Sony Audio Master Suite 2 Upgrade - Waveform and Spectral Editing Software Bundle (Download)

Sony Audio Master Suite 2 Upgrade - Waveform and Spectral Editing Software Bundle (Download)

Sony Audio Master Suite 2 Upgrade - Waveform and Spectral Editing Software Bundle (Download)

Sony Audio Master Suite 2 Upgrade - Waveform and Spectral Editing Software Bundle (Download)

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  • Upgrade from Sound Forge Pro Download
  • Upgrade from SpectraLayers Pro Download
  • Sound Forge Pro 11
  • SpectraLayers Pro 3
  • CD Architect 5.2
  • 25 Sony Sound Series Production Tracks
  • Windows
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The Audio Master Suite 2 from Sony is a Windows-based software bundle featuring two advanced waveform and spectral editing applications, each with its own strengths that seamlessly integrate with one another. Whether the application is mixing, mastering, repair and restoration, sound design, forensics, or analysis, Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 3 provide a unified environment that serves to enhance creative audio design.

Additionally, the bundle includes Sony CD Architect 5.2 mastering software for professional CD creation. Also included are twenty-five production music tracks from the Sony Sound Series that can be freely chosen from the entire library and download either all at once or singly. Royalty free music beds are available in many genres including ambient/cinematic, country, electronica, jazz, news, pop, rock, urban, and world.

Note: This item is for registered users of Sound Forge Pro (Download) or SpectraLayers Pro (Download) who wish to upgrade to Audio Master Suite 2 (Download).

  • Sound Forge Pro 11 - Audio Waveform Editor (Boxed)

    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.

    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
  • SpectraLayers Pro 3 - Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor (Boxed)

    SpectraLayers Pro 3 from Sony is an advanced spectrum editor that allows for working with the individual sounds in an audio file as if they were objects in a photograph. Using graphic representation, users can make detailed repairs with precise tools, move sounds around, reduce noise, increase clarity, or get totally creative and transform a sound file into something new and different.

    For audio mastering engineers the program provides the tools for making small fixes to radical, project-wide transformations and to also repair, filter, and remix audio. Sound designers and remix artists are able to isolate individual sounds in an audio file, selecting material by frequency, and constructing new music directly on the spectral graph. Audio archivists can make old recordings sound their best.

    And for the audio-for-video producer the software provides the tools needed to eliminate unwanted noise with extreme precision, apply bandwidth-limited noiseprints across entire files, or perform surgical cuts to remove isolated sonic events. Forensic specialists can pull out target sounds for analysis, while music and dialog extraction can be performed for replacement or rights management purposes.

    Other features of the software include Spectral Casting/Spectral Molding, a process that uses the frequency spectrum of one layer as a cast or mold for carving an impression directly into the spectrum of a second layer. Pitch correction is also possible, and interoperability with Sound Forge Pro 11 and Sound Forge Pro Mac 2 is seamless.

    What's New
    • Redesigned layers panel
    • Color-coded layers
    • Drag to re-order
    • Floating panels
    • Double-click fader reset to 0dB
    • Selection tools redesign
    • Waveform display/overview bar updates instantly while displaying graphic, color-coded information about selection range, layer program length and location, layer phase status, mute state, and marker/region positions
    • 3D Displace Mode allows for exploring the amplitude envelopes of any sound in isolation
    • Audio scrubbing
    • Engine performance upgraded
    • 24-bit/192 kHz performance
    • New preferences panel makes configuration and personalization easy
    • Hardware support including touch, trackpad, pen, Retina/high-DPI displays, and automatic detection when used with convertible laptops
    • Up to eight channels of surround sound support
    • Three-step audio extraction for quick creative deconstruction
    • Selection Tool offers four options - rectangular, elliptical, time range, and frequency range for carving precise selections from the spectral graph
    • Waveform Display shows selections, color-coded project layer content, relative amplitudes, and more
    • Time and pitch manipulation
    • Frequency range display options
    • Frequencies and noise can be drawn directly into the Spectral Display
    • Noiseprint-based noise reduction
    • Amplify, clone, and erase tools can be used to edit audio on any layer at any time
    • Transfer audio data between SpectraLayers Pro 3 and Sound Forge Pro
    • Spectral Casting / Spectral Molding uses the frequency spectrum of one layer as a mold or cast for carving an impression of its frequency signature directly into the spectrum of a second layer
  • CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software

    CD Architect 5.2 software from Sony Media Software produces professional audio CDs to Red Book specification. Version 5.2 includes CD text reading and writing and updated drive support. Perform full PQ code editing, trim events from full-length media and add as new tracks, import regions from Sound Forge software as tracks, master audio by applying over twenty real-time DirectX effects to events and the master output, and perform disc-at-once CD burning.

