For over 25 years, Sound Forge Pro has offered one of the leading professional software solutions for recording, audio editing and mastering. In May 2016, MAGIX acquired the Sound Forge product line from Sony Creative Software, along with other video and audio products. Sound Forge continues to provide the essential tools needed to record, edit, enhance, and deliver high-resolution audio with speed and accuracy. MAGIX now also offers a comprehensive update with new features and bug fixes for Version 13 of the program.
The new Sound Forge Pro 13 Suite offers all the advantages of Sound Forge Pro 13, and also includes coreFX plug-ins for precise dynamic control, the powerful spectrum editor Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 for professional audio editing and Melodyne essentials 4 for correcting sound recordings. In addition, users can access an oscilloscope that offers new options for visualizing waveforms.
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 allows Sound Forge users to transform sound into a multidimensional world of audio data and work like a visual designer to edit audio in the spectral domain. Version 6 of the spectrum editor features a redesigned architecture and is ARA2 compatible with Sound Forge Pro 13 and other DAWs.
Melodyne essential, the market leader for correcting audio recordings, forms part of the editing workflow in both Sound Forge Pro and Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro and is seamlessly integrated thanks to ARA2.
The suite also contains a wide range of coreFX mastering effects for precise dynamic control, delay effects for creating the perfect echos and the VolumeFormer for creating a pumping effect. The new oscilloscope offers new options for visualizing waveforms, measure the period of a signal, display the effects of the plug-in chain and monitor analog oscillators in realtime.
The VST2/3 engine in Sound Forge Pro has been redeveloped further and is impressive in terms of its enhanced stability and speed when scanning and using plug-ins. In addition, the ARA2 interface extension allows for more comprehensive information exchange between Sound Forge Pro and its plug-ins.
Sound Forge Pro 13 is available for $399.00 and the new Sound Forge Pro 13 Suite is available for $599.00.