Sound Forge Pro is the application of choice for a generation of creative and prolific artists, producers, and editors. Record audio quickly on a rock-solid platform, address sophisticated audio processing tasks with surgical precision, and render top-notch master files with ease. New features include one-touch recording, metering for the new critical standards, more repair and restoration tools, and exclusive round-trip interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2. Taken together, these enhancements make this edition of Sound Forge Pro the deepest and most advanced audio editing platform available.
New in Sound Forge Pro 11
- Modeless one-touch recording
- CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering
- Includes Nectar Elements voice processing plug-in (a $129 value)
- New plug-in chain interface
- New Restore and Repair tools
- New waveform display options
- Input bus effects
- Broadcast Wave File format enhancements
- Event Mode improvements
- Seamless interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
Pristine sound quality
Record up to 32 simultaneous channels of 64-bit/192 kHz audio for the ultimate in fidelity. In the mastering suite, select from among twelve included iZotope DSP modules and access superb mastering chain processing tools for sparkle and punch, excellent repair and restoration plug-ins, and precise format conversion tools for the best in sonic integrity preservation.
Sound Forge Pro 11 has a brand new recording interface with features that make even the most demanding work a snap. From running punch-and-roll sessions to managing multiple takes, we have you covered.
Precise audio editing
The editing experience that you expect from Sound Forge Pro just got even better. New in Sound Forge™ Pro 11: convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing.
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes a full complement of native signal and effects processing plug-ins, including our own popular Noise Reduction 2 audio restoration suite. Partner contributions from iZotope and Zplane make the latest edition of Sound Forge Pro an even more incredible one-stop solution for delivering master quality audio.
New! Seamless Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 and experience the thrill of working freely across the world's premiere waveform and spectral editing applications.
Red Book Audio CDs
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes fully integrated DAO CD mastering. Generate Red Book compliant masters for duplication. Perform PQ code editing, add CD text and metadata, and prepare high resolution audio tracks with iZotope resampling technology.
Sound Forge Pro 11 software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. Precisely synchronize audio and video frame by frame. Sound Forge Pro 11 includes MPEG-2 templates for writing HDV-compliant files at both 720p and 1080i resolutions, and AVI templates using the CineForm CFHD codec for 720p and 1080i intermediate renders. Also included are templates for encoding WMV 720p and 1080p.
Dolby Digital AC-3 export
Use Sound Forge Pro 11 software to export multichannel files in surround AC-3 format using the included Dolby Digital AC-3 plug-in.
Spend less time learning and more time working. Interactive Tutorials in Sound Forge Pro 11 provide walkthrough demonstrations including DAO CD burning, vinyl recording and restoration and more.
What's new in Sound Forge Pro 11
Explore all the new features in Sound Forge Pro 11. From major conveniences to critical necessities, our latest edition considers both what you want and what you absolutely need. In addition, a very pleasant surprise: seamless integration with SpectraLayers Pro 2, our revolutionary, award-winning spectral editing application that now works in tandem with Sound Forge Pro 11 to provide a truely mind-bending audio editing experience.
Modeless one-touch recording
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a completely redesigned recording workflow. Within this modeless environment, you can now:
- Select a loop and record multiple takes into it while enjoying customizable pre-roll and post-roll monitoring; set your pre-roll and post-roll times right inside the new floating record options window.
- Store multiple recorded takes that can be reviewed in the Undo/Redo History window after you're finished recording.
- Punch-and-roll recording is now a snap in Sound Forge Pro 11. Simply drop a marker on your pick-up point and then record with all the pre-roll you need to prime yourself for the perfect take.
- Monitor unarmed channels while recording.
- Watch your waveform being drawn as you record.
- Stay armed for recording at all times.
