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 Sound Forge Pro by MAGIX is an Audio Plugin Host. It can host VST Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
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Product Sound Forge Pro
Developer MAGIX
Price (MSRP)
$399
Type / Tags Audio Editor
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
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Effects
  
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14.0
 
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Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
3G2, 3GP, AAC, ACIDized WAV, AIFF, AMR, CAF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, SDII, SND, W64, WAV, WMA

SOUND FORGE Pro has been the tool of choice for ambitious audio editing for over 25 years. Version 14 offers powerful tools for professional recording, editing, mastering and restoration. SOUND FORGE Pro lets you achieve maximum quality results at the highest level of technology.

Recording Multichannel audio recording at the highest level of quality
With SOUND FORGE Pro 14, record audio on up to 32 channels in resolution up to 64-bit/768 kHz. The 64-bit audio engine allows for the ultimate stability and lowest latency. Create crystal-clear recordings from your vocals, instruments or podcasts in astonishing sound quality.

Audio editing Maximum precision
SOUND FORGE Pro 14 is one of the most powerful audio editors to have ever been developed. Cut, edit and enhance audio files with the highest position and at the sample level. A massive range of professional editing tools enables you to customize your sound and shape it exactly the way you want.

Mastering Excellent sound results
Master your audio material using advanced mastering tools and a range of intelligent high-end effects based on DSP algorithms. Optimize loudness of your recordings and achieve crystal-clear sound that's specially optimized for streaming and CD results.

Top new features in SOUND FORGE Pro 14.

Instant Action
The Instant Action window lets you access frequently used functions in seconds. This saves you time when you're searching for functions in the menu. This interface offers a clear overview and you have all essential tools and functions to hand.

Windows context menu
Perform basic tasks by right-clicking on the system button in the Windows context menu without even needing to open SOUND FORGE Pro. This helps you save a ton of time and simplifies your workflow.

WaveColor
Succinct waveform coloring with WaveColor allows you to orient yourself in a project and offers an enhanced overview of all tasks. You can identify pitch and sound characteristics according to their color and saturation level.

Highlights:

  • 32 channel audio recording, editing and processing.
  • NEW! Instant Action window for faster workflow.
  • NEW! Windows context menu for easy task assignment.
  • NEW! WaveColor and spectroscope visualization.
  • Mastering and restoration with iZotope plug-ins: Ozone 9 Elements and RX 7 Elements.
  • New VST Engine & ARA2 Support.
  • Record at 64-bit/768 kHz.
  • Numerous audio effects and plug-ins.
  • zplane élastique Timestretch 3.3.1 upgrade with new élastiquePro v3 Engine All features.

Workflow
Focus 100% on your creativity and make the most of new, dynamic functions designed to streamline your project workflow. SOUND FORGE Pro 14 now offers new functions that significantly optimize your workflow and lets you get tasks done faster. Complete projects in record time.

Instant Action Action window for essential tools
The new Instant Action window allows for split-second access to commonly used tasks. Get a clearer overview of all essential tools and functions. Areas of the program are clearly divided into Workspace Actions, Effects, Mastering, Export and Import Action, allowing for faster orientation and faster end results.

Windows context menu
Quick task assignment Perform basic tasks such as converting or normalizing an audio file by right-clicking directly within the Windows context menu. This is now integrated in the Windows context menu, so you don't even have to open the program to search for functions.

Visualization
SOUND FORGE Pro 14 now contains a new range of precision meters and analyzers for optimal support during audio editing and the mastering process.

The new WaveColor Sound into color.
The innovative WaveColor tool enables you to colorize a waveform to make it more visible. Identify unwanted frequencies at a glance. With WaveColor, pitches and sound characteristics in your audio files are assigned different colors and saturation levels to make it easy to see what's happening in the waveform.

New spectroscope Monitor and analyze The new spectroscope is powered by the latest FFT technology and offers precise and detailed real-time frequency analysis. It offers active support as part of your audio editing workflow as well as the mastering process.

Advanced stability and efficiency.

Redesigned VST engine and ARA2 support
SOUND FORGE Pro 14 comes with a redeveloped VST Engine and additional ARA2 support – for even more stability, speed, efficiency and plug-in options.

NEW VST Engine The VST2/3 engine in
SOUND FORGE Pro has been redeveloped further and is impressive in terms of its enhanced stability and speed when scanning and using plug-ins. In addition, the dialog between VST host and the effect plug-ins is now more efficient – with a faster, more precise workflow as a result.

NEW ARA2 support
The new ARA2 interface extension allows for more comprehensive information exchange between SOUND FORGE Pro and its plug-ins. Audio data is transferred faster to plug-ins, allowing for more efficient editing in realtime. From simultaneous editing of several tracks to seamless clip borders – ARA2 offers even more editing options.

