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Sony Sound Forge Pro 10 -- Audio Editing Suite

Sony Sound Forge Pro 10, the latest version of Sony's professional digital audio production suite, was released in September 2009. It's a full suite of tools for professional audio editing and mastering, including recording, sound design, audio restoration, and Red Book CD creation.

Sound Forge is part of Sony's professional line of video and audio software, including Vegas Pro for video editing (see previous post), Sound Forge Pro for audio editing, and ACID Pro for music creation including mixing, loops, and MIDI.

Sound Forge Pro 10 adds new precise event-based editing, musical instrument file processing, integrated disc-at-once CD burning, and professional noise-reduction tools. New processing tools include iZotope 64-bit SRC (sample rate conversion), iZotope MBIT+ dither (bit-depth conversion), and the élastique Pro timestretch/pitch shift plug-in. Interface enhancements include new customizable window layouts, metadata editing, performance optimizations, and interactive tutorials.

The product also includes Noise Reduction 2, CD Architect 5.2, and the iZotope Mastering Effects Bundle 2.

Sound Forge Pro 10 is currently available from Sony for $359 as a packaged product, or downloaded for $337. It's listed on Amazon for around $311.

You can download a trial version of Sound Forge Pro from the Sony website.

See my full article -- Walkthrough: Sony Sound Forge Pro 10 for a tour of the Sound Forge Pro workflow from import to editing to effects, with summaries of new and key product features.

See summaries of video applications and versions in my Video Editing Software Gallery.

Update: See review article for Videomaker Magazine -- Sony Sound Forge Pro 10 Audio Editing Software Reviewed

    Find Sony Sound Forge Pro 10 on Amazon.com

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