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Sony Sound Forge Pro Mac - Digital Audio Editing Software

B&H # SOSFM1000 Mfr # SFM1000
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Product Highlights
  • All-in-One Production Suite
  • Full Range of Native Processes
  • Record, Edit, Process
  • Mastering, Restoration, Repair
  • iZotope Plug-Ins
  • Event-Based Editing
  • Configurable Viewing Panels
  • Up to 64-bit/192 kHz Resolution.
  • Mac OS X

Sound Forge Pro Mac from Sony is a digital audio editor that has been rebuilt for the Mac OS X environment and provides a contemporary application that's perfect for recording, editing, processing, and rendering broadcast-quality audio master files. The software features a streamlined user interface with configurable viewing panels that allow for toggling to any view of the project in seconds, from the entire workflow, or just a specific area, even on laptops.

Assigning hardware, metering input signals, arming tracks, and recording high-resolution, multi-channel audio is a simple and fluid process while bringing audio into a computer - up to thirty-two simultaneous channels at 64-bit/192 kHz resolution. In addition to native processes that include everything from EQ to dynamics, channel conversion and normalizing, the program also includes specialized tools for carrying out repair and restoration tasks on audio files. Powered by iZotope, these plug-ins are configurable, and easy-to-use.

User Interface

Editor Panels
  • Two discrete audio editor panels, each with their own overview bars, file tabs, and transport controls
  • View the panels stacked or side-by-side, and drag tabbed files between them for editing

Regions
  • Fast, sample-accurate access to numerous locations within audio files, and easy ways to define, label, edit, and export regions
  • Drop and name markers, create regions from selections, subdivide regions, loop region playback, and fine tune selections
  • Access the Regions List tool for list-based auditioning and fine tuning

Event-Based Editing
  • Allows you to divide a sound file into any number of independent sections that can be arranged and rearranged on the timeline
  • Manually or automatically create events, then move, split, copy and paste, fade, crossfade, and slip/trim event contents to achieve complex edits
  • Engage legacy Sound Forge event-based editing for effortless sequencing of audio on the timeline

Pencil Mode
  • Zoom in, enable Pencil Mode, and easily make microscopic waveform alterations
  • Great for fixing digital glitches and other unwanted artifacts

Time Formats
  • Perform sample-accurate audio file editing in a wide range of industry-standard time formats

Summary Information, File Properties, Statistics Tools
  • Easily view, edit, and apply file metadata
  • The Summary Information tool displays file metadata - select a field and enter the information of your choice
  • The File Properties and Statistics tools display all the important attributes of your sound files and the selections within them
Processing Power

Normalize
  • Accomplish standard peak level normalization, or modify an audio file's dynamics directly using average RMS level normalization - great for matching the apparent loudness of different recordings

Zplane élastique Timestretch
  • Time-stretching engine that offers high quality, making stretching artifacts obsolete
  • Based on state-of-the-art psychoacoustic models and signal-processing theory, the result is stable timing, inter-channel phase coherence, and sample-accurate stretching
  • Achieve formant-preserving pitch shifting that avoids the pitfalls that can occur when pitching up or down
  • Choose from various stretching methods that are tailored to your source audio, including Pro, Soloist, and Efficient modes
  • Monitor and adjust settings while previewing

Synthesis
  • Synthesis plug-in generates basic waveforms and noise

Channel Converter
  • Change the number of channels in an audio file, reverse the channels of a stereo file or intermix the channels of a multichannel file to create panning scenarios

iZotope 64-bit SRC (Sample Rate Conversion)
  • Necessary process when converting material from one sampling rate (such as 192 kHz) to another rate (such as 44.1 kHz)
  • Protects against the loss of data, aliasing, noise, and unwanted ringing artifacts, utilizing a hybrid low-pass filter along with ringing control

Fades
  • Precise control over audio heads and tails with five different fade types

Other Processors
  • Mute, reverse, volume, mix
  • Mix clipboard contents into a sound file, applying custom crossfades and adjusting both source and destination volume levels along the way

iZotope MBIT+ Dither (Bit Depth Conversion)
  • Dither 24-bit or higher audio tracks to 16-bit without losing quality or introducing undesirable quantization distortion
  • Employs psychoacoustic methods to distribute the noise into less audible ranges, resulting in improved sound and smoother fades
  • Specifically designed for musical program material - MBIT+ models use real music and not test tones, resulting in musical and sonically pleasing processing

Invert / Flip
  • Reverse the phase of sound files
Restore and Repair

Declicker
  • Identifies and removes clicks, pops and digital impulse noises.
  • Set the fader to the sensitivity level you need, then count the number of clicks that are identified and repaired over time as your audio file plays

