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Summary: Sony Sound Forge 9

While video editing tools like Sony Vegas+DVD Production Suite and Adobe Premiere Pro have strong support for audio, dedicated audio editing tools like Sony Sound Forge and Adobe Audition can do much more for cleaning and enhancing existing tracks, and creating, recording, and mixing new material.

Sony Sound Forge 9 is a professional digital audio production suite designed for the entire audio workflow: record, analyze, and edit.

Key features include: Record multiple sources simultaneously and surround sound, edit down to the sample level, work in high-fidelity 24-bit and 32-bit/64-bit float 192 kHz quality, edit from stereo to native multichannel surround sound, clean and enhance tracks with over 40 professional studio effects and processes, tune MIDI sample loops and loops for Sony ACID, model acoustic environments, design sound for multimedia, synchronize to video and export videos at HD, and master replication-ready CDs.

Sound Forge version 9 features end-to-end multichannel support, to record, edit, process, and export to multichannel Windows Media and Dolby Digital AC-3. It also includes workflow enhancements such as drag-and-drop editing between channels and new wet/dry mix and crossfade options for effects; plus audio analysis tools including phase scopes, mono compatibility meters, and multichannel spectrum analysis.

Version 9 also bundles three additional components now included with the product:
- Sony Noise Reduction 2 adds plug-ins for Noise Reduction, Audio Restoration, Click and Crackle Removal, and Clipped Peak Restoration.
- iZotope Mastering Effects Bundle adds four professional audio plug-ins: Mastering Reverb, Multiband-Band Compressor, IRC Limiter loudness maximizer, and Analog EQ parametric equalizer.
- Sony CD Architect adds professional mastering and layout for burning Red Book audio CDs with control over timing and tracks.

Sound Forge is available for Windows from Sony Creative Software ($319 boxed, or $299 downloaded). Sony also offers free trial downloads.

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This entry posted on July 27, 2007.

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