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.acd File Extension

Developer: Sonic Foundry 
File type: Project File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .acd. Files with the file extension .acd can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .acd files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .acd file?

The ACD file extension is a data file format associated to a project created by Sony ACID, music editing software. ACD file extension and ACID were first created by Sonic Foundry in 1998, and now owned by Sony. These files contain audio data made of tracks, references, loops, sound effects, volume and pan adjustments, and other settings information. This plug and play software was the first automatic audio loop-based music format .Key features include more than 3,000 ACIDized music loops, unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, automatic pitch and tempo matching and real-time loop preview. The software has three versions namely, Sony ACID Pro, Sony ACID Xpress, and Sony ACID Music Studio. Sony ACID Xpress is the free version and it is limited to ten tracks. Files in ACD format can be opened with Sony ACID Pro 7, Sony ACID Music Studio 8, and Sony ACID Xpress in Microsoft Windows-based systems.

how to open a .acd file?

Launch a .acd file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .acd file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .acd files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .acd file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .acd file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .acd file association errors

applications that open a .acd file

Sony ACID Pro 7

Sony ACID Pro 7

ACID Pro 7 is a digital audio production software used in multitrack recording, mixing, MIDI sequencing, with an ACID looping functionality for music production and post production. It features Professional multitrack recording in 24-bit, 192 kHz sound quality production that can either be live or in the studio, for an optimized audio performance. It creates loop-based music which has real-time pitch and tempo transposition in playback and preview, unlimited tracks and more than 3,000 Sony Sound Series loops and 90 virtual instruments used in composing music. The software has MIDI sequencing with real time MIDI processing and control of MIDI events. It can automate and alter modulation, expression, and other types of MIDI controller data through track envelopes . Users may record MIDI multiple tracks, apply real time quantization, filter and process, create and edit drum patterns simultaneously. ACID Pro 7 has a mixing console that can Specify routing, assign audio effects, and use external effects processors with tracks and busses in a recording environment. It supports control surface automation and and can channel for tracking devices such like the Mackie Control and Frontier Design TranzPort.
Sony ACID Music Studio 8

Sony ACID Music Studio 8

ACID Music Studio is an audio production and recording software used in creating tracks with audio effects and has MIDI functionality, that are all necessary in a professional music production. It provides direct audio input from a plugged in microphone or instrument used in recording. Songs and MP3s may also be imported for remixing, and also create remixes and dynamic DJ sets with the Beatmapper tool. The software features Signal and effects processes which includes élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flanging, phase shift, and distortion and also the VST audio effects and VST instruments support, to be able to play MIDI tracks back through virtual instruments, filters, and effects. MIDI editing and sequencing tools are available for recording MIDI data from hardware controllers, or directly compose using the ACID Music Studio piano roll and drum grid interfaces. ACID Music Studio supports VSTi that has 3000 loops and 90 virtual instruments for composing songs. The software runs on Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit SP2 or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems with 1 GHz processor.
Sony ACID Xpress

Sony ACID Xpress

ACID XPress is a music creation software that creates original music, matches tempo and pitch automatically in real-time which can be shared by publishing on or streaming from a website. These pre-recorded sounds called "loops" creates music by choosing among its selection, paint them into a track, and play them back. Loops may be auditioned with music in real-time before it is added into the mix. This enables users to choose the best material before laying the mix down. Music published on the Web through the can compete in remix contests. There are also available remixers and free loops on the Website. Music can be exported to portable devices like MP3 players and handheld devices for mobility while listening to tracks. The software is exclusively downloaded at which has the free 10-track version of the ACID software.This loop-based music software can be downloaded and installed with a free music loop pack that contains over 100 Loops & Samples titles. It features inline MIDI editing, multiple events per track, video scoring track, punch-in recording, freehand envelope drawing, alternate time signature support, unlimited MP3 encodes and live audio recording.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .acd files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .acd. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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