Acid Pro

ACID Pro 8
Developer(s)Sony Creative Software MAGIX Software GmbH (2016)
Stable release
8.0.3 (Spring 2018)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeDigital audio workstation
WebsiteMagix ACID Pro website[1]

Acid Pro 8 is a professional digital audio workstation (DAW) software program developed by MAGIX Software GmbH. It was originally called "Acid pH1" and published by Sonic Foundry, which was later merged into Sony to create Sony Creative Software. On May 20, 2016 it was announced that MAGIX acquired the bulk of Sony's creative software suite, including ACID Pro. ACID Pro 8, the first version of Acid Pro since MAGIX's acquisition of Sony's Creative Software line, was released in spring 2018. The update came with new modern features including an enhanced interface, support for 64bit, added samples, VST3 support, and more.

Acid Loops

ACID Loops is a technology used with the music making software originally from Sonic Foundry called ACID. Created in 1998, it refers to the repetition, and transposition of sound clips, to form a song. The ACID Pro program is now owned and distributed by Sony, and is on version 7. Sony also now sells a line of Acidized loop sample CDs to be used with ACID, as do many third party companies.

Similar technology was added to Cakewalk's Sonar (calling it Groove Clips) and Cubase (calling it Audio Warp). Although the phrase "ACID loops" technically is only associated with Sonic Foundry, some people use the term to refer to the technique even when used with other software packages.

Acidized loops contain tempo and key information, so that ACID can properly time stretch them when pitch shifted.

A website for budding musicians using Acid technology was set up, named ACID Planet.

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