RECORDING HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO RECORDINGS
SOUND FORGE Pro 14 allows you to record crystal-clear, multichannel sound with sampling rates of up to 64-bit/768 kHz, apply effects during recording and monitor your recordings on a fully customizable interface.

Professional recording workflow
You can modify up to 32 audio channels and monitor everything within a customizable working environment. Simplified file navigation and a huge range of options for delayed recording refine the program's recording workflow further.

Hi-res audio recording
Create razor-sharp recordings in resolutions of up to 64-bit and sampling rates of up to 768 kHz.

One touch recording (OTR)
Start recording with a single click while keeping the main program interface and your project area open simultaneously. OTR lets you spare heaps of time and enable you to fully concentrate on recording.

Direct Stream Digital (DSD)
SOUND FORGE Pro 14 supports DSD audio files for the import and export of and recording and mixing in PCM format, DSD format export for mastering Super Audio CDs (SACD), as well as reliable archiving.

Threshold recording
Set a threshold via the options menu and recording will start automatically from the selected input device. This is an easy way to record yourself without the need for remote controls while you're in the booth.

MIDI timecode
Enable the MIDI timecode trigger if you want to be able to trigger playback or recording when the timecode of another device is received – this simplifies the input of MIDI notes and controller values.

Timestamp recording
Configure your recordings so that they automatically start from multiple selected input devices via a timer. The automatic settings will define when the recording ends.

Input bus effects
Add plug-in effects to your source signal to create mixes that sound great on headphones. This method integrates your effects chain before recording is started.

Waveform display
The waveform display makes navigating longer recordings easier and allows you to orient yourself in an audio file.

AUDIO EDITING - PRECISE AUDIO EDITING
In addition to editing and processing audio files, one of the core competencies of SOUND FORGE Pro 14 is sound design. Take advantage of precise editing tools to form your sounds, your way.

Editing tools
Access a toolbox for audio editing Edit tool Use the edit tool to select the audio files that you want to change, position or move. You can edit simple envelope points in the same way.

Magnify tool
Use the magnify tool to zoom in on a region. Dragging the mouse pointer over a range enlarges it. If you let go of the mouse button, the area selected for editing will not be lost.

Pencil tool
Use the Pencil tool to edit the waveform by drawing on it. For instance, you can zoom in to a problem area and redraw the waveform if noise is present in the audio file.

Event tool
Use the event tool to edit several audio events in a single data window. This shows you simpler methods for cleaning edges and transitions and makes creating track for Disc-At-Once CDs easier.

Envelope tool
You can add, remove, or adjust envelope points using the envelope tool. It should be used when you want to add points to effect automation envelopes or remove or customize them.

Time stretching & pitch shifting

zplane élastique Timestretch 3.3.1 upgrade with new élastiquePro v3 Engine
With the new élastiquePro v3 engine, experience impressive timestretching and pitch shifting without artifacts. Based on modern psychoacoustic models and signal processing theory, zplane élastique delivers stable timing, cross-channel phase coherence and sample accurate stretching without a degradation in sound quality.

Workflow features
For the best possible user experience The user interface in SOUND FORGE Pro 14 can be fully configured. Waveform and envelope color, markers and window height can all be modified to suit your preferences – for a more streamlined workflow. Design and save multiple interface layout configurations, whether in single or dual monitor setup.

New! Instant Action
The Instant Action window lets you access frequently used functions with just a click. All essential tools and functions are now displayed as easily identifiable icons in an Action window. You now have a clear overview of everything and can access the Workspace Actions, Effects, Mastering, Export & Import Action sections directly – meaning you don't have to search for tools and functions in the menus and saving you a ton of time.

New! Windows context menu
Convert and normalize your audio files easily and quickly without needing to open SOUND FORGE Pro 14 first, by right-clicking in the Windows context menu. This way, can assign tasks instantly, which accelerates your workflow and lets you achieve the results you need even faster.

Customizable user interface
The interface of the new SOUND FORGE 14 can be fully customized to suit your lighting environment and comes in four different shade settings: White, Light, Medium or Dark. Set up the user interface the way you want to make working with audio files a fun and enjoyable experience.

Intuitive icons
Clear overview: Redesigned icons make it easier to find functions in SOUND FORGE Pro 14. You can now identify at a glance where you need to click to start a recording, cut audio files or save projects.

Redesigned docking
With its range of functions for all audio editing and processing tasks, the windows structure can be customized to the exact way you need it. From recording to mastering: Whatever the audio task, the right presets and functions are at hand.

Multichannel editing
SOUND FORGE Pro 14 can open, edit, convert and save audio files from various sources. All in a multitrack environment and with the ultimate precision.

Expert multitasking
You can edit a new file while SOUND FORGE Pro 14 edits and renders an additional file in the background – saving you a ton of time.

ACID loop creation
Create loops for ACID and edit WAV file properties. This information is embedded in the file and can be modified in ACID at any time.

Channel converter
Adjust the number of channels in an audio file, swap channels in a stereo file or in a multichannel file, mix the channels to set up panning.

MASTERING AND CLEANING SOPHISTICATED PLUG-INS. EXCELLENT SOUND QUALITY.
SOUND FORGE Pro 14 contains a whole range of effects and plug-ins for mastering as well as cleaning audio files. These are based on advanced DSP algorithms that are designed to offer the highest precision for post-production.

DSP effects
Use digital signal processor effects to edit audio files in realtime and perform mastering tasks that normally can't be realized on an analog basis. Add more dynamics and room to your sound and get rid of noise from your audio.

Mastering effects.

coreFX 2-Point Compressor
In contrast to a standard compressor, the coreFX 2-Point Compressor contains two inflection points. This allows you to create different characteristics and offers more freedom when compressing an audio signal's dynamic range.

coreFX Limiter
The limiter sets the maximum value of the processed audio signal level, which will then not be exceeded. Differences in volume are eliminated, which levels out loud and quiet sections as a result.

coreFX VolumeFormer
By regularly decreasing and increasing the volume of a track, the VolumeFormer creates a kind of pump effect that's familiar from dance music. This effect contains an AHR envelope and can be fully modified.

coreFX Expander
With the Expander you can suppress noise and design new sounds: the dynamics of the audio signal are increased to create a more natural sound.

coreFX Compressor
Use this effect to compress the dynamic range of an audio signal and eliminate volume differences between soft and loud passages.

coreFX Gate
The gate is used to suppress quiet sections in signal transmission, which removes noise and produces a cleaner, clearer sound.

Wave Hammer 2.0 Essential for any audio toolkit:
Wave Hammer 2.0 is a combination of a classic compressor and a volume maximizer – in other words, a perfect tool for mastering. Wave Hammer 2.0 enables you to make tracks noticeably louder and offers greater control than peak normalization.

iZotope Ozone 9 Elements
iZotope Ozone Elements contains a wide range of presets and macro controls for producing sophisticated mastering results with ease. The Mastering Wizard analyzes your mix, creates an audio profile and suggests default values, signal chains and processor settings. Customize the sound depending on the kind of master you want – from radio play to streaming, you can get results easily and in next to no time.

Delay and reverb effects.

coreFX Delay
Create distinctive effects easily with the delay effect. Achieve sounds ranging from clean and precise to warm delays with a character of their own.

coreFX Chorus
Chorus is the right effect for full, warm sound – whether for more range and fullness for vocals or to create special effects for instruments.

coreFX Flanger
Create more dynamic audio characteristics with the flanger effect. Classic guitar sounds work just as well as original effects when laid down over your tracks.

Acoustic Mirror
Recreate the sound of legendary studios, old churches, analog reverb devices and cinematic worlds with a single convolution reverb plug-in – Acoustic Mirror.

Cleaning effects.

DeHisser
The DeHisser allows for white noise – often present in recordings due to microphone, pre-amps or transformers – to be removed evenly from the recording. In contrast to noise reduction, choosing a distortion level isn't necessary.

DeClicker / DeCrackler
The DeClicker removes any intermittent clicks and pops in audio recordings of old vinyl records. The DeCrackler is designed to eliminate continuous, low noise or crackling from audio files.

DeClipper
The DeClipper repairs digital and analog clipping artifacts that result when A/D converters are pushed too hard or magnetic tape is over-saturated. This lets you rescue footage that can't be re-recorded, for instance of live concerts and interviews.

iZotope RX 7 Elements
iZotope RX Elements contains a stand-alone audio editor and real-time plug-ins to resolve common recording issues such as clipping, humming, clicks and other unwanted background noise. iZotope RX 7 Elements is an indispensable tool for those who want to create the perfect audio production.

New VST Engine
The VST2/3 engine in SOUND FORGE Pro has been redeveloped further and is impressive in terms of its enhanced stability and speed when scanning and using plug-ins. In addition, the dialog between VST host and the effect plug-ins is now more efficient – with a faster, more precise workflow as a result.

ARA2 support
The new ARA2 interface extension allows for more comprehensive information exchange between SOUND FORGE Pro and its plug-ins. Audio data is transferred faster to plug-ins, allowing for more efficient editing in realtime. From simultaneous editing of several tracks to seamless clip borders – ARA2 offers even more editing options.

