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Much Better than Expected
on December 2, 2012
I have a number of different DAWS, and they all have their good points and bad points. Most of them are a lot more expensive than Acid Music Studio, and all of them are more difficult to learn and use. Trying to figure out how to do some task or another can take a lot of the fun out of composing and playing music. That is NOT true of Acid. It is much, much easier to learn than any other DAW I know of, and I was producing decent tracks within an hour of when I opened the box. So it gets a top rating on my part for user-friendliness, and there are a bunch of really useful tutorials built into the program. The interface is well laid out, the functions are clearly labeled, and it just hooks onto your drivers and vst's without a lot of bother. That isn't the case with most other programs I have tried, which required hours of frustrating effort to get anything to work.
Functionality? I find that this program does pretty much anything that any other DAW will do, but for a lot less money. If you are like me....a dedicated amateur who doesn't need a boatload of useless bells and whistles, and you just want to be able to get into your music without taking a 3 month course in how to operate the program, I'd highly recommend this as the best way to go.
I also use Sony's Vegas Movie Studio and Sound Forge, and I am very fond of both of those as well. There are some common elements, terms, and functions in all 3 that make it easier and more efficient to use them for whatever you might want to do in the audio-visual arena.