Acoustica / Digital Audio Editor


Acoustica Audio Editor

Acoustica is a comprehensive audio editor for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. The intuitive user interface was designed with speed, accuracy and ease-of-use in mind and offers a large set of high quality processing tools to make your recordings sound the best. The consistent workflow simplifies your audio production work and batch processing, powerful audio restoration tools as well as Red Book compatible CD burning is also included.

Acoustica 6 is available in three editions – the free Basic Edition, the Standard Edition and the Premium Edition which supports 5.1 and 7.1 channel surround and includes extended processing tools and the same audio restoration algorithms as found in our Restoration Suite.

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Multitrack Editing (Standard and Premium Edition only)

  • Create as many audio tracks as you want
  • Apply effect chains to tracks or master track
  • Clips can easily be looped and stretched
  • Add transitions between clips by simply overlapping them in the time line. Several transition curves are available
  • Double click a clip to open and modify the content in an audio editor window
  • Mix-down to 5.1 and 7.1 surround formats (Premium Edition only)

New Phase Linear Equalizer (Premium Edition only)

  • Phase linear six band parametric equalizer
  • Six different filter types
  • No frequency warping when close to the Nyquist frequency
  • Variable bandwidths and filter slopes (from -3 to -120 dB / oct.)

New Audio Restoration Tools (Premium Edition only)

Acoustica Premium Edition now includes the same tools as found in the Restoration Suite:

  • DeNoise is a plugin designed to reduce stationary noise, such as broadband noise, hiss, wind noise, buzz and camera noise
  • DeHum targets hum and buzz typically introduced by poorly grounded electrical equipment, but also other tonal noise sources like electrical motor noise
  • DeClick is designed to remove impulsive noise such as clicks and crackle
  • DeClip restores audio recordings distorted by analog or digital clipping

Upgraded Processing Tools (Standard Edition only)

Acoustica Standard Edition 6 includes several of the high quality processing tools that were earlier only available in the Premium Edition:

  • Superb quality time stretching
  • Transpose tool (pitch shift) based on the new time stretching engine
  • New reverb with improved control over the room and filter parameters
  • The parametric equalizer now offers six different filter types – low shelf, peak, high shelf, high pass, notch and low pass

Other Improvements

  • Improved VST preset handling which is more consistent with how presets are managed for the internal processing tools
  • Automatic recovery of recordings if suffering from unexpected computer shut-downs
  • WAVE64 – support for files bigger than 4 GB now also in the Basic and Standard Edition
  • The Basic Edition now includes MP4 and AAC import and export filters (only on Windows 7 or higher)



Time Stretching in Standard and Premium Edition

Audio Restoration Tools in Premium Edition


General Features Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Supported driver models for audio recording and playback Windows MME and ASIO Windows MME and ASIO Windows MME and ASIO
Maximum number of audio channels 2 (stereo) 2 (stereo)  8 (including 7.1 and 5.1 surround)
Maximum sample rate 384 kHz 384 kHz 384 kHz
Supported bit resolutions Up to 32 bit PCM or floating point Up to 32 bit PCM or floating point Up to 32 bit PCM or floating point
Timer and input level triggered recording Yes Yes Yes
Software emulation of phono preamplifier Yes Yes Yes
Customizable toolbars and menus Yes Yes Yes
Number of undo and redo levels Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Ultra fast non-destructive editing engine Yes Yes Yes
Standard cut, copy, paste and mix editing Yes Yes Yes
Drag and drop editing Yes Yes Yes
Support for labels and region markers Yes Yes Yes
Cleaning Wizard that simplifies LP or tape to CD transfers No Yes Yes
Different time formats such as sample index, SMPTE and bars and beats Yes Yes Yes
Regions can be saved as separate files Yes Yes Yes
Tabbed MDI user interface Yes Yes Yes

 

Multitrack Editing Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Multitrack editor No Yes Yes
Maximum number of rendered audio channels N/A 2 (stereo) 8 (including 7.1 and 5.1 surround)
Maximum number of tracks N/A Unlimited Unlimited
Effect chains N/A Tracks and master track Tracks and master track
Loop or time stretch clips N/A Yes Yes
Cross fade between clips N/A Yes Yes
Non destructive clip editing N/A Yes Yes

 

Real-time Analyzers Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Level meter with peak, peak hold and RMS indicators Yes Yes Yes
Level meter modes K-20, K-14, K12 and digital full scale K-20, K-14, K12 and digital full scale K-20, K-14, K12 and digital full scale
Customizable level meter ballistic settings Yes Yes Yes
FFT Analyzer Yes Yes Yes
Phase correlation meter Yes Yes Yes
Big time display Yes Yes Yes

