Sony Sound Forge Pro 10

sony-sound-forge-pro-10Sony has introduced Sound Forge Pro 10, the latest version of its professional digital audio production suite for Windows.

Update features include event-based editing, the élastique time stretch and pitch shift plug-in, interactive tutorials and a mastering effects bundle.

Details below.

If you’ve used Sony Sound Forge Pro 10, leave a comment with your thoughts!

New Features:

  • 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 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.
  • The élastique 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.
  • 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 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.

Price and Availability

The Sound Forge Pro 10 digital audio production software is now available in English and Japanese. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Sound Forge Pro 10 software is U.S. $499.

8 thoughts on “Sony Sound Forge Pro 10

  1. Nothing really new, since version 8. Sound Forge do not deserve money anymore. Take a look at competition (Audition, Wavelab). Such shame stil only stereo editor (and yes, multichannel) but how many people need this. No multitrack editing yet. Oh my god. Maybe version 20.0 will have this

  2. Good God, people!

    Sound Forge isn't made to be a multitrack editor. That's not what it's for. It's like complaining that your new spoon doesn't have tines like a fork.

    I guess you could go buy a sfork, but .. well, I'm not coming to eat at your house….

  3. I too think that there should be “more” over Pro 9.

    I’ve been working with Sound Forge since Sonic Foundry’s Version 4.0 and looking at Pro 10 compared to my Pro 9, I don’t see a lot worth barking about.

    There is also an issue with integration into Cakewalk’s Sonar 8.5 (x64).

    Earlier versions of Sonar (x86) integrated seamlessly with Sound Forge and shuttled audio data nicely between the two.

    Since Sony is now affiliated with Cakewalk, integrating Sonar and Sound Forge would leave all of the other DAW’s and editors in the dust…

    Hello? Sony?
    Stop pushing minimal upgrades and start thinking outside the marketing box.

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