Sony ACID Pro 5.0 Review


Key enhancements make ACID Pro 5.0 a worthwhile upgrade.

Many music makers, both amateurs and pros, use Sony’s loop-based audio editor for creating backing audio for videos and even songwriting. ACID is popular because it’s both relatively easy to use and powerful, with an intuitive interface that makes it simple to drag audio onscreen.

The best new feature in version 5.0 is a Media Manager that lets you catalogue all your samples and assign metadata, a godsend for those with huge sample collections. Unfortunately, all tags have to be added manually. The application relies on Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Edition (MSDE) to store the data, which ends up being quite resource-hungry — a memory footprint of 165MB was measured during operation.

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