Sony Sound Forge 8
Sony Sound Forge 8

Sound Forge 8, Digital Audio Editor from Sony in the Sound Forge series.

All user reviews for the Sony Sound Forge 8

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 8 reviews )
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moosers's review

Sony Sound Forge 8
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...
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Sony Sound Forge 8
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.

Price paid


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!!

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Posted by: Earthquake ( 6-, 2005)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Sony Sound Forge 8
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.

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Posted by: CrAcKa-JaCk ( 5-, 2006)

ulys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony Sound Forge 8


Intel Pentium Dual Core


2 years and Sound Forge Goldwave
I work in audio visual
now more often with Goldwave, High pass filters with low pass
progressive means, but very useful
but maybe the reviews are from previous trading at Sony?

Well: The multiband compressor
But for the price of the app, I can buy a real rack here in Asia)
Audio formats supported for the price conversion is practical

Areas for improvement in my work:
I do not find that any sound forge has evolved taking into account the needs of mastering and current standardization, so it is normally sold without hiding! I would add that the models and preset cuts are limited to 3 or 4 times the same effect of 0
It is the same soft as the other versions were just the prettiest icons still in the top menu pesky little practice! still no floating palette
frankly friends, are better

reverb? alas not horrible at all either and
I do not use sound forge for multiband compression
everything else can be done on goldwave because I see curves Live bargraph
For the time stretching? I use cubase directly supplied with the lexicon omega

No "bar graph" or spectrometer or stereograms in real time, a pittance in 2010
as it is on its competitor goldwave since 1996! ,
Yet when necessary as well ears
tired and must be based on the imperatives for supporting end-tapping
and raises expectations of the client!

Nor mini icons, menus that school ...
Keyboard shortcuts are often the means to make c. .. ies irreversible
without even perceiving it!
not surround either

Processor dynamic "wave hammer" factory distortion to really pay attention
because on the big Listen, it hell, tapping on his little son yes
The denoiser or repair tape, no

by the acquisition by Sony's software as unilever laundry facility redeemed us Suchard and Côte d'Or ... (I no longer buy from that) ...
... Versions succeed and bring little new to treatment
i like to buy an app without having to buy plug-in behind
(Which means that the app is incomplete in my opinion.)

What I'm waiting for later:
- A real beefy noise gate, now it is only because he must be there!
- A graphic EQ isolator and frequency too high and phases!
Libraries of presets and multiband compression provided: his radio, TV sound
Several models of dtmf, automix talk over convincing, filters and more beefy with various control curves
- A choice of bar graph or spectrogram in real time (see goldwave)
- The most useful tools in mini icons symbol on a pallet
- A true optimization improved sound and spatiality (not terrible now)
- A function parallel compression (wave wav + copy of this treaty with eq adjustable compression rate of 2 and listen at the same time) with pre-listening and saves the new file mp3 or wav
- Effects of phase curve

That would be great!
not being at all a fan of plug-in, craft gallery has not always reinstall
stable, and consumes a max of resources of a second program open (plug)!
If anyone has any other info on over the soft full?


tomtraxx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony Sound Forge 8
Excellent Sound Forge software, do this for years that I work on it as part of my job, and over time, and shortcuts are mainly a speed bump!!
Very simple interface so easy to use
Very good software for the creation of bootleg also (with MixMeister in addition to), I released a nearly one every month I play in a box.
In short very good tools for work and play also.


Software very stable, very little bug


I tried a lot, as part of my TAF and this one is best

djangologie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony Sound Forge 8
- Installation is it without problem?

Base Windows installation, click, click, and double click. Sofa bed is rgl.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

a priori not need a latest configuration to run this software.


- What performance?

They are no limits .. the software loads fast, everything is clear, clean, prcis, no frills. However, we must know what one is: Sound Forge is the ultimate audio editor, but you know the effects before, know what a compressor, what is a standard .. etc. .. this is not a gadget hyper intuitive even if the app is very easy to ACCS. We can fiddle with anything and everything without difficulty but it will take a little time to understand the subtleties that make SF is unusual.


- How long have you use it?

Three-year update on update.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

I like everything. This software is brillantissime, Gnial, Incomparable, indtronable ... Unstoppable. It is robust, simple, effective and clear rev.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice?

sr .. for this choice is made even dja.

Erasmus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony Sound Forge 8
The installation of SF does not pose a problem, just follow the instructions, you can install the software on it any partition or hard drive.
My manual is in English because purchases made directly on the site of Sony, comes with CD Architect 5.
BMOL only for plug-in Mpeg problematic when Reinstalling; impossible to have the ID, he had re-contact the Sony Service! (This is a plug in charge and expensive but is useful to me) or to 8 / 10


PC Pentium IV 3.6, 1.5 GB RAM, 300 GB HDD + 78 GB HDD Emu 1820 sound card
Good recognition of the sound card.
Stable configuration, no more crashes with version 7, except when using large audio / video.


Since its launch. Before I used a demo version of SF7, there are no major changes from version 7 to the interface and the main treatment. The real plus for me t the joint offer with CD Architect.
Report quality fair price for a first purchase
For those with SF 7 and can stay I think version 7.

Silicium's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sony Sound Forge 8
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.