Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0
Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0

Loop Sequencer of the Acid Pro series

User Reviews: 4.211

All user reviews for the Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0

Average Score: 4.2 ( 4.2/5 based on 11 reviews )
  6 reviews 55 %
  3 reviews 27 %
  2 reviews 18 %
ericthegreat 09/25/2011

ericthegreat's review "classic program"

4
This is a great program that is very deep while also keeping to its roots and being easy to use. I work with hip hop and this is a great program for that because all of your loops and samples sync up to a master tempo, and with the loop preview, its easy to try out different ideas. The Midi sequencer is very easy to use and edit, applying different grooves and quantization, etc... Editing is also incredibly easy and fast. I picked it up very quickly because I am a recently graduated college student and editing in Acid Pro is very similar to editing a paper in microsoft word, which I have a lot of experience with.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

It was very easy to set up and get running, I only had 1 crash with it on my windows vista computer but that could be because I havent upgraded to the service pack 2 yet and my system has been very unstable for some odd reason. But besides that it has ran and work great. I didn’t even need a manual because if you have any understanding of midi software then you will be able to use this program without a single problem.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, acid pro has, many strengths, and Where this program's strength really lies though is the main screen where all the action happens. Audio tracks are right next to midi tracks, the mixer is right below that, and windows explorer is just to the left of the mixer so you can import your files quickly. These windows can also easily be stretched and re sized depending on which part of production you are currently working on. With everything on one screen like this, its much easier to stay focused and not be overly confused by numerous intimidating sub menus and stuff. I like the way I write songs with this program and with vst support, I can mix and master inside Acid. Last but definitely not least, the included software is great; especially the garritan aria player - very realistic and inspiring orchestra and other instrument samples. I actually end up using the free sounds that came with the aria player I think more often than the numerous patches inside my other favorite program, reason 4.
Acid Pro 7 is a very easy and inspiring program. Try the demo and you will see just how easy it is.
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

5
The features are AWESOME. The "beatmapping" feature is great, it maps each beat of an audio loop, and works out the BPM (Beats Per Minute) and adjusts it to that of the project. If you want to keep the same pitch then you can do with a click of a button, it then automatically time stretches it for you. Later you can adjust the BPM of the whole project and ACID will adjust each audio track in real time. This is one of Acid Pro's Key Features. It's so easy to "chop" and "slice" samples. I use the mouse wheel to zoom in, or out, and I can then chop small parts of an audio file, and moving the chops around us as easily as holding the left mouse button down and moving the mouse. This allows me to do exactly what I want to do. Another great feature is the ability to rewire to other software. I can have Acid Pro, Reason, and FL Studio all working as one, simultaneously! You have to see this in action to understand how great and useful it is. I can program drums in FL Studio, all my instrumentation in Reason, and chops of samples in Acid Pro. Other good features are: Markers - you can create a marker to mark where something in the song is, this could have many uses, (i.e., you could mark where each verse and chorus begins) Envelopes - These let you automate the volume of any specific track, and also automate the pan. Effects - Each Acid also supports VST instruments, DX effects, and probably some other things that I'm just not aware of.

£87 GBP

It's VERY easy to use, though I've been using it for over a year and I learn things easily. I can't remember if it was difficult to use at first or not. Moving around the software is very easy, I use a lot of the keyboard shortcuts and stuff so I can be really quick.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I'm not sure, I've never used it for recording, and I think playback sound quality in software relies heavily on the soundcard and monitors. I'll say 10 - if you have a great soundcard.

Well, it rarely crashes on me, I can't even remember the last time it crashed. I do save my project every so often though, just incase...

OVERALL OPINION

I love it, it's easy to use and helps me do what I want to do. It's the centre of my software studio!

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: So Foolish ( 5-, 2006)
FP User 10/31/2008

FP User's review

5
From Chopping to Recording,, acid pro is one my main tools for production. I like the "beatmapper" feature, makes it easy for grid spacing,etc. Also has a great selection of effects, not that great but i have Waves gold plugged in so it does the job.

Price paid

450$

Easy as soon as u start!~!

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Great converters, great for recording , but i'll give it a 9 because it is very "user friendly"

Worth the price.

OVERALL OPINION

Lyk i said in my earlier statement, "One of my main tools in my studio".

