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Sony Sound Forge Pro 11
Sony Sound Forge Pro 11
 
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Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software Details

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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. Taken together, these enhancements make this edition of Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software the deepest and most advanced audio editing platform available.


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

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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.


Precise audio editing

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


Effects processing

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software includes a full complement of native signal and effects processing plug-ins, including Sony's 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.


New! Seamless Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro

Transfer audio data between Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software and SpectraLayers Pro and experience the thrill of working freely across the world's premiere waveform and spectral editing applications.


Red Book Audio CDs

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. Precisely synchronize audio and video frame by frame. It 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 Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering 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 Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software provide walkthrough demonstrations including DAO CD burning, vinyl recording and restoration and more.


Free Sound Effects from Blastwave FX

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software includes 200 free Blastwave FX sound effects. Enjoy next-generation HD sound effects from the producers of Sony's incredible Detroit Chop Shop line of Sony Sound Series: Sound Effects library titles.


New in Sound Forge Pro 11

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


Modeless one-touch recording

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software features a completely redesigned recording workflow. Within this modeless environment, you can now:


  • Select a loop and record multiple takes into it while enjoying customizable pre-roll and post-roll monitoring; set your pre-roll and post-roll times right inside the new floating record options window.
  • Store multiple recorded takes that can be reviewed in the Undo/Redo History window after you're finished recording.
  • Punch-and-roll recording is now a snap in Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software. Simply drop a marker on your pick-up point and then record with all the pre-roll you need to prime yourself for the perfect take.
  • Monitor unarmed channels while recording.
  • Watch your waveform being drawn as you record.
  • Stay armed for recording at all times.

Seamless interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro

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


Input bus effects

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


Plug-in chain interface

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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.


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.


Enhanced data window tab functionality

Data window tabs in Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software, 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 Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software. 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

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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.


Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software Features


Recording and playback

  • Recording audio is where it all begins in Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software. 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

  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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.

Waveform overview bar

  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software features a new Waveform Overview Bar that makes file navigation easier than ever.

Multichannel audio recording

  • With Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software, you can record up to 32 channels of high resolution audio via discrete inputs.

Editing and workflow

  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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 Sony's 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.

New! Seamless Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro

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

Multichannel file editing and processing

  • Open, edit, and save multichannel audio data from XDCAMâ"˘, field recorders, and surround mixes, with sample accurate precision:
    • ACIDâ"˘ 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 - Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software user interface is fully customizable. Waveform and envelope colors, markers, and default window heights can be customized to fit your workflow.
    • Customizable layouts - Design Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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 Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software processes another in the background.

Tools and effects

  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software is the editor's choice for shaping audio in an infinite variety of ways. Sony's 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 Sony's stable of high-end DSP developers.

Native DSP

  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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

  • iZotope is one of the most exciting, forward thinking, and user friendly audio software companies on the planet. While expanding its horizons in all directionsâ?"from audio repair technology to effects processing algorithms to musical instrument development and beyondâ?"iZotope has again deepened its collaboration with Sony Creative Software to add even more creative punch to Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software. 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

  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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 Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software.
    • Integrated disc-at-once CD burning - Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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 - Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software supports the Gracenote MusicID Media Recognition Serivce. Extract or submit information including track, title, artist and more.
    • Channel converter for multichannel files - Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software Channel Converter tool supports multichannel formats for easy downmixing of multichannel files to stereo or mono.
    • VST effect support - Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software supports VST plug-ins and plug-in parameter automation.

Noise Reduction: advanced audio restoration and repair options

  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software offers transparent access to powerful, open-ended restore and repair options. Sony's 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 advanced spectral editing application, make this edition of Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software the absolute ultimate in repair and restore technology, in terms of options, sheer power, convenience, and workflow.

Zplaneâ"˘ Ă©lastique timestretch

  • Ă©lastique 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 Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering Software 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, Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering 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 - Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Editing & Mastering 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 Mirrorâ"˘ 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.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • 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)

Supported File Formats

  • Opens - AA3*, AAC, AIF, ASF, AU, AVI*, CDA, DIG, DLS, DV, DVF, FLAC, FRG, GIF, GIG, IVC, M2A, M2P, M2T, M4A, M4B, MMV, OGG, MOV, MSV, MP1, MP3, MP4, MPEG, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, Sony MXF*, PCA, QT, RAW, SD, SFA, SF*, SND, TIF, VOX, W64*, WAV*, WMA*, WMV
  • Saves - AA3*, AC3*, AIF, ATRAC*, AU, AVI*, DIG, DLS, FLAC, FRG, GIG, IVC, M1A, M1P, M2A, M2P, M2T, MMV, MOV, MSV, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPA, MPEG, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, Sony MXF*, OGG, PCA, RAW, SF2, VOX, W64*, WAV*, WMA*, WMV

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