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Sound Forge Pro is the application of choice for a generation of creative and prolific artists, producers, and editors. Record audio quickly on a rock-solid platform, address sophisticated audio processing tasks with surgical precision, and render top-notch master files with ease. New features include one-touch recording, metering for the new critical standards, more repair and restoration tools, and exclusive round-trip interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2. Taken together, these enhancements make this edition of Sound Forge Pro the deepest and most advanced audio editing platform available.
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The application of choice for a generation of creative and prolific artists, producers, and editors.

Sound Forge Pro is the application of choice for a generation of creative and prolific artists, producers, and editors. Record audio quickly on a rock-solid platform, address sophisticated audio processing tasks with surgical precision, and render top-notch master files with ease. New features include one-touch recording, metering for the new critical standards, more repair and restoration tools, and exclusive round-trip interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2. Taken together, these enhancements make this edition of Sound Forge Pro the deepest and most advanced audio editing platform available.

What's new in Sound Forge Pro 11
Explore all the new features in Sound Forge Pro 11. From major conveniences to critical necessities, our latest edition considers both what you want and what you absolutely need. In addition, a very pleasant surprise: seamless integration with SpectraLayers Pro 2, Sony's revolutionary, award-winning spectral editing application that now works in tandem with Sound Forge Pro 11 to provide a truly mind-bending audio editing experience.

  •  Modeless one-touch recording 
  •  Seamless interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2 
  •  Input bus effects 
  •  Plug-in chain interface 
  •  Broadcast wave file format enhancements 
  •  Waveform overview bar 
  •  Nectar Elements by iZotope 
  •  Enhanced data window tab functionality 
  •  CALM-targeted metering 
  •  Event mode improvements 
  •  Restore and repair tools 


Pristine sound quality
Record up to 32 simultaneous channels of 64-bit/192 kHz audio for the ultimate in fidelity. In the mastering suite, select from among twelve included iZotope DSP modules and access superb mastering chain processing tools for sparkle and punch, excellent repair and restoration plug-ins, and precise format conversion tools for the best in sonic integrity preservation.

One-touch recording
Sound Forge Pro 11 has a brand new recording interface with features that make even the most demanding work a snap. From running punch-and-roll sessions to managing multiple takes, Sony has you covered.

Recording and playback in Sound Forge Pro 11
Recording audio is where it all begins in Sound Forge Pro 11. Sony has taken all your favorite recording features and moved them into a modeless environment that will keep you in the workspace at all times.

Redesigned recording workflow
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a completely 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 your work, and prepare for the next pass.

Seamless interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 and experience the thrill of working freely across the world's premiere waveform and spectral editing applications. Open a large file in SoundForge Pro 11 and transfer selections of any size to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for fast, precise editing, then bring the result back to the source file in Sound Forge Pro 11 automatically and with sample-accurate precision. Send multiple files to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for deep layering, remixing, and sound design work, and then return your finished products back to Sound Forge Pro 11 for further editing, processing, and finalization.

Input bus effects
Create a vibe for your talent by sweetening your source signal with plug-in effects.

Automatic time-based recording
Schedule recordings on a recurring basis, with your choice of start time, duration, and end time.

Plug-in chain interface
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a new floating Plug-in Chain window that provides a significantly refined workspace for conducting non-destructive signal and effects processing operations. Dock the chain and enjoy direct access to every component of the processing environment. Easily manage plug-in order, presets, interface controls, envelope automation and bypass controls, and retain unique plug-in configurations for every open data window.

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.
- Support added for BEXT BWF version 2.0, including loudness attributes
- Support added for iXML, allowing viewing and editing of additional metadata
- BWF TimeReference fields are now automatically updated when editing affects the start of audio data or when files are created by copying from BWF source files
- Coding History is now updated if sampleRate or bitDepth changes are saved
- Enhancements added for autofill, verification, and auto-fixing of BWF data

Waveform overview bar
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a new Waveform Overview Bar that makes file navigation easier than ever. More than just a simple strip that displays your exact location, this new feature also serves as an excellent locator and auditioning tool. Double-click in the bar to center your cursor in a time range defined by the waveform display, or click-drag to audition looping segments with customizable pre-roll and loop duration times.