Denoiser
  • Easily perform noiseprint-based noise reduction
  • Click the Learn button while playing a random sample of unwanted noise contained in the target file and the processor does the rest, applying a customized noise-reduction process across the entire selection

Declipper
  • Reconstructs peaks damaged by clipping at either the analog or digital stage
  • Use the level histogram to pinpoint where the damage starts
  • Set the Clipping Threshold to determine where peak re-synthesis will begin
Mastering Audio

Mastering EQ
  • Six-band parametric equalizer featuring four bell filters, a high shelving filter, and a low shelving filter
  • Incorporates digital precision and analog modeling, as well as real-time spectrum analysis for essential visual feedback while adjusting parameters

Multiband Compressor
  • Adds warmth and fullness to mixes
  • Allows independent control over the dynamics of four frequency bands, and adjustable crossover points let you fine tune the range of each band
  • Real-time spectrum analyzer shows each frequency band in its own color, in addition to the combined spectrum of all bands

  • Mastering Imager
  • Precisely adjust the stereo width and focus of your master
  • Work with up to four frequency bands for independent control over stereo width by frequency
  • Visualize the stereo image with a phase/channel meter display that highlights imaging, phase and potential canceling problems

  • Mastering Reverb
  • Reverb designed to add depth to dull mixes and smooth over acoustic imperfections
  • Features two processing algorithms, plate and room, and a real-time spectrum analyzer

  • Mastering Limiter
  • Create louder and fuller masters by limiting the dynamic range and boosting the perceived overall level of the mix
  • IRC (Intelligent Release Control) lets you dial in both aggressive and transparent limiting, and a histogram meter helps you fine tune the effect for the best results

  • Harmonic Exciter
  • Add analog character to your masters
  • With a selection of Harmonic Exciter modes, you can easily add tube or tape saturation, accentuate even harmonics, and add punch or sparkle to your project
  • Multiband and mid/side modes give you a huge range of sonic possibilities
  • Processes iZotope 64-bit SRC (sample rate conversion)
    iZotope MBIT+ Dither (bit depth conversion)
    Volume
    Mute
    Normalize
    Mix
    Reverse
    Fade In/Fade Out (5- curve types)
    Insert Silence
    Channel Converter
    Invert/Flip
    Effects Mastering Effects Bundle plug-ins, powered by iZotope:
    EQ
    Multiband Compressor
    Exciter
    Imager
    Limiter
    Reverb

    Restore and Repair Tools plug-ins powered by iZotope:
    Declicker
    Denoiser
    Declipper

    Zplane élastique Pro timestretch and pitch shift plug-in
    AU plug-in support
    VST plug-in support
    Real-time effects previewing
    Tools File Properties
    Media Browser
    Meters
    Plug-In Chain
    Plug-In Chooser
    Record
    Regions List
    Statistics
    Summary Information
    Editing/Workflow Time mode
    Event mode
    Pencil mode
    Envelope mode
    Metadata
    Multi-channel file editing and processing
    Offline signal and effects processing
    Nondestructive signal and effects processing
    Recording/Playback Supports up to 64-bit/192 kHz, 32-channel audio
    Multichannel audio recording
    ASIO driver support
    Audio threshold record triggering
    Synthesis (simple waveforms and noise)
    Timing Absolute Frames
    Samples, Time, Seconds
    SMPTE Drop/Non-Drop
    SMPTE EBU/Film Sync
    Time and Frames
    Audio CD Time
    Meters Peak
    RMS
    Supported File Formats Opens:
    3G2*
    3GP*
    AAC*
    AIF*
    CAF*
    M4A
    MP3
    MP4*
    SND*
    W64*
    WAV*

    Saves:
    3G2*
    3GP*
    AAC*
    AIF*
    AMR
    CAF*
    M4A
    MP3
    MP4*
    SDII
    SND*
    W64*
    WAV*

    *Supported multi-channel format
    System Requirement Intel dual core processor
    Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
    2 GB RAM
    200 MB free hard disk space for installation

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    SonySound Forge Pro Mac - Digital Audio Editing Software
     
    2.0

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    2.0

    Beware no BWF!

    By Annoyed

    from New Jersey

    About Me Audio Mastering Engineer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Navigate

    Cons

    • Not Very Powerful

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      Comments about Sony Sound Forge Pro Mac - Digital Audio Editing Software:

      My profession requires the use of Broadcast Wave Format WAV files for audio production, because BWF allows for embedded metadata. I used Sound Forge in the past and liked it, but had to stop using it when my profession adopted BWF as a standard. So, I was happy when Sound Forge adopted BWF (for PC). And, I was even more happy when Sony introduced Sound Forge for Mac. The Mac version does not support BWF, even though it's newer than the PC version! So, as far as I'm concerned, Sound Forge "Pro" Mac, is not for professional use. What a disappointment. Get a clue, Sony.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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