Sound Forge® software is the tool of choice for media professionals who want to create and edit digital audio files with absolute speed and precision. Acclaimed for its power, stability, and no-nonsense interface, it’s the fastest way to get from raw audio to finished master. Sound Forge software is everything you need to analyze, record, and edit audio, produce music loops, digitize and clean-up old recordings, model acoustic environments, create streaming media, and master replication-ready CDs.
Includes CD Architect 5.2 Software
Sound Forge 8 software includes a full version of CD Architect 5.2 software for comprehensive disc-at-once (DAO) CD burning. CD Architect 5.2 software includes CD Text reading and writing, and updated drive support. You can export files directly from Sound Forge to CD Architect software, and Sound Forge 8 regions are automatically imported as CD tracks for fast and efficient CD creation.
A Powerful Audio Editor
Cut, paste, mix, crossfade, and delete audio with unparalleled speed and accuracy. Edit files in real-time at the sample level and work on one file while processing others in the background. Use the new scrub tool to quickly and easily find areas in your audio file. Sound Forge 8 also supports JKL keyboard commands for shuttle control to quickly find sections
Professional Audio Recording
Sound Forge software provides the ultimate set of tools for recording audio. Record straight into your computer via your sound card and use the Record Timer to begin and end a session at a specific time and date. You can also start recording when a certain audio threshold is reached with Threshold Record Triggering. New in Sound Forge 8 software is low-latency ASIO™ driver support — providing faster, professional results, and support of additional sound cards
Pristine Audio Quality
Sound Forge software supports full resolution 24-bit/32-bit 192 kHz files for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Capture the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals, and effect changes that 24-bit audio provides. With Sound Forge software you can import, save, and even record to this resolution if your hardware supports it
Professional Audio Effects
Apply over 40 professional studio effects and processes including Volume, EQ, Delay, Chorus, Dynamics, Noise Gate, Pitch Shift, Flange, Vibrato, and more. Chain multiple effects together and apply them to selections or entire files using the Plug-in Chainer. Sound Forge 8 software also supports DirectX and VST effects, including parameter automation to expand the number of effects you can apply to audio — increasing your mastering flexibility
Extensive Video Support
Sound Forge software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2.* Synchronize audio and video frame-by-frame. Import Flash (SWF) files† to visually synchronize your audio to your project. Includes new 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. Also included are templates for encoding WMV 720p and 1080p.
ACID Loop Creation Tools
Create your own music loops for use in ACID software. Create one-shots, loops, and Beatmapped tracks. Using the ACID Loop Creation Toolbar you can display and edit ACID .wav file properties including tempo and root note, finely edit audio clips and shift selections to get the sound you want. When you create a loop, the information you set is embedded in the file, so your loops will change tempo and pitch-shift along with your ACID project.
Audio Restoration Tools
Sound Forge software automatically scans sections of your file and marks sample peaks that are clipping for easy fixing. Use the Vinyl Restoration noise reduction tool to easily remove clicks, pops, and other noise from your recordings
Rendered Media Path Saving
Media rendered with Sound Forge 8 software include the project path, so you can easily return to the source Sound Forge project if you want to resume editing.
Updated Regions List and Playlist Windows
The Regions List and Playlist windows in Sound Forge 8 have new features for faster in-place editing and sorting. Quickly edit regions by typing new values in the Name, Start, End, or Length fields.
Copy Statistics to Clipboard
With Sound Forge 8 software, you can now copy the contents of the Statistics window to the clipboard for easy comparison of multiple files.
Windows XP theme support
New UI color preferences, icon tint saturation, and Windows® XP theme support allows for complete customization of the Sound Forge 8 workspace.
24-Bit, 32-Bit/64-Bit Float/192 kHz Support
Sound Forge software supports full resolution 24-bit/32-bit 192 kHz files for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Capture the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals, and effect changes that 24-bit audio provides. With Sound Forge audio software you can import, save, and even record to this resolution if your hardware supports it.
Media Explorer with Automatic File Previewing
Quickly and easily find, preview, and open media files using the Media Explorer window. Drag files and regions from the Explorer into the workspace or onto another open file for easy pasting, mixing, or crossfading. Explore audio files on a CD-ROM and extract automatically by dragging from the Explorer into the Sound Forge workspace.
ASIO driver support
Sound Forge 8 software includes low-latency ASIO™ driver support, providing faster, professional results, and access to support of additional soundcards.
VU Meters for RMS Playback and Record Monitoring
Accurately determine RMS volume levels and provide greater perceived loudness control when mastering audio projects.
Automated time-based recording
Set the record timer to start and stop based on your computer’s system clock. Choose start time, duration, and end time. Items may be scheduled to record on minute, daily, or weekly basis.
Audio Threshold Record Triggering
Configure Sound Forge software to record when a predetermined audio input level reaches a preset threshold. Recording continues as long as the level is exceeded, and stops after the threshold is no longer maintained. Perfect for unattended and offsite recording, dictation, or any time you want to record away from your computer. Also record audio when MIDI timecode is detected. Sensitivity settings are customizable with user-definable threshold and release patterns.
Eliminate dropouts and missed audio at the start of a recording with the prerecord buffer.
Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP Home, or XP Professional
500 MHz processor
150 MB hard-disk space for program installation
128 MB RAM
Windows-compatible sound card
CD-ROM drive (for installation from a CD only)
Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)
Microsoft DirectX® 8 or later (included on CD-ROM)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (included on CD-ROM)
Internet Explorer 5.1 or later (included on CD-ROM)