Sony Creative Software is revamping and adding new features to, its social networking site for music developers.

To coincide with the 10th aniversary of the Acid software family, which Blast loves, Sony is giving away downloads of ACID Xpress 7 for free and adding the following features to the software:

Multiple events per track
Users can now add as many loops or one-shots as desired to a track, so more complex musical compositions can be created. Automatic crossfades between events will allow users to seamlessly tie together different loops and songs.

Video scoring track
Users can quickly create soundtracks for videos by frame-accurately synchronizing music alongside the video track in ACID Xpress 7 software.

Inline MIDI editing
Increase music productivity and flexibility with easy-to-see inline event editing. Inline editing makes MIDI data easier to edit and provides quicker access to MIDI events.

Show Me How interactive tutorials
Sony’s exclusive “Show Me How” tutorials guide users through the entire creative process. Whenever help is needed, just click the “Show Me How” button and choose the tutorial topic. news and profile access
With ACID Xpress 7 software, users can keep up to date on news, access their profile, and get free music loop content on with the click of a button.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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