Sony Releases Sound Forge Pro Mac 2

sound-forge-pro-22014 NAMM Show: Sony Creative Software has released Sound Forge Pro Mac 2 and updated SpectraLayers Pro [WIN/MAC] applications. These products can be purchased separately or together in the new Audio Master Suite Mac bundle.

Sound Forge Pro Mac, now in Version 2, now features: batch processing, refined metering for discriminating mastering and broadcast professionals, more processing tools, and event editing improvements.

The free SpectraLayers Pro 2.1 update features seamless interoperability with Sound Forge Pro Mac, an efficient reverb removal process, an improved noise reduction algorithm, expanded noise removal process options, and user interface improvements.

While Sound Forge Pro Mac 2 and SpectraLayers Pro 2.1 are standalone applications, both are now configured to work seamlessly with each other, providing a comprehensive editing environment that combines deep waveform and spectrum editing capabilities.

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Sony Intros Sound Forge Pro 11 & SpectraLayers 2

sony-sound-forge-pro-11Sony Creative Software has released Sound Forge Pro 11, the latest version of its audio editor for Windows, and SpectraLayers Pro 2 for Mac & WIndows.

Sound Forge Pro 11 introduces more efficient recording and processing workflows and new signal and effects processing plug-ins. SpectraLayers Pro 2 now has a faster processing engine and a host of new tools, methodologies and user interface improvements.

While Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 are standalone applications, both are now configured to work seamlessly with each other, providing an audio editing environment that combines deep waveform and spectrum editing capabilities. Continue reading

Sound Forge Pro Mac Now Available

Sony Creative Software today released Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0 software.

Sound Forge Pro Mac software was developed from the ground up for OS X and features an interface that they say ‘redefines the audio editing experience’. The application ships with a full suite of audio mastering and repair plug-ins, making it a comprehensive solution for audio professionals who work on the Mac platform.

“Cross-platform professionals have been demanding Sound Forge for the Mac for years,”said Sony’s Dave Chaimson. “Our response is Sound Forge Pro Mac. Producers will appreciate its simple elegance, uncluttered look and amazing flexibility.”

It sounds like the Sound Forge Pro Mac announcement is part of a bigger Mac OS X initiative, too. “Sound Forge Pro Mac is our second major OS X application release this year,” says Chaimson, “We’re…..actively engaged in application development for the Mac platform.”

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Sony SpectraLayers Pro Lets You ‘Unmix’ Audio And Edit It

Sony Creative Software has released SpectraLayers Pro – an new audio editing platform that lets you explore audio data on a multidimensional spectral display and ‘unmix’ audio files into discrete component layers using a variety of smart editing tools. Process extracted layers individually in an unlimited number of ways.

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Music With Packaging

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Need a little inspiration?

Here’s a found-sound video song, via reader Jan-Marco Ritter, who says:

I just wanted to show that you can make music with everything. So I grabbed my new Sony PCM M-10 and the packaging that came with it and made this track on a sunny berlin day.

All sounds and music were made ONLY with the AIR-Plus packaging that came with my Sony Mobile Recorder! Editing in Ableton Live.

Like the videos of Diego Stocco, Music WIth Packaging is a reminder to get on with it – make some music with whatever you have!

Secrets Of The Black Eyed Peas, With Musical Director Printz Board

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Above, Black Eyed Peas Musical Director Printz Board gives a video tour of his live performance rig for BEP shows.

He discusses keyboard setup (including a Novation, Moog, Roland Juno-G, and Yamaha Motif), mixer, stereo monitors, bass amp, trumpet, and some of the things that you wouldn’t see on most gigs.

He’s got a talk-back mic to communicate with anyone in the crew in their in-ears. He also has a little TV screen that shows him any angle of the stage, and he can alert whomever necessary about potential problems, so that each cue happens at the right time and the show goes smoothly from song to song. Continue reading

Beaterator Now Available

beateratorRockstar Games has announced that Beaterator is now available in North America for Sony’s PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and for digital download on the PlayStationNetwork.


Beaterator is a portable studio that guides users through the process of constructing beats and songs with thousands of loops and sounds made by both Timbaland and Rockstar. Continue reading