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 Sound Forge by MAGIX is an Audio Plugin Host for Windows. It can host VST Plugins.
Sound Forge
Product Sound Forge
Developer MAGIX
Price (MSRP) $59.95 / 399.95
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Can Host
Operating System Availability
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Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include


  • General Editing Features.
  • Powerful audio editing and navigation.
  • 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit/64-bit float audio file support.
  • Sample rates from 2 kHz to 192 kHz.
  • Real-time nondestructive audio editing.
  • Intuitive windows interface.
  • Drag-and-drop operations.
  • Media Explorer with automatic file previewing.
  • Sound Forge project files.
  • VU/PPM meters for RMS playback and record monitoring.
  • Waveform volume and pan envelopes.
  • Multiple fade curve types.
  • Undo/Redo histories.
  • Undo past save.
  • Full support for 4 GB and larger files.
  • Enhanced time zoom (24:1 ratio).
  • Customizable zoom ratios.
  • Automatic left and right mono to stereo merge.
  • MIDI controls.
  • Customizable toolbars.
  • Multiple audio playback options.
  • Mix, paste, and crossfade.
  • Overview window.
  • Audio event locator.
  • Keyboard shortcut commands.
  • System and user-defined function presets.
  • Multiple-level undo and redo.
  • Preset workspaces.
  • Enhanced Preset manager.
  • Crash recovery.
  • Snap to zero Cross.
  • Pencil Mode for drawing wave data.
  • Zoom in, zoom maximum or minimum.
  • Vertical zoom.
  • Voice over mixing with fade-in tuning for overlap.
  • Preview cuts prior to removing data.
  • Mark-in, mark-out, drop markers in real time.
  • Embed URL flips within audio and video stream.
  • Video and AVI file support with frame-accurate audio editing.
  • Embed summary information in files.
  • Mono and stereo sound file support.
  • Save files in the latest multimedia and Internet file formats.
  • Standard keyboard commands, mouse shortcuts, and toolbars.


  • Auto Trim/Crop.
  • Mute.
  • Channel Converter.
  • Normalize peak or RMS Level.
  • Stereo Pan/Expand (supports mid-side mixing).
  • Graphic, Paragraphic, and Parametric EQ.
  • DC Offset.
  • Resample.
  • Reverse.
  • Graphic Fade with noise-shaping and dithering.
  • Smooth/Enhance.
  • Fade In/Out.
  • Time Compress/Expand.
  • Insert Silence.
  • Volume.
  • Invert/Flip.
  • Bit Depth Converter (to 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit).


  • DirectX plug-in effects automation.
  • Real-time effects previewing.
  • DirectX Plug-in Manager.
  • Modeless audio plug-in Chainer.
  • Acoustic Mirror environment simulator.
  • Amplitude Modulation.
  • Chorus.
  • Distortion.
  • Delay/Echo (Simple and Multi-Tap).
  • Graphic Dynamics.
  • Multi-Band Dynamics.
  • Envelope.
  • Flange/Wah-Wah/Phaser.
  • Gapper/Snipper.
  • Noise Gate.
  • Pitch Bend/Shift.
  • Reverb.
  • Vibrato.
  • Wave Hammer Compressor/Volume Maximizer.


  • Amplitude Modulation.
  • Chorus.
  • Distortion.
  • Flange/Wah-wah.
  • Graphic Dynamics.
  • Multi-Band Dynamics.
  • Reverb.
  • Simple Delay.
  • Smooth/Enhance.
  • Sound Forge Pan.
  • Sound Forge Volume.
  • Vibrato.


  • Track at once CD burning.
  • Drag-and-drop CD extraction.
  • Enhanced Spectrum Analysis tools.
  • Clipped peak detection and marking.
  • Vinyl Restoration plug-in.
  • FM Synthesis with envelope.
  • White, pink, brown and filtered noise generators.
  • Simple synthesis sweep.
  • Auto Region (using beats and measures, or peak detection).
  • Crossfade Loop.
  • Extract Regions.
  • Find Tool.
  • Enhanced Preset Manager.
  • Sampler Tool.
  • Statistics Tool (Max, RMS, DC offset, Zero Crossings).
  • DTMF/MF Tone Synthesis.


  • Automated time-based recording.
  • Audio threshold record triggering.
  • Prerecord buffer.
  • Auto calibration for DC Offset.
  • Generate SMPTE/MIDI Time Code.
  • Glitch/Gap Detection.
  • Punch In option.
  • Real-time record meters (VU/PPM and standard).
  • Remote record function.

Regions and Playlists:

  • Nondestructive playlist.
  • Name markers, loops, regions.
  • Trigger with sequencers.
  • Trigger with MIDI event-generating devices.
  • Trigger with time code-generating devices.

Sample Editing:

  • Pop-up MIDI keyboard to test samples.
  • Sustaining Loop.
  • Release Loop.
  • Real-time loop tuning window.
  • Generate/Receive MIDI Time Code.
  • SCSI/SMDI or MIDI/SDS sample transfer.
  • Sustaining Loop, Release Loop.

Timing Basis:

  • Absolute Frames.
  • Measures and Beats.
  • Samples, Time, Seconds.
  • SMPTE Drop/Non-Drop.
  • SMPTE EBU/Film Sync.
  • Time and Frames.

Tools for ACID:

  • Create ACIDized loops.
  • Loop-editing toolbar.
  • Assign root notes, number of beats, and tempo.

Encoding/Video Support:

  • Video saving and render options (fast video resizing, deinterlace, source video resampling, and video stretching).
  • Windows Media 9 Series import and export.
  • QuickTime 6 import and export, RealMedia 9 export.
  • Support for 24fps DV video files.
  • Enhanced video preferences.
  • Improved compressed file format handling.
  • Option to compensate for non-square pixels in Video preview window.
  • Display exact video frame animation above waveform.
  • .MOV and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2* format import.
  • Windows Media Video 9 format support.
  • External monitor support using DV and IEEE 1394 devices.
  • Maintain perfect sync while working with full NTSC and PAL video.
  • Sound and video synchronization with sub-frame accuracy.
  • Various video and audio compression options.

* MPEG-1&2 support requires the purchase of the MainConcept MPEG plug-in.

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Discussion: Active


14 September 2012 at 3:32amtal4jesus

I am VERY excited about this!

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