Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0
Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0

Acid Pro 4.0, Loop Sequencer from Sonic Foundry in the Acid Pro series.

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ericthegreat 09/25/2011

Sonic Foundry Acid Pro 4.0 : ericthegreat's user review

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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.


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, 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.