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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.
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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.

Meet your new creative partner in crime ACID Pro 8 is a powerful 64-bit DAW that features ACID's famous innovative audio looping technology, powerful multitrack recording and hi-end audio and MIDI features - all set within an easy-to-use interface to help artists of all levels bring their musical aspirations into reality. Version 8 introduces a brand new GUI but the same famous workflow, creating an immensely powerful and creative music production environment: 64-bit processing, no less than 16 new instruments, 13 new effect plug-ins and 9 GB of new ACIDized loops. Plus, VST3 support is coming soon in a free update giving you access to thousands of third party plug-ins.

New powerful 64-bit architecture

Take advantage of all the power of your 64-bit operating system. Create complex projects with tons of loops, demanding plug-ins and lots of tracks and real-time effects more power for your music.

Refreshed User Interface Inspired to inspire!

The completely refreshed user interface is designed for the special needs of musicians. Precise mixing, creative composing or professional recording all at lightning speed.

More instruments. More sounds. More effects.

An incredible suite of 16 instruments, including the DN-e1 analogue synth and Vita Sampler and 13 stunning effects, from the Analogue Modelling Suite to Vandal guitar effects. Plus, get 9 GB of new ACIDized content and free VST3 support (coming soon)!

ACID Pro 8 is the DAW that marries professional features with a legendary and inspiring loop-based environment to help turn all of your creative visions into reality. With its slick new interface and powerful 64-bit architecture, you’ll be composing, mixing and remixing faster than ever before.

Music creation with ACIDized loops

More than 20 years ago, ACID defined and created innovative loop-based music creation. ACID Pro 8 refines this concept further by adding even more creative tools, instruments and effects. It's a 64-bit powerhouse of a DAW ready for a new generation of creative artists and musicians.

The ideal platform for your ideas

It's time to experience a DAW with unparalleled MIDI sequencing and loop-based music creation features: ACID Pro 8! It's a DAW with more instruments and effects than ever before, the same easy workflow that ACID is famous for, superb remixing features and free VST3 support (coming soon). It’s the DAW for creating your musical dreams.

Comprehensive MIDI support

Experience unparalleled MIDI sequencing in ACID Pro, with real time MIDI processing and precise control over MIDI events. Use track envelopes to automate and modify modulation, expression, or other types of MIDI controller data.

Remixing in ACID Pro ACID Pro supports control surface automation and channel tracking for devices such as the Mackie Control and Frontier Design TranzPort. Its unique Beatmapper tool makes remixing easy, and the Chopper tool helps you create impressive drum fills, stutters, and DJ effects.


  • 64-bit architecture for the most demanding of project 
  • Over $1000 worth of all-new instruments, loops and effects 
  • Inspiring and modern new interface 9 GB of all-new ACID loops and samples 
  • 24-bit, 192 kHz multitrack recording
  • VST3 support coming soon in a free update
Looks Great, Is Great
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 P

More Power Under The Hood
64-bit 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.

Everything You Need To Fuel Your Creativity - Out Of The Box
  • 16 incredible instruments: From virtual analogue synths and techno beats to classic pianos and rock drums 
  • 13 great effects: Enjoy the warmth of vintage compressors or the atmosphere of shimmering reverbs 
  • 9 GB of ACID loops and soundscapes catering for a wide variety of genres: From metal and Trap to EDM and hip hop 
  • PLUS! A $79.99 coupon* to choose more sounds and instruments from to add to your ACID collection
essentialFX Suite
New to ACID Pro 8 is essentialFX Suite which has all the effects you need for creative music production. It includes 11 first-class plug-ins for all stages of the music making process, including a compressor, gate, reverb and delay.
Analogue Modelling Suite (am|track SE)
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.
Vandal SE
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.
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.

