MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 11 - Audio Waveform Editor (Educational 100+ Tier Site-Licenses, Download)

MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 11 - Audio Waveform Editor (Educational 100+ Tier Site-Licenses, Download)
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  • One-Touch Recording
  • Precise Audio Editing
  • Repair and Restoration Tools
Sound Forge Pro 11 from MAGIX Entertainment 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.
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MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 11 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2What's New
  • 3General Features
  • 4iZotope DSP

Sound Forge Pro 11 from MAGIX Entertainment 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.

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.

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

MAGIX Sound Forge Pro 11 Specs

License TypeEducational
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Memory Requirement512 MB
Storage Requirement500 MB
CPU Requirement1 GHz and Faster  
Internet Connection RequiredYes
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Date published: 2018-08-25
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