Offline Analysis Tools Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Fourier spectrum with adjustable frequency and amplitude ranges and optional logarithmic frequency scale No Yes Yes
Fourier spectrogram with adjustable frequency and amplitude ranges No Yes Yes
Wavelet (based on the Morlet wavelet) with adjustable frequency and amplitude ranges No Yes Yes
Statistics Yes Yes Yes
Automatic track splitting No Yes Yes

 

Seamlessly Integrated Plug-In Suites Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Restoration Suite for audio restoration No No Yes

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Tools and Plug-Ins Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Effect chain editor Yes Yes Yes
VST Plug-in support Yes Yes Yes
DirectX Plug-in support Yes Yes Yes
Real-time preview of the effects Yes Yes Yes
Preset manager that allows you to store user presets for all effect Yes Yes Yes
Freehand volume curves Yes Yes Yes
Fade ins and outs with four differect curves Yes Yes Yes
High quality sample format conversion Yes Yes Yes
Dithering and noise shaping Yes Yes Yes
Channel mixer for stereo image adjustments No Yes Yes
Batch processing (files and complete folder structures) No Yes Yes
Add sampler loops Yes Yes Yes
Loop fader (cross-faded loops) Yes Yes Yes
Test signal generator No No Yes
Multiband compressor (4 bands) No No Yes

 

Audio Restoration Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Click and crackle filters No Yes, standard quality Yes, professional quality (Restoration Suite)
Noise reduction No Yes, standard quality Yes, professional quality (Restoration Suite)
Adaptive denoising No No Yes
Hum and buzz reduction No No Yes, professional quality (Restoration Suite)
Six band full parametric equalizer with graphical display of the frequency response No Yes Yes
Phase linear equalizer No No Yes
Equalizer filter types N/A 6 6
Resynthesis of lost high frequency components No Yes Yes, extend version
Automatically remove DC offsets Yes Yes Yes
Stereo enhancer No Yes Yes
Declipper No Yes, standard quality Yes (Restoration Suite)
Visual monitoring of declipping process No No Yes

 

Effects Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Reverb No Yes Yes
Convolution reverb Yes Yes Yes
Echo and delay Yes Yes Yes (enhanced)
Multitap delay width feedback filtering and optional stereo bouncing No No Yes
Flanger No Yes Yes
Phaser No No Yes
Chorus No Yes Yes
Guitar distortion No Yes Yes
Dynamic processing with arbitrary mapping of the signal level No Yes Yes
Adjustable soft-knee for each point in the level mapping curve of the dynamic processor No No Yes
Limiter No Yes Yes (enhanced)
Transpose (pitch change) No Yes Yes
Time Stretching No Yes Yes
Harmonizer with up to four voices No Yes Yes

 

File Formats Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Supported audio formats WAV, WAV64, AIFF (only loading), MP4 (AAC – Windows 7 or higher required), MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, AU WAV, WAV64, AIFF (only loading), MP4 (AAC – Windows 7 or higher required), MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, AU WAV, WAV64, AIFF (only loading), MP4 (AAC – Windows 7 or higher required), MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA, AU
Supported video formats for audio import MPEG, WMV, AVI or any other supported by DirectShow MPEG, WMV, AVI or any other supported by DirectShow MPEG, WMV, AVI or any other supported by DirectShow
Tag information formats (title, artist, etc.) ID3Tag, RIFF, Vorbis (OGG and FLAC) ID3Tag, RIFF, Vorbis (OGG and FLAC) ID3Tag, RIFF, Vorbis (OGG and FLAC)
Edit ACID information i wave files ​Yes Yes Yes
Audio playback button in file open dialog Yes Yes Yes
Integrated file browser pane in the workspace Yes Yes Yes

CD Projects Basic Edition Standard Edition Premium Edition
Integrated audio burning No Yes Yes
PQ editing (indices and pause lengths) No No Yes
Disc At Once burning (DAO) for gapless recording No Yes Yes
Import audio tracks from CDs No Yes Yes
FreeDB support No Yes Yes
Supports buffer underun protection schemes No Yes Yes
CD-TEXT No No Yes
Cover Editor application for automatic CD cover and booklet printing No Yes Yes
Save and load CD projects No Yes Yes
Erase CD-RWs No Yes Yes


Before you install Acoustica, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements:

  • A Pentium IV or higher
  • Minimum 256 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • A Windows MME or ASIO compatible sound card
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP