SOUND FORGE Pro is back and it's better than ever. It has always been an incredible tool for recording, editing and processing audio at the highest possible standard. Thanks to its multi-channel recording, intuitive workflow, extremely powerful editing features and an array of mastering plug-ins, SOUND FORGE Pro set new standards in the audio indus... Click To Read More About This Product
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SOUND FORGE Pro is back and it's better than ever. It has always been an incredible tool for recording, editing and processing audio at the highest possible standard. Thanks to its multi-channel recording, intuitive workflow, extremely powerful editing features and an array of mastering plug-ins, SOUND FORGE Pro set new standards in the audio industry for over two decades. Now, with the release of SOUND FORGE Pro 12, the 64-bit engine, VST3 effect support and many more hi-end audio plug-ins secures the software position as the number one choice for audio professionals worldwide. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 offers professional-quality mastering, editing and sound-design features all within an intuitive and inspiring interface. New features include 64-bit architecture, VST3 effect support and effects from SEQUOIA, the high-end audio workstation favored by broadcast, post-production and mastering engineers. With the iZotope mastering tools and compatibility with SpectraLayers 5, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 is the ultimate solution for any pro audio task – from precision editing to mastering for broadcast.
New in Version 12
SOUND FORGE Pro 12 can now handle the most demanding professional audio processing tasks with ease. Its new 64-bit architecture harnesses all of your computer power to run large, high-end projects. With full VST3 effect support, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 offers access to a world of high-end plug-ins. This latest technology also means improved performance and audio routing efficiency for decreased CPU usage. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 also now comes with several new high-end effects. You get three noise reduction plug-ins – DeHisser, DeClicker/DeCrackler and DeClipper – taken from SEQUOIA, the advanced broadcast application. Wave Hammer 2.0 is now also included with both a classic compressor and volume maximizer for all your mastering needs.
Record up to 32 simultaneous channels of high-resolution audio at 64 bits with sampling rates of 384 kHz. Customizable window layouts give you access to flexible hardware routing and adjustable metering utilities. With SOUND FORGE Pro 12 you can now import and export Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio files. Set everything up, check your levels and click record. It's that easy. Thanks to the completely redesigned recording interface, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 makes capturing audio super productive. Adjust and monitor up to 32 channels of incoming audio, then arm, record, and review your work all in a single workspace. The Waveform Overview Bar streamlines your recordings with easy file navigation and scheduled recording for automatic sound capture. For many veteran users, one-touch recording is a welcomed addition. With this latest version, you push record and stay on the main screen and everything is handled within the same workspace. This is a major time-saver and workflow improvement. With SOUND FORGE Pro 12, you are now able to import and export Direct Stream Digital (DSD) audio files. This allows you to step into the high-end audiophile market and use compatible equipment like the Tascam DA-3000 or TEAC UD-501. Record and mix in PCM format and export to DSD format for Super Audio CDs (SACD) mastering and high quality archiving.
Precision Editing Tools
SOUND FORGE Pro 12 lets you edit and process audio files, complete audio restoration tasks and design sound. It provides you with the precise audio editing tools to convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 lets you preselect a portion of the audio file before you send it to SpectraLayers Pro 5. You choose Edit in SpectraLayers Pro from the Tools pull-down menu, and any audio you’ve selected will automatically appear in SpectraLayers Pro 5. Make your changes there, and when you close SpectraLayers, the audio will be placed back into the SOUND FORGE timeline along with your spectral edits. SpectraLayers Pro 5 is now included in the SOUND FORGE Pro 12 Suite. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 can open, edit, convert and save multichannel audio data from different sources, all within a multitrack environment and with sample-accurate precision. This makes it well equipped to take on any surround sound mix or audio-for-video project. The SOUND FORGE Pro 12 user interface is fully customizable. Waveform and envelope colors, markers, and default window heights can be adjusted and saved to fit your preferences and workflow. Create and save multiple interface layout configurations for single and dual monitor systems. Design your own editing environments to maximize your productivity. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 lets you customize the layout and positioning of the workspace. Dock and group windows within the SOUND FORGE interface, customizing the environment to suit the way you work.
Audio Effects and Plug-ins
Whether it's single or multichannel audio, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 puts the editing tools you need right at your fingertips. The comprehensive Event Tool lets you effortlessly manipulate audio throughout the timeline. SOUND FORGE Pro includes full VST3 effect support for all high-end effects plug-ins to shape your sound anyway you want. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 is the editor's choice for shaping audio in an infinite variety of ways. The 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 a range of high-end DSP developers. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 now features 3 new effects from SEQUOIA: DeHisser, DeClicker/DeCrackler and DeClipper. This is additional to its comprehensive arsenal of native signal and effects processes including normalization, Wave Hammer 2.0 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, Acoustic Mirror convolution reverb, the Gapper/Snipper effects processor, and the list goes on.
Visual Sound Analysis
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. SOUND FORGE Pro 12 has Phase Scope and mono compatibility meters added to the main meters window. The Phase Scope helps you to find phase cancellation among the channels in an audio file. The mono compatibility meter helps detect correlations or differences between the channels that can cause phase cancellation when downmixing to mono. CALM-targeted metering provides super-accurate loudness metering. It allows you to get a good clear visual indication of the dynamic range of your audio. The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) regulates the overall volume during commercial breaks. It is comparable to EBU loudness recommendation R128. This is great when you get to the mastering stage and want to have accurate meters on your audio’s perceived levels. Multichannel-capable spectrum analysis shows multiple graphs depicting fundamental frequencies and overtones in your recordings depending on how many channels are selected. Monitor audio and effects changes, take multiple snapshots, and overlay views to compare and match frequencies.
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