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Sound Forge Pro software efficiently and reliably provides audio editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing and mastering. Whether in the studio or field, it's the ultimate all-in-one production suite for professional audio recording and mastering, sound design, audio restoration, and Red Book CD creation. New features in Sound Forge Pro include precise event-based editing, integrated disc-at-once CD burning, musical instrument file processing, and pristine audio conversion and time stretching. Sound Forge Audio Studio costs $60 and Pro version version $400.

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File size: 5.9MB
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14 (March 9, 2020)


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Record, edit and master – SOUND FORGE Pro 14 is the ideal software for each and every step of the audio production workflow. New features such as Instant Action, WaveColor, Windows context menu and the new spectroscope provide the most efficient workflow of any audio editor. Workflow Focus 100% on your creativity and make the most of new, dynamic functions designed to streamline your project workflow. SOUND FORGE Pro 14 now offers new functions that significantly optimize your workflow and lets you get tasks done faster. Complete projects in record time. Instant Action Action window for essential tools The new Instant Action window allows for split-second access to commonly used tasks. Get a clearer overview of all essential tools and functions. Areas of the program are clearly divided into Workspace Actions, Effects, Mastering, Export and Import Action, allowing for faster orientation and faster end results. Windows context menu Quick task assignment Perform basic tasks such as converting or normalizing an audio file by right-clicking directly within the Windows context menu. This is now integrated in the Windows context menu, so you don't even have to open the program to search for functions. Visualization SOUND FORGE Pro 14 now contains a new range of precision meters and analyzers for optimal support during audio editing and the mastering process. The new WaveColor Sound into color The innovative WaveColor tool enables you to colorize a waveform to make it more visible. Identify unwanted frequencies at a glance. With WaveColor, pitches and sound characteristics in your audio files are assigned different colors and saturation levels to make it easy to see what's happening in the waveform. New spectroscope Monitor and analyze The new spectroscope is powered by the latest FFT technology and offers precise and detailed real-time frequency analysis. It offers active support as part of your audio editing workflow as well as the mastering process. Advanced stability and efficiency Redesigned VST engine and ARA2 support SOUND FORGE Pro 14 comes with a redeveloped VST Engine and additional ARA2 support – for even more stability, speed, efficiency and plug-in options. NEW! VST Engine The VST2/3 engine in SOUND FORGE Pro has been redeveloped further and is impressive in terms of its enhanced stability and speed when scanning and using plug-ins. In addition, the dialog between VST host and the effect plug-ins is now more efficient – with a faster, more precise workflow as a result. NEW! ARA2 support The new ARA2 interface extension allows for more comprehensive information exchange between SOUND FORGE Pro and its plug-ins. Audio data is transferred faster to plug-ins, allowing for more efficient editing in realtime. From simultaneous editing of several tracks to seamless clip borders – ARA2 offers even more editing options. Highlights 32 channel audio recording, editing and processing NEW! Instant Action window for faster workflow NEW! Windows context menu for easy task assignment NEW! WaveColor and spectroscope visualization Mastering and restoration with iZotope plug-ins: Ozone 8 Elements and RX 7 Elements VST Engine & ARA2 support Record at 64-bit/768 kHz Numerous audio effects and plug-ins zplane élastique Timestretch with the new élastiquePro v3 Engine

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The best part about Sound Forge is that it feels like a native Windows program. Therefore its interface appears intuitive to a person who has worked with Windows, while also being fast. Navigating through menus and dialogs, and using keyboard shortcuts, don't have to be learn a new. This is not the case with any Adobe products (either old or new), or freely distributed software, which feel more or less foreign, like Linux. (GoldWave might be an exception, but it of different class.)

Here I am describing product versions 4 through 7. After that the program acquired more weight and got slower. This is not the fault of Sony alone. I feel like they were struggling to justify releasing major versions, and had to add superficial features to the package. Sony Sound Forge 7.0a is the last fast version out there for editing in stereo. And it does feel like a point version of 6, much like 4.5 was, unless you count adding the Sony logo on all dialogs a significant improvement. Overall, I'd say 7.0 is more stable, and allows to use modern native plugins (ac3plug pro, atracplug), as well as some DirectX ones (like Izotope Ozone), which didn't work in the previous release.

The effects and processors included with Forge prior to version 9 are not up to the current professional and "HD-era" standards. I find that DX effects from Izotope, and VST and ASIO support in REAPER and Foobar2000, complement this deficiency, while still allowing to use Sound Forge for sample-exact editing. The other tools work on clip or track level and have different applications.

I'd use 9.0 and above only for work with surround mixes.

Review by j7n on Jun 22, 2014 Version: 7.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

I never heard of Reaper. I checked out the website. I am not impressed with your Comments. If you like Reaper use it and be Happy.I use what works for me and you use what works for you. Sony Sound Forge Pro 10c give me speed and accuracy on my Computer. So you can go to the Reaper Website and Forum and kiss up all you like.Reaper is NO Sound Forge and you know it.

Review by ZypKode on Feb 24, 2012 Version: 10c OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

"It has to be one of the Fastest Burning Software(s) out there." --- what a mong comment, how can "fast CD burning" be possibly good? If I'm burning a CD, I want rock-solid burning at an appropriate speed for burner/disk combination.

Anything Sound Forge can do, Reaper can do for a lot less, practically free. Seems to be lots of Sony "tools" here lol.

Review by chowmein on Feb 23, 2012 Version: 0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

Sony Sound Forge Pro 10c is as good as it gets.It has to be one of the Fastest Burning Software(s) out there.It works for me.

Review by ZypKode on Feb 23, 2012 Version: 10c OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Best version for years. Its great for ripping tracks off badley scratched music cd's where others fail

I Love it!!!!

Review by eddyt on Jul 12, 2005 Version: 8a OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10

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