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Magix (ex Sony) Sound Forge Pro topic
  • Fantastic: Soundforge now available on Mac! I swear by this on the PC. This has been for years my audio editor of choice and its great to be able to have this on OSX - it requires 64 bit OS (Lion and ML compatible only) and its one of the best mastering packages around. Shame there's no CD architect built in but Im sure Sony will furnish us with an update soon.

    Built on a clean slate for OS X, Sound Forge™ Pro Mac provides a contemporary application environment that’s perfect for recording, editing, processing, and rendering broadcast-quality audio master files. A fresh statement on audio editing software, Sound Forge Pro Mac includes a comprehensive suite of mastering, restoration, and repair tools for immediate results.

    With the loss of Bias Peak, the competition was getting thinner on the ground with only Adobe and Steinberg Wavelab to master audio to. Now with this release we have a decent tried and tested editor via the PC. Excellent!

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  • I think it is not very new thing, few months :-)

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev Yeah s'pose its old news! :-) I only just read it in 'Sound on Sound' magazine and wasnt sure if it had been mentioned here - I really hope they develop this package on the Mac. Been using it since it came out. :-)

    @subco Don't assinate it too early. I think it has FCPX syndrome. :-)

  • Sony Creative Software has released Sound Forge Pro 11, the latest version of its audio editor for Windows.

    Sound Forge Pro 11 introduces more efficient recording and processing workflows and new signal and effects processing plug-ins. SpectraLayers Pro 2 now has a faster processing engine and a host of new tools, methodologies and user interface improvements.

    New things:

    • One-Touch Recording: Sound Forge Pro 11 features a redesigned recording interface that keeps you anchored in the workspace at all times while you shape and monitor incoming audio, arm and record takes, review work, and prepare for the next pass.
    • CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering: New metering features help you follow the new rules while maximizing the dynamic range potential of your audio.
    • New Plug-in Chain Interface: Direct workspace access to every element of the plug-in processing environment.
    • Includes iZotope Nectar Elements plug-in: High end voice processing plug-in with style presets in genres like rock, pop, folk, soul, and voiceover & dialogue.
    • New Restore and Repair Tools by iZotope: New in this edition: Declipper, Denoiser, Declicker.
    • New Waveform Display Options: More than just a simple strip that displays your exact location, this feature also serves as an excellent navigation and auditioning tool.
    • Input Bus Effects: Set the mood for your talent by sweetening your source signal with plug-in effects.
    • Broadcast Wave File Format Enhancements: Supports BEXT BWF version 2.0, iXML, and includes autofill and verification options as well as automatic repair of BWF data.

    Check more info at

  • Brilliant news. Thanks for this.

  • Sound Forge Pro Mac, now in Version 2, now features: batch processing, refined metering for discriminating mastering and broadcast professionals, more processing tools, and event editing improvements.

    • Convert Batch Processing Automation Tool. A freestanding utility for mass file format conversions, plug-in signal and effects processing treatments, and file metadata attachments including art. Convert can handle repetitive chores in the background while recording and editing audio in the Sound Forge Pro Mac workspace.
    • Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2.1. Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro and experience the thrill of working freely across the world’s premiere waveform and spectral editing applications.
    • iZotope® Nectar Elements. The included Nectar Elements plug-in makes vocal treatment a snap. Get great results quickly by loading one of Nectar’s professionally designed Style presets and then customizing your sound by adjusting dedicated controls.
    • Loudness Meters. Win the volume war with new metering options. EBU R128/CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering helps you follow the new rules while maximizing the dynamic range potential of your audio.
    • Event Mode Improvements. Convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing.
    • FLAC file format support. Generate files in this popular lossless format that features space-saving compression and comprehensive metadata-handling capabilities.
    • Auto Trim/Crop tool. Automatically remove unnecessary silence in a sound file while fading the edges of program segments in and out with user-controlled fade lengths.

  • SOUND FORGE Pro 12

    SOUND FORGE Pro 12 can now handle the most demanding professional audio processing tasks with ease. Its new 64-bit architecture harnesses all of your computer power to run large, high-end projects.

    With full VST3 effect support, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 offers access to a world of high-end plug-ins. This latest technology also means improved performance and audio routing efficiency for decreased CPU usage.

    SOUND FORGE Pro 12 now comes with several new high-end effects. You get three noise reduction plug-ins – DeHisser, DeClicker/DeCrackler and DeClipper – taken from SEQUOIA, the advanced broadcast application. Wave Hammer 2.0 is now also included with both a classic compressor and volume maximizer for all your mastering needs.

  • Hmmmm.... as a Vegas user I really should give this another spin