MAGIX Releases Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 and Announces New Versions for 2017

May 16 2017, 04:00
Promising a bright future for the entire Sound Forge Line, German software company MAGIX confirmed it is committed to release upgrades to this popular family of audio editing software products. Currently under development by engineering teams in the US and Germany, new upgrades will arrive in May 2017, with upgrades for the entire line slated for completion within the next 12 months.

Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 marks the beginning. Now 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, Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 is the perfect tool for audio processing and mastering on macOS. Version 3 adds several new features including loudness metering and the iZotope Plug-ins RX Elements and Ozone 7 Elements.

Among the Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 highlights, users will be glad to know that the new version includes the ability to edit at the sample level, with configurable viewing panels to toggle between multiple open files and open projects. It also allows easily switching between time-based or event-based editing modes. The new loudness metering features precisely calibrated AES/EBU meters with compliance with standards such as the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) in the US. The meters can be positioned in any location and orientation. And Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 also offers a complete round-trip workflow with SpectraLayers Pro 4 for the best of both waveform editing and spectral editing.

A new, 64-bit version of Sound Forge Audio Studio (Windows 10) will follow on August 8, 2017. Top features include improved DSP-algorithms for native audio effects, slice-oriented edit mode providing a dynamic way to edit wave files, VST3 compatibility and enhanced accessibility.

In May, 2016, MAGIX acquired the Sound Forge product line, from Sony Creative Software (SCS), including the popular audio editing and music production applications Sound Forge Pro and ACID Pro, along with other video and audio products. The choice of audio professionals the world over, Sound Forge continues to provide the essential tools needed to record, edit, enhance, and deliver high-resolution audio with speed and accuracy. 

After 4 years without a new version, Sound Forge Pro 12 is expected to roll out end of 2017. Teams in both Berlin, Germany and Madison, Wisconsin have set a goal to raise the bar for audio editing and mastering in version 12. “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 the 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.”

The latest version of Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 is now available online for $299/€299.
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