Sams Teach Yourself ACID in 24 Hours will teach everyone--from novice to pro--how to create, edit, and save original and royalty free music with Sonic Foundry's revolutionary loop-based music creation tool, ACID. This version covers the differences between the various levels of ACID. Readers learn how to apply all the features of ACID as they work through dozens of hands-on tasks, step by step beginning by creating a basic song. Also includes lessons on how to add pitch shifts, key changes, fades, effects, pans, and more. Learn how to split and rearrange loops to expand your loop collection without limits. Interface ACID with your MIDI hardware and software for additional creativity. Filled with how-to hints, tips, tricks, and more, Sams Teach Yourself ACID in 24 Hours also helps the reader add variety to your songs by stretching, shrinking, and offsetting them in time. Learn how to publish and deliver your music over the Internet, and how to create your own CDs right from the ACID interface. The CD contains the following: A fully-functional timed out version of Acid Pro X which includes Sound Forge XP; Acid Xpress, the limited functionality version of Acid Pro; Hundreds of loops to enable the creation of your own music; all of the songs built in the book.