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If you're serious about making music, ACID Music Studio is the perfect tool for original song creation, audio recording, MIDI production, studio-quality mixing, and effects processing. Share your songs any way you want – burn CDs, upload to the Web, or export to MP3 for portable devices such as the PSP® or iPod®. With built-in tutorials to guide you, you'll be composing, remixing, and mastering like a pro in no time.

To record your own tracks, just plug a microphone or instrument into your computer and click Record to add live vocals, guitar, keyboard, or other sounds to your creation. ACID Music Studio software automatically matches the tempo and musical elements so everything plays back together and sounds great.
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A complete home recording studio

If you're serious about making music, ACID Music Studio is the perfect tool for original song creation, audio recording, MIDI production, studio-quality mixing, and effects processing. Share your songs any way you want – burn CDs, upload to the Web, or export to MP3 for portable devices such as the PSP® or iPod®. With built-in tutorials to guide you, you'll be composing, remixing, and mastering like a pro in no time.

Easy record and import

ACID Music Studio 8 makes recording 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.

Add studio-quality effects

Spice up your music using effects such as EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, and distortion. Change the pitch and tempo of your mix in real time. ACID Music Studio 8 includes Studio Devil™ British Valve Custom guitar amp and TruePianos™ Amber Lite piano plug-in – a set of powerful studio-quality software packages.

Create new music with MIDI

Perform complete MIDI editing, recording, and sequencing. Manipulate MIDI data directly on the ACID Music Studio timeline with a piano roll or a drum grid interface. Apply VST instruments to your MIDI files for a wide variety of sound options.

Song creation in 3 easy steps

1. Pick your music
Use over 3,000 loops in a variety of genres.
Audition loops in real time with your mix.

2. Paint it on
Use the brush tool to paint music on to tracks.
Create with unlimited tracks of audio and MIDI.

3. Play it back
Click Play to preview your song.
Adjust pitch and tempo in real time.

Create video soundtracks

With ACID Music Studio you can easily create custom soundtracks for your video projects created in Vegas Movie Studio HD software or other applications. Easily add sound effects, music, or record a voiceover track.

Learn as you go with easy tutorials

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 including MP3, upload songs to Web sites including®, or export songs for the iPod® and iPhone®.

Recording, import and export

Create original music with the included music loops, record and edit your own live performances, or both! You can also extract audio from your own CDs and add MP3 files to your mix. ACID Music Studio gives you the flexibility to record from virtually any source to produce amazing results. Burn your music CDs, save songs for uploading to your favorite Web sites such as, or convert audio to MP3 for playback on portable devices including the PSP®, iPhone®, or iPod®.

Studio multitrack 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 countoff
Perform more accurate recording with ACID Music Studio 8. Use the metronome countoff 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. With ACID Music Studio software 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

Want to get heard? 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

ACID Music Studio 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

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.

AAC and FLAC format support

Import and export additional file formats with ACID Music Studio 8, allowing for more options with media and hardware devices including the PSP®, iPod® and iPhone®.

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, or change pitch and tempo, and reverse audio 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. Markers in ACID Music Studio 8 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 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 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 session. The audio and MIDI Mixing Console has additional routing options, allowing for a more flexible and efficient studio recording environment. ACID Music Studio 8 also supports up to four audio busses and four assignable effects chains.

Exclusive guitar and piano software bundle

ACID Music Studio 8 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 uses high-gain amp emulation based on a Marshall® stack. Adjust drive control and power amp compression with built-in 4x12 cabinet emulation.

MIDI processing and filtering

ACID Music Studio software includes 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. ACID Music Studio 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

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 timestretching

With élastique Pro technology, you can perform dramatic time stretches and pitch-shifts of Beatmapped tracks while retaining maximum sound quality.

Technical Specifications

ACID Music Studio 8.0 Features


- Microsoft® Windows® 7 certified
- Floating & docking windows
- Enhanced Show Me How tutorials
- Includes over 3,000 ACIDized music loops
- Multicore processor support
- Intuitive pick, paint, and play interface
- Unlimited tracks for audio and MIDI
- Video scoring track
- Automatic pitch and tempo matching
- Alternate time signature support
- Real-time loop preview
- Support for multiple file formats in the same project/track


- Includes 90 DLS instruments and 26 DLS-based projects
- MIDI editing and sequencing
- Inline MIDI editing with drum grid
- MIDI step recording
- MIDI track envelopes and keyframes
- MIDI import and export
- MIDI input filters for tracks

Mixing and Editing

- Audio and MIDI Mixing Console
- Four audio busses and assignable effects chains
- Audio, MIDI, and bus track meters
- Metronome countoff
- Sub Bus and FX Send support
- Cross-track event drag and drop
- Tempo curves
- Enhanced Beatmapping for tracks with tempo changes
- Multitrack audio and MIDI recording
- Multiple events per track with automatic crossfades
- Studio-quality effects including EQ, reverb, delay, and more
- Chopper™ editing tool and loop cloning
- Beatmapper™ remix tool
- Track-level volume, panning, and effects editing
- Master bus track for project-wide volume and pan fades
- Real-time audio effects preview during playback
- Event reverse
- CD audio extraction
- Metronome

Audio Control

- Zplane élastique audio timestretching and pitch shifting
- Switches including Normalize, Invert Phase, and Lock
- Custom labels for ASIO™ devices and ports
- Enhanced plug-in management
- Optimized plug-in scanning with Plug-in Manager
- Includes Studio Devil™ British Valve Custom (BVC) and TruePianos™ Amber Lite software
- 16-bit, 48 kHz audio support
- DirectX audio plug-in support
- Tempo-based DirectX effects
- VST instrument support
- VST audio effect support
- ASIO™ driver support

Export and Sharing

- AAC and FLAC format support
- profile link
- Gracenote® MusicID™ CD album recognition
- Disc-at-once (DAO) CD burning
- Track-at-once (TAO) CD burning
- Unlimited MP3 export
- One-click publishing to

Supported Formats


Export: AAC, AIFF, AVI, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCA, QuickTime®, RealAudio™, RealVideo™, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV

Product Details

Product Details

UPC 855309627102
Platform Windows Only
System Requirements (Windows) - Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2), or Windows 7
- 1 GHz processor
- 1 GB RAM

- 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
- 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 within 30 days.
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