Available online and in stores worldwide, SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 costs $59.99 and offers you a 64-bit architecture to supply more editing power, more processing power, and a more powerful workflow.
Acquired in 2016 by MAGIX, Sound Forge Audio Studio was once known as Sonic Foundry Sound Forge, and later as Sony Sound Forge. The desktop audio and music production that since 2003 was part of Sony’s catalog, was in dire need of an update, and that’s what MAGIX does now, with Sound Forge Audio Studio 12, a new version which they had promised would be launched in August 2017.
The launch of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 continues the commitment of MAGIX to the introduction of new versions of the program. SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 marked the beginning, in May this year, adding several new features including loudness metering and the iZotope Plug-ins RX Elements and Ozone 7 Elements, and is available online for $299/€299. With support for 64-Bit float/192kHz/32 channels high-resolution audio, sample-accurate editing, enhanced professional-level filters and processing and disc-at-once Red Book Standard audio CD authoring, the program is, according to MAGIX, the perfect tool for audio processing and mastering on macOS.
SOUND FORGE Pro 12 is expected to roll out end of 2017, after 4 years without a new version. Teams in both Berlin, Germany and Madison, Wisconsin have set a goal to raise the bar for audio editing and mastering in version 12. Now, version 12 takes SOUND FORGE Audio Studio to a whole new level, supplying everything you need to record, edit, enhance, and deliver high-resolution audio. The perfect tool, says MAGIX, “to digitize, repair, and restore LP records and tapes, create podcasts, master audio, burn CDs, and render to all the popular audio formats for streaming on the web or playback on portable media players.”
“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.”
SOUND FORGE Audio Studio, which is presented as the perfect tool to digitize, repair, and restore LP records and tapes, create podcasts, master audio, burn CDs, and render to all the popular audio formats for streaming on the web or playback on portable media players, introduces a series of new features, including:
The updated and redesigned recording window offers easy access to all the settings and controls you need to achieve the perfect high-resolution recording.
Open and append command
An easy and fast way to assemble tracks for a CD. Select a file or group of files to append and they are automatically added to the project with CD track markers.
Non-destructive editing modes
- Slice Edit: Enables you to continue to tweak your edit even after you’ve made your cut.
- Soft Cut: Creates automatic, user-adjustable crossfades with each edit to guarantee smooth transitions between cuts with no pops or clicks.
Perform frequency-based noise removal. Visually identify frequencies of an offending noise such as a chair squeak or cough in your recording, then use the spectral cleaning tool to select and remove the frequencies that make up those sounds.
Vinyl recording and restoration workflow
The new workflow makes it easy to record vinyl LPs and tapes, remove crackle, pops, and hiss and burn to an audio CD or burn a set of audio files to a data CD or DVD in popular formats such as MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or AAC.
Presents several ways to analyze and track audio output, including Peak meters, Phase Oscilloscope, Correlation meter, Direction meter, Spectroscope, Spectrogram, Bit meter, Oscilloscope, and Tuner.
Repair and restoration tools
- DeClicker/DeCrackler: Automatically detect and remove clicks and crackle from vinyl recordings or other noisy environments.
- DeClipper: Restore and recover analog or digital material with clipping artifacts.
- DeEsser: Remove sibilance with presets for male and female vocals.
- DeHisser: Easily clean up background hiss with presets for hiss behind vocals, cassette tape hiss, analog tape hiss, and more.
- DeNoiser: Reduces unwanted steady-state noise like that created by air-conditioning, equipment hum, and amplifier hiss.
Elastic Audio Editor
Tune vocals to a pitch-perfect performance with precise control over pitch.
Support for popular video formats
Open popular video formats to enhance and repair the audio using the included filters, effects, and noise reduction tools.
The program also includes Ozone Elements 7 from iZotope, a mastering plug-in with a set of 75 professionally crafted presets, along with macro controls to fine tune the EQ and Compression to achieve full, rich, and loud final masters, with a $129.00 value.
“Throughout the development cycle of this new version of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio, the engineering team has kept their focus on the phrase ‘Define the edge‘ ”, said Gary Rebholz from SOUND FORGE. “Our goal: take the existing audio production powerhouse to the next level with cutting-edge tools and processes. We think you’re going to love SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12.”
SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 is now available online and in stores worldwide, priced at $59.99 / € 59,99 / £49.99, with upgrades from earlier versions costing $29.99 / € 29,99 / £24.99.