Pop Drums
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!
Concert Grand
An incredible, sampled concert grand piano which offers all the power and detail of an amazing instrument recorded in its natural environment.
Church Organ
This instrument stylishly recreates the emotional and dramatic sounds of an original organ and is suited to both classical and contemporary music.
Urban Drums
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.
Electric Piano
Create a variety of vintage tones with all the organic character of the original instrument. Ideal for smokey jazz, melodic blues or funky riffs.
Rock Drums
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
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.
Cinematic Synth
Take your sonics out of this world and produce everything from dreamy sequences to heavy basslines and atmospheres to soundtrack any film.
Analog Synths
Emulate the sounds of legendary hardware synthesizers! With its retro design and hands-on controls you'll be creating vintage tones in no time.
Vintage Organ
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.
Electric Bass
Perfect for laid-back funk riffs, soul ballads or more current genres. It is elegantly-designed with a multitude of options for sound design.
Jazz Drums
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.
Vita 2
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.
Vita Sampler
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.
FULLY FLEDGED Music Production
LOOPS. 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.
Multitrack recording ACID Pro 8 offers uncompromising 24-bit, 192kHz multitrack audio recording. With an array of pro-level features, ACID Pro is ideal for recording an entire band session in the studio or for creating loop or MIDI-based compositions on the road or at home.

High-fidelity audio ACID Pro 8 has a 64-bit engine and works together with your PC to bring maximum power and efficiency to your music making. Whether you are making 24-bit/192kHz multitrack recordings, mixing with multiple effects in real time or composing with the dozens of plug-in instruments, ACID Pro 8 will step up to the plate and offer you all the latency-free power you need.

Superior mixing With a dedicated and feature-rich mixing console, ACID Pro 8 offers an incredibly flexible recording environment. It's easy to assign plug-in effects, adjust the routing or work with external effects and MIDI devices. ACID Pro 8 supports control surfaces such as Mackie Control and Frontier Design TranzPort so you can enjoy a more traditional hardware mixing experience.
Flexible routing ACID Pro 8's mixing console might look like a traditional studio mixer but you can easily customize it to match your unique workflow. An array of routing options allows for total recording flexibility. Recording external audio utilizing ACID Pro 8's effects is easy and you can also use external effects processors on tracks and busses, create complex submixes with bus-to-bus routing while monitoring everything in real time. ACID Pro 8 is also set up for mixing surround projects, with a surround panner for precise control over channel positions.

Control Surface Support ACID Pro 8 supports Mackie Control Universal and Frontier Design TranzPort MID controllers. You can use one Mackie Control Universal (with up to four Mackie Control Universal Extenders), one Frontier TranzPort, and up to five generic control surfaces with ACID. Control surfaces can be custom mapped and help you stay organized by knowing which channels are dedicated to external control.

Arrange Tools ACID Pro 8 offers many creative tools for today's producer. It's easy to divide your project into logical sections and then arrange them on the timeline. Tracks can be organized by placing them into Track Folders and then cluster editing allows you to drag, pitch-shift, cut, copy, and paste whole sections of an arrangement to help you easily create complete tunes.

 ACID Pro 8's many features include the Beatmapper and Chopper tools which make remixing music easy. Beatmapper helps you identify tempo and time signature information from external audio files so you can add ACIDized files to it to create a remix. ACID Pro 8's Chopper tool slices up your audio file and also helps you create impressive drum fills, stutters, and DJ effects. Chopper and Beatmapper make ACID Pro 8 a powerful DAW for remixers and dance producers.
Beatmapper offers a super fast and slick process to remix music in ACID Pro 8. It identifies the tempo and time signature information in external audio files – including MP3s and complete songs – and allows you to label and edit the file with that information. You can then create Beatmap songs and when other clips are added, they all lock to the tempo of the imported file allowing quick and easy remixing. Beatmapped audio files can also have their tempos and pitches edited for maximum flexibility.
Chopper is a tool that allows you to slice and dice an audio file so you can re-order, remix, change its groove and replay it. It creates amazing rhythmic variations of the original audio and you can create many of your own customized samples from one original loop. Chopped events will play in sync with your ACID Pro 8 projects, and you can even use keyboard commands to drop events from the Chopper onto the timeline in real time.

Inline Editing
Inline Editing allows you alter MIDI data directly in ACID's timeline within traditional piano roll and drum grid interfaces. You can edit note positions, velocities, pitch bends and controller information all on the main multitrack interface so there's no need to open another edit window.

Drum grid mode
Drum Grid Mode is ACID Pro 8's easy and intuitive way of editing beats directly on the software's timeline. The grid style edit window shows all the drum parts and you can easily move, add or delete beats.

MIDI track freeze
This allows you to turn MIDI tracks that are being triggered by software instruments into audio. Freezing a track like this means less instruments need to be running in real time so it conserves valuable CPU processing power.
MIDI filtering and processing
Processing of multiple events or tracks of MIDI data can also be done directly on the ACID Pro 8 timeline. You can use quantization and global editing of velocity values, note event duration and more.

