I didn't have anything to do with the installation process of the Sony Sound Forge 8 software that I have used, as it was already installed on the system that I used it on at my school. However, in my time using it, it always worked well without too many bugs or issues. The interface of the software didn't take me all that long to get accustomed to as it is a pretty user friendly piece of software, although there is a lot that you can do that I didn't get too into. All of the typical features and functions are easy to find and understand though, so unless you're looking to learn all of the ins and outs of the software, I don't think that a manual is necessity.
The system that I ran Sony Sound Forge 8 on was a PC desktop running Windows XP. Although this wouldn't have been my first choice to run the software on, I do have to say that it ran pretty well within this configuration. I don't know all of the specs of the computer that I ran the software with, but definitely wasn't a top of the line computer or anything like that, and was rather ordinary. I first used Sony Sound Forge 8 about four or five years ago in a Music Technology class...
The extent of my use with Sony Sound Forge 8 had to do with manipulating samples and experimenting with effects and digital processing. I didn't go into too much detail in terms of mixing or creating, but for what I used it for it got the job done very well. There are a few newer versions of Sound Forge that have come out since, although I haven't had a chance to check them out yet. The price of this one and the newer versions are comparable, so I would probably recommend checking out Sound Forge 10, as I'm sure it is more up to date and has more to offer. However, if you can get a cheaper version using Sound Forge 8, definitely keep in mind that on its own this is a powerful piece of software with a ton of capabilities...
Nice Feature everything you need for sampling loops and chopping up samples to make a whole diffrent melody its nice for anyone who samples thats what I mainly use it for.
I use it sometimes Cause mostly I compose beats there other stuff you casn do with this program like master your track and many other things but I don't do that.
Its Good nice for sampling and mastering you really need this if you have a home studio. Its a must have
I love this program because it makes me chop up my samples easily and I really like doing things with easy to use programs. If you are into a home studio and need some software you should definatly already have this or get it asap!!
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Earthquake ( 6-, 2005)
I think for a recording program, it's got everything that you need. Has a nice list of effects, filters, etc... everything a good recording program should have.
I've used the older versions of sound forge in the past, and they mostly keep things the same, which is nice. I think the thing that is most important is figuring out how to use all the Fx and Filters and such, that is much more different than how to load an Mp3 and record over it.
I think this program offers great sound quality. I have used Adobe Audition in the past, and I just feel this program offers a greater level of quality.
Well, it's a program, it's stable, so to me, the quality and durability is a 10.
I don't Love this program as much as I have loved Audition, but I'm getting there. It's an on-going process, and I'm sure that down the road, this program will be one of my favorite pieces of software.
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: CrAcKa-JaCk ( 5-, 2006)
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Silicium's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Installation is classic without problem. Everything works the ds particulire beginners without difficulty.
My sound card, a 1820 EMU is recognized with all its ports.
Nice interface that looks like the previous ones. So no problem to navigate.
The app is in English but with a manual Franais giving all the basic functions.
However, most words are common in the field of audio and does not worry.
I have a PC 1.5 GHz / 256MB / Sound Card EMU 1820.
No problem encountered. The software is stable. The audio sounds great and all
is very easy to use.
I use Sound Forge since version 6.
J'apprcie particulirement the new Batch Converter for processing files automatically.
(I couraging treatment of many files and it's nice to be able to do all over the lot at the same time)
The new price is much better placed. I bought 289 Euros in France.
Sound Forge is the product I use most. It's really the references. I recommend it
strongly for all audio work.