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
New Sound Forge Pro 10 Feature Highlights
Key new features in Sound Forge Pro 10 include:
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
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.
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.
� 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
� 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
� 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...