Acoustica 7.4 — now with new ARA2 Plug-in
Acoustica 7 is the perfect solution for audio editing, podcast creation, mastering and audio restoration on both Mac and PC. The application is available in a Premium Edition and a lower cost Standard Edition. Both include a powerful and sample accurate clip editor that lets you navigate and edit single track audio with pristine quality. You can also create multitrack sessions where you can import or record audio clips to separate tracks that you can mix and process.
The Premium Edition adds advanced features such as spectral editing with powerful retouch algorithms and multi-channel support up to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2. The new Acoustica ARA plug-in offers the complete functionality of Acoustica’s clip editor and can be seamlessly integrated into digital audio workstations (DAWs) with ARA2 support. A large collection of plug-ins are included and seamlessly integrated into the application. With the Premium Edition, you can also use these in other host applications supporting VST, VST3, AAX or Audio Units (Mac only):
- Mastering Suite consisting of Equalize 2, Dynamics, Multiband Dynamics, Limit and Dither.
- Verberate 2, our renowned natural sounding reverb plug-in
- Restoration Suite 2 with four plug-ins for audio restoration: DeNoise 2, DeHum 2, DeClick 2 and DeClip 2.
- Extract:Dialogue automatically reduces background noise in dialogue recordings
- DeWind:Dialogue automatically reduces wind noise from dialogue
- DeRustle:Dialogue automatically reduces clothing rustle and microphone bump noise from lavalier recordings
- DeBuzz:Dialogue automatically reduces buzz and hum noises such as neon light buzz, AC power hum, RF transmission interference from dialogue recordings
- DeClick:Dialogue reduces mouth clicks and lip smacks from recorded dialogue
- DePlosive:Dialogue reduces unwanted plosive sounds from recorded dialogue
- DeBird reduces bird noise effectively and automatically
- Transfer, an AAX plug-in that makes audio transfers between Pro Tools and Acoustica a breeze.
The Standard Edition also includes a wide range of processing tools integrated into the application. Both editions offer VST, VST3 and Audio Unit (Mac only) plug-in support and a Remix tool based on deep learning that can split a complete mix in up to five stems and remix them in real-time. You can also import a complete mix into a multitrack session and let Acoustica create separate tracks for each stem automatically.
The flexible user interface with docking window panes gives access to an arsenal of real-time analysis tools, including EBU R-128 and ITU-R BS.1770 compliant loudness metering, true peak level metering, phase correlation measurements and spectrum analysis. You can save and load workspace files that contain the list of open files, the content of the processing chain and the window layout.
Acoustica is available free of charge for up to 30 days. Please use one of the download links on the right-hand side of this page to download your trial now.
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Ultimate Audio Quality
Acoustica offers support for state-of-the-art audio resolutions up to 32 bit and sampling rates up to 384 kHz, ensuring that all of your work comes across at the highest quality. Acoustica Premium Edition even supports multi-channel audio recording and editing such as 5.1 surround or 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos.
Integrated audio restoration tools help you get the most out of recordings impaired by background noise, clicks, crackle, clipping or missing high frequency content. The Premium Edition contains the same set of professional tools as our Restoration Suite.
Spectral Editing (Premium Edition only)
The new spectral editing mode in Acoustica Premium Edition 7 allows precise restoration work since processing can be limited to isolated regions in time and frequency. Selection tools such as brush, freehand or magic wand are available. The retouch tool removes noise based on a freely selectable reference from the surrounding audio.
Mix audio from different tracks in real-time, insert audio effects or create cross-fades easily in multitrack sessions. You can loop or time stretch clips directly from the multitrack timeline and automate volume, pan and send levels.
Processing Tools, Chains and Plug-ins
High quality processing tools ranging from a new suite of dynamic processing tools to EQ and effects like reverb and chorus are integrated along with sample rate conversion, time stretching and pitch shifting. You can create chains of audio processors and apply or store them for later use. A powerful batch processor is included and VST, VST3 and AU (Mac only) plug-ins are supported.
Analysis tools such as spectrum, spectrogram and wavelet analysis are available. Real-time analyzers visualize your audio output (EBU R-128 loudness, level, spectral and phase correlation).
