MAGIX SOUND FORGE PRO Mac 3 Upgrade - Audio Waveform Editor (Download)

MAGIX SOUND FORGE PRO Mac 3 Upgrade - Audio Waveform Editor (Download)
Key Features
  • For Owners of Any Previous Version
  • Record/Produce Broadcast-Quality Audio
  • Optimized for Mac OS X Environment
  • 32 Channels of 24-Bit / 192 kHz Audio
SOUND FORGE PRO Mac 3 from MAGIX Entertainment is an advanced audio waveform editor optimized for the Mac OS X environment. It provides audio engineers with an extensive suite of restoration, repair, editing, and mastering tools, to record and produce broadcast- and streaming-ready audio master files, for music, dialog, video, and more.

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MAGIX SOUND FORGE PRO Mac 3 Upgrade - Audio Waveform Editor (Download)

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MAGIX Mac 3 Overview

SOUND FORGE PRO Mac 3 from MAGIX Entertainment is an advanced audio waveform editor optimized for the Mac OS X environment. It provides audio engineers with an extensive suite of restoration, repair, editing, and mastering tools, to record and produce broadcast- and streaming-ready audio master files, for music, dialog, video, and more.

SOUND FORGE PRO 3 features a flexible interface that can be easily configured to optimize your workflow for the task at hand. The software is equipped with a powerful audio engine that lets you simultaneously record up to 32 channels of high-resolution audio at 24-bit / 192 kHz. Precise control over the editing process is achieved with the ability to edit at the sample-waveform level, using the included SpectraLayers Pro 4 spectral editor. Distorted audio files can be restored with the iZotope De-Clip plug-in, which detects and repairs clipping artifacts, while the iZotope Voice De-Noise plug-in works to enhance vocals and dialog clarity by reducing background noise.

To help deliver a full and loud final master, SOUND FORGE PRO 3 comes with mastering plug-ins that include the Wave Hammer compressor/limiter and iZotope Ozone Elements. In addition, the automatic loudness leveling combined with the loudness meters simplify the process of finalizing AES/EBU-compliant, broadcast-ready audio-master files, and ensure compliance with broadcast loudness regulations such as the CALM Act.


This is an upgrade available to owners of the previous version of the software.

What's New in Version 3


  • Full support for VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX plug-ins
  • Over 75 professionally designed presets

Expanded Signal and Effect Processes

  • New signal and effect processes added include noise gate, reverb, simple delay, chorus, flanger

Automatic Loudness-Leveling Capabilities

  • Precisely calibrated AES/EBU loudness meters help you make use of the entire dynamic range for broadcast audio files
  • Loudness meter ensures compliance with broadcast loudness regulations such as the CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation) Act
  • Flexible meter positioning puts you in control of the location and the orientation of the meters

Audio Repair Improvements

  • Automatic clip detection quickly scans for and detects clipping
  • The Detect Clipping command automatically places markers at each instance of an audio clip to help you quickly locate and repair audio clippings

Dynamic Rendering of Project Files

  • No need to render intermediary pre-masters any more
  • Pass multiple audio pre-masters through unique plug-in chains as they are being burned Disc-At-Once to a Red Book standard CD
  • A single click saves every project file, along with information about the plug-in chain and its associated audio asset

Mastered for iTunes Auditioning

  • Hear exactly what your mastered-for-iTunes audio sounds like before rendering
  • Continue to adjust, edit, and enhance while auditioning the results in real-time without rendering

Load Audio Portions of Popular Video File Formats

  • Open and edit the audio stream from a variety of popular video file formats including XAVC, XDCAM, AVCHD, and more

iZotope RX Elements

  • De-Clip: Restores distorted audio by detecting and repairing clipping artifacts
  • Voice De-Noise: Specifically designed to fine-tune vocals and dialog by reducing background noise
  • De-Hum: Easily remove line noise and ground-loop hum
  • De-Click: Use the low-latency de-click algorithm to remove clicks and crackle from vinyl recordings, or attenuate the “clicky” performance of a bass-guitar track

iZotope Ozone Elements

  • Based on the algorithms of legendary iZotope Maximizer
  • Enables you to achieve a full, rich, and loud final master — radio- and streaming-ready

Key Features

Processing Power

  • Optimized for Mac OS X environment
  • Designed to work flawlessly with native and third-party plug-ins

