Acon Digital Media Acoustica 3.3
to record, edit and process audio (for Windows)

A fully functioning trial version that can be evaluated free of charge
for a period of 30 days is available for download
If you wish to use Acoustica after the trial period, you must purchase a license key from
Acon Digital Media for $34.90 (USD) or €29.90.
Low price due to electronic delivery, thus avoiding the additional costs of print, packaging and delivery

The wave editor window

euro 29.90


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

* A Pentium or compatible processor with at clock rate of 350 MHz or more
* Minimum 64 MB RAM
* A Windows compatible sound card

In addition, you will need the following software installed on your computer:

* Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP

* DirectX 8.0 or later

The new version 3.3 contains several new features for both the less experienced user too. Users new to audio editing will welcome the new Cleaning Wizard that simplifies the transfer of LP records or audio tapes to CDs. The Cleaning Wizard automates the whole process from recording and track splitting to audio restoration and CD recording.

The new effect chain editor in version 3.3 allows the user to chain internal processing tools and plug-ins. The chains can be saved including their settings for later use. Each processing step in the chain can be bypassed and the processing order changed by drag and drop.

New Features
Effect chains
New Cleaning Wizard simplifies LP or tape to CD transfers
Dithering and noise shaping
Statistics (RMS, DC offsets, loudest peak and more)
New stereo enhancer tool
Support for ACID information in wave files
New time formats such as sample index, SMPTE and bars and beats
Preview button in the file open dialog
Regions can be saved as separate files
Support for the LAME codec if installed
Several new usability features

Acoustica is an audio editing program that offers a range of audio tools and effects. The improved audio editing engine allows unlimited undo and redo levels, ultra fast non-destructive editing and 24 or 32 bit editing with up to 192 kHz sampling rate. You can import tracks from audio CDs and create audio CDs with your edited material without leaving the program.
Acoustica has user friendly and versatile tools for quality enhancement of old LP or tape recordings. Remove stationary noise like tape hiss or let Acoustica add high frequency harmonics to dull recordings. You can alter the timbre of your sound in almost any way possible with the six band full parametric equalizer or choose from a large number of audio effects ranging from lush reverbs to time stretching. If this is not enough, the DirectX plug-ins makes it easy to extend the program with third party audio processing tools.

Parametric equalizer with six bands

* Recording and playback through any windows compatible audio device
* Reads and writes the following file formats:
o Ogg-Vorbis format (ogg)
o Wave Audio format (wav)
o Windows Media Audio (wma)
o MPEG Layer 3 (mp3 - requires Windows Media Player 10 for high quality export)
o Sun Audio Format (au)
* Imports audio track from the following video file formats:
o MPEG Video (mpg or mpeg)
o Audio Video Interleave (avi - additional CODECs may be required)
o Windows Media Video (wmv)
* Unlimited undo and redo levels
* Ultra fast non-destructive editing engine
* Standard cut, copy, paste and mix editing
* Drag and drop editing
* Burn Audio CDs containing your edited tracks
* Import audio tracks from CDs
* Support for DirectX audio effect plug-ins
* Automatic track splitting
* Support for labels and region markers
* Meta information editor for title, artist name and similar additional file information
* Editing tools:
o High quality time stretching
o Create volume curves and fades
o Sample format conversion
o Channel mixer for stereo image adjustments
* Signal enhancement algorithms:
o Improved click filter for restoration of LP and 78 RPM recordings
o Noise reduction based on spectral subtraction
o Automatic noise reduction with no need for separate noise profile analysis
o Six band full parametric equalizer with graphical display of the frequency response
o Synthesis of high frequency components gives life to old recordings
o Automatically remove DC offsets
* Signal analysis tools:
o Fourier spectrum
o Fourier spectrogram (2D, time-frequency-plot)
o Wavelet plots (based on the Morlet-Wavelet)
* Effect algorithms:
o High quality reverb
o Echo, flanger and chorus
o Dynamic processor with graphical input
o Pitch transpose (with or without alteration of duration) and harmonizer
* Real-time preview on most of the effects
* New preset manager allows you to store user presets for all effects

Time-frequency analysis (based on wavelets) of bongo drums

A CD project for audio cd burning

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