Dec
20
2019

SOUND FORGE Pro 13 Review

Searching for a powerful recording, editing, and mastering solution for your Windows PC? Look no further — Magix Sound Forge Pro 13 is here with an upgraded interface and tons of high-performance changes under the hood. Record on up to 32 channels with premium 64-bit/384kHz quality, then edit and master with a bevy of high-quality processors, including iZotope Ozone 8 Elements and RX 7 Elements. Your projects will also benefit from an overhauled VST engine, ARA2 support, and the renowned POW-r dithering algorithms. Sound Forge Pro also includes Red Book-compliant CD authoring capability. From basic 2-track editing to advanced surround-sound mastering, Sound Forge Pro gives you everything a media professional could ask for.

Powerful new features to turbocharge your productions

Sound Forge Pro 13 is chock-full of powerful new features. The most obvious is its upgraded interface — it’s customizable with four color levels, a new icon design, and revised docking. A new VST engine and ARA2 support supply more stability and efficiency. Benefit from spot-on metering, thanks to Peak Meter V2. Experience precise dynamic control and spacious echoes, by virtue of new coreFX mastering and delay effects. What’s more, zplane’s élastiquePro v3 engine ensures natural, artifact-free time stretching and pitch shifting.

Mind-blowing recording workflow streamlines production

Thanks to its customizable working environment, the engineers here at Sweetwater find that Sound Forge Pro makes capturing audio as productive as possible. Adjust and monitor up to 32 channels of incoming audio, then arm, record, and review your work all in a single workspace. Sound Forge Pro also includes a fantastic Waveform Overview Bar to simplify file navigation and innovative recording options such as one-touch recording and schedule recording for automatic sound capture.

Advanced editing and processing tools for any task

Whether it’s mono wave files or multichannel audio, Sound Forge Pro puts sample-accurate editing tools right at your fingertips. The comprehensive Event Tool splits, trims, fades, crossfades, slips, and otherwise manipulates audio throughout the timeline, without fumbling about for the proper function-specific tool. In addition to other advanced processing such as ACID loop creation, Sound Forge Pro includes round-trip workflows for integrating SpectraLayers Pro editing into your projects. And best of all, the editing environment in Sound Forge Pro is totally customizable.

DSP integration lets you get the most from your audio

To say there’s quite a bit of native DSP in Sound Forge Pro is a bit of an understatement. From mastering to metering to noise reduction and time stretching, Magix packed it all into this awesome application. Mastering effects, including new coreFX dynamics processors, allow you to polish your tracks to perfection. Wave Hammer 2.0 is also included, supplying you with both a classic compressor and volume maximizer — your masters are sure to sound better than ever! iZotope’s RX 7 Elements put top-tier audio restoration tools at your fingertips. Along with Ozone 8 Elements, you also get an overhauled VST engine and ARA2 support, enabling you integrate to a vast array of third-party plug-ins into your workflow.

Magix Sound Forge Pro 13 Features:

  • An amazingly versatile audio editor for Windows PCs that supports up to 32-channel 64-bit/384kHz audio
  • 64-bit architecture harnesses all of your computer’s power to run large, system-intensive projects
  • Powerful recording workflows provide one-touch solutions for most conventional recording tasks
  • Puts sample-accurate editing tools right at your fingertips
  • Overhauled VST engine and ARA2 support enable you integrate to a vast array of third-party plug-ins into your workflow
  • POW-r dithering algorithms ensure great-sounding masters
  • Wave Hammer 2.0 supplies you with both a classic compressor and volume maximizer
  • iZotope Ozone 8 Elements and RX 7 Elements supply top-tier mastering, repair, and vocal processing
  • Mastering effects, including new coreFX dynamics processors, allow you to polish your tracks to perfection
  • Upgraded customizable interface with 4 color levels, new icon design, and docking
  • Benefit from video sound optimization without re-rendering
  • Use scripting to automate common tasks and create customized features
  • Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro and SpectraLayers Pro seamlessly
  • Waveform Overview Bar makes file navigation extremely easy
  • Input bus effects let you create a vibe for your talent by sweetening your source signal with plug-in effects
  • Automatic time-based recording schedules recordings on a recurring basis
  • Use the Event Tool to split, trim, fade, crossfade, and perform other essential audio editing
  • Open, edit, and save multichannel audio data from XDCAM, field recorders, and surround mixes, with sample-accurate precision
  • Create your own loops for use in ACID software
  • CALM-targeted metering provides super-accurate loudness metering
  • Win the volume war with powerful metering options
  • Fully integrated DAO CD mastering generates Red Book-compliant masters for duplication
  • Channel Converter tool supports multichannel formats for easy downmixing of multichannel files to stereo or mono
  • zplane’s élastiquePro v3 engine ensures natural, artifact-free time stretching and pitch shifting
  • Peak Meter V2 displays the precise, current level of an audio signal
  • Phase Scope helps you find phase cancellation among the channels in your audio
  • Multichannel-capable spectrum analysis shows multiple graphs depicting fundamental frequencies and overtones in your recordings
  • Batch conversion applies the same effects and processes to multiple files, saving hours of editing time
  • Clipped peak detection and marking automatically scans files and marks clipped peaks
  • Noise generators include white, pink, and brown noise for acoustic analysis and synthesis
  • Acoustic Mirror software plug-in creates real physical space and signal path environments to your audio

Tech Specs

  • Software Type:DAW
  • Platform:PC
  • Upgrade/Full:Upgrade
  • Download/Boxed:Download
  • Bit Depth:32-bit, 64-bit
  • Format:VST, ARA2
  • Authorization Type:One-time Online Registration
  • Hardware Requirements – PC:Multi-core 1GHz Processor or higher
  • OS Requirements – PC:Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Manufacturer Part Number:11-34051

PRICE

399.00

$299.00


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+Rijad Haxha

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