Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Upgrade - Audio Waveform Editor (Educational Single Site-License Upgrade, Download)

Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 Upgrade - Audio Waveform Editor (Educational Single Site-License Upgrade, Download)


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Product Highlights

  • Upgrade from any Previous Version
  • One-Touch Recording
  • Precise Audio Editing
  • Repair and Restoration Tools
  • Effects Processing
  • Up to 32 Channels of 64-bit/192kHz Audio
  • Generate Red Book Audio CDs
  • Audio-for-Video
  • Dolby Digital AC-3 Export
  • Windows 10 Compatible
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NOTE: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified students, faculty/staff, and accredited academic institutions only. Proof of current educational status is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us prior to purchasing.

You Pay: $147.64

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Sound Forge Pro 11 from Sony is a one-stop software solution for creating and delivering master audio content for any purpose. Record audio quickly on a stable platform, address audio processing tasks with precision, and render master files with ease. New features include one-touch recording, metering for critical standards, repair and restoration tools, and round-trip interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2.

The software allows for recording up to thirty-two simultaneous channels of 64-bit/192 kHz audio and the latest edition aids in delivering broadcast ready, master quality finished products using built-in signal and effects processing tools. In the mastering suite, twelve iZotope DSP modules provide additional mastering chain processing tools for enhancing audio, along with repair and restoration plug-ins, and precise format conversion tools.

Note: This item is for multi-license site users of any previous version, who wish to upgrade to Sound Forge Pro 11.

What's New

Modeless One-Touch Recording
  • Completely redesigned recording workflow
  • Select a loop and record multiple takes into it with customizable pre-roll and post-roll monitoring
  • Set pre-roll and post-roll times right inside the floating record options window
  • Store multiple recorded takes that can be reviewed in the undo/redo history window after recording is finished
  • Easy punch-and-roll recording - simply drop a marker on a pick-up point, and then record with all the pre-roll needed to get ready for the perfect take
  • Monitor unarmed channels while recording
  • Real-time waveform drawing during 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 work freely across two premiere waveform and spectral editing applications
  • Open a large file in SoundForge Pro 11 and transfer selections of any size to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for fast, precise editing, and automatically bring the result back to the source file with sample-accurate precision
  • Send multiple files to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for deep layering, remixing, and sound design work, and then return the finished products back to Sound Forge Pro 11 for further editing, processing, and finalizing
Input Bus Effects
  • Create a vibe for the talent by sweetening their source signal with plug-in effects
Plug-In Chain Interface
  • Floating Plug-in Chain window that provides a significantly refined workspace for conducting non-destructive signal and effects processing operations
  • Dock the chain and enjoy direct access to every component of the processing environment
  • Easily manage plug-in order, presets, interface controls, envelope automation and bypass controls, and retain unique plug-in configurations 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
  • Support added for BEXT BWF version 2.0, including loudness attributes
  • Support added for iXML, allowing viewing and editing of additional metadata
  • BWF TimeReference fields are now automatically updated when editing affects the start of audio data or when files are created by copying from BWF source files
  • Coding History is now updated if sampleRate or bitDepth changes are saved
  • Enhancements added for autofill, verification, and auto-fixing of BWF data
Waveform Overview Bar
  • Makes file navigation easier than ever
  • More than just a simple strip that displays the exact location, the feature also serves as an excellent locator and auditioning tool
  • Double-click in the bar to center the 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
Nectar Elements by iZotope
  • Included plug-in makes vocal treatment a snap
  • Whether recording or mixing, get great results quickly by loading one of the professionally designed style presets in genres like rock, pop, folk, soul, and voiceover and dialogue - from there, easily customize the sound by adjusting dedicated controls like Presence, Drive and Grit
  • Fix pitch problems, perform de-essing, or reduce room noise in recording
  • With ten powerful processors working behind the scenes, Nectar Elements offers simple, intelligent controls that allow for focusing on the sound
Enhanced Data Window Tab Functionality
  • Data window tabs have new features for improved workflow
  • Arrange tabs in the workspace and enjoy dynamic resizing as well as a convenient close button for every open data window
CALM-Targeted Metering
  • New volume metering options available
  • CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering features help in following the new rules while maximizing the dynamic range potential of the 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
  • Includes specialized tools that make it easy to carry out repair and restoration tasks on audio files
  • iZotope powered plug-ins are configurable and easy-to-use in a wide variety of situations

