The Sound Forge Pro 11 Audio Master Suite from Sony is an editing system offering extraordinary and immediate gains for audio professionals everywhere. The suite combines Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2. Sound Forge Pro 11 makes even the most sophisticated audio production move easy, with modeless recording and plug-in processing environments that will keep your attention consistently focused on getting terrific takes.
The plug-ins of Sound Forge Pro have expanded to include repair and restore tools from iZotope, including the complete iZotope Nectar Elements voice processing plug-in. Extracting, layering and processing audio in the spectral realm is even easier in SpectraLayers Pro 2, which features a significantly faster processing engine as well as a host of tools and methodologies including Spectral Casting/Spectral Molding, one-click noise reduction, the Shape Tool, a choice of logarithmic frequency scales and a wide variety of user interface improvements.
Both Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 are engineered for smooth round-trip communication, inviting you to channel the power of each in turn as your tasks demand. Whether your game is mixing, mastering, repair and restoration, sound design, forensics or analysis, Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 work in tandem to provide a unified environment that will serve as your gateway to creative audio design.
Modeless One-Touch Recording
Select a loop and record multiple takes into it while enjoying customizable pre-roll and post-roll monitoring; set your pre-roll and post-roll times right inside the current floating record options window.
Store multiple recorded takes that can be reviewed in the Undo/Redo History window after you’ve completed recording.
Punch-and-roll recording is now a snap in Sound Forge Pro 11. Simply choose a pickup point and start over, with all the pre-roll you need to prime yourself for the perfect take.
Monitor unarmed channels while recording.
Watch your waveform being drawn as you record.
Stay armed for recording at all times.
Seamless Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 and experience working freely across waveform and spectral editing applications.
Open a large file in Sound Forge Pro 11 and transfer selections of any size to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for fast, precise editing. Then, bring the result back to the source file in Sound Forge Pro 11 with sample accurate precision.
Send multiple files to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for layering, remixing and sound design work. Then, return your completed products back to Sound Forge Pro 11 for further editing, processing and finalization.
Input Bus Effects
Create a vibe for your talent by sweetening your source signal with plug-in effects.
Plug-in Chain Interface
Enjoy a significantly refined workspace for conducting signal and effects processing operations.
Dock the chain and enjoy direct access to every component of the processing environment.
Easily manage plug-in orders, presets, interface controls, envelope automation and bypass controls, and retain a unique plug-in interface layout for every open data window.
Broadcast Wave File Format Enhancements
Supports BEXT BWF version 2.0, iXML and includes autofill and verification options as well as automatic repair of BWF data.
Waveform Overview Bar
Sound Forge Pro 11 features a Waveform Overview Bar that makes file navigation easier than ever.
More than just a simple strip that displays your exact location, this feature also serves as an excellent locator and auditioning tool.
Double-click in the bar to center your cursor in a time range defined by the waveform display or click-drag to audition looping segments with customizable pre-roll and loop duration times.
Enhanced Data Window Tab Functionality
Data window tabs in Sound Forge Pro 11 now have advanced features for improved workflow. Arrange tabs in your workspace and enjoy dynamic resizing. There is a convenient close button for every open data window.
The metering features help you follow up-to-date rules while maximizing the dynamic range potential of your audio.
Event Mode Improvements
Convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers and envelope points to events and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing.
Restore and Repair Tools
Sound Forge Pro 11 includes specialized tools that make it easy to carry out repair and restoration tasks on your audio files. Powered by iZotope, these plug-ins are configurable, easy to use and work in a wide variety of situations. The current edition includes:
Declipper: The Declipper plug-in reconstructs peaks damaged by clipping at either the analog or digital stage. Use the level histogram to pinpoint where the damage began. Set the Clipping Threshold to determine where peak resynthesis will begin.
Denoiser: Easily perform noiseprint-based noise reduction with the Denoiser plug-in. Simply click the Learn button while playing a random sample of unwanted noise contained in your target file and Denoiser will do the rest, by applying a customized noise-reduction process across your entire selection.
Declicker: The Declicker identifies and eliminates clicks, pops and digital impulse noises. Set the fader to the sensitivity level you need, and then count the number of clicks that are identified and repaired over time as your audio file plays.
Nectar Elements by iZotope
The included Nectar Elements plug-in makes vocal treatment a snap.
Whether you're recording or mixing, get terrific results quickly by loading one of the professionally designed style presets in genres like Rock, Pop, Folk, Soul and Voiceover & Dialogue. From there, easily customize your sound by adjusting dedicated controls like Presence, Drive and Grit.
Fix pitch problems, perform de-essing or reduce room noise in recording.
With 10 powerful processors working hard behind the scenes, Nectar Elements offers simple, intelligent controls that let you focus on the sound.
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1 GHz processor Microsoft Windows Vista (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows 7 or Windows 8 500 MB hard disk space for program installation 512 MB RAM Windows compatible sound card DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only) Supported CD recordable drive (for CD burning only) Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)