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Magix releases Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 and announces new versions of Sound Forge Audio Studio and Sound Forge Pro

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Magix has released Sound Forge Pro Mac 3, offering several new features to enhance the editing, processing and mastering of audio files on macOS. It costs $299/€299.

Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 now includes:

  • iZotope RX Elements ($129 value): Imagine a stand-alone audio editor with spectral editing capabilities. Now add four additional audio-enhancing plug-ins.
  • iZotope Ozone Elements ($129 value): Professionally designed presets and precise macro controls make achieving a final master with punch and clarity easy. Based on the algorithms of the iZotope Maximizer, Ozone Elements enables you to achieve a full, rich, and loud final master; radio and streaming ready.

New features in Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 include:

  • Expanded signal and effects processes: New processes added to the native Sound Forge arsenal of processes and effects include noise gate, reverb, simple delay, chorus, and flange.
  • Automatic Loudness Leveling capabilities: Take the guess work out of finalizing AES/EBU-compliant, broadcast-ready audio master files. Automatic Loudness Leveling combined with the Loudness Meters ensure compliance with broadcast loudness regulations such as the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act).
  • Audio repair Improvements: Automatic clip detection quickly scans for and detects clipping. The Detect Clipping command automatically places markers at each instance of an audio clip to help you quickly locate and repair audio clippings.
  • Dynamic rendering of project files: No need to render intermediary pre-masters any more. Pass multiple audio pre-masters through unique plug-in chains as they are being burned, disc-at-once, to a Redbook standard CD. A single click saves every project file, along with information about the plug-in chain and its associated audio asset.
  • Mastered for iTunes auditioning: Hear exactly what your mastered-for-iTunes audio will sound like before rendering. Continue to adjust, edit and enhance while auditioning the results in real-time without rendering.
  • Load the audio portions of popular video file formats: Open and edit the audio stream from a variety of popular video file formats including XAVC, XDCAM, AVCHD, and more.

Sound Forge Pro Mac 3's release marks the starting point for the further development of the Sound Forge product family. Sound Forge Audio Studio as well as Sound Forge Pro 12 are planned for release in the next 12 months.

A new, 64-bit version of Sound Forge Audio Studio will be released August 8, 2017. Top features include: Improved DSP-algorithms for native audio effects, slice-oriented edit mode providing a dynamic way to edit wave files, VST3 compatibility and enhanced accessibility.

After 4 years without a new version, Sound Forge Pro 12 is expected to roll out end of 2017.

"For years, the name Sound Forge has defined the industry standard for top-tier professional audio recording, editing, and mastering tools," said Gary Rebholz from Sound Forge team. "But we're not satisfied with relying on our reputation, so our teams in Berlin and Madison, now join together to renew a commitment to carry on this unparalleled legacy. Audio pros and enthusiasts alike will continue to rely on Sound Forge for years to come."

Discussion

Discussion

Discussion: Active
mofolotopo
mofolotopo
16 May 2017 at 1:05am

So no significant new features, and no upgrade pricing? We're expected to pay again for features we already have just because the licensing has switched hands? Eat a bag of butts, Magix.

alienimplant
alienimplant
16 May 2017 at 8:10am

Yeah, this is some serious bullshit. Wish I'd never bought it in the first place. Sony sucked and so does this company.

Stupid American Pig
Stupid American Pig
16 May 2017 at 2:17pm

Audacity is now so good I cant see a reason that I would purchase this...

Jace-BeOS
Jace-BeOS
16 May 2017 at 6:18pm

Dumping previous customers... classy.

i see the Mac version is still a pale imitation of the Windows version. I'm glad they've not abandoned it, but I'm not interested either.

The_Wookiee
The_Wookiee
23 May 2017 at 11:04am

Will we finally see it dragged into the 64-bit age?

The other thing as noted above how much are long standing users going to be ripped off sorry be charged for an update that is four years in arriving..

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