POW-R dithering algorithms
SOUND FORGE Pro software includes POW-r dithering. This consists of a set of three dithering and noise-shaping algorithms, each of which is designed for a specific type of audio recording: Speech, music with a limited dynamic range and music with a greater dynamic range.

Type 1
Type 1 has the flattest frequency spectrum in the audible range of frequencies and is ideal for less stereophonically complex material such as solo instrument or vocal recordings.

Type 2
Type 2 has a psychoacoustically optimized, low-order noise shaping curve and is recommended for audio material of greater stereophonic complexity.

Type 3
Type 3 features a psychoacoustically optimized, high-order noise shaping curve and is recommended for full-spectrum stereo field material.

DDP export
Export the Disc Description Protocol Master and get ready to press your discs. The DDP master is resistant to generation loss thanks to duplication and can be easily archived. The digital data is provided with a checksum that is sent to the pressing plant, ensuring an audio CD production that is absolutely free of errors.

Disc-at-once
CD burning Disc-At-Once CD burning is used to create a master disc for mass replication by a CD manufacturer. This process writes several audio tracks to disc. You can also add track markings to record live sets in a single pass and create audio CDs in Red Book standard without gaps.

VISUALIZATIONS AUDIO ANALYSIS IN SOUND FORGE PRO
Analyze sound in SOUND FORGE Pro 14 with sophisticated audio visualization tools. Music, vocals and noise are graphically and dynamically displayed on the basis of their audio data.

New! WaveColor
The innovative WaveColor tool adds a new dimension to your waveform display through the use of succinct colors, giving you an overview of what your project sounds like. With WaveColor, pitches and sound characteristics are assigned different colors and saturation levels to make it easy to see what's happening in the waveform. Easily identify important parts of your project and take advantage of a vivid and convenient way to stay oriented while you work.

New! Spectroscope
The new Spectroscope offers precise and detailed real-time frequency analysis. Monitor and analyze the wave length, frequency and amplitude of your audio material. Thanks to the latest FFT technology in the frequency diagram, the spectroscope visualizes your audio recordings. It offers active support as part of your audio editing workflow as well as the mastering process.

Peak Meter V2
Measure the peak levels of your audio signal precisely and reliably. Peak Meter V2 provides a visual display of the audio signal level in realtime.

Voice activity detection using artificial intelligence
The "sensAI SINGING VAD" from audEERING is a modern tool which uses artificial intelligence technology to detect lead vocals and choruses in music pieces, marking the passages containing vocal lines. This provides you with a quick overview of complex mixing projects.

Phase scope and mono compatibility measurement
The phase scope helps you find phase cancellation between channels in the audio file. You can use the correlation meter to identify and fix limitations to mono compatibility between channels.

CALM-targeted metering
CALM standard metering enables ultra-precise loudness measuring and displays an audio signal's dynamic range in visual form. Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) regulates overall loudness during ad breaks.

Multichannel-capable spectrum analysis
The multi-channel spectral analysis displays multiple graphs with fundamental frequencies and overtones in your recordings. Monitor audio and effect changes and create multiple snapshots and overlays in order to compare and adjust frequencies.

Clipping identification and selection
The tool for identifying and selecting clipped peaks automatically scans audio files to locate instances of clipping. This way, you can see all clipping points and then remove them with the DeClipper tool included in SOUND FORGE Pro 14.

SCRIPTING AUTOMATION USING SCRIPTS
Scripting is a helpful aid for automating repetitive tasks and implementing custom functions. SOUND FORGE Pro 14 includes a row of scripts that you use directly or customize to your needs first, such as the Mastering Wizard and the Cleaning Wizard. Use the Script Editor window to open, create, edit or run scripts, or to write your own scripts in C#, JScript or VBScript. There's no better way to customize your workflow.

Batch processing
Use the batch script to apply the same effects and process to multiple files and save a ton of time for editing and conversion in the process. Easily add a group of files to the batch converter interface, select an effect or process and then run the script. For an even more productive workflow, you can also save batch scripts that you frequently use for quick access next time around.

Mastering Wizard
The Mastering Wizard enables you to easily and quickly create professional masters from your audio files. The script accompanies you through a typical mastering process, outlines the effects required for the task, plus it contains a range of various presets that you can use. You can also use your own settings to modify or compress the level or to use the EQ for perfect results.

Cleaning Wizard
The Cleaning Wizard is an indispensable script for removing noise and other artifacts from your audio material. It guides you through a standard cleaning process and suggest tools for easily and quickly reducing humming, pops and crackling. The Cleaning Wizard allows you to achieve clean, high-quality audio quality.

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