I have loved Acid for a very long time. Early in the days of The Basement Labs, this was our gateway into the wide world of weird.
Diognes the Fox & I were never running the latest gear, but we were able to run this program, and run it we did.
Though our original installer for the first version of Acid we used is lost to time, there’s a very good chance that this particular installer (and Keygen!) has been the one we’ve been using since our Senior Year of High School. Acid Pro 4 was released in January 2003, so it all lines up.
The coolest thing about Acid was that there was a HUGE library of easily-findable Loop Packs. They’d come on CD’s, pre-organized, and ready to rock. A lot of DAWs ended up adopting a lot of the stretching capabilities of ACID, and also used their Loop Format.
I’m sure Fox is STILL using the same version of Acid. . . and I’ve been known to come back to it from time to time. Now that i’m really leaning into the Roland MC-101, it’ll be nice to have a lil’ something to chop breaks in, do some stretching, and try some loops out before exporting them.
Right now, in the 21st century, there’s a ROBUST community of folks STILL MAKING VHS TAPES! VHS was one of the first home video formats that allowed people of all walks of life to create and distribute their own high-quality moving images quickly & cheaply, and we’re keeping that tradition alive!