When Acid was first released by Sonic Foundry back in 1998 it revolutionised how producers worked with loops and soon became a very popular alternative to linear alternatives such as cubase and logic. The beauty of Acid and its main difference to other music software of the time was that you could simply drag audio loops onto the timeline and they would instantly sync with the tempo of the track. It was also simple to adjust the key of loops and so quickly create and edit your tracks without prior knowledge of more traditional composition techniques. These days those same ideas have been incorporated into most DAWS available.
Back in 2003 Sonic foundry sold Acid along with other titles to Sony and then in 2016 Acid changed hands once again to its new home with German software company Magix.
After what seems a long time in the shadows Acid has been given an a long overdue update with the release of Magix Acid Pro 8 and Magix Acid Pro 365. Acid pro 8 is available as an upgrade or fresh purchase and Acid pro 365 being available on a subscription basis.
Whether you are making 24-bit, 192kHz multitrack recordings, mixing with multiple effects in real time, or composing with dozens of plug-in instruments – thanks to its new powerful 64-bit architecture, ACID Pro 8 will step up to the plate and offer all the latency free power you need and support for state-of-the-art 64-bit instruments.
With the new interface, MAGIX has redesigned the GUI to enhance working in a dimmed environment and further improve ACID Pro's famed ease of use. The sleek and modern interface makes navigating and editing a breeze.
MAGIX has also added over $1000 of instruments, loops and effects to ACID Pro 8. There's powerful virtual analogue synthesizer from DN-e1; first-class effect plug-ins and high-quality audio tools from essentialFX Suite; screaming guitar effects by way of Vandal SE; flexible and high quality sampling from Vita 2; plus 11 Vita solo instruments that cover everything from Pop Drums to Cinematic Synths. ACID Pro 8 also comes with a 9GB library of all new ACIDized loops and samples.
Acid Pro 365
With ACID Pro 365, MAGIX now also offers a flexible subscription service. Users get all the power and functionality of the regular ACID Pro 8 but enjoy all future updates, full support plus additional instruments and effects for a monthly fee from $7.99.
What do you think ?
Have you used Acid previously or have you tried Acid Pro 8 yet ? If not then I recommend that you give it a try. and then head back here and let us know what you think.
How to get Magic Acid pro 8
Head over to Magix and purchase or download a trial of Acid pro 8.