Synopses & Reviews
Now reformulated to add multi-track recording, MIDI sequencing, and a full virtual instrument library to its superior looping functionality, ACID Pro 6 is now a fully capable Digital Audio Workstation. With such a major upgrade, ACID has become a better tool for song creation, deejaying, film scoring, and multimedia development, but it has also become more complex. ACID Pro 6 Power!: The Official Guide is the perfect resource for those new to ACID or those who are familiar with previous versions but need to get up to speed on the myriad new features. There is something in ACID Pro 6 Power! for users of any skill level. The clear and solid examples in the first few chapters introduce the user interface and program workflow. The book then moves on to music theory concepts, which are invaluable to those who want to move beyond casually playing with ACID into serious music composition and song creation. The final goal of the book is to get into some of the more technical aspects of ACID. You will learn how to polish your masterpieces using effects processing. And because publishing and sharing your newly created music is the ultimate goal, you'll also learn how to burn industry-standard CDs and produce highly compressed MP3 files for the Internet. You can dive into numerous fascinating topics, from amazing MIDI technology to recording your own vocals and solo jams. ACID Pro 6 Power! is all you need to get started. The companion DVD includes fully functioning time-limited demos of ACID, CD Architect, DVD Architect, Jam Trax XPress, Sound Forge, Vegas, and much more, plus training videos with additional tutorials, and over 500 sample loops to use in your own productions!
If you recognize all the power that ACID« Pro software has to offer for composing, recording, editing, and producing, and you want to learn more, this book is for you. This comprehensive book explains how to get the most out of this increasingly popular software. From the basics of song creation to incorporating ACID Pro software into your live performance, you?ll learn the tricks of the trade and find out how to achieve truly professional results. This official guide is your essential guide to truly leveraging this application to its fullest.
If you recognize all the power that ACID? Pro software has to offer for composing, recording, editing, and producing, and you want to learn more, this book is for you. With three new patent-pending technologies-Groove-Mapping?, Groove Cloning?, and the powerful Media Manager?-ACID Pro 5 software explores new potential and flexibility in music creation. This detailed book explains how to get the most out of these and many more features, including native VST effects support, nestable folder tracks, ReWire? device support, and more. From the basics of song creation to incorporating ACID Pro software into your live performance, you?ll learn the tricks of the trade and find out how to achieve truly professional results. This official guide is your essential guide to truly leveraging this application to its fullest.
About the Author
A multimedia artist specializing in digital video production and scoring, David has authored four major books on multimedia software that have been translated into nine languages on six continents. As a freelance composer, he has sold music created in ACID to major software developers for use in widely distributed Flash presentations, product demonstrations, and training materials.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Song Is Born Chapter 2: Getting Around Chapter 3: Composition Chapter 4: Polishing Up Chapter 5: Recording Vocals and Instruments Chapter 6: Mastering the Mix Chapter 7: Grooves and FX Chapter 8: FX Dictionary Chapter 9: Loops Chapter 10: The Secret Life of ACID and MIDI Chapter 11: Video Chapter 12: Publishing App A: Preferences App B: Shortcuts