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Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5 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 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. In addition to native processes that include everything from EQ to dynamics, channel conversion and normalizing, the program 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.
New features in version 2.5 include full bidirectional file transfer with SpectraLayers Pro 2, several event-mode improvements and expanded metering, including CALM-targeted metering. FLAC file support is now available, along with a batch processing automation application. iZotope Nectar Elements provides extensive vocal treatment, and several other plug-in tools are also added.
Note: This product is an educational discounted version available to qualified, accredited academic institutions only (not for individual teachers or students). Proof of current educational status is required.
What's New in Version 2.5
Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro 2.1
Open a large file in Sound Forge Pro Mac and transfer selections of any size to SpectraLayers Pro 2.1 for fast, precise editing, and then bring the result back to the source file in Sound Forge Pro Mac
Event Mode Improvements
Convert regions to events
Lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events
Automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing
New metering options available for competing in the "Loudness Wars"
CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering features facilitate following the rules while maximizing the dynamic range potential of the audio
FLAC file Format Support
Generate files in this popular lossless format that features space-saving compression and comprehensive metadata-handling capabilities
Convert Batch Processing Automation Tool
Freestanding utility for mass file-format conversions, plug-in signal and effects-processing treatments, and file metadata attachments including art
Simply import files and create a script
Handles repetitive chores in the background while you continue recording and editing audio in the Sound Forge Pro Mac workspace
Auto Trim/Crop Tool
Automatically remove unnecessary silence in a sound file while fading the edges of program segments in and out with user-controlled fade lengths
Modify the volume of a selection using this convenient process dialog.
Cluster and access frequently used functions in a single convenient location
iZotope Nectar Elements
Whether recording or mixing, get great results quickly by loading one of the style presets in genres like rock, pop, folk, soul, and voiceover and dialogue
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 using simple and intelligent controls
Disc-at-Once CD Burning
Create tracks and burn a disc from a single file, or burn all open files to disc
Burn gapless live sets and Red Book-compliant master discs
Wave Hammer Compressor/Limiter
Sound Forge original plug-in now available on the Mac
Sophisticated compression and volume maximization deliver master recordings with classic Sound Forge clarity and punch
Configurable viewing panels allow for toggling to any project view in seconds
Easily navigate the entire interface and work quickly, even on laptops
Two discrete audio-editor panels, each with its own overview bars, file tabs, and transport controls
View the panels stacked or side-by-side, and drag tabbed files between them for editing
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
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
Zoom in, enable Pencil Mode, and easily make microscopic waveform alterations
Great for fixing digital glitches and other unwanted artifacts
Perform sample-accurate audio file editing in a wide range of industry-standard time formats
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
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 plug-in generates basic waveforms and noise
Change the number of channels in an audio file, reverse the channels of a stereo file or intermix the channels of a multi-channel 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
Precise control over audio heads and tails with five different fade types
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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