Seamless interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 and experience the thrill of working freely across the world's premiere waveform and spectral editing applications. Open a large file in SoundForge Pro 11 and transfer selections of any size to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for fast, precise editing, then bring the result back to the source file in Sound Forge Pro 11—automatically and with sample-accurate precision. Send multiple files to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for deep layering, remixing, and sound design work, and then return your finished products back to Sound Forge Pro 11 for further editing, processing, and finalization.
Input bus effects
Create a vibe for your talent by sweetening your source signal with plug-in effects.
Plug-in chain interface
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a new floating Plug-in Chain window that provides a significantly refined workspace for conducting non-destructive signal and effects processing operations. Dock the chain and enjoy direct access to every component of the processing environment. Easily manage plug-in order, presets, interface controls, envelope automation and bypass controls, and retain unique plug-in configurations for every open data window.
Broadcast wave file format enhancements
Supports BEXT BWF version 2.0, iXML, and includes autofill and verification options as well as automatic repair of BWF data.
- Support added for BEXT BWF version 2.0, including loudness attributes
- Support added for iXML, allowing viewing and editing of additional metadata
- BWF TimeReference fields are now automatically updated when editing affects the start of audio data or when files are created by copying from BWF source files
- Coding History is now updated if sampleRate or bitDepth changes are saved
- Enhancements added for autofill, verification, and auto-fixing of BWF data
Waveform overview bar
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a new Waveform Overview Bar that makes file navigation easier than ever. More than just a simple strip that displays your exact location, this new feature also serves as an excellent locator and auditioning tool. Double-click in the bar to center your cursor in a time range defined by the waveform display, or click-drag to audition looping segments with customizable pre-roll and loop duration times.
Nectar Elements by iZotope
The included Nectar Elements plug-in makes vocal treatment a snap. Whether you're recording or mixing, get great results quickly by loading one of Nectar's professionally designed Style presets in genres like Rock, Pop, Folk, Soul, and Voiceover & Dialogue. From there, easily customize your sound by adjusting dedicated controls like Presence, Drive and Grit. Need to fix pitch problems, perform de-essing, or reduce room noise in your recording? Nectar Elements has you covered there as well. With 10 powerful processors working hard behind the scenes, Nectar Elements offers simple, intelligent controls that let you focus on your sound, not your set-up.
Enhanced data window tab functionality
Data window tabs in Sound Forge Pro 11 now have new features for improved workflow. Arrange tabs in your workspace and enjoy dynamic resizing as well as a convenient close button for every open data window.
Win the volume war with new metering options available in Sound Forge Pro 11. CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering features help you follow the new rules while maximizing the dynamic range potential of your audio.
Event mode improvements
Convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing.
Restore and repair tools
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes specialized tools that make it easy to carry out repair and restoration tasks on your audio files. Powered by iZotope®, these plug-ins are configurable, easy-to-use, and they work like magic in a wide variety of situations.
Sound Forge™ Pro 11 is the application of choice for a generation of audio professionals. Record, edit, process, and render broadcast-ready audio master files with ease.
- Windows Vista® (SP2 or later), Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 operating system
- 1 GHz processor
- 500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
- 512 MB RAM
- Windows-compatible sound card
- DVD-ROM drive (for installation from DVD)
- Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
- Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc, a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
Supported File Formats
AA3*, AAC, AIF, ASF, AU, AVI*, CDA, DIG, DLS, DV, DVF, FLAC, FRG, GIF, GIG, IVC, M2A, M2P, M2T, M4A, M4B, MMV, OGG, MOV, MSV, MP1, MP3, MP4, MPEG, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, Sony MXF*, PCA, QT, RAW, SD, SFA, SF*, SND, TIF, VOX, W64*, WAV*, WMA*, WMV
AA3*, AC3*, AIF, ATRAC*, AU, AVI*, DIG, DLS, FLAC, FRG, GIG, IVC, M1A, M1P, M2A, M2P, M2T, MMV, MOV, MSV, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPA, MPEG, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, Sony MXF*, OGG, PCA, RAW, SF2, VOX, W64*, WAV*, WMA*, WMV
*Supported multichannel format
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