Processing audio with iZotope DSP
Sound Forge Pro 11 is a one-stop solution for producers who need to create and deliver master audio content for any purpose. iZotope is a premier developer of digital audio signal and effects processing plug-ins. Sound Forge Pro 11 includes iZotope's Mastering and Repair Suite, a collection of essential high-end processing plug-ins that you can use right away to achieve perfect masters. In addition, Sound Forge Pro 11 includes two other important post-processing tools that specialize in file format integrity preservation: iZotope 64-bit SRC™ (sample rate conversion) and iZotope MBIT+ dither (bit-depth conversion).

Nectar Elements by iZotope
The included Nectar Elements plug-in makes vocal treatment a snap. Whether you're recording or mixing, get great results quickly by loading one of Nectar's professionally designed Style presets in genres like Rock, Pop, Folk, Soul, and Voiceover & Dialogue. From there, easily customize your sound by adjusting dedicated controls like Presence, Drive and Grit. Need to fix pitch problems, perform de-essing, or reduce room noise in your recording? Nectar Elements has you covered there as well. With 10 powerful processors working hard behind the scenes, Nectar Elements offers simple, intelligent controls that let you focus on your sound, not your set-up.

Mastering
Millions of high-end audio master files have been rendered out of Sound Forge Pro over more than fifteen years of dedicated service to audio professionals the world over. In version after version, we've evolved our presentation to incorporate better-sounding and increasingly sophisticated tools as standard features. Sound Forge Pro 11 is no exception, with new repair and voice processing tools that will take your audio to the master stage quickly and easily.

Post-processing
iZotope 64-bit SRC (sample rate conversion)
Sample Rate Conversion (SRC) is a necessary process when converting material from one sample rate (such as studio-quality 192 kHz) to another (such as CD quality 44.1 kHz). Low-pass filter quality is a critical component of any sample rate conversion process. iZotope's SRC protects against the loss of data, aliasing, noise, and unwanted ringing artifacts that appear in other implementations, and utilizes a hybrid low-pass filter along with ringing control, resulting in pristine audio quality and the highest level of control for the engineer.
iZotope MBIT+ dither (bit depth conversion)

The best sounding audio requires the highest sample bit depth. By truncating 24-bit or higher audio tracks to 16-bit, you are inevitably losing quality and introducing undesirable noise called quantization distortion. Dither is the way to address quantization noise and control where it goes. Sound Forge Pro 11 includes iZotope MBIT+ dither. MBIT+ employs psychoacoustic methods to distribute the noise into less audible ranges, resulting in improved sound and smoother fades. iZotope MBIT+ was specifically designed for musical program material MBIT+ models use real music and not test tones, resulting in the most musical and sonically pleasing dither available.

Enhanced data window tab functionality
Data window tabs in Sound Forge Pro 11 now have new features for improved workflow. Arrange tabs in your workspace and enjoy dynamic resizing as well as a convenient close button for every open data window.

CALM-targeted metering
Win the volume war with new metering options available in Sound Forge Pro 11. CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering features help 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.

Restore and repair tools
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes specialized tools that make it easy to carry out repair and restoration tasks on your audio files. Powered by iZotope, these plug-ins are configurable, easy-to-use, and they work like magic in a wide variety of situations.

Advanced repair and restoration capability has been a hallmark of Sound Forge Pro functionality ever since the advent of Sony's native Noise Reduction 2 processor. Sound Forge Pro 11 brings three new iZotope plug-ins to the table, providing even more fresh options for solving common audio problems.

Declicker
The Declicker identifies and removes clicks, pops and digital impulse noises. Set the fader to the sensitivity level you need, then count the number of clicks that are identified and repaired over time as your audio file plays.

Denoiser
Easily perform noiseprint-based noise reduction with the Denoiser plug-in. Simply click the Learn button while playing a random sample of unwanted noise contained in your target file and Denoiser does the rest, by applying a customized noise reduction process across your entire selection.

Declipper
The Declipper plug-in reconstructs peaks damaged by clipping at either the analog or digital stage. Use the level histogram to pinpoint where the damage starts. Set the Clipping Threshold to determine where peak resynthesis will begin.

Multichannel audio recording
With Sound Forge Pro 11 software, you can record up to 32 channels of high resolution audio via discrete inputs.