    CD Architect software provides the precise audio CD mastering and burning tools. Arrange your CD Architect project using simple drag-and-drop operations. Produce complex cross fades and DJ-style mega mixes. Generate multiple takes of a song to use in your project before burning. Create live-style CDs with audio in the time between tracks, apply volume envelopes and event ASR envelopes - even create hidden tracks. CD Architect software supports a long list of drives, including many FireWire and USB devices.

    • CD Text support
    • Support for up to 32-bit, 192kHz source audio
    • High-quality resampling and dithering with noise-shaping
    • Single or multi-file play-listing
    • Volume and ASR envelopes for any event
    • Multiple levels of undo/redo
    • Override validation errors option
    • Mono-to-stereo conversion on the fly
    • CD transport controls
    • Direct file open into Sound Forge software
    • Track creation from Sound Forge regions
    • Trimmer window
    • Media Explorer
    • Ripple editing
    • CD Image file rendering
    • Automatic crossfades
    • Greater than 1:1 time zoom
    • Reading and extraction of PQ data along with audio tracks
    • Complete control over tracks, marker placements, and indices
    • Preview multiple tracks or ranges of audio before extraction from a supported CD device
    • Stereo master volume fader and adjustable envelope controls for any region
    • Media Pool Multiple file format support without conversion
    • Auto save crash recovery
    • Undo/redo history list
    • Supports MP3, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Windows Media Audio and more
    • Convert MP3s of your own music to WAV files on the fly, burn new audio CDs and listen to them anywhere
    • Over 20 real-time DirectX plug-ins
    • Event and master bus effects model
    • Audio layering to create complex crossfades
    • Event Normalization
    • Real time pitch shift/time stretch
    • Slip trimming
    • Audio phase invert
    • Audio scrubbing
    • Unlimited volume envelope points
    CD Design
    • Full PQ code editing support, including track and index positions and pause times
    • Absolute times for replication
    • Print cue sheets and format CD liner notes
    • Up to 99 tracks
    • Up to 99 sub-indices per track
    • Smart track reordering
    • Automatic pause time indication
    • Relative times for liner notes
    • Timeline event locking
    • Adjustable pause times
    • Audio CD player unmute fade emulation
    CD Writing
    • Burns disc-at-once premaster CDs for professional replication
    • USB, FireWire, SCSI and IDE/ATAPI CD-R and CD-RW drive support
    • Overburn support of 80 minute and other size CD-Rs
    • Buffer underrun protection
    • Test burn mode
    • PQ list verification for Red Book compatibility prior to burn
    • Burn speed selection
    • Copy-inhibit flags
    • Pre-emphasis flags
    • Audio clipping detection
    • International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC)
    • Universal Product Codes (UPC)
    • Media Catalog Numbers (MCN)
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  • 1Description
  • Sound Forge Pro 11 - Audio Waveform Editor (Boxed)
    System Requirements 1 GHz processor
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    512 MB RAM
    500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
    Windows-compatible sound card
    DVD-ROM drive (for installation from DVD)
    Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
    Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
    Product requires online registration
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 5.3 x 1.1"
  • SpectraLayers Pro 3 - Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor (Boxed)
    System Requirements Mac
    Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core recommended)
    OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    4 GB RAM
    2 GB of free hard drive space (for temporary files)
    Core Audio compatible audio hardware
    OpenGL 3.0 compatible graphics card
    1280 x 720 display resolution

    Dual Core processor (Quad Core processor recommended)
    Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1, 10 (64 bit)
    4 GB RAM
    2 GB of free hard drive space (for temporary files)
    Windows compatible audio hardware
    OpenGL 3.0 compatible graphics card
    1280 x 720 display resolution
    Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox 10 or later, or Google Chrome 13 or later (for viewing help)
    Supported File Formats Read
    Apple Core Audio Format (.caf)
    Real Media (.rm)
    Sun (.au, .snd)
    Video (AVI, MXF, MP1, MP2, MP4, MKV, QuickTime, .vob, .wmv)
    Ogg Vorbis

    Apple Core Audio Format (.caf)
    Ogg Vorbis
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.0 x 0.1"
  • CD Architect 5.2 - CD Mastering Software
    System Requirements
    • 500MHz processor
    • Windows 2000 SP4, XP, Vista or Windows 7
    • 128MB RAM
    • 40MB hard-disk space for program installation
    • Windows-compatible sound card
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)
    • Microsoft DirectX 8 or later (included on CD-ROM)
    • Internet Explorer 5.1 or later (included on CD-ROM)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 8.0 x 1.8"

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