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Sony Media Software Remixes Acid Pro 5

  • 29 October, 2004 12:14

<p>New Professional Features and New Patent-Pending Technologies Change the Way Music Is Created</p>
<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AES Booth #1210), Oct. 28, 2004 – Sony announced today that ACID Pro 5 software, the latest upgrade to its award-winning, professional loop-based music creation tool, will be available for purchase on Nov. 8. 2004.</p>
<p>Enhancements include two new patent-pending technologies: The Media Manager™ is a powerful new technology for browsing and tagging media assets that greatly enhances the user’s ability to track, label and store media files including loops, video and stills. Additionally, the unique Groove Mapping™ and Groove Cloning™ technologies provide enhanced ways for users to sonically interact with their loops and samples collection.</p>
<p>“Because ACID software is considered to be the top loop-based music creation application, we felt compelled to spend the past several years developing new technologies that once again provide users with innovative workflow enhancements and more important, new innovations for musical expression,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing for Sony Media Software.</p>
<p>“In addition to our new media management system and powerful groove quantization tools, we’ve added new features that users have been requesting since version 4,” Chaimson continued. “Whether it’s VST plug-in hosting, ReWire™ device support, nestable folder tracks, or enhanced workflow and project management features, ACID software will continue to provide the most well-rounded solution for creative and musical exploration.”</p>
<p>Since the ACID product line was launched in 1998, the application continues to provide solutions that carry on its legacy of being one of the most sought-after tools for loop-based music composition.</p>
<p>“Our dealers have been anticipating the launch of this new version of ACID with great enthusiasm, and it comes just in time for the holiday season,” said Paul Foschino, senior manager for pro audio in Sony Electronics’ Broadcast and Production Systems Division. “The combination of ACID 5’s new features, our new ‘Sony Sound Series™: Loops &amp; Samples collection and make this much more than just an ACID software launch. It is now one of the most powerful music creation tools available and complemented by the best content and destination site for music creation. We will also be bundling it with Sound Forge Audio Studio, a $69.95 value, in all boxes sold through our retail partners.”</p>
<p>New features in ACID Pro 5 software include:</p>
<p>* ACID Media Manager System – Patent-pending, new media management technology provides control over project and archived assets, including customizable searches and loop tagging.</p>
<p>* Groove Quantization – Patent-pending technologies incorporate sophisticated Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning features for morphing existing loops and samples into new fresh, new sounds.</p>
<p>* VST Plug-In Hosting – Expanded ability to apply VST plug-ins at the track or project level.</p>
<p>* ReWire Device Support – ACID Pro 5 includes ReWire “synth” support so users can incorporate ACID Pro 5 software as a plug-in or instrument within other applications that support ReWire mixer technology.</p>
<p>Additional ACID Pro 5 software features include:</p>
<p>* Folder tracks for enhanced project-wide production
* Tempo-based DirectX® effects
* Disc-at-once CD burning
* MIDI editing enhancements (snap-to-scale MIDI composition)
* Real-time event reverse
* Enhanced time stretching and transient detection
* Metronome for providing a virtual “click-track”
* Customizable keyboard mapping
* Bus-to-bus routing
* Multiple docking windows
* Flash .swf format import
* Enhanced media previewing
* Customizable UI and XP theme support
* Includes more than 1,000 new loops and samples
* Free bonus software: Includes the XPRESS KEYBOARDS VSTi bundle
(B4 Xpress™, Pro-54 Xpress™, FM7 Xpress™ plug-ins) from Native Instruments™
software; a $119.00 (USA$) value.</p>
<p>ACID Pro 5 software will be available in November with a suggested retail price of $599 (inc GST). Users of previous versions of ACID Pro software and owners of ACID Music Studio can purchase an upgrade to version 5 (pricing available shortly) at a discounted price.</p>
<p>For more information on ACID Pro 5 and the entire line of Sony’s software products can be found at or at</p>
<p>For box and screen shots please visit our dealer/press section at:</p>
<p>Sony Pictures Digital Networks Products in Australia and Zealand; Sony Pictures Digital Networks Products (SPDN) proudly distributed by:</p>
<p>MASTER DISTRIBUTOR: (Australian and New Zealand)</p>
<p>New Magic Australia Pty Ltd</p>
<p>NSW Head Office:
34 Soldiers Road
Jannali, NSW, 2226
Phone (02) 9528 4555
Fax (02) 9589 2311</p>
<p>Melbourne Office:
Phone: (03) 9752 5200
Fax (02) 9589 2311</p>
<p>SUB DISTRIBUTOR: (Australia)</p>
<p>Multimedia Technology Pty Ltd</p>
<p>143 Rooks Road
Nunawading, VIC, 3131
Phone: (03) 9837 2500
Fax: (03) 9837 2555</p>

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