Precise audio editing
The editing experience that you expect from Sound Forge Pro just got even better. New in Sound Forge Pro 11: convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing.

Editing and workflow
Sound Forge Pro 11 is a comprehensive multichannel audio recording and editing environment that can be dialed in to serve as the ideal software interface for any task. Record, edit, process, master, and organize audio assets with an unbeatable array of options that have enjoyed a continuous evolution ever since the birth of recording on the PC.

Event mode improvements
Open sound files and use the Event Tool to split waveforms into discrete sections that can be moved and manipulated anywhere on the timeline. Events can be trimmed, slipped, faded/crossfaded, copied, and more. Event-based editing is ideal for assembling takes and creating audio CD layouts. New in our latest edition: convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing.

Multichannel file editing and processing
Open, edit, and save multichannel audio data from XDCAM, field recorders, and surround mixes, with sample accurate precision.

ACID loop creation tools
Create your own loops for use in ACID software. Use grid lines to visually divide audio selections into equal parts based on time signature. Refine your loops in the Loop Tuner, and then embed basic ACIDization metadata to get a head start on making your own perfectly ACIDized loops and samples.

Interface customization
The Sound Forge Pro 11 user interface is fully customizable. Waveform and envelope colors, markers, and default window heights can be customized to fit your workflow.

Customizable layouts
Design Sound Forge Pro 11 editing environments to maximize your productivity. Create and save multiple interface layout configurations for single- and dual-monitor systems. Easily recall a window layout for specific editing tasks including audio editing, CD layout, multichannel file editing, and more.

Multitask background rendering
Work on one file while Sound Forge Pro 11 software processes another in the background.

Effects processing
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes a full complement of native signal and effects processing plug-ins, including our own popular Noise Reduction 2 audio restoration suite. Partner contributions from iZotope and Zplane make the latest edition of Sound Forge Pro an even more incredible one-stop solution for delivering master quality audio.

Tools and effects
Sound Forge Pro 11 is the editor's choice for shaping audio in an infinite variety of ways. Our latest edition comes prepared to deliver broadcast ready, master quality finished products right out of the gate, using its own popular built-in signal and effects processing tools as well as premier contributions from our stable of high-end DSP developers.

Native DSP
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes a comprehensive selection of native signal and effects processes including normalization, Wave Hammer compression and limiting, graphic and multiband dynamics, noise gating, graphic/paragraphic/parametric equalization, envelope generation, phasing, flanging and chorus, reverb, tremolo and vibrato, distortion, pitch modifiers, the amazing Accoustic Mirror convolution reverb, the Gapper/Snipper effects processor, and more.

Comprehensive iZotope DSP, now expanded in Sound Forge Pro 11
iZotope is one of the most exciting, forward thinking, and user friendly audio software companies on the planet. While expanding its horizons in all directions–from audio repair technology to effects processing algorithms to musical instrument development and beyond iZotope has again deepened its collaboration with Sony Creative Software to add even more creative punch to the Sound Forge Pro line. Through the addition of the Mastering and Repair Suite and the inclusion of Nectar Elements for vocal processing magic, iZotope has once more raised the bar on what's possible with one-stop audio editing solutions.

New plug-in chain interface
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a new floating Plug-in Chain window that provides a significantly refined workspace for conducting non-destructive signal and effects processing operations. Dock the chain and enjoy direct access to every component of the processing environment. Easily manage plug-in order, presets, interface controls, envelope automation and bypass controls, and retain unique plug-in configurations for every open data window.

CALM-targeted metering
Win the volume war with new metering options in Sound Forge Pro 11.

Integrated disc-at-once CD burning
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes fully integrated DAO CD mastering. Generate Red Book compliant masters for duplication. Perform PQ code editing, add CD text and metadata, and prepare high resolution audio tracks with iZotope resampling technology.

Gracenote CD album identification
Sound Forge Pro 11 software supports the Gracenote MusicID Media Recognition Service. Extract or submit information including track, title, artist and more.

Channel converter for multichannel files
The Sound Forge Pro 11 Channel Converter tool supports multichannel formats for easy downmixing of multichannel files to stereo or mono.

VST effect support
Sound Forge Pro 11 supports VST plug-ins and plug-in parameter automation.

