The new "Sony Sound Series: Loops & Samples" line for Acid includes three new categories of loops and samples with increased depth, flexibility, and variety not only for the music creation and production community, but also for producers who need content for film scoring and audio sweetening, the company reports.
Optimized for use in Sony's ACID music creation programs, these collections of WAV files can be used in any PC or Macintosh program that supports this format. Applications that recognize the ACID file format metadata will benefit from being able to use this information for time-stretching and pitch-shifting purposes as well.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has also opened its audio archives to offer the Sound Effects Series. This comprehensive collection includes a five-CD set of sound effects created by several sound designers. The new series offers a range of sound effects, including muscle cars, fighter jets, home and office ambiance, wild animals, geological and elemental phenomena, heavy machinery, armament, explosions, and a wide selection of vintage comedy effects.
Sony also announced that ACID Pro 5 software, the latest upgrade to its professional loop-based music creation tool, will be available for purchase on November 8, 2004.
Enhancements include two new patent-pending technologies. The Media Manager is a new technology for browsing and tagging media assets that enhances the user's ability to track, label, and store media files including loops, video, and stills. Additionally, the unique Groove Mapping and Groove Cloning technologies provide enhanced ways for users to sonically interact with their loops and samples collection.
New features in ACID Pro 5 software include ACID Media Manager , Groove Quantization, VST Plug-In Hosting, and ReWire Device support.
The Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series has a suggested retail price of $499.95.
The Sony Sound Loop Premium Collection (2-CDs/24-Bit) lists for $99.95 for each title; Standard Collection: $59.95 MSRP for each title; Classics Collection: $2995. ACID Pro 5 software will be available in November with a suggested retail price of $499.95. Users of previous versions of ACID Pro software can purchase an upgrade to version 5 for $149.95. ACID Music Studio users may upgrade to ACID Pro 5 software for $299.95.