Acoustica / Digital Audio Editor


Acoustica Audio Editor

Acoustica Premium Edition 7.1 — now with Extensive Plug-in Collection

Acoustica 7 is the perfect software application for audio editing, mastering and restoration work on both Mac and PC. The application is available in a Premium Edition and a lower cost Standard Edition. The Premium Edition offers advanced features such as spectral editing with powerful retouch algorithms and multi-channel support up to 7.1 surround. Our award winning plug-ins such as Equalize 2, Verberate and Restoration Suite are included. The new Transfer plug-in makes audio transfers between Pro Tools and Acoustica a breeze, thus expanding Pro Tools with an extensive set of tools for audio restoration and processing.

Acoustica 7 Screenshot

Acoustica Premium Edition 7.1 also introduces brand new plug-ins based on the internal processing tools in version 7.0, but with significant improvements in audio quality, workflow and versatility. Dynamics is a combined compressor, expander and gate with flexible side chain filtering and Limit is a brick-wall limiter. Both tools have sophisticated algorithms with adjustable look-ahead for maximum transparency and up to four times oversampling. Multiband Dynamics is a multi-band version of Dynamics with separate processing in four bands and adjustable cross-over frequencies and filter slopes. The Dither plug-in offers dithering with novel and flexible noise shaping options.

The Standard Edition offers most of these tools as internal processors in Acoustica, but they cannot be used as plug-ins in other host applications. Both editions offer EBU R 128 and ITU-R BS.1770 compliant metering and normalization.




Introduction to Acoustica 7.
EUROPEAN MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION - Video Review / Tutorial
European Motion Picture Association (EUMPA) has created this extensive video review of Acoustica 7 that also serves well as a tutorial.

 Best Value Award & audiofanzine.com

Most Important New Features at a Glance

  • Extensive collection of plug-ins for use in other host applications [Premium Edition only]
  • Pro Tools Transfer tool lets you transfer audio to Acoustica and back again after processing [Premium Edition only]
  • Improved Retouch tool with new Replace and Attenuate methods [Premium Edition only]
  • The processing in the Batch processor is now multi-threaded for increased performance on multi-core CPUs
  • Improved docking system with detachable window panes for multi-monitor setups
  • Improved recording dialog with optional pre-roll
  • RF64 support
  • Automatic update notifications




Acoustica Premium Edition includes the following plug-ins as VST, VST3, AAX and AU plug-ins:

  • Equalize 2
  • Verberate
  • Restoration Suite — DeClick, DeClip, DeHum and DeNoise
  • Phono Filter
  • Vitalize
  • Convolve
  • Dither
  • Dynamics
  • Multiband Dynamics
  • Limit
  • Transfer — Pro Tools to Acoustica audio transfer plug-in

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
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
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
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 (only available inside application) Standard Edition Premium Edition
Restoration Suite 1.8 Yes, but with DeNoise Light (no adaptive mode and fewer parameters) Yes
Acon Digital Verberate Feature limited version Yes
Acon Digital Equalize Feature limit version with minimum phase mode only 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
Limiter Yes Yes

 

Audio Restoration Standard Edition Premium Edition
DeClick Yes (from Restoration Suite 1.8) Yes (from Restoration Suite 1.8)
DeClip Yes (from Restoration Suite 1.8) Yes (from Restoration Suite 1.8)
DeNoise Light version without adaptive mode and fewer parameters Yes (from Restoration Suite 1.8)
DeHum Yes (from Restoration Suite 1.8) Yes (from Restoration Suite 1.8)
Vitalize Yes Yes
Automatically remove DC offsets Yes Yes

 

Effects Standard Edition Premium Edition
Reverb Yes Verberate
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
  • 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)
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space

Macintosh Version (OS X)

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 1 GB free HD space