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NAMM: Sony ACID Pro 6

Sony Media Software announced ACID Pro 6, a significant upgrade to its professional loop-based music creation and production software. This new release includes several major development enhancements to the recording and MIDI capabilities of the program, transforming Version 6 into a full-featured professional digital audio and MIDI workstation. ACID Pro 6 is expected to be available in March at an MSRP of U.S. $399.95.

ACID Pro 6 now provides users with a multitrack recording and MIDI sequencing environment.

“Since its launch nearly 10 years ago, ACID software has redefined the way music is produced by allowing users to arrange loop-based segments that matched in tempo and pitch,” comments Dave Chaimson, VP of marketing at Sony Media Software. “Our newly enhanced digital music workstation technology introduces the optimal creative platform for music composition, recording and mixing by combining our multitrack audio technologies with comprehensive inline MIDI editing and sequencing.

“Starting with a new high-performance multi-threaded audio engine, we’ve re-engineered ACID Pro 6 to perform faster and more efficiently not only on Dual Core and multiprocessor systems, but also on single-CPU machines, providing more efficient track buffering for higher performance at lower latencies. No longer simply a loop-based production tool, this application moves into the category of full-featured DAWs by combining our highly decorated ACID music creation technologies, superior 24-bit/192kHz audio support, with new MIDI editing and workflow capabilities.”

ACID Pro 6 features multiple media files per track (including one-shots, beat-mapped events, loops and disk-based files with new automative crossfade capabilities), MIDI filtering and processing, VSTi parameter automation, drum map editing, project sections, external control surface support and record input monitoring

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