Looking for the user manual?


Check the heading on this page:

Product manual or files


Or search our  Samples/Files/Manuals  section!
We have hundreds of manuals added to the site!

You'll see this reminder one more time after which it will not appear.

Hide
skin: 1 2 3 4 |  Login | Join |

SONIC FOUNDRY ACID

21-Aug-2019

Info-line:   [synths]    [sampler]    [drumbox]    [effects]    [mixers]     [mics]     [monitors]    [pc-h/ware]    [pc-s/ware]    [plugins]    -    [links]    [tips]

SONIC FOUNDRY ACID



Category:  Products / pc software / tracker

Added: 20-Apr-99  |  Author: admin

New price: 299 - (acid-lite: 150ish)  |   S/H price: ??


SONIC FOUNDRY ACID

Sonic Foundry's 'ACID' is a hip-hop Jungle & breakbeat dream, a remix Nirvana, a radio-mix-tape compilers paradise,... any music where you want to build it with samples... this includes being able to make beats yourself with original drum samples to use with loops and longer bits of audio...

In essence ACID like MAKING-WAVES is a non-destructive digital multi-track... tracks can be effected in many ways down to super-tight edits in many areas, and the addition of digital FX such as delay/echo & reverbs as well as many many others from valve-sound-bass-enhancers to de-clickers for old vinyl make them very versatile.

So for example... You take a most basic disco remix .... To get a basic start going, you record from cd the original track... take the sections you want to build the track.... Maybe the new track is a 2 bar loop from a disco instrumental verse, repeated, leading to the bridge (if any) and into the chorus with various new drum patterns over the top and a cross bassline loop that comes in at a certian point from another cd....The chorus is done as a full loop of the actual cd chorus... ok....

You can then put the 4/4 or whatever KIk-drum pattern over the verse loop... add a hi-hat pattern.... you can create that hat pattern if you like from maybe 3,4,5, or however many different hat samples.... just use a track for each sample.... once you have the beat, you can mix it down in the digital domain into a single new stereo or mono loop... close the drum or just the hat tracks, and open up the newly-created loop .. simple !!.... or leave the drums seperate... whatever... you can do stuff like fade up rolls with a drum sample or whatever... just put in a row of snare sample at 16th intervals and do a fade up with the fader.... there's even an auto fade up and out etc...

Again for hip-hop, ACID OR MAKING-WAVES is a wicked option over a sampler... You can record any amounts of vinyl into the pc from your dj mixer, chop 'em up in a simple editor like Cool-Edit Pro (see box), and save them to your hard drive to create a library of your loops and samples you want to use... add to this sample cd's or web samples or whatever, and you can have any mixes of original beats with any drum samples, loops, breakbeats, endless samples... you can get like 8 & 9 GB drives for 150 quid now, that will store literally hours & hours of loops & samples .... With the ACID programme, you can use Direct-X FX on the tracks... and... with ACID, You can put down vocals, it will record like a tape machine...

DECENT VOCAL MIC
Just get a decent mic...Then, all you gotta do is get a lttle mixer with decent eq and mic inputs... or, a rack mic-amp & eq unit... whatever... something to get a good mic level into the PC... You can record vocals over the backing you've created... yup... and then do backing Vocals (BV's).... and then mix 'em in with automated faders, pan, and effects.

KEYCHANGES, AUTOSTRETCH & AUDITION
One great thing it has for any styles is you can put markers along the track at wherever you like, (even at divisions of bars), and tell any Loop parts to change key... So you could have a great little hip-hip thing going with say a double-bass bassline loop... and you can make it change key... heh heh.. BUt... it stays the same length !... yup... it just auto-stretches it to keep it in with the tracks tempo.... perfect everytime as it plays along !!...

ACID also allows you to browse your hard-drive directories, clicking on sample loops and it will start to play that loop in perfect time with the running track so you can audition waves before loading them.

It's so pefect if you work with loops and samples... Just get a demo copy... It is more expensive than Making-Waves below, but the auto-stretch thing & key-changing is a killer app' for remixing, and loop based music cos it works very fast.... watching some-one doing time-stretch in a sampler after using this, is like watching some-one struggling with a square wheel !!... I swear.. just try the 'Lite' version even... mind-blowing.... you could easily make a loop based hip-hop or remix product on this...There are 2 versions... ACID LITE, which is about 130 , and Full ACID at about 300...

All in all ACID is a great s/w, but it cant play a melody such as a bassline with a single sample, like in a hardware sampler ... MAKING-WAVES does that well tho ... Also check out ACID-LITE... a cut down version... I think it is restricted to only 4 Direct-X FX, possibly with a lower track-count too.... but still for the money a great s/w... Check them both out....













Product Manuals or Files

no user manual




Product Resources





More choices in this product category from other manufacturers:



Category:  Products / pc software / tracker






User Comments

Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: jason
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: part-timer
Date: 21-Apr-99

cool program; beat cakewalk 6.0 as my favorite sequencing program. it's really easy to use, but fits in with the pre-fab dance craze utilities. (i.e. 'groove approved' type products) listen to the loops that come with it! they suck. if you've got rebirth and hammerhead you can make some cool tracks. i give it a 3 because of the crappy samples.

