SAN FRANCISCO - Sony Media Software (www.sony.com/professional) is at this year?s AES show with Version 5 of its Acid Pro loop-based music creation tool, which it plans to make available on November 8th.
The upcoming release will include Media Manager, a powerful new technology for browsing and tagging media assets, and Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning, which provide enhanced ways for users to sonically interact with their loops and samples collection. Version 5 also offers VST plug-in hosting, ReWire device support, nestable folder tracks, and project management features.
Additional features include tempo-based DirectX effects, disc-at-once CD burning, MIDI editing enhancements, realtime event reverse, multiple docking windows, Flash .swf format import, more than 1,000 new loops and samples, and the Xpress Keyboards VSTi bundle from Native Instruments.
Suggested retail price is $499.95 and users of previous versions of Acid Pro software can upgrade to Version 5 for $149.95.