Premium Edition Only
- New ARA2 plug-in offers the complete functionality of Acoustica’s clip editor in host applications with ARA2 support
- Support for multichannel formats up to 7.1.2
- New DeBird plug-in reduces bird noise
- New DePlosive:Dialogue plug-in reduces plosive sounds from recorded dialogue
- New DeClick:Dialogue plug-in reduces mouth clicks and lip smacks from recorded dialogue
- New Caption Editor makes it easy to create and edit captions for video production or to create text transcriptions
- New Rotate Phase tool offers both adaptive and fixed phase rotation
|General Features||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Supported driver models for audio recording and playback (Windows)||ASIO, Windows Audio (exclusive and non-exclusive), DirectSound||ASIO, Windows Audio (exclusive and non-exclusive), DirectSound|
|Supported driver models for audio recording and playback (Mac)||CoreAudio||CoreAudio|
|Maximum number of audio channels||2 (stereo)||10 (up to 7.1.2 channel surround)|
|Maximum sample rate||384 kHz||384 kHz|
|Supported bit resolutions||Up to 32 bit PCM or floating point||Up to 32 bit PCM or floating point|
|Timer and input level triggered recording||Yes||Yes|
|Number of undo and redo levels||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Ultra fast non-destructive editing engine||Yes||Yes|
|Standard cut, copy, paste and mix editing||Yes||Yes|
|Optional Auto de-click at splice points||Yes||Yes|
|Drag and drop editing||Yes||Yes|
|Support for labels and region markers||Yes||Yes|
|Support for Workspace files||Yes||Yes|
|Cleaning Wizard that simplifies LP or tape to CD transfers||Yes||Yes|
|Time formats||Hour:Min:Sec:MS, SMPTE (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 drop frame, 29.97 non-drop frame, 30 fps), Sample index, Bar:beat:tick||Hour:Min:Sec:MS, SMPTE (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 drop frame, 29.97 non-drop frame, 30 fps), Sample index, Bar:beat:tick|
|Regions can be saved as separate files||Yes||Yes|
|Tabbed MDI user interface||Yes||Yes|
|Acoustica ARA2 plug-in (clip editor functionality in host applications with ARA2 support)||No||Yes|
|Spectral Editing||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Switch between waveform and spectrogram view in clip editor||No||Yes|
|Temporaral resolution enhancement||N/A||Up to 8X|
|Time-frequency selection tools||N/A||Area (time range, frequency range or combined), brush, freehand and magic wand|
|Retouch tool (attenuates noise in time-frequency selections)||No||Yes|
|Overtone selection||N/A||Yes, alt + mousewheel or arrow up / down sets number of harmonics|
|Frequency scales||N/A||Mel scale, logarithmic or linear|
|Multitrack Editing||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Maximum number of rendered audio channels||2 (stereo)||10 (including 7.1.2 Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1 surround)|
|Maximum number of tracks||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Processing chains||Track inserts, master inserts and send effects||Track inserts, master inserts and send effects|
|Loop or time stretch clips||Yes||Yes|
|Cross-fade between clips||Yes||Yes|
|Automation curves||Volume, left to right pan, back to front pan and send level||Volume, left to right pan, back to front pan and send level|
|Real-time Analyzers||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Level meter with true or sample peak, peak hold and RMS indicators||Yes||Yes|
|Level meter modes||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|
|Loudness meter||Yes (EBU R-128 compliant)||Yes (EBU R-128 compliant)|
|Phase correlation meter||Yes||Yes|
|Analysis Tools||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Wavelet (Morlet wavelet) analysis||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic track splitting||Yes||Yes|
|Seamlessly Integrated Plug-Ins||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Restoration Suite 2||Yes, but with DeNoise Light (static noise profile only and fewer parameters)||Yes|
|Mastering Suite||Dynamics, Limit, Dither and a feature limited version of Equalize 2||All|
|Verberate 2||Feature limited version||Yes|
|Audio Processing||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Plug-in support||VST, VST3 and AU (Mac only)||VST, VST3 and AU (Mac only)|
|Real-time preview audio processors||Yes||Yes|
|Preset manager||Yes (for internal tools)||Yes (for internal tools)|
|Fade ins and outs with five different curves||Yes||Yes|
|High quality sample format conversion||Yes||Yes|
|Dithering and noise shaping||Yes||Yes|
|Channel mixer for stereo image adjustments||Yes||Yes|
|Batch processing (files and complete folder structures)||Yes||Yes|
|Add sampler loops||Yes||Yes|
|Loop fader (cross-faded loops)||Yes||Yes|
|Test signal generator||Yes||Yes|
|Dynamics (compressor, expanded and gate)||Yes||Yes|
|Multiband Dynamics (multiband compressor, expanded and gate)||No||Yes|
|Audio Restoration||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|DeClick||Yes (from Restoration Suite 2)||Yes (from Restoration Suite 2)|
|DeClip||Yes (from Restoration Suite 2)||Yes (from Restoration Suite 2)|
|DeNoise||Light version with only static noise profile and fewer parameters||Yes (from Restoration Suite 2)|
|DeHum||Yes (from Restoration Suite 2)||Yes (from Restoration Suite 2)|
|Automatically remove DC offsets||Yes||Yes|
|Effects||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Echo (multitap delay width feedback filtering and optional stereo bouncing)||Yes||Yes|
|Modulate (flanger and phaser)||Yes||Yes|
|Chorus||Yes, based on Acon Digital Multiply||Yes, based on Acon Digital Multipl|
|Transpose (pitch change)||Yes||Yes|
|Harmonizer with up to four voices||Yes||Yes|
|File Formats||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Supported audio formats||WAV, WAV64, AIFF, MP4 (AAC – Windows 7 or higher required), MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA||WAV, WAV64, AIFF, MP4 (AAC – Windows 7 or higher required), MP3, OGG, FLAC, WMA|
|Edit ACID information i wave files||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated file browser pane in the workspace||Yes||Yes|
|CD Projects||Standard Edition||Premium Edition|
|Integrated audio burning||Yes||Yes|
|Disc At Once burning (DAO) for gapless recording||Yes||Yes|
|Import audio tracks from CDs||Yes||Yes|
|Supports buffer underun protection schemes||Yes||Yes|
|Save and load CD projects||Yes||Yes|
Before you install Acoustica, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements:
PC Version (Windows)
- Windows 7 / 8.x / 10 / 11 — 64 bit
- Intel Core i3 or AMD multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or faster recommended)
- 1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)
- 4 GB RAM
- 10 GB free HD space
Macintosh Version (macOS)
- OS X 10.9 or later
- 4 GB RAM
- 10 GB free HD space