Frequently Asked Questions

sheppo wrote on 6/18/2018, 7:18 AM

Below is a list of frequently asked questions in this forum. I will try to keep this up-to-date with questions that are asked repeatedly. Please feel free to suggest edits

if you have a new question please raise it as a new post on the forum, NOT as a comment on this post - that allows the community to focus on specific issues and stay on topic. Many thanks. :)

VST issues

Bugs

General questions

 

Version History - some of the builds listed below were available for beta test only due to known issues.

Build 9.0.3.32 - ? 2019

  • improved project compatibility to older Acid8 projects regarding VST
  • Fixed: VST scanner could miss plugins after a plugin crashed during scanning - now all plugins should be recognised

 

Build 9.0.3.30 - November 2019

  • should be 100% compatible to AP 8 MP3 again (and to MP3 beatmapping of the first AP 9 release version).

 

Build 9.0.3.26 - November 2019

  • supports MP3 in 64 Bit again, but its MP3 decoding is not 100% compatible to current official AP 8. We tried to fix this issue (together with VST fixes) in the October public beta, but the fix finally came with the November public beta.

       

      Build 9.0.1 (build 24) - June 2019

      • Fixed: MP3 support
      • Fixed: Toolbar cut off
      • Fixed: Reported VST issues

       

      Build 9.0.1 (build 21) - April 2019

      • Optimized: fixed some reported VST issues

       

      Build 9.0.1.17 (Release version)

      • Fixed some reported issues

       

      Build 9.0.1.13

      • NEW! zynaptiq® STEM MAKER audio source separation technology
      • NEW! MIDI Playable Chopper (MPC)
      • NEW! Professional loudness metering on the master channel
      • NEW! VST2/VST3 engine with 32-bit bridge
      • NEW! Improved time stretching (elastique Pro 3)
      • NEW! More virtual instruments
      • NEW! More effect plug-ins
      • NEW! More ACIDized loops
      • Build 8.0.8.29 - February 2019

       

      Build 8.0.8 (build 29) - February 2019

      After rewriting the whole VST-engine and the plug-in scan process we are now ready to present you the 32/64-bridge and the VST3-support! In addition, we have listened to you and now you can choose a bright, ACID Pro 7 like skin as an alternative.

      • New: 32/64-VST bridge
      • New: VST3 support
      • New: Alternative, bright skin
      • Fixed: lots of bugfixes and optimizations

       

      Build 8.0.8.10 (beta) - 15-November-2018

      • New: 32/64-VST bridge
      • New: VST3 support

       

      Build 8.0.7.233 - 17-September-2018

      • Fixed: Beatmapper crashed when the downbeat marker was moved far from the start

       

      Build 8.0.7.231

      • New: Internal automatic update notification and download service
      • Fixed: Issues while rendering tracks
      • Fixed: Bundled effects that rely on BPM do not render correctly
      • Fixed: Windows resize issues

       

      Build 8.0.6.263 - August-2018

      • Fixed: Rewire slave mode does not work
      • Fixed: ACID crashes while loading projects from older version
      • Fixed: Acid Pro 8 x64 hang during beatmapper wizard
      • Fixed: Preview any beatmapped audio file in Explorer won't play if "Preserve pitch for new Beatmapped tracks when tempo changes" is disabled
      • Fixed: Wrong pitch value on event displayed if "Preserve pitch for new Beatmapped tracks when tempo changes" is disabled
      • Fixed: Minimizing ACID Pro 8 can not be undone
      • Fixed: Crash when rendering in new track (multiple file formats affected)
      • Fixed: Grouped events could be pushed together at the project borders
      • Fixed: Blue Frame was created after releasing the clip properties from the docking area
      • Fixed: Mute & Solo - button states difficult to read
      • Fixed: After adding a new synth, incorrect synth properties were displayed
      • Fixed: Solo in the Folder Track -> now also visible in the Mixer
      • Fixed: NI Komplete Audio 6 - doesn't work properly
      • Fixed: Creating a new track can not be undone
      • Fixed: All bugs we've noticed so far in the chopper
      • Fixed: If the pitch is negative, the Chopper will not play any sound at the end of the clip
      • Fixed: Chopper is mute with beatmapped audio when "Preserve pitch for new Beatmapped tracks when tempo changes" is disabled
      • Fixed: If beatmapped audio is pitched by a large number, Chopper is not playing at the new pitched up speed and the audio playback is completely off sync with the peaks.
      • Fixed: If pitching a track, then the track was played not pitched in the Chopper
      • Fixed: Issues with MIDI file import
      • Fixed: Select their Sound Forge Pro 11 as Editing application in ACID Pro 8
      • GUI: Optimized scrollbars in PlugIn-windows
      • GUI: Clip properties modernized
      • New: Link to Producer Planet in the help menu

