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Subject:New Book for Acid pro 7 or 8
Posted by: Marc1
Date:6/27/2011 10:06:08 PM

When I was using the Acid pro 5 I bought the POWER book by D,Eric Franks. Allot of the things in there still apply but allot of them dont, so I was wondering if someone might know if someone might be coming out with an in depth book on either Acid pro 7 or 8.Also I wish there was a way for me to get my hands on some of the earlier training videos because I would want to read up and learn about the chopper window and quantise.When I first got into Acid pro I was overwhelmed and I gave up for awhile but since I upgraded to 7 I have been sticking with it and making good progress.But now the training videos I need are outdated.I have been lining up notes and beats the hard and long way and I just dont understand how to do it faster with quantise.And I have also been joining and making new loops on the time line because it seems a heck of allot easier to then the chopper.Do people even use it stll ? Thanks Marc

Subject:RE: New Book for Acid pro 7 or 8
Reply by: Kappeesh
Date:6/28/2011 6:53:07 AM

ALLOT of people do ALLOT of things with ALLOT of the features of ALLOT of the programs. But then...

A LOT of people are just kidding with people who spell A LOT ....ALLOT. :). Sorry, couldn't resist.

Message last edited on6/28/2011 6:55:21 AM byKappeesh.
Subject:RE: New Book for Acid pro 7 or 8
Reply by: Marc1
Date:6/28/2011 1:50:11 PM

Oh man not the grammar police.Take a hike.

Subject:RE: New Book for Acid pro 7 or 8
Reply by: The Farm-Assist
Date:7/12/2011 7:15:53 PM

No new book for Acid Pro as far as I know...

You see, the economy works like this... A product comes out, and when people buy that product, other companies make products to support that product. Acid is an example of what happens when people DON'T buy that product. Nobody writes books on how to use a Rubik's Cube, Etch-O-Sketch or the board game "Monopoly," because (like Acid) they are toys for children.

My advice: Get a new DAW. Acid has it's uses, but being my go-to DAW of choice is not one of them. If you download the demo for Ableton Live, you'll be amazed at how powerful it is, yet how it functions in MANY ways similarly to Acid.

For instance, I'm gonna assume that most Acid users don't know that other DAW's (I'm talking about darn near EVERY other DAW on the market, even at the entry level like Acid Music Studio) allows you to press a button and have the DAW automatically take a drum loop (for example), chop it up (like Acid's chopper would) but into individual drum hits, and then map each of these hits to a sampler. At the same time, this button also creates a midi file that plays the loop back EXACTLY the same way, which gives you a midi version of the groove. This enables you to cut out the snare for instance, on any loop, and insert a new one, perfectly in time, in about 3 seconds.

This is standard on all other DAWs... And that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to standard stuff that standard versions of other DAWs have, that Acid's PRO version doesn't have. Acid Pro doesn't even have a dedicated sampler to do that in! Why exactly does it cost $300 again? Because it can timestretch loops? Even Acid's timestretching algorithm, which was Acid's main selling point, is second rate compared to other DAW's timestretching. It's standard. Sony advertising that would be like a Lexus commercial advertising power windows on a new model... Chopping a loop to a midi track is like anti-lock breaks. And Acid is what we donated during "Cash for Clunkers."

It may seem like I'm bashing here, but I'm seriously just trying to open your eyes to what Sony's competitors are offering standard on any product. There's a reason Acid Pro 8 hasn't been released... It doesn't stand up to the competition.

Subject:RE: New Book for Acid pro 7 or 8
Reply by: Marc1
Date:7/22/2011 9:28:31 PM

I agree,but i'm afraid too death of the learning curve.gonna check out Ableton Live on Utube see how hard it is. Thanks for the reply Marc.

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