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Sony Creative Software Releases Sound Forge Pro 10

Sony Creative Software announced the availability of Sound Forge Pro

10 digital audio production suite. Sound Forge Pro 10 new features

include event-based editing, disc-at-once CD burning, iZotope 64-bit

SRC (sample rate conversion), MBIT+ dither (bit-depth conversion),

musical instrument file processing, and the �lastique Pro

timestretch/pitch shift plug-in. In addition, Sound Forge Pro 10

software provides exclusive new enhancements, including customizable

window layouts, metadata editing, performance optimizations, and

interactive tutorials. These new features create a powerful and

flexible audio production environment, increasing workflow and

efficiency while consistently delivering the pristine audio quality

the recording industry has come to expect from Sound Forge software.

“Digital audio production is a staple of not only the traditional

recording industry, but also video game developers, post-production

houses, video producers, web media creators, sound designers, and

mobile device content producers. While developing this new version, we

took into account the specific challenges each one of these industries

face and incorporated many new features that provide unique solutions

for these diverse professional needs,” said Dave Chaimson, Sony

Creative Software vice president of global marketing. “Extensive

customer feedback and industry input ensure that the enhancements in

Sound Forge Pro 10 software will intuitively handle the most complex

projects of professional producers in today’s varied digital audio

fields.”

New Sound Forge Pro 10 Feature Highlights

Key new features in Sound Forge Pro 10 include:

Event-based editing

Event-based editing is ideal for precise audio mastering, assembling

project sketches, or laying out tracks for authoring disc-at-once CDs.

In Sound Forge 10, users can quickly move, split, slip, and trim

events, create fades, apply ASR envelopes and crossfades within in a

single data window for more precise audio control.

Integrated Disc-at-Once (DAO) CD burning

Integrated disc-at-once CD burning results in time savings and

provides a more efficient workflow when generating Red Book compliant

disc-at-once premasters of music suitable for professional

replication. Perform full PQ code editing, create live-style CDs, add

CD text and metadata, and use high-resolution source audio with

precise conversion to Red Book audio.

Zplane �lastique Pro Timestretch DirectX� plug-in

The �lastique time stretch and pitch shift plug-in provides better

sounding audio when processing audio files. Users can also monitor and

adjust settings while previewing in real-time, and select from various

stretching methods that are tailored to their source audio including

Pro, Soloist, and Efficient modes.

iZotope 64-bit SRC (sample rate conversion) and MBIT+ dither

(bit-depth conversion)

The iZotope 64-bit SRC utilizes a hybrid low pass filter design,

resulting in pristine audio with less aliasing converting material

from one sampling rate to another. The iZotope MBIT+ dither employs

psychoacoustic methods to distribute noise into less audible ranges,

resulting in improved audio and smoother fades when converting the bit

rates of audio files.

Musical instrument file processing (.DLS, .SF2, .GIG)

Sound Forge Pro 10 software opens, processes, and saves DLS,

GigaStudio/GigaSampler, and SoundFont 2.0 musical instrument files.

Users can view bank, instrument, note range, and sample information.

Effects and processes can easily be added directly to samples.

Customizable window layouts

Customizable window layouts are designed to maximize productivity by

allowing users to create and save multiple unique interface layout

configurations for single and dual monitor systems, and recall a

window layout for specific editing tasks such as audio editing, CD

layout, and multichannel file editing.

Mastering Effects Bundle 2 powered by iZotope™

The powerful bundle of audio mastering tools included with Sound

Forge 10 is valued at over $200 and includes six professional plug-ins

to expertly master and enhance audio production: Mastering EQ,

Mastering Reverb, Multiband Compressor, Mastering Limiter, Stereo

Imager, and Harmonic Exciter.

Interactive tutorials

Sony Creative Software’s unique interactive tutorials provide

walkthrough demonstrations of common features and functionality,

including DAO CD burning, vinyl recording and restoration in order to

help users spend less time learning and more time editing and

mastering audio projects.

Requirements:

� 500 MHz processor

� 150 MB hard-disk space for program installation

� 128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)

� 24-bit color display recommended

� Windows-compatible sound card

� CD-ROM drive (for installation from a CD only)

� Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)

� Microsoft DirectX 8.0 or later

� Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 or later

� Internet Explorer 5.1 or later

Limitations:

� 30-day trial

� Export to certain third-party formats is disabled.

What's New in This Release:

� Fixed a bug that could cause the spectrum graph to be displayed

incorrectly in the Spectrum Analysis window.

� Fixed a crash that could occur when an in-use file was modified

outside of Sound Forge 10.

� Fixed a crash that could occur when dragging a selection to the

workspace to create a new file.

� Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a sample via SDMI.

� Fixed a bug that could cause Sound Forge to hang or crash when

using the Batch Converter script on a large number of files.

� Fixed a bug that could delay plug-in parameters from being

updated in real time during looped playback.

� Fixed a bug that caused a Find operation to change the active

editing tool.

� Fixed a bug that prevented you from editing the Selection Start,

Selection End, and Selection Length boxes on a data window when using

SMPTE Drop time.

� Fixed a bug that prevented the SMPTE: Play at Time trigger in

the Playlist from working.

� Fixed a bug that could prevent Sound Forge from removing

temporary files, incorrectly...