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ACID 3.0 Tutorial


ACID 3.0 Tutorial

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Index ACID 3.0 Tutorial

Welcome to Sonic Foundry ACID
Reading this manual
About the manualís design
Manual overview
System requirements
Installing ACID
About the serial number
Using the online Help
Accessing Help
Overview of ACID
Main interface
Track List
Track View
Window Docking Area
Keyboard command reference
Signal flow
Basic Project Techniques
Starting a project
Project parameters
Opening an existing project
Previewing media from the Explorer window
Adding media to the project
Audio event basics
Painting events
Changing the length of an event
Erasing sections of an event
Moving events
Changing event properties
Using the cursor
Positioning the cursor with the keyboard
Positioning the cursor with the Go To command
Making selections
Selecting an event
Selecting multiple events
Creating a time selection
Creating event selections within a time selection
Basic event editing
Copying events
Pasting events
Cutting events
Deleting events
Trimming events
Track basics
Track types
Working with tracks
Using the Undo and Redo commands
Using the Undo command
Undoing all edits
Using the Redo command
Clearing the undo history
Playing the project
Using the Transport toolbar
Playback within ACID
Using the Mixer window
Viewing the Mixer window
Using the Mixer toolbar
Renaming a Mixer control
Using the Mixerís faders
Saving and rendering a project
Saving a project
Rendering a project
Publishing to the Internet
Writing to CD
Tips and tricks
Detuning a paired track
Double time/Half time
The Wall of Sound
Intermediate Project Techniques
Using project markers and regions
Working with standard markers
Working with time markers
Working with command markers
Working with Regions
Snapping events
Enabling/disabling snapping
Splitting events
Splitting events
Joining events
The Chopper
The Chopper Window
Creating a selection in the Chopper
Insert increments
Inserting a selection in the Track View
Using the Chopper with one-shots
Using Ripple Edits
Cutting events in ripple mode
Deleting events in ripple mode
Pasting events in ripple mode
Changing tempo and key
Changing project tempo
Changing the project key
Working with tempo and key change markers
Changing a trackís key
Changing an eventís key
Using event envelopes
Setting an eventís volume envelope
Setting an eventís fade-in and -out envelope curve
Create a crossfade between events
Track envelopes
Adding track envelopes
Adding envelope points
Adjusting the envelope
The Envelope tool
Hiding an envelope
Removing a track envelope
Using track effects
Using ACID FX as track effects in ACID Music
Using track effects in ACID Pro
Adjusting time
Using Insert Time
Using Fit to Time
Mixing multiple tracks to a single track
Tips and tricks
Adding through subtraction
Realistic dynamics
Overriding compress/expand
Duplicating with offset
Chopper tricks
Advanced Project Techniques
Stretch properties
Configuring Track Properties
Adjusting general track properties (non-MIDI tracks)
Adjusting Stretch properties for a loop or Beatmapped track
Adjusting track properties for a MIDI track
Reloading a file
Replacing a file
Saving a file with properties
Exporting loops
Using busses
Adding busses to the project
Working with bus controls
Working with multiple controls
Using bus effects
Routing busses to system hardware
Deleting busses
Using assignable FX controls
Assignable FX controls
Adding an assignable FX control
Adding a plug-in to an existing chain
Arranging assignable FX plug-ins on the chain
Removing plug-ins from a chain
Routing a track to an assignable FX chain
Routing assignable FX to busses
Working with assignable FX controls
Working with multiple controls
Removing an assignable FX control from a project
Saving plug-in chains as FX packages
Organizing your plug-ins
Tips and tricks
Building instrument solos
Building scales
Working with Video
Working with video
Adding or replacing a video file
Removing the video track
Hiding and showing the video track
Synchronizing audio and video
Removing the videoís audio
Changing frame numbering
Editing a video event
Moving the video event
Trimming the video event
Shifting the contents of the video event (slipping)
Slip-trimming a video event
Sliding a video event
The Video window
Shortcut menu
Status Bar
External monitor
Scoring video with ACID
Recording in ACID
Recording quickstart
Setting ACIDís recording properties
Setting recording levels
Recording multiple takes
Working with MIDI
Adding MIDI tracks
Recording MIDI tracks
MIDI track properties
Playback device
Selecting a playback device
Setting device preferences
Rendering projects with MIDI tracks
Timecode synchronization
MIDI timecode
Trigger from MIDI timecode
MIDI clock
The Sonic Foundry Virtual MIDI Router
Installing the Sonic Foundry Virtual MIDI Router (VMR)
Configuring the Virtual MIDI Router
Syncing ACID to other hardware
Customizing ACID
Working with ACID windows
Docking/Floating ACID windows
Using the Explorer window
The Explorer window
The Explorer toolbar
Managing media
Using the Explorer Transport controls
Using the Explorer view options
Changing the Time ruler format
Using the Ruler Offset
Using the project grid
Setting the grid type
Using the Toolbar
Hiding and displaying the Toolbar
Reordering the Toolbar Buttons
Adding buttons to the Toolbar
Removing buttons from the Toolbar
Using the Time Display
Changing cursor position
Changing the Time Display
Setting the Time display monitor
Setting project properties
Using the Summary properties tab
Using the Audio properties tab
Setting ACID preferences
Using the General preferences tab
Using the Audio preferences tab
Using the MIDI preferences tab
Using the Video preferences tab
Using the Editing preferences tab
Using the CD preferences tab
Using the Sync preferences tab

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