I came accross Sonic Foundry"s new Acid Pro 5.0 Package when i visited a studio of a friend of mine. He was proud of his new software and showed me some of the incredible features Acid Pro has to offer. I immediatly took controll over the keyboard.
I believe Acid Pro has a retail price of about $700, which is not bad for this piece of professional audio editing software. In combination with sonic foundry"s acid 5.0 it enables you to do anything pro tools could, and more.
The software runs smooth, has a classy and comfortable interface, and a large number of effect stacks which can be arranged, and edited any way you want! Effect chains and individual effect settings can be saved as "packages", this way you can create your own styles by using effect combinations you"ve invented. Acid Pro has the possibility to intergrate movies. The perfect tool for adding sound to your flash inventions!
Other interesting features are the beatmapper, and the ability to transpose any sample or recording to desired key.
The only con i can think of is that acid pro needs quite a powerfull system to run on. Especially if you want to work with a large number of tracks. The record interface could also use some improvement. It is not as flexible as i would like it to be, eg : for recording multiple tracks at once other programs like Cooledit Pro, or Pro Tools are more effective.
It is a high quality software package, with the possibility for upgrades and expansions.
I would say it is a must have if you like flexibilty and diversity. I personally use Pro tools for real serious recording sessions but reload most of my recordings in Acid Pro. It really is my favourite Mix Down tool. If you arn"t on a low budget i"d advice you to buy it.
The installation is no problem except that settle into the software at the same time that "sql server" software microsoft nescssaire supposed to be the proper functioning of acid! It's shocking because I want to pourri of this software on my ... it's long since BCAN acid tt scan the HD to compile its list of compatible loops and rank! It sounds cool but it's hell if you had taken by folder because you will end up Avega 600 call bass00 file or bass drum or bass my ass and you recognize them any more ....
XP2000, 1024 RAM, Terratec Phase 22 it works without problems for 30 audio tracks in one shot and it's very stable. ca withstands the effects ... it rolls
I use acid for 3 years and I bought the 5 (I admit it's wrong but there were too many pbl with other versions) this version is really at the other sequencers genral now. MIDI is very stable and more practical and full of little things t think (possibility to put a track marker to burn direct to disk, folders to group the track ..) a hand managing your loops sit above and fucks a monster mess (turn off the options) it really is a very soft and full time for treatment Ingal strech! (I live too I find the edge lic and I do not live! but it's personal) in any case that we let go nicks expert with the scope of "yeah it's a toy but it's not serious ..." There we were hit with fruity April has been a sof able to wipe sacrosanct and exorbitant Reason!
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Djbisar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Well this is not a notice to the lgre totally or take literally either,
In fact it is an opinion is plutt rant o the srieuse note.
I HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PLANTING WITH THIS PROGRAM. I spend a good time but I have a couple of crashes a day. But I use a machine stable
-A lousy sound card but it works
Well I must admit that I use vst excess mass is not abroad has these problems. But all the same enough is enough. say that the good thing was very acid backup rgulirement ca me no empcher however SETTING THE predre of compression careful of qualisations finally correct.
Note that I put more qu'honnte for this product which ergonomics is nnervante.
A change in bpm quickly turns into box head the Chinese, the crashes are all too
rguliers and management is poor. I have simply forgotten the media manager to appeal to a more prcise nomenclature by renaming my files I mme.Si dcoupages functions are fast and the mix is easy I made a blocking of the instability.
I'm changing for cubase.
fawn all it is certain that the fawn is a vsti manage the review (it's more fun with fruity)
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mathias b's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
XP, AMD Athlon 3400 +, 1024MB RAM, sound card m audio audiophile 24/96 software often struggle ... very unstable, I know not what it's all of a sudden everything starts to slow down. I do not encounter this problem since buying my new pc ...
I use it for 18 months. It is simple, it is ready for people who did not like me training allocated to Mao. I was on cakewalk home studio before 2004, it was after I moved ACID Pro 4.0 and now 5.0. value for the price is right. cepandant since the change of weight when I did three months ago the software only plant that makes him crazy ... Ben frankly I like the software but good as it let go because of me since I do not know if I would do this choice