General Features

Automatic Time-Based Recording
  • Schedule recordings on a recurring basis, with a choice of start time, duration, and end time
Multichannel Audio Recording
  • Record up to thirty-two channels of high resolution audio via discrete inputs
Editing and Workflow
  • Comprehensive multichannel audio recording and editing environment that can be dialed in to serve as the ideal software interface for any task
  • Record, edit, process, master, and organize audio assets with an array of options
Event Mode Improvements
  • Open sound files and use the Event Tool to split waveforms into discrete sections that can be moved and manipulated anywhere on the timeline
  • Events can be trimmed, slipped, faded/cross-faded, copied, and more
  • Event-based editing is ideal for assembling takes and creating audio CD layouts
  • Convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing
Multichannel File Editing and Processing
  • Open, edit, and save multichannel audio data from XDCAM, field recorders, and surround mixes, with sample accurate precision
ACID Loop Creation Tools
  • Create custom loops for use in ACID software
  • Use grid lines to visually divide audio selections into equal parts based on time signature
  • Refine loops in the Loop Tuner, and then embed basic ACIDization metadata to get a head start on making perfect ACIDized loops and samples
Interface Customization
  • User interface is fully customizable
  • Waveform and envelope colors, markers, and default window heights can be customized to fit any workflow
Customizable Layouts
  • Design editing environments to maximize productivity
  • Create and save multiple interface layout configurations for single- and dual-monitor systems
  • Easily recall a window layout for specific editing tasks including audio editing, CD layout, multichannel file editing, and more
Multitask Background Rendering
  • Work on one file while Sound Forge Pro 11 software processes another in the background
Native DSP
  • Comprehensive selection of native signal and effects processors
  • Includes normalization, Wave Hammer compression and limiting, graphic and multiband dynamics, noise gating, graphic/paragraphic/parametric EQ, envelope generation, phasing, flanging and chorus, reverb, tremolo and vibrato, distortion, pitch modifiers, Acoustic Mirror convolution reverb, Gapper/Snipper effects processor, and more
Integrated Disc-at-Once CD Burning
  • Fully integrated DAO CD mastering
  • Generate Red Book compliant masters for duplication
  • Perform PQ code editing, add CD text and metadata, and prepare high resolution audio tracks with iZotope re-sampling technology
  • Supports the Gracenote MusicID Media Recognition Service
  • Extract or submit information including track, title, artist and more
Channel Converter for Multichannel Files
  • Channel Converter tool supports multichannel formats for easy down mixing of multichannel files to stereo or mono
VST Support
  • Supports VST plug-ins and plug-in parameter automation
Noise Reduction
  • Advanced audio restoration and repair options
  • Noise Reduction 2 collection of plug-ins includes Noise Reduction, Audio Restoration, Click and Crackle Removal, and Clipped Peak Restoration
Zplane élastique Timestretch
  • 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 well-known pitfalls that can occur when pitching up or down
  • Choose from various stretching methods that are tailored to the source audio, and adjust settings while previewing
Phase Scope and Mono-Compatibility Metering
  • Use the Phase Scope to find phase cancellation among the channels in an audio file
  • Meter types include Lissajous - XY plot, Lissajous - rotated, Polar - linear plot, Polar - circular plot
  • Mono compatibility meter helps detect correlations or differences between the channels of a file that can cause phase cancellation when down-mixing to mono
Multichannel-Capable Spectrum Analysis
  • View frequencies and overtones of different channels within an audio file
  • Shows multiple graphs depending on how many channels are selected
  • Observe fundamental frequencies and overtones in your recordings
  • Monitor audio and effects changes, take multiple snapshots, and overlay views to compare and match frequencies
  • Toolbar buttons include choices for FFT size and normal or sonogram view
Application Scripting
  • Use scripting to automate common tasks and create customized features.
  • Application scripting tools include the Script Editor window and toolbar
  • Includes scripts for commonly used tasks
  • C#, JScript, and VBScript scripting languages supported
Batch Conversion
  • Apply the same effects and processes to multiple files, saving hours of editing time
  • Convert digital audio files into different formats including MP3, FLAC, AIF, and more
  • Simply add a group of files to the Batch Conversion interface, select an effect or process, and run the script
  • Save and recall most frequently used batch scripts
Clipped Peak Detection and Marking
  • Automatically scans files and marks clipped peaks
  • Scan results are reflected in the Regions List for immediate identification
Noise Generators
  • White, pink, and brown noise generators available for audio testing, acoustic analysis, and taking measurements
  • Useful as sound design tools
Acoustic Mirror Software Plug-In
  • Apply real physical space and signal path environments to audio, including bridges, churches, concert halls, modern and classic microphones, and more
  • Supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  • Precisely synchronize audio and video frame by frame
  • Includes MPEG-2 templates for writing HDV-compliant files at both 720p and 1080i resolutions, and AVI templates using the CineForm CFHD codec for 720p and 1080i intermediate renders
  • Includes templates for encoding WMV 720p and 1080p
Dolby Digital AC-3 Export
  • Export multichannel files in surround AC-3 format using the included Dolby Digital AC-3 plug-in
Interactive Tutorials
  • Tutorials provide walkthrough demonstrations including DAO CD burning, vinyl recording and restoration and more
Free Sound Effects from Blastwave FX
  • Two-hundred sound effects from the producers of the Detroit Chop Shop line of Sony Sound Series: Sound Effects library titles

iZotope DSP

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

Mastering 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 Compressor
  • Multiband Compressor is an essential tool for adding warmth and fullness to mixes
  • Provides independent control over the dynamics of four frequency bands, and adjustable crossover points for fine tuning the range of each band

Mastering Limiter
  • Create louder and fuller masters by limiting the dynamic range and boosting the perceived overall level of the mix
  • IR (Intelligent Release Control) allows for dialing in aggressive yet transparent limiting

Mastering Imager
  • Precisely adjust the stereo width and focus of masters using multiband stereo imaging
  • 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 cancellation problems

Harmonic Exciter
  • Tool for adding analog character to your masters
  • With a selection of modes, it's easy to add tube or tape saturation, accentuate even harmonics, and add punch and sparkle to a project
iZotope 64-bit SRC (Sample Rate Conversion)
  • Necessary process when converting material from one sample rate (such as studio-quality 192 kHz) to another (such as CD quality 44.1 kHz)
  • Low-pass filter quality is a critical component of any sample rate conversion process
  • Protects against the loss of data, aliasing, noise, and unwanted ringing artifacts that appear in other implementations, and utilizes a hybrid low-pass filter along with ringing control

iZotope MBIT+ dither (Bit-Depth Conversion)
  • Dither addresses quantization noise and controls where it goes in the audio spectrum when reducing bit-depth
  • 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 dither
Restore and Repair
  • Identifies and removes clicks, pops and digital impulse noises
  • Set the fader to the sensitivity level required, and then count the number of clicks that are identified and repaired over time as the audio file plays

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

  • Plug-in 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
System Requirements 1 GHz processor
Windows Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, 10
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
Windows-compatible sound card

Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
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