Noise Reduction: advanced audio restoration and repair options
Sound Forge Pro 11 offers transparent access to powerful, open-ended restore and repair options. Our native Noise Reduction 2 collection of plug-ins (Noise Reduction, Audio Restoration, Click and Crackle Removal, and Clipped Peak Restoration) remains on deck as standard equipment for ideal solutions to common problems. In addition, new tools from iZotope as well as exclusive, seamless interoperability with our own SpectraLayers Pro 2 advanced spectral editing application, make this edition of Sound Forge Pro the absolute ultimate in repair and restore technology, in terms of options, sheer power, convenience, and workflow.

Zplane élastique timestretch
élastique makes time-stretching artifacts obsolete. Based on state-of-the-art psychoacoustic models and signal processing theory, the result is stable timing, interchannel phase coherence, and sample-accurate stretching. Achieve formant-preserving pitch shifting that avoids the well-known pitfalls that can occur when pitching up or down. Choose from various stretching methods that are tailored to your source audio, and adjust settings while previewing.

Phase scope and mono-compatibility metering
Use the Phase Scope in Sound Forge Pro 11 to find phase cancellation among the channels in an audio file. Meter types include Lissajous - XY Plot, Lissajous - Rotated, Polar - Linear Plot, and Polar - Circular Plot. The mono compatibility meter helps detect correlations or differences between the channels of a file that can cause phase cancellation when downmixing to mono.

Multichannel-capable spectrum analysis
View frequencies and overtones of different channels within an audio file. The Spectrum Analysis tool shows multiple graphs depending on how many channels are selected. Observe fundamental frequencies and overtones in your recordings. Monitor audio and effects changes, take multiple snapshots, and overlay views to compare and match frequencies. Toolbar buttons include choices for FFT size and normal or sonogram view.

Application scripting
Use scripting to automate common tasks and create customized features. Application scripting tools include the Script Editor window and toolbar. Additionally, Sound Forge Pro 11 software includes scripts for commonly used tasks. Scripting languages supported are C#, JScript, and VBScript.

Batch conversion
With Batch Conversion, you can apply the same effects and processes to multiple files, saving hours of editing time. Convert digital audio files into different formats including MP3, FLAC, AIF, and more. Simply add a group of files to the Batch Conversion interface, select an effect or process, and run the script. You can also save and recall your most frequently used batch scripts.

Clipped peak detection and marking
Sound Forge Pro 11 software automatically scans files and marks clipped peaks. Scan results are reflected in the Regions List for immediate identification.

Noise generators
White, pink, and brown noise generators are invaluable for audio testing, acoustic analysis, and taking measurements, and they're also useful as sound design tools.

Acoustic Mirror software plug-in
Apply real physical space and signal path environments to your audio, including bridges, churches, concert halls, modern and classic microphones, and more.

Red Book Audio CDs
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes fully integrated DAO CD mastering. Generate Red Book compliant masters for duplication. Perform PQ code editing, add CD text and metadata, and prepare high resolution audio tracks with iZotope resampling technology.

Audio-for-video
Sound Forge Pro 11 software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. Precisely synchronize audio and video frame by frame. Sound Forge Pro 11 includes MPEG-2 templates for writing HDV-compliant files at both 720p and 1080i resolutions, and AVI templates using the CineForm CFHD codec for 720p and 1080i intermediate renders. Also included are templates for encoding WMV 720p and 1080p.

Dolby Digital AC-3 export
Use Sound Forge Pro 11 software to export multichannel files in surround AC-3 format using the included Dolby Digital AC-3 plug-in.

Interactive tutorials
Spend less time learning and more time working. Interactive Tutorials in Sound Forge Pro 11 provide walkthrough demonstrations including DAO CD burning, vinyl recording and restoration and more.

Product Details

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Manufacturer Part # SF11000
UPC 855309736712
Platform Windows Only
Manufacturer MAGIX ENTERTAINMENT
System Requirements (Windows)
  •  Windows Vista (SP2 or later), Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating system 
  •  1 GHz processor 
  •  500 MB hard-disk space for program installation 
  •  512 MB RAM 
  •  Windows-compatible sound card 
  •  DVD-ROM drive (for installation from DVD) 
  •  Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only) 
  •  Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later 
  •  Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc) 
  • You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc, a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
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