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Sound Forge 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 include precise event-based editing, integrated disc-at-once CD burning, musical instrument file processing, and pristine audio conversion and time stretching. Studio Edition from $60 and Pro version $400.

Trialware $60
OS: Win
File size: 5.9MB
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Latest version

15 (March 9, 2021)


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Download Sound Forge 15  5.9MB  Win

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Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $60)

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NEW IN SOUND FORGE PRO 15 Creativity is key with the new SOUND FORGE Pro 15 – focus solely on your creativity and benefit from the newly developed workflow dynamics. Experience the new Remote Recording tool, a redefined export workflow and the ACX Export wizard for Audible, iTunes or Amazon audiobook standards. Record, edit and export effortlessly with pro results. Remote Recording Now you get all the essential recording options in one convenient remote control. When activated, the main window minimizes for extra screen space. This is an ideal tool for podcasts and audiobooks. Just place the small Remote Recording window next to your voiceover text and press record. ACX: Audiobooks for Audible, iTunes & Co. Export standards-compliant audio files for streaming services like Audible or iTunes. The ACX export wizard will automatically make your renders industry compatible and lets you create industry-standard audiobooks leaving you with only one thing to do – focussing on your story. Export workflow enhancements Customize your workflow. Choose different effects, presets, export formats and templates to create and save your own actions. Assign them to Instant Action and the Windows context menu for quick access to your favorite export tasks. Loudness Normalization Be sure that your video and audio projects meet broadcast standards for loudness with automatic loudness normalization according on EBU R128 or ITU BS.1770-4 standards. Master for television and radio, and measure and control program loudness in real time. Instant Action Improvements The new Instant Action window gives you immediate access to frequently used functions with just one click – easily identifiable icons help you save time when searching for certain functions. Get even more functionality with many new options like Fade In/Out, Normalize, Trim Silence and other important tools. Windows Context Menu Improvements Perform basic tasks such as the new Trim Start and End silence, format converting, and normalizing an audio file by right-clicking directly in the Windows context menu. You can do even more tasks like generate statistics. No need to open SOUND FORGE to use these time-saving features. Highlights NEW! Remote Recording NEW! Instant Action & Windows context menu improvements for even faster workflows NEW! Loudness normalization (EBU R128 & ITU BS.1770-4) NEW! Audiobooks for Audible, iTunes or Amazon with the ACX Export wizard Mastering and restauration with iZotope-Plug-ins: Ozone 9 Elements & RX 7 Elements 32 channel audio recording, editing and processing VST engine & ARA2 support Record at 64-bit/768 kHz Numerous audio effects and plug-ins for sound design, mix & mastering zplane élastique Pro v3 timestretch

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Sound Forge Pro, SoundForge, Sound Forge Audio Studio

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13 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

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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