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Should I remove ACID Music Studio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,337
United States Rank #11,286
Reach 0.0478%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.86 days
349.99 days >
Average installed length: 183.89 days


8.0.178 100.00%

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ACID Music Studio 8.0

What is ACID Music Studio?  (from Sony)

Your computer's audio input leads directly to ACID Music Studio — simply plug in your microphone or instrument and click Record. Import songs and MP3s for remixing, and use the Beatmapper tool to create remixes and dynamic DJ sets. ACID™ Music Studio is the best way to bring your music to life and share it with others....  Read more


ACID Music Studio 8.0 is a program developed by Sony. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is musicstudio80.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 886.56 KB (907,840 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 28% of users of ACID Music Studio come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonycreativesoftware.com
Help link: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\ACID Music Studio 8.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7A6374F0-6D04-11E0-92E0-005056C00008}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 886.56 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ACID Music Studio 8.0

Program executable:musicstudio80.exe
Name:Sony ACID Music Studio
Sony ACID Music Studio 8.0
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\acid music studio 8.0\musicstudio80.exe
Additional files:
  • ApplicationRegistration.exe (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony ApplicationRegistration (Sony Application Registration Utility)
  • sfnetmedia.dll (by Sony Creative Software) - Sony Network Media Component
  • sfpublish.dll - Sony Publishing Component
  • sfmarket2.dll - Sony Marketing Component
  • CreateMinidumpx86.exe - Sony Creative Software Error Reporting Client (Error Reporting Minidump file creator)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • ErrorReport.dll - Sony Creative Software Error Reporting Component
  • ErrorReportClient.exe
  • ErrorReportLauncher.exe - Error Reporting client launcher
  • fargo.pdd.dll - Sony CD Architect (CD Architect Fargo Signature Printer Module)
  • ffplugsk32.dll - File Format Kernel
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • musicstudio80k.dll - Sony ACID Music Studio (Sony ACID Music Studio 8.0)
  • PRSConfig.exe (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - Problem Reporting Service (Problem Reporting Service Configurator)
  • sfapprw.dll - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • sfcd.cdd.dll - Sony Combined CD Driver Module
  • sfcdfs.dll
  • sfcdix.dll - Sony CD Interface (Sony CD/CDR Interface Library)
  • sfcdsim.cdd.dll - CD Architect CDR Simulator Module
  • sfdvd.dll - Sony DVD Library
  • sfld.ldd.dll - Sony Combined Loader Driver Module
  • sfldsim.ldd.dll - CD Architect Autoloader Simulator Module
  • sfprnsim.pdd.dll - CD Architect CD Printer Simulator Module
  • sfscsi.dll - Sony SCSI Module
  • sfspti.dll - Sony SPTI Module
  • sftutor.dll - Sony Tutor Component
  • sfvstproxystubx86.dll
  • sfvstserver.exe - Sony VST Server
  • sfvstwrap.dll - Sony VST Wrapper
  • Sony.MediaSoftware.clrshared.dll (by Sony Creative Software Inc) - clrshared
  • Studio Devil BVC - Acid Music Studio Edition.dll (by Gallo Engineering, PLLC) - Studio Devil BVC (Studio Devil BVC Acid Music Studio Edition VST Plug-In DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • musicstudio80.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0C8E86A4-274F-4D6B-A781-D7B4FD4A2934}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ACID Music Studio?

You can uninstall ACID Music Studio from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ACID Music Studio 8.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ACID Music Studio.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.78%
Windows 10 13.79%
Windows Vista 1.48%
Windows XP 0.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.64%
Windows 7 Home Basic 13.39%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Windows 10 Home 6.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.68%
Windows 8.1 2.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.96%
  Brazil 18.70%
  Canada 11.64%
  Germany 5.73%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  Mexico 4.20%
  Japan 3.44%
  France 3.05%
  Argentina 2.19%
  Colombia 1.81%
  Chile 1.43%
  Poland 1.05%
  Italy 1.05%
  Australia 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 83.82%
Hewlett-Packard 8.30%
Dell 4.56%
Acer 1.24%
Common models
Sony VPCEH40EB 8.39%
Sony SVE1711X1EB 6.13%
Sony VPCEH30EB 4.35%
Sony SVE1711Z1EB 3.06%
Sony SVE1711R1EB 2.58%
Sony VPCCB32FD 2.26%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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