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Editors' Review

by   / April 30, 2014

As the latest version of one of the world's leading professional audio solutions, Sound Forge Pro 11 brings workflow enhancements and tweaks, new signal effects plug-ins, one-touch recording, new display options, and restore and repair tools. It's a great piece of software, though somewhat costly.

Pros

Reliable, professional solution: At this level of complexity, Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 looks and feels like a mature product. Its power and stability ensure that all your audio needs will be satisfied to the last detail.

Audio for video: With videography in mind, the new version supports popular video formats like AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, and MPEG-2, as well as several video-specific functions.

Cons

Price: At $500 for a new installation and $200 for the upgrade, Sound Forge Pro is a serious investment. Given that version 10 is already very stable and powerful, we don't feel there are enough new features to make the upgrade worthwhile.

Competition: Powerful and popular competitors like Cubase offer more affordable alternatives. If you're an existing user deeply accustomed to the software's every nook and cranny, you probably won't move house; but if you're a new professional user you will certainly feel tempted to try more accessible solutions.

Bottom Line

With its strong set of features and many options, Sony Sound Forge Pro 11 satisfies the needs of professionals. Although the feature jump from the previous version is not that great, this solution remains one of the best professional audio software packages. The upgrade isn't indispensable, but it's certainly worthwhile.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 13.0

Professional audio editor with high-performance 64-bit technology Top-quality audio recordings with up to 32 channels and in 64-bit/384 kHz Completely customizable interface: Four shade settings, new icon design and docking New VST engine and ARA2 support New peak meter for precise level measurement while mixing and mastering Numerous new effects and audio plug-ins Mastering and restoration with iZotope Ozone 8 Elements and RX 7 Elements

General

Publisher Magix Software
Publisher web site http://www.magix.com
Release Date February 28, 2019
Date Added April 23, 2019
Version 13.0

Category

Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 4.52MB
File Name sound_forge_pro_13_dlm.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,122,163
Downloads Last Week 66

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $399
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