Magix Acid Trip

Music creation DAW is reborn
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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.