ACOUSTICA – DIGITAL MUSIC EDITING AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Acon Digital Media is set to make personal music editing and optimizing as accessible, simple and popular as digital image editing with the launch of Acoustica v3.3. This music-editor can read and graphically display the sound waves from all common audio file formats like Ogg-Vorbis (OGG), Wave Audio (WAV), Windows Media Audio (WMA), MPEG Layer 3 (MP3) and Sun Audio Format (AU). Acoustica can also take the sound track from MPG, MPEG, WMV and AVI videos to edit them just as it does with a song from an audio CD.
The Cleaning Wizard automates the whole process from recording and track splitting to audio restoration and CD-recording. Professional users will appreciate the six band equalizer, automatic noise and scratch-elimination as well as sound effects like reverb, chorus, and others. The application can also edit the metadata for MP3, Ogg and Wave files, which can contain for example the song title or artist.
The new Effect Chain Editor allows the user to chain internal processing tools and plug-ins. The chains can be saved, including their settings for later use. Each processing step in the chain can be bypassed and the processing order changed by drag and drop.
The new 3.3 version of Acoustica comes with many other useful additions like dithering and noise shaping; statistics (RMS, DC offsets, loudest peak and more); a new stereo enhancer tool; support for ACID information in wave files; new time formats such as sample index, SMPTE and bars and beats; the addition of a preview button to the file opening dialogue; the option to save regions as a separate file; support for LAME codec if installed and several new usability features.
A free 30-day trial version is available from http://www.acondigital.com. The full, unlimited version costs $34.90 (USD) as electronic delivery or $43.85 (USD) on a CD-ROM. Users of earlier versions can upgrade at a reduced cost of only $19.00 (USD).