MIDI track envelopes and keyframes
ACID Pro 8 utilizes envelope and keyframe automation features. All MIDI continuous controller data used to edit parameters like pitch, modulation and expression – even the controls of a soft synth can be modified with smooth transitions. You can also use envelopes and keyframes on individual clips or make larger project-wide changes.

Drum and patch map editors
Within ACID Pro 8, you can efficiently create and edit drum maps. This means that you can use templates to label patch and drum names for hardware or software-based MIDI synthesizers and drum machines. Templates can easily be saved and recalled.

Coming soon: VST3 effects support
ACID Pro 8 will soon introduce VST3 support so be able to load in thousands of instruments and effects made by third party developers.
ACID invented the standard when it came to real-time audio editing and now ACID Pro has some of the most powerful audio features in any DAW. These include the famous ACID real-time pitch and time-stretching and sophisticated groove mapping where you can extract a groove from a loop and apply it to any audio file.

A single click for you. A quantum leap for your sound.
Take complete control over your groove! It's easy to give your music a completely new feel with ACID Pro 8's Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning quantization technology. You can apply preset grooves to a clip or track to give it a fresh new sound or extract the groove from one track and apply it to another. You can even create your own custom grooves from scratch or edit existing ones for total groove control.

Zplane élastique
ACID Pro 8 features Zplane élastique Pro technology to ensure maximum sound quality and flexibility when dealing with pitch- and time-shifting of clips. It also ensures real-time, artifact-free time-stretching and pitch-shifting of Beatmapped tracks.

Groove Mapping
ACID Pro 8 allows you to choose your own groove from various genres such as funk, hip hop, rock and more! This means that you can completely change the feel of your loops and MIDI files or simply add more soul to your music. It's easy to do – just choose your groove from ACID's Groove Pool and apply it to your loops or entire tracks.
Groove Cloning
If you like the feel or rhythm of a loop you can extract its groove using ACID Pro 8's Groove Cloning feature. ACID analyses the groove in a clip's audio and extracts it so you can apply it to your own loops and MIDI files. This way you can create your own complete custom grooves from scratch and apply them to any loop, file or even a complete track.

Envelope Control
ACID Pro 8 uses envelopes to help you automate global parameters or modify pitch, modulation, expression or other MIDI data within a track. Envelopes can also 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 tidied up with keyframes or envelope thinners that help smooth them out. You can also use keyframes to help automate your 5.1 mixes on the timeline and use envelopes and keyframes to implement MIDI continuous controller data and program changes.

ReWire support
ReWire technology allows compatible music packages to work with one another so you can route audio and MIDI data between them. ACID Pro 8 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. You could then use Reason, for example, as a virtual instrument routed into ACID Pro 8 or route ACID Pro's output directly into Pro Tools.

Audio plug-in manager
ACID Pro 8's Plug-In Manager gives you complete control over all of your audio plug-ins. You can quickly and easily add effects to a track, bus, assignable effects chain or soft synth bus. You can also rename and organize plug-ins to create a customized plug-in environment that fits your unique workflow.

First-class studio rack!
Meet your new effects rack: essentialFX Suite 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.

ACID Pro has all the mastering tools you need to give your music a professional edge and then to export it to CD or online streaming services in any audio format you require.

Integrated CD burning
ACID Pro 8 software has integrated track-at-once and disc-at-once CD burning, so you can burn audio CDs directly from the timeline at any point in the production process.

Easy audio encoding
ACID Pro 8 features powerful encoding functionality so you can save your songs in all of the popular streaming formats used on the Web, and also in formats used by your favorite portable players. Supported formats include MP3, WMA, WMV, AAC, FLAC and more.







Product Details

Product Details

Platform Windows Only
System Requirements (Windows)
  • Require a 32- or 64-bit version of one the following operating systems: Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 1 GHz (multicore or multiprocessor recommended) 
  • RAM: 1 GB (8 GB recommended) 
  • Graphics card: Onboard, min. resolution 1024 x 768 
  • Sound card: Onboard 
  • Hard drive space: 500 MB for program installation, 12 GB for included instruments and loops
  • An Internet connection is required for program registration, validation and individual program features as well as one-time registration.

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