By D. Eric Franks

ACID, whose producer, Sonic Foundry, was once lately bought by means of Sony, is the number one product within the loop-based composition class. This enjoyable and renowned Windows-based software is out there to novices, yet utilized by pros for critical creative and advertisement tune production. Geared in the direction of either musically-oriented individuals with few desktop talents and computer-oriented individuals with little tune education, this publication offers in-depth insurance of this strong program and is an efficient consultant to studying the numerous good points ACID has to provide. As a revision to the winning, "ACID Power!" (Muska & Lipman, 1929685491), this ebook makes it more uncomplicated to create striking audio at the computer. Readers discover ways to grasp ACID's positive factors, checklist audio and MIDI tracks, burn songs to redistribute on CD or over the net, and upload song to video. The easy-to-understand, thorough method of this publication will easily consultant readers via this software, supplying many specialist counsel and tips, in addition to not only the "how", however the "why" at the back of the realized abilities.

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None of the above 8. You cannot copy, cut, or paste in the ACID application. (T/F) 35 QQQ CHAPTER 1} A Song Is Born 9. You can select multiple events in the ACID software by: 1. Clicking on two events separated by other events while holding the Shift key 2. Clicking on multiple events while holding the Ctrl key 3. Using the Selection tool and drawing a rectangle over multiple events 4. All of the above 10. Envelopes are used to animate volume and panning in real time. (T/F) 36 QQQ } 2 Getting Around Familiarity with the ACID interface is critical to getting the most out of this software.

The first two are standard Windows operations: Q Press and hold the Shift key to select a range of events. In this operation, you click on one event, press the Shift key, and then click on another event. Both events are selected, as well as any events that fall 24 QQQ Q Event Basics between them. This includes events on the same track and events on different tracks. Imagine drawing a rectangle with the two clicked locations defining two of the corners. Every event that’s covered by this imaginary rectangle is selected when the Shift key is pressed.

The Track Header serves as the control panel for the track, with volume faders and FX controls, and is analogous to the track controls on a mixer board in a recording studio. The main timeline portion of the track is where the song is drawn and most editing takes place. 7 Tracks are stacked on the timeline and divided into two parts: the Track Header and the main body of the track on the timeline. Events Events are the most fundamental objects in the ACID software. You can think of events as containers for media files, or windows into a media file.

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