Acoustica / Digital Audio Editor


Acoustica Audio Editor

Acoustica 7.3 — now with Native Support for Apple Silicon

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.

Acoustica 7 Screenshot

The Premium Edition adds advanced features such as spectral editing with powerful retouch algorithms and multi-channel support up to 7.1 surround. 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
  • 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.




Tutorial Videos

European Motion Picture Association (EUMPA) has created this extensive video review of Acoustica 7 that also serves well as a tutorial.

EUROPEAN MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION - Video Review / Tutorial

 Best Value Award & audiofanzine.com MusicTech Magazine Choice and Value Awards

Most Important New Features at a Glance

  • Native support for Apple Silicon processors such as Apple M1
  • Acoustica Premium Edition adds four new plug-ins for dialogue post production based on deep learning:
    • Extract:Dialogue
    • DeWind:Dialogue
    • DeRustle:Dialogue
    • DeBuzz:Dialogue
  • Improved selection tools in the spectral editor: Geometries can now be moved and resized
  • Improved Remix tool with adjustable sensitivity for each stem and a separate download is no longer required
  • Improved audio quality of the Time Stretch and Transpose tools
  • Several improvements in the multitrack editor, including clip fades, region selection with optional looping and snapping
  • Files can now be dragged from the Media File Browser and dropped in the clip editor, multitrack sessions or CD projects

32 Bit Support

The support for the 32 bit Windows version was discontinued with the release of Acoustica 7.2.



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) 8 (up to 7.1 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

 

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
Multitrack editor Yes Yes
Maximum number of rendered audio channels 2 (stereo) 8 (including 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
Clip fades 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)
Spectrum analyzer Yes Yes
Phase correlation meter Yes Yes
Time display Yes Yes

Analysis Tools Standard Edition Premium Edition
Spectrum analysis Yes Yes
Spectrogram analysis Yes Yes
Wavelet (Morlet wavelet) analysis Yes Yes
Spectral histrogram Yes Yes
Statistics 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
Extract:Dialogue No Yes

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Audio Processing Standard Edition Premium Edition
Processing chain Yes Yes
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)
Volume curves Yes Yes
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
Limit Yes Yes
Remix Yes Yes

 

Audio Restoration Standard Edition Premium Edition
Extract:Dialogue No Yes
DeWind:Dialogue No Yes
DeRustle:Dialogue No Yes
DeBuzz:Dialogue No Yes
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)
Vitalize Yes Yes
Automatically remove DC offsets Yes Yes

 

Effects Standard Edition Premium Edition
Reverb Yes Verberate 2
Convolution reverb Yes Yes
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
Time Stretching 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
Erase CD-RWs Yes Yes


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

PC Version (Windows)

  • Windows 7 / 8.x / 10 — 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