High-Resolution Recording

  • Record high-resolution audio at 24-bit / 192 kHz
  • Up to 32 channels of simultaneous recording
  • Customizable window layouts give you access to flexible hardware routing and adjustable metering utilities

Precise Editing

  • Edit at the sample level
  • Configure viewing panels to toggle between multiple open files, and configure open projects for easy access to editing features
  • Easily switch between time-based or event-based editing modes

Interoperability with Spectralayers Pro 4

  • Complete round-trip workflow with SpectraLayers Pro 4
  • Experience the best of both waveform editing and spectral editing
  • Menu commands enable you to easily move files between the two applications and utilize the unique strengths of these powerful audio tools

Mastering for Music and Dialog

  • Combine native mastering tools such as the Wave Hammer Compressor/Limiter with included iZotope plug-ins to perfect the audio

Disc-At-Once CD Burning

  • Burn all open files directly to a Red Book compliant, replication-ready master CD
  • Add track markers to a single-file recording of a live set and burn a gapless, Disc-At-Once, Red Book standard audio CD

File Conversion Automation

  • Standalone batch processing application automates multiple-file processing in a single operation
  • Convert to a new file format, add processing and effects, add metadata including artwork, to multiple files in a single batch process

Flexible and Customizable Workspace

  • Easily optimize the interface for the task at hand
  • Click the show-/hide-pane buttons to quickly readjust the interface layout
  • Drag tools from one pane to another to customize tool location to suit your workflow

Multiple Edit Mode

Time Mode

  • For general purpose editing — enables you to select a range of time within the waveform, and manipulate just that audio

Event Mode

  • For editing non-destructively
  • Event-based editing allows you to divide a sound file into any number of independent sections (events) that can be arranged and rearranged on the timeline
  • Event Mode allows you to convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing


  • Use the normalize feature to accomplish standard peak-level normalization, or modify an audio file dynamics directly using average RMS-level normalization
  • Great for matching the apparent loudness of different recordings

Channel Converter

  • Use the Channel Converter to change the number of channels in an audio file, reverse the channels of a stereo file or intermix the channels of a multichannel file to create panning scenarios

Native Processor

  • Built-in native-audio processors provide powerful sound-shaping possibilities
  • Apply processes such as Auto Trim, Fade In/Out, Invert/Flip, Mute, Reverse, and Volume to a specific time selection within an audio file or to the entire file


Bit-Depth Conversion

  • Convert sound files to different bit depths while applying dithering using the included iZotope MBIT+Dither plug-in
  • Achieve optimum bit-depth conversion with detailed control over parameters such as bit-depth selection, dither mode, noise shaping, minimize peaks, and silence harmonics

Sample-Rate Conversion

  • Convert the sample rate of an existing sound file accurately using the included iZotope 64-bit SRC (sample rate converter) plug-in
  • Achieve optimum sample rate conversion with detailed control over parameters such as sample rate selection, quality, steepness, filter length, cutoff scaling, alias suppression, and pre-ring

Time Stretch

  • Use zplane élastique time-stretch plug-in to achieve optimal pitch-shifting and audio file length adjustments, without artifacts
  • State-of-the-art psychoacoustic models and signal-processing theory provide stable timing, inter-channel phase coherence, and sample-accurate stretching
  • Achieve formant-preserving pitch shifting
  • Choose from various stretching methods tailored to your source audio, including Pro, Soloist, and Efficient modes
  • Monitor and adjust settings while previewing in real time


  • Use the simple synthesis plug-in to generate basic waveforms and noise
  • Perfect for creating pitch-accurate tuning notes and pink and white noise for room tuning

Wave Hammer

  • Audio mastering tool which combines a classic compressor and a volume maximizer
  • Use the Compressor to add punch to your audio or crank it up to create analog-like distortion
  • Use the Volume Maximizer to boost the overall level of a signal without clipping or distortion or to limit the signal's peak amplitude

Audio Effects

  • Improve the quality of your audio or create unique sounds using the included processes and effects
  • Apply effects individually or use a plug-in chain to add multiple plug-ins to process your audio
  • Adjust parameters and preview the results in real-time prior to rendering

MAGIX Mac 3 Specs

License TypeUpgrade
Number of Users Supported1
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsmacOS 10.9 or Later
Memory Requirement2 GB
Storage Requirement200 MB 
CPU RequirementIntel Core 2 Duo and Faster  
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