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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
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File size: 6.2MB
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18 (March 25, 2024)


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Download Sound Forge 18  6.2MB  Win

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

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Featuring a host of brand-new features and the help of AI, the new SOUND FORGE Pro 18 offers you everything you need to produce high-quality podcasts and broadcast-quality tracks. Discover a comprehensive toolset that helps you enhance and export audio tracks from your videos and analog recordings in no time. Experience a new level of audio editing. 3D Reverb FX Unparalleled sonic depth meets unlimited creativity in one convenient package. Create virtual environments based on the spatial arrangement of your tracks in the mix. Take your sound to a new level, from stereo to 10 channels, and discover endless possibilities for sound design. Enjoy a new dimension in reverb effects. Watch video Storyblocks Seamlessly integrated into MAGIX Hub, Storyblocks offers an extensive library of professional, royalty-free assets that have been carefully selected to meet the needs of creatives at every artistic level. From stunning visuals to immersive soundscapes, gain access to unlimited creative possibilities with Storyblocks directly in SOUND FORGE Pro 18. Watch video Text-to-speech This brand-new, AI-driven feature transforms your texts into high-quality voiceovers with the touch of a button as well as voice recordings into precise subtitles. The AI saves you the manual work so you can fully concentrate on creative tasks. A revolutionary workflow for anyone that works with text, from content and podcast creators to voiceover artists. Watch video Optimized Onboarding Our improved onboarding offers you the perfect entry point into the world of professional audio editing. Start your creative journey with ease and enjoy intuitive features that help complete your projects in no time. TOP FEATURES Cleaning Wizard with DeHisser, DeClicker & DeClipper Your toolset for a pristine sound! Restore and optimize your audio recordings without compromise. Advanced AI technology automatically detects problems and adjusts threshold settings accordingly. This means an even more intuitive workflow and ultra-fast results. Original source Restoration dynamicEQ Easily shape your own, completely unique sound Enjoy mixing that is even simpler and more precise. Adjust frequency processing precisely in areas where it will enhance your material. Boost, attenuate, and shape sound throughout your project with the highest degree of accuracy based on the source material. Use dynamicEQ to mix more flexibly than ever before completely free from noise. Celemony Melodyne essential version 5.3 The legendary tool for precise audio corrections Melodyne enables you to precisely edit the pitch and timing of your recordings as well as insert and remove sections. Thanks to its innovative Percussive Detection function, you can even recognize and edit drums and percussion with pinpoint accuracy. The intuitive user interface makes editing easier than ever before. HIGHLIGHTS NEW! Text-to-speech features NEW! Storyblocks content NEW! 3D Reverb (exclusively in the Suite version) Mastering and restoration with iZotope Ozone 11 Elements & RX 10 Elements VST Engine & ARA2 support dynamicEQ featuring oversampling (exclusively in the Suite version) 32-channel audio recording, editing, and processing Record at up to 64-bit/768 kHz Numerous audio effects and plug-ins for sound design, mixing & mastering Celemony Melodyne essential 5 (exclusively in the Suite) Optimized onboarding

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Rating by PU User on Dec 7, 2021 Version: 15 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10

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

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