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Release Notes
ACID® Music Studio™ 9.0
November 2012
This document contains information on the following topics:
Applicable to boxed products only. If you've purchased a downloadable product, an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the product documentation is available from our Web site.
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing ACID Music Studio 9.0 software. This document contains information about installing and using ACID software on your computer.
2.0 What's New
Notable fixes/changes in version 9.0 (Build 35)
  • Fixed an issue that prevented .acd-zip files from opening on some systems with drives greater than 2 TB.
  • Added support for Windows 8.
What's New in Version 9.0
  • Folder tracks for intelligent track grouping and multiple-event editing.
  • Project sections for easy arranging.
  • Audio effect automation.
  • VSTi parameter automation.
  • 24-bit/192 kHz support.
  • Audio input monitoring during recording.
  • Multithreaded track buffering.
3.0 Known Issues
  • Close all applications before you begin installing ACID Music Studio software.
  • If you save an ACID project from an earlier version of ACID software in ACID Music Studio 9.0, it will be unusable in earlier versions of ACID software. Use the Save As dialog to save the project with a new name after editing it in ACID Music Studio 8.0.
  • If you open an ACID 3.0 project that includes MIDI tracks that have track effects applied, the effects will be discarded.
  • If you open an ACID 3.0 project that includes MIDI tracks that have DLS voice sets applied via Track Properties, the DLS association will be lost. Please create a soft synth control in the Mixer window and apply the appropriate DLS set to the soft synth control. You can then route your track to the soft synth.
  • If you load an ACID Pro 7 project with multiple MIDI input assignments, the project's MIDI input settings may not be preserved. Click the MIDI Input button in a track header and choose Auto Input or Input Off.
  • If you load an ACID Pro 7 project with multiple MIDI input assignments, multiple MIDI input devices may be selected on the MIDI page of the Preferences dialog. Clear the check boxes for all but one device.
  • Soft synths loaded from ACID Pro 7 projects may not play audio immediately after loading. Opening the soft synth’s GUI in the Soft Synth Properties window or selecting the soft synth’s track will restore audio playback.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. ACID Music Studio software:
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista™ SP2, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
  • Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later
  • Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)

    You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc. to activate the software.

5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by ACID Music Studio software to your computer.
Installing from a boxed product
  1. Place the ACID Music Studio application disc in the drive. The setup screen is displayed (if AutoPlay is enabled for your DVD-ROM drive).
    If you have turned off the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your DVD drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  2. Click Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of ACID Music Studio for your computer.
Installing from the Web
  1. Download the install utility from our Web site.
  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of ACID Music Studio for your computer. 
6.0 ACID Quick Start Guide
Included on the ACID Music Studio application disc is an ACID Music Studio Quick Start Guide in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The Acrobat format allows easy printing of the text, should you need a hard copy. The Quick Start Guide is located in the Manual folder on the application disc.
Installing Adobe Reader
In order to view the Quick Start Guide, you will need to install Adobe Reader. You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader from
7.0 Demos
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8.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
Mailing Address:
Sony Creative Software Inc.
8215 Greenway Boulevard
Suite 400
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
Customer Service/Sales:
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Telephone support during normal office hours:
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  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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