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Subject:Can't seem to shake ACID!!
Posted by: UNITIS
Date:4/5/2004 1:15:10 PM

About 5 years ago I graduated with a degee in Audio engineering. At that time they were mainly focusing on anolog recording and some digital. We had a course on MIDI using Cubase and we all had K2000's. We also had a course in digital editing using Sound Forge. At the end of that simester the instructors introduced us to a program called ACID. It blew me away!! 5 years and thousands of dollars later, I've used vertually every popular program on the market. Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic, Cakewalk, Reason and Nuendo. Looking back, there was a time when I thought of ACID as a novice program, and that I would out grow it. I don't think that way anymore. I still use it today, and I feel that it is one of my most valuable weapons in the studio. I've also learned that it is better to master one peice of software rather than using 5 programs that you only know 40% of. I guess that's why I love acid. I know it inside out. ACID can do "mostly" everything the big boys can do, and some things they can't. So go home a make some great music. If you think the grass is greener on the other side, I can tell you it's not.

Subject:RE: Can't seem to shake ACID!!
Reply by: DKeenum
Date:4/5/2004 7:55:36 PM

I'm with you!

Subject:RE: Can't seem to shake ACID!!
Reply by: JohnnyRoy
Date:4/6/2004 6:57:45 AM

I was just discussing in another thread how I purchased ACID Pro 4 this week over Sonar 3 basically because of the loop based MIDI capabilities and familiar interface with Vegas 4 and ACID Music 3 which I already own. I use to use Cubasis VST but found the interface too clunky to use. (I kept clicking on the tracks trying to move the cursor only to have it reset the in-point. I just couldn’t shake that. Ugh!)

I opened the Sonar 3 demo and realized I’d have to start taking college courses to figure out what all those little buttons and squiggles mean. It looks like it has a lot of capabilities but who has the time to figure all that out? The ACID interface is just clean and straight forward (at least for a Vegas user). I play MIDI keyboards and plan to use it to record via softsyths rather than external MIDI devices and ACID just seems perfect for that. I tend to write songs in sections which is why the looped based approach makes perfect sense to me. I’ve been loading it up every night just to play around with it even though I have no tunes in my head so I guess I can’t seem to shake it either. ;-)


Subject:RE: Can't seem to shake ACID!!
Reply by: David_Kuznicki
Date:4/6/2004 7:26:06 AM

Acid is absolutely perfect... at least, for my uses! I've never quite figured out exactly why everyone wants Acid to multi-track, or why it has to be everything to everyone.

Not that I don't have my minor gripes, however-- I'd LOVE for them to rewire acid to vegas, or at least have the option of opening Acid within Vegas. I'd love the ability to score a video within acid, while still having the flexibility to rearrange video in Vegas at the same time. As it stands, if I want to score something, I have to render the video for every change & bring it into Vegas.

But again, that's a bit of a minor gripe! Nothing more.


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