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Magix Acid Trip

Music creation DAW is reborn

Another old Sony Creative Software title acquired by Magix Software has been resurrected. This time it is the Acid music production digital audio workstation platform.

Acid Pro 8 is the first major upgrade to the DAW since 2008, according to the company. Now sporting 24-bit/192 kHz multitrack file specs on a 64-bit processing platform and a whole new GUI, “major upgrade” might be an understatement.

Not surprisingly, courtesy of Magix’s stable of music production programs, there’s a wealth of productive digital instruments onboard. Magix ships $1,000-worth of instruments, loops (9 GB), samples, processors and effects with Acid Pro 8.

The company says that it will be adding VST3-compatibility, for tapping into plugins, later in the year — as a free update.

Acid Pro 8 will be available in two forms, a straight buyout for $149 and a subscription version, Acid Pro 365 for $7.99 per month.