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Sony Music Studio 7 / Audio Studio 9

Whether you already are working with music and audio, or are interested in getting creative and learning more, the Sony Music Studio and Sony Audio Studio software products from Sony Creative Software are a great way to get started. These Windows applications are $59 each (download) or $69 (packaged).

Sony ACID Music Studio 7 is for creating music, with music recording, multi-track mixing, loop-based soundtrack creation, and MIDI processing.

If this sounds daunting, you can start out with the sample mixes and experiment with the more than 3,000 professionally recorded loops to build up your own custom mixes. Or customize simple MIDI tunes such as ring tones on your mobile phone, and then explore the included 1,000 MIDI files in a variety of genres.

Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 9 is focused on end-to-end audio editing -- recording, editing / restoration, encoding, and mastering.

Again, you don't have to be an expert to get started working with audio clips. Explore the 1001 Sound FX library to customize sound effects for your productions. Or import tape or vinyl recordings, or audio tracks from video shoots, to clean up and enhance the sound.

Sony Creative Software develops these consumer tools in its Studio line, plus higher-end professional tools for digital video, music, DVD, and audio production.. The product lines are built around three core product names: Vegas for video editing, Sound Forge for audio editing, and ACID for music creation. See the Sony website for documentation and downloads of trial versions you can check out.

See full articles -- Summary: Sony ACID Music Studio 7
    and Summary: Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 9

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This entry posted on January 19, 2008.

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