Magix Releases Sound Forge Pro 13 with Redesigned Interface, New VST Engine and ARA2 Support

April 17 2019, 00:35
For over 25 years, Sound Forge Pro has been an industry-leading professional software for recording, audio editing and mastering. With this latest version 13, Berlin-based Magix presents a comprehensive update specifically designed to meet current requirements of professional audio producers, updating the code for more stability, efficiency and speed. The all-new Sound Forge Pro 13 has a redesigned interface, delivers a new VST engine and ARA2 support for greater plug-in speed and stability, and adds a host of professional effects.

As the german software company explains, Sound Forge Pro 13 now comes with a fully-customizable interface that can be personalized to fit individual preferences and workflows. The UI can be adjusted in four color levels – White, Light, Medium and Dark – depending on differing environmental and lighting conditions. There's also a new icon design that provides a clearer interface, showing all important audio editing features at a glance.
New dark mode user interface.

The enhanced VST2/3 engine and ARA2 interface extension offer greater stability and speed when using plug-ins, and allow users to work faster and more precisely. And thanks to high-quality audio visualization tools, Sound Forge Pro 13 offers more possibilities when analyzing music, speech, and sounds, and displays them both graphically and dynamically. The new Peak Meter V2 allows reliable peak level measurement of digital audio signals according to international industry standards, and shows the precise, current level of an audio signal in real time.
Thanks to the new zplane élastiquePro v3 engine – based on modern psychoacoustic models and signal-processing theory – time stretching and pitch shifting are now possible without any artifacts and sound degradation.

Sound Forge Pro 13 also includes numerous new effects and plug-ins for mastering and cleaning audio files. The new coreFX mastering effects now include a 2-Point Compressor, Limiter, Expander, Compressor and Gate, allowing precise dynamic control with excellent audio quality. With the new coreFX delay effects – Delay, Chrorus and Flanger – accurate echo effects can be created. With version 13, users now get also the high-quality iZotope Ozone 8 Elements and RX 7 Elements plug-ins.

"With version 13, we have concentrated on the core strengths of Sound Forge Pro, and have once again addressed the needs and wishes of our users," says Thomas Wolf, Product Owner Sound Forge. "Sound Forge Pro delivers levels of efficiency and precision unheard of in any other audio editor. Improving the user experience and plug-in handling means that high-end audio productions can now be realized in no time."
Sound Forge Pro 13 offers an even more efficient way of working and an improved user experience thanks to its customizable user interface, new icon design and revised docking.

Sound Forge Pro 13 is a Windows 7 to 10 software with a 64-bit float / 384 kHz engine supporting up to 32 channels of simultaneous audio recording, Red Book audio CD mastering / burning, DDP export, spectrum analysis, CALM Act compliant loudness meters, Dolby AC3 export, and seamless interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro. It is available as a complete package for $399.00. For $59.99 Magix offers a basic version Sound Forge Audio Studio 13, with 32-bit float / 384 kHz support but still cmpatible with 32- and 64-bit operating systems, limited to 6 channels of simultaneous recording and without the mastering and loudness tools.

Magix also offers Sound Forge Pro 365, a flexible subscription service with all the functionality of Sound Forge Pro 13 as well as regular updates, patches and features, plus an exclusive, high-quality plug-in set – all from just $9.99 per month. According to the German software company, the Sound Forge community can look forward to the Sound Forge Pro 13 Suite, which will be released in the Summer 2019.
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