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: Hamish Hutchison
Email: Email supplied but hidden
http://www.zero-g.co.uk
Activity: Professional
Date: 26-Apr-99

Did you know that all new zero-g sample CDs are Acid ready? Total House and dh_v2.0 both come with WAV CD-Roms with all the samples edited and ready to load straight into Acid! We've checked it out and made some very cool tunes! We've got a ton of new CDs coming that will make Acid really sing! Check out our website for more details as they become available!

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: kilo
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: Professional
Date: 19-May-99

aha Hamish - nice to see you about - yup check out Zero-G - they got a couple of new sites coming up soon - we'll keep you posted obviously -

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: chemic^l
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity:
Date: 07-Jul-99

Cool program. One question though (probably stupid): whats the deal with different *.wav files compressions?
This doesn't seem to play a lot a .wav's, claiming they're too highly compressed. This is easily recitified using another program to decompress the files right?.....right?
thanks..chemical

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: gringo
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: Professional
Date: 08-Sep-99

yes sire!!!

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: Will Pinkard (Powers of 8)
Email: Email supplied but hidden
http://mh106.infi.net/~phaust/main.htm
Activity: part-timer
Date: 06-Oct-99

Acid rox...one of the easiest trackers I've ever used (aside from Fruity loops)
It's got some decent samples however I use it mostly to track my guitar, also good to mix with hammerhead and rebirth.
Too bad it doesn't have midi though.

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: digiphallus
Email: Email supplied but hidden
n/a
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 10-Jan-00

Tis good. I just got one of the style versions- ACID DJ 2.0. You can loop 8 tracks I believe, and it comes with some good drum hits and synth loops and such...enought to get you started, but I wouldn't recommend using the Acid sounds too much. Where it really shines is when you couple it with a good audio editor like CoolEdit96. You could easily do some hiphop stuff, or write some dense rhythm tracks. You can even resample a loop of 8 tracks into a mono or stereo loop, thereby freeing up the rest of your trax! Not a bad deal for $39.

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: Nicky Martin
Email: Email supplied but hidden
http://www.nicky.martin.care4free.net
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 22-Jul-00

Yeah, ACID's a pretty neat program for remixing simply because it allows the user to add loops and samples really simply, without losing quality. However, for a remixer of a beginner's nature I would probably suggest a somewhat cheaper loop based tracker, something like Magix's Sound Studio 5. Still a really smooth and easy program to use

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: Acid France
Email: Email supplied but hidden
www.acidfrance.cjb.net
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 27-Dec-00

Goto this page for Acid users

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: sean k
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: part-timer
Date: 28-Dec-00

I've been using acid pro to mix my own music in for quite some time now. It's very standard but something like this is supposed to be. It's nice to cut up wav's with. sometimes it doesn't play my loops very accurately. They just won't sound the same as the actual wav, not as punchy. And when I try to record music from Acid to sound forge, or any of my other wav editors for that matter, the quality comes out very lo-fi. But overall it's a useful program that I've spent lots of time working with.

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Last added comment

Product:  SONIC FOUNDRY - ACID
Name: driton
Email: Email supplied but hidden
...
Activity: Professional
Date: 01-May-04

it have acid music for me brodhrer .urgents+

Product rating out of 5: 

Reply |  Add review/comment



Add your comments here for the product:

'SONIC FOUNDRY ACID'

Looking for the manual? - Check this page above under the heading: 'Product manual or files' - We might have it!


Your Name   * required field!

Your Email   * required field! (will not be displayed)

Add your email if you want replies to any question you post - You will receive an email if someone replies!
To receive automated replies be sure to add a valid email address!

Comments   * required field! - NO weblinks allowed in this feild!

My user type is:    * required field!

Professional   Part Time   Hobbyist




Rate this product out of five:   * optional

   5 - TOTALY AWESOME POWER !!!!!...

   4 - TOTALY 'AUSTIN POWERS' !!!!....

   3 - HOT HATCHBACK POWER !!!.....

   2 - PIZZA-MOPED POWER !!......

   1 - HAMSTER/TRUNDLE-WHEEL POWER !.......

Please copy the displayed number into the box to post:

750828  

     

Note: To cut down on spammers, cookies must be enabled to post comments to this page.



Looking for the manual? - Check this page above under the heading: 'Product manual or files' - We might have it!



 [back to top]

1: No good!
2: Average!
3: Great stuff!
4: Excellent!
5: Awesome!
Rate this product!
  • Currently 3.7 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Currently: 3.7/5 | 75%

Total stars: 41  |  Total votes: 11

Read 11 comments
Add review/comment 

2 other
products from
SONIC FOUNDRY








dancetech
  & thomann
partner store

Help support the site & the users music space - Buy via our partner store for EU customers. One fixed price delivery for most items!