Sony Sound Forge 9
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Sony Sound Forge 9

Sound Forge 9, Digital Audio Editor from Sony in the Sound Forge series.

AlexisL 05/07/2012

Sony Sound Forge 9 : AlexisL's user review

«  Super soft mounting / editing / mastering »
5

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No particular problem, it's a soft pretty stable on xp pro as seven.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My config: Laptop lenovo T61 (core2duo 4 GB RAM, w7), RME Multiface card.
Config stable and powerful.

OVERALL OPINION

I use SoundForge since version 4.5, and I always liked the interface of SoundForge, we rediscovered on all softs of SonicFoundry (Acid, Vegas, SoundForge ..) Sony Creative Software since then.
I also used Audacity, Goldwave, Wavelab, but I stayed on soundforge for its stability and its ergonomic (Classic Menus and shortcuts fully customizable mini-icon).
This app is relatively expensive (in the pro version ..), but take care of all formats, can export in any format, can retrieve digital files stripped thanks to import RAW, multichannel operation allows edit and master of mono, stereo, quad, 5.1, 7.1 ....
Contrary to previous opinion, the visually levels is very efficient (see FS meter, TruePeak, RMS, fully customizable, phase and phase scope meter), and the spectrum analyzer is present! It works in real time on the physical inputs such as audio output for those who can read the user manual.
I was bundled with Izotope mastering quality (multiband limiter, EQ ...)
Only regret: the internal effects are not all super-famous at the same time ... it's really a soft mount / master, so for me the reverb built has little interest. However, the parametric equalizer is quite handy, visual.

The audio restoration tools are handy, you can remove a click manually with the pen by drawing directly on the waveform! We can automate this task with an anti click, a noise filter analyzer is also available, we analyze a zone of silence noisy and this noise can be removed from the rest of the audio. It's magic .. but do not abuse the artifacts are quickly hear otherwise!

The script functions, batch, can automatically process files with pre-set presets, then save / convert the chosen format.

One can of course also import audio CDs, and burn / prepare a cake with CD Architect, respecting the Redbook.

For me, an ultra soft full, which perfectly complements Ableton Live, and allows me to make multitrack recordings / mixes to final processing.