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: qbsfinest ( 8-, 2005)
07/12/2005

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
Installation is no problem.
I board encountered any incompatibility with my hardware.
Gnrale configuration is quite easy.
The manual is adequate but in English rather difficult dchiffrer when you do not master the language perfectly Anglo-Saxon.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I have a PC Intel Pentium III 450 MHz with 512 MB RAM, sound card sound blaster rcente enough and hard drive 120 GB
My software works so well despite a few bugs.

OVERALL OPINION

I use Acid Pro 4.0 for just one year prs.
I like this software to its simplicity and ergonomics gnrale. Indeed, the menus are clear and the controls are easy diffrent used.
Acid Pro 4.0, however, possess some of which can be corrected dfaults the future by the manufacturer: the interface is rather plain and not very Aesthetics, the mix still further, particularly for the management of loops Finally we Espree that Sonic Foundry will make an effort to integrate a large bank of sound to compose.
05/29/2004

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Easy installation with no problem. Easy and friendly.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Exellent. Nothing to add.

OVERALL OPINION

For me, it is, THE BEST ONE!
dollarex 02/26/2004

dollarex's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
Easy to install

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Means

OVERALL OPINION

I've always loved acid, more than cubase ... but it is true that the version 4 is disappointing, especially in the use of vsti, when I use X sentence steinberg, acid plant, whereas with Cubase 4, however brief it holds the road! also it does not include vst plug in, and seems quite limited when the number of vsti that can manage ... strongly acid pro 5!!
buscape 02/26/2004

buscape's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
The install is super simple ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

AthlonXP 2000, 512MB for AC drives in 800pistes loop but by ca in testicle in one shot!
I think you are weaned with vst it works pretty well if trs is a crack pa rotten! (Absynth, FM7, reactor, halion string ect ...) but nice spin on sharing v sampler!

OVERALL OPINION

I use for 2 years and we say a toy the first 6 months but is well APRS ca the road if you exploit it thoroughly! especially if you use the interaction SoundForge!
ps: drop the patch fr is a huge source of pain in the ass!
Goldy 09/01/2003

Goldy's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
My implementation is good trs, acuun problem of instalation it RSID of both concern with direct x, but it's a direct link x's acid.

Since the update experience, the vst instument are much better now suport and little acid can be argued cubase replaced without problem.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Performance really Exel. On a xp1700 +, 520 MB RAM and a card asio TerraTec EWX 24/96, I do MIDI and the acquisition with a latency of any Pitit nothing ^ ^

OVERALL OPINION

With hindsight and the patch came out from ann dernire, acid 4 has become a really REFERENCE To create your own music easily without taking the head with the Retailer. The grip is just as intuitive, that is what is good in Sonic Foundry: soft and easy to use but extraordinarily powerful ^ ^
Shamk 05/02/2003

Shamk's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
You install it on cllick li i ca li f, if not ginial?

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

No seriousness, test on a AMD Duron 1.2 Ghz audio turns easily two dozen track without too many effects but if your sweet tooth, consider a double procces!

OVERALL OPINION

Do I serve as a tool to preview the layout of loop is truly well damn, it is easy and not take the head, effective for me to make quick audio test tools, but seriously go your way!
Tootici 02/04/2003

Tootici's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

2
Installation is no particular problem.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

PLLL DD 900 40 ga
I had version 3 hyper stable, gniale;
and here it takes me the IDE to version 4 ... should be better, etc. VSTI MIDI.
HEDGE! HEDGE! HEDGE! planting and replanting in series with version 40a, ds you do a little fiddling with VSTI, kontact, Absynth, FM7, and even with with sample tank (which blocks outright notes),
not talking about the section virtually unusable MIDI recording and modif (stay in cubase).
I say it does not matter pch youth are waiting for the release ...
So a few days ago I Tlcharger patch update, and here the bugs happens or there was no such section in the afternoon, display of multiple identical tabs Disappearance of the piano roll ...
So okay ... I think that the patch and sucks and I Tlcharger complete version 40b 27 Mega ...
I install and miracle in part the problems misi rsolus.
Planted and replanted CA BUT ALWAYS WITH VSTI ...
MORALITY SAVE YOUR OLD VERSION 3 for audio and see alleur for VSTI and MIDI .. A word ...

OVERALL OPINION

For the AUDIO nothing to say it's the same as version 3 but for MIDI and then the VSTI hello. Y 'still has a lot of work to do, j'espre the redneck like me who made the update finance the development of software ... for future aceteurs to whom I strongly recommend to wait.
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