ACID Pro 5 power!: the official guide to Sony ACID Pro 5 by D. Eric Franks

By D. Eric Franks

ACID, whose producer, Sonic Foundry, was once lately received through Sony, is the number 1 product within the loop-based composition type. This enjoyable and renowned Windows-based program is on the market to newcomers, yet utilized by execs for severe inventive and advertisement song construction. Geared in the direction of either musically-oriented individuals with few machine talents and computer-oriented individuals with little track education, this ebook presents in-depth insurance of this strong software and is an efficient advisor to studying the numerous beneficial properties ACID has to provide. As a revision to the winning, "ACID Power!" (Muska & Lipman, 1929685491), this booklet makes it more straightforward to create extraordinary audio at the computing device. Readers learn how to grasp ACID's positive factors, list audio and MIDI tracks, burn songs to redistribute on CD or over the net, and upload track to video. The easy-to-understand, thorough strategy of this e-book will easily consultant readers via this software, providing many specialist counsel and methods, in addition to not only the "how", however the "why" at the back of the realized abilities.

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16 display the waveforms of two different media files. The top track has a spoken-word media file. The bottom track contains a drum part and displays clear periodic peaks in the waveform that line up with the beats marked along the top of the timeline. By zooming in and out on the timeline or in another window, you can see more detail in the waveform and make more accurate edits. 16 The top event is monophonic, and the bottom one is in stereo. Q NOTE: WHAT ARE SFK FILES? The ACID software calculates and draws the waveforms of media files at the time of insertion.

Once the ACID software creates a track and it’s visible on the ACID timeline, it’s ready for you to insert events into it. Creating an Event with the Draw Tool Finally, we get to the meat and potatoes of ACID music composition: the creation of events. The easiest tool to use is the Draw tool, which is selected by default when the ACID software is run. To draw an event, click the Draw tool button on the Toolbar or press Ctrl+D. This is the default tool, so it may be selected already. 12. 12 Using the Draw tool to draw an event on the timeline.

It’s a huge timesaver because it synchronizes loops to the beat automatically. 14). There will be many times when you won’t want an event to snap to the visible grid lines, and there are two main solutions to this: turn off snapping or zoom in on the project. There are three ways to turn off snapping: Q Click the Enable Snapping button on the Toolbar to toggle it on or off. Snapping is on when the button is pressed. Q Press the F8 key. This is a shortcut for the Enable Snapping button and toggles this function on or off.

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