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Sony Sound Forge 8 with CD Architect 5.2 and Noise Reduction 2.0  

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Sony Sound Forge 8 with CD Architect 5.2 & Noise Reduction 2.0 is the tool of choice for media professionals to create and edit digital audio files with absolute speed and precision. Acclaimed for its... Click To Read More About This Product

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Sony Sound Forge 8 with CD Architect 5.2 & Noise Reduction 2.0 is the tool of choice for media professionals to create and edit digital audio files with absolute speed and precision. Acclaimed for its power, stability, and no-nonsense interface, it's the fastest way to get from raw audio to finished master. Sound Forge software is everything you need to analyze, record, and edit audio, produce music loops, digitize and clean up old recordings, model acoustic environments, create streaming media, and master replication-ready CDs.

Includes CD Architect 5.2 Software

Sound Forge 8 software includes a full version of CD Architect 5.2 software for comprehensive disc-at-once (DAO) CD burning. CD Architect 5.2 software includes CD Text reading and writing, and updated drive support. You can export files directly from Sound Forge to CD Architect software, and Sound Forge 8 regions are automatically imported as CD tracks for fast and efficient CD creation.

A Powerful Audio Editor

Cut, paste, mix, crossfade, and delete audio with unparalleled speed and accuracy. Edit files in real-time at the sample level and work on one file while processing others in the background. Use the new scrub tool to quickly and easily find areas in your audio file. Sound Forge 8 also supports JKL keyboard commands for shuttle control to quickly find sections.

Professional Audio Recording

Sound Forge software provides the ultimate set of tools for recording audio. Record straight into your computer via your sound card and use the Record Timer to begin and end a session at a specific time and date. You can also start recording when a certain audio threshold is reached with Threshold Record Triggering. New in Sound Forge 8 software is low-latency ASIO driver support -- providing faster, professional results, and support of additional sound cards.

Pristine Audio Quality

Sound Forge software supports full resolution 24-bit/32-bit 192 kHz files for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Capture the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals, and effect changes that 24-bit audio provides. With Sound Forge software you can import, save, and even record to this resolution if your hardware supports it.

Professional Audio Effects

Apply over 40 professional studio effects and processes including Volume, EQ, Delay, Chorus, Dynamics, Noise Gate, Pitch Shift, Flange, Vibrato, and more. Chain multiple effects together and apply them to selections or entire files using the Plug-in Chainer. Sound Forge 8 software also supports DirectX and VST effects, including parameter automation to expand the number of effects you can apply to audio -- increasing your mastering flexibility.

Extensive Video Support

Sound Forge software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2.* Synchronize audio and video frame-by-frame. Import Flash (SWF) files† to visually synchronize your audio to your project. Includes new 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.

ACID Loop Creation Tools

Create your own music loops for use in ACID software. Create one-shots, loops, and Beatmapped tracks. Using the ACID Loop Creation Toolbar you can display and edit ACID .wav file properties including tempo and root note, finely edit audio clips and shift selections to get the sound you want. When you create a loop, the information you set is embedded in the file, so your loops will change tempo and pitch-shift along with your ACID project.

Audio Restoration Tools

Sound Forge software automatically scans sections of your file and marks sample peaks that are clipping for easy fixing. Use the Vinyl Restoration noise reduction tool to easily remove clicks, pops, and other noise from your recordings.

* MPEG-1&2 support requires the purchase of the MainConcept MPEG plug-in.
† ActionScript, motion video, and audio are not supported.

  • VST plug-in effect support
  • ASIO driver support
  • Application scripting
  • Batch conversion

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The Ultimate Editor

By RipThorn

from WA

I actually use version 7.0, but SoundForge is a program that is perfect for audio editing. It comes with all the tools to tweak a track to perfection. If you need just the right fade, you can actually graphically draw the fade you want. You can add effects from its expansive plugin library. It has other tools like time stretch and dither that make it a one-stop for audio editing.


Sound Forge is the best WAVE editor Period!!


from Seattle

I had a MAC and went through about 20 wave editing programs including pro-tools and apple soundtrack and none of them even remotely compare to Sony's Sound Forge 8.0, it is so easy with soundforge to zoom in and out of the wave and you can do it with pin-point accuracy!! If you DJ then making a mix is a super easy too!! all you do is press record and you can go back the next day or week and begin exactly where you left off!! I made a 40+ track mega mix dj cd this way, all I did was do a few mixes every night and after a couple of weeks i cut and spliced all of my material with complete ease and after all of my "what appears to be" hard work was finished I had a masterpeice and every DJ in my home town was asking me how I made my cd and i told them it was simple Sony Sound Forge is the key and it's great for coverting all of you audio files to different formats as well!!


Only Reason for having a PC

By Nico

from Texas

I am a MAC addict. My main work platform of is Logic Pro, but when it comes to precise editing nothing comes close to Sound Forge. Sound Forge is the only reason why I have a PC right by my G5. It is a shame it does not come available for MAC users. So if you are a PC (Windows) person, this should be your editor of choice. If you haven't tried it, don't loose any more time.

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