Pick your music
Explore 3000 loops and 90 virtual instruments. Download your free Sony Sound Series loop library.
Paint it on
Paint streams of music in the arrange window. Create as many audio and MIDI tracks as you need.
Play it back
Click Play to hear your song. Alter pitch and tempo in real time.
Your computer's audio input leads directly to ACID Music Studio — simply plug in your microphone or instrument and click Record. Import songs and MP3s for remixing, and use the Beatmapper tool to create remixes and DJ sets. More about recording and importing.
Create new music with MIDI
Use powerful MIDI editing and sequencing tools. Record MIDI data from your favorite hardware controllers, or compose directly on the ACID Music Studio piano roll and drum grid interfaces. ACID Music Studio supports VSTi and includes 90 instruments for song creation. More about MIDI.
Studio-quality audio effects
Apply sophisticated signal and effects processes including élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flanging, phase shift, and distortion. ACID Music Studio features VST audio effects support, as well as support for VST instruments, so you can play your MIDI tracks back through virtual instruments, filters, and effects. More about mixing and editing.
Share your creations
Burn music CDs, save your songs to popular formats, and upload songs to SoundCloud and Indaba Music. Export songs to all your favorite portable players.
Learn as you go with easy tutorials
Our exclusive Show Me How tutorials guide you through the entire creative process. Whenever you need help, just click the Show Me How button and choose your tutorial topic. Helpful text dialog boxes, pointers, and guides will show you what to do and where to click.