       

      Build 226 - 12-June-2018

      • Installation and update issues fixed

       

      Build 223 - 16-May-2018

      • Loop-Button Icon for MIDI Clips in Clip Pool fixed
      • text color of the marker labels changed into white
      • german localization errors fixed
      • bugfix free Instruments (Pop Brass) in 365 Abo version
      • more crashes fixed

       

      Future Versions - currently in beta testing

      N/A

      Comments

      B.W.MAC wrote on 9/26/2018, 5:53 PM

      how to turn off down loads for my songs

       

      emmrecs wrote on 9/27/2018, 4:33 AM

      Assuming these downloads are from the Media area of this forum, unfortunately the only way to prevent those downloads is for you to remove them from the Magix server, I think.

      Jeff

      Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

      johnebaker wrote on 9/27/2018, 6:24 AM

      @B.W.MAC

      To add to Jeff's comment as you have no control over the website where you are uploading the audio to there is no way of stopping anyone from downloading a song - this also applies to images and video - web browsers have to download them to your computer for you to see or play them.

      The disabling of right click download is very basic and easily overridden, as are many other types of 'protection' where you have no control over the server/web site or player used by the web browser.

      There are many ways of adding 'spoilers' to audio, images and video. For audio the most basic is adding a spoken word, eg 'demo', at frequent intervals in the track such that anyone downloading and editing it to remove the spoiler ends up with an 'incoherent' mashup, however this has a negative effect on the listeners experience.

      John EB

       

      Lateral thinking can get things done!

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      browj2 wrote on 10/4/2018, 10:52 AM

      @B.W.MAC

      In the other thread that you started, you put it under On-Line Album. Do you really mean Magix On-Line Album or do you mean the Media tab of this forum?

      Below is a screen shot of my On-Line Album.

      John CB

      John C.B.

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      weevil wrote on 10/5/2018, 11:43 AM

      Could this bug please be added to this FAQ?

      johnebaker wrote on 10/5/2018, 12:41 PM

      @weevil

      Hi

      . . . . Could this bug please be added to this FAQ? . . . .

      What bug?

      John EB

      Forum Moderator

      Lateral thinking can get things done!

      VPX, MEP Premium, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015.

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      weevil wrote on 10/5/2018, 4:34 PM

      @johnebaker Sorry, A link would probably be helpful. :)

      https://www.magix.info/us/forum/problems-with-grouped-events--1214481/

      mick-bolwell wrote on 10/24/2018, 4:34 PM

      Since my upgrade from Acid Pro 7 to Magix Pro 8 on Windows 10 I cannot render songs or tracks any way other than "real time render" Suggestions as to how I can render MP3 or WAV again. Thanks in advance

      sheppo wrote on 10/25/2018, 1:34 AM

      @mick-bolwell - try updating to the latest version, and reporting back. Please create a new topic on the forum if you're still having problems.

