functionality binds collections of events, envelopes, regions, commands and markers together, allowing them to be moved as single units in a musical arrangement. 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 viewing as needed.
Easily create gradual transitions in tempo 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 timestretching
With élastique Pro technology, you can perform dramatic time stretching and pitch-shifting of Beatmapped tracks while retaining maximum sound quality.
ACID Music Studio 10 system requirements
- Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 operating system 1 GHz processor
- 1 GHz processor
- 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
- 1 GB RAM
- Windows-compatible sound card
- DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
- Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
- Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later
- Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
Download free trial and test the software with no limits for 14 days from installation!