      Matt-Francis wrote on 2/10/2019, 6:26 AM

      When are the updates from the beta expected to roll out? Would appreciate some ETAs.

      sheppo wrote on 2/10/2019, 1:48 PM

      @Matt-Francis - there's no expectation set on beta releases, since show stopper bugs can be found at any point. Sorry I don't have more information for you at this time.

      roland14 wrote on 2/27/2019, 1:30 PM

      No update to acid pro 8 in months.😡 but they make new version of sound forge, acid musik studio, etc.

      Dont work on new staff until you take care of old stuff, with the problems acid pro has there should be at least once a month update.

      I use StudioOne4 as my main daw but I would like to finish some old tracks from acid pro8.

      Lots of my vsts dont work.

      Just an observation or maybe an idea for Magix🙂

      Djronrella wrote on 2/27/2019, 2:06 PM

      I don't know release date of public update!

      But I believe there should be one soon!

      sheppo wrote on 2/28/2019, 4:24 AM

      No update to acid pro 8 in months.😡 but they make new version of sound forge, acid musik studio, etc.

      @roland14 There has been several updates in that time. I've added dates to the release history above where I could find them. Granted there has not been a public release in a few months, but I'm sure you can agree it's better to get something fundamental like the VST engine re-written, and jBridge, working properly, rather than rushed out the door with issues.

      I use StudioOne4 as my main daw but I would like to finish some old tracks from acid pro8.

      Lots of my vsts dont work.

      Please create a new post in the forum to discuss how has any of the updates released so far have made your VSTs function worse than previous releases of AP8

      Matt-Francis wrote on 3/1/2019, 12:33 AM

      Is there going to be an announcement of the newest update? I know this is the FAQs thread but I had no idea there was a new update that added a light skin until I saw a post about Acid 8 not opening after the the update was released. Maybe pin a thread with updates?

      sheppo wrote on 3/1/2019, 7:54 AM

      @Matt-Francis actually, I didn't even know the update had been made publicly available myself - as I was already running it as beta tester. heh. The way it should work is Acid should notify you when you open it that there's an update available, and show you the changes log I posted above.

      In this instance I think it would have been useful to have a bit more information about what's changed with this release, especially as each of the bullet points are are huge... depending on who you ask. Something to look to improve upon for the next release yeah? :)

      Matt-Francis wrote on 3/19/2019, 7:20 AM

      So there seems to be some confusion over the use of the bundled loops within the company itself because in another thread the mod is saying we now can't use the loops commercially while in the FAQ it says we can. TBH this is pretty frustrating because I went ahead and made some tracks using some kicks, percussion etc thinking I may be able to release them commercially.only to now be told that is not the case. Can someone clarify if the FAQ/Mathias is wrong?

      MAGIX_Redaktion wrote on 03/05/2018, 23:01

      Hi everybody,

      I just got the information that you can use the content commercially.

      It is not allowed to resell the content as it is.

      Best regards,
      Mathias

      Djronrella wrote on 3/19/2019, 7:56 AM

      @mathias-bliemel

      I believe you meant can't sell contents as reselling original loops content to another buyer!!?

      It's ok selling a finished commercial track created with the loops!?

      Matt-Francis wrote on 4/10/2019, 7:49 AM

      So there seems to be some confusion over the use of the bundled loops within the company itself because in another thread the mod is saying we now can't use the loops commercially while in the FAQ it says we can. TBH this is pretty frustrating because I went ahead and made some tracks using some kicks, percussion etc thinking I may be able to release them commercially.only to now be told that is not the case. Can someone clarify if the FAQ/Mathias is wrong?

      MAGIX_Redaktion wrote on 03/05/2018, 23:01

      Hi everybody,

      I just got the information that you can use the content commercially.

      It is not allowed to resell the content as it is.

      Best regards,
      Mathias

      Hello? Anyone out there? Can we use it commercially or not?

      johnebaker wrote on 4/10/2019, 8:34 AM

      @ Matt-Francis

      Hi

      The latest information on the Commercial use of Soundpools is here.

      HTH

      John EB

       

      Lateral thinking can get things done!

      VPX, MEP Premium, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015.

      Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

      Matt-Francis wrote on 4/10/2019, 9:23 AM

      @ Matt-Francis

      Hi

      The latest information on the Commercial use of Soundpools is here.

      HTH

      John EB

       

      Yes, I saw that but it refers to Music Maker. I didn't buy Music Maker. Anyone reading the Acid Pro FAQ would buy the product thinking they could use the bundled loops commercially because that is what we were told by MAGIX_Redaktion ie.Magix staff. Maybe they need to delete that and pin a post saying sorry, we mislead you, actually none of the bundled loops that came with Acid Pro 8 can be used commercially.. The whole non commercial/commercial usage thing for bundled loops is a right PITA to be honest. Had I known this was the system Magix uses I wouldn't have bothered with them.

      sheppo wrote on 4/10/2019, 3:36 PM

      I'll seek clarification on the information in the soundpools forum. It is contrary to the information we had previously been given. It's worth noting that

      1. the terms and conditions in the installers at the time they were released suggested a commercial license was given for new work (as in you make something original with the sounds). and
      2. the license needed for soundpools is called a Audio Pro license, but Acid pro is marketed as a professional product, as opposed to the other (what I feel are) more consumer products mentioned John's link.
      3. I think there's a distinction between the included apps, and the voucher for soundpool sounds - the product page for acid states a license is required for the latter, but not the forumer.

      Anyway, when i get clarification I will post it here :)

       

      For reference, I will probably lock this post in future if it keeps being hijacked for often off-topic posts - as in not related to FAQs. Either create a new post if you have a new question, or in one of the linked post if it's related to that specific topic.

      > Hello? Anyone out there? Can we use it commercially or not?

      please remember this is a community run forum run by like-minded users. If you have a question you want specifically answered by support please hit the contact link at the bottom of every forum page and raise a support request as normal.

      and lastly, if you want a response from anyone specifically in the forum please remember to @ them so they get a notification. :)

      johnebaker wrote on 4/11/2019, 7:01 AM

      @sheppo

      Hi

      I asked this question of Magix yesterday and received clarification of the commercial use terms this morning, in a nutshell the software EULA gives the information required, eg Acid Music Studio uses the consumer EULA and Acid Pro the Professional EULA

      The issue with the various terms and conditions has been referred back to Magix head office for clarification in the magazine article (and the stickies in the audio forum ?) that many users have been referred to.

      HTH

      John EB

       

      Lateral thinking can get things done!

      VPX, MEP Premium, MEP 2016, and earlier versions, Music Maker Premium, Music Maker 2016, 2015.

      Running Windows 10 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb + 2 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60Gb internal SSD, + 6 x 2Tb ext HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.

      Matt-Francis wrote on 4/11/2019, 7:37 AM

      I'll seek clarification on the information in the soundpools forum. It is contrary to the information we had previously been given. It's worth noting that

      1. the terms and conditions in the installers at the time they were released suggested a commercial license was given for new work (as in you make something original with the sounds). and
      2. the license needed for soundpools is called a Audio Pro license, but Acid pro is marketed as a professional product, as opposed to the other (what I feel are) more consumer products mentioned John's link.
      3. I think there's a distinction between the included apps, and the voucher for soundpool sounds - the product page for acid states a license is required for the latter, but not the forumer.

      Anyway, when i get clarification I will post it here :)

       

      For reference, I will probably lock this post in future if it keeps being hijacked for often off-topic posts - as in not related to FAQs. Either create a new post if you have a new question, or in one of the linked post if it's related to that specific topic.

      > Hello? Anyone out there? Can we use it commercially or not?

      please remember this is a community run forum run by like-minded users. If you have a question you want specifically answered by support please hit the contact link at the bottom of every forum page and raise a support request as normal.

      and lastly, if you want a response from anyone specifically in the forum please remember to @ them so they get a notification. :)

      Thanks @sheppo, I appreciate that. Only reason I responded here was that answers being given in the forum contradicted the FAQ.