Sony Creative Software has released Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0 software, the newest addition to its line of audio and video production software products. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$299.
A multichannel audio recording and editing application, Sound Forge Pro Mac software was developed from the ground up on a clean slate for OS X and features an elegant interface that redefines the audio editing experience, according to Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. The application ships with a full suite of audio mastering and repair plug-ins, making it a comprehensive solution for audio professionals who work on the Mac platform, he adds.
"People who work on audio editing platforms recognize the need for a fresh option in the marketplace, one that's built for OS X as opposed to something that's simply been ported over," Chaimson says. "In addition, it's no secret that cross-platform professionals have been demanding Sound Forge for the Mac for years. Our response is Sound Forge Pro Mac, a truly contemporary OS X design."
Sound Forge Pro Mac software features include:
° You can edit audio on a new user interface designed specifically for OS X;
° You can access dedicated viewing panels for the ideal workflow experience when recording, monitoring, editing, applying plug-in processing and browsing for content;
° You can toggle between features to view only those you need to see during a particular editing task;
° You can engage legacy Sound Forge event-based editing for effortless sequencing of audio on the timeline;
° You can record up to 32 simultaneous channels;
° You can produce one-stop audio mastering and broadcast-ready audio master files;
° You can apply plug-in parameter envelopes for precision mastering;
° You can use the included Mastering Effects Bundle by iZotope: a suite of six essential audio mastering plug-ins: EQ, Multiband Compressor, Exciter, Imager, Limiter and Reverb;
° There's support for high-fidelity recording; 64-bit /192 kHz maximum resolution; one-stop audio mastering; a Plug-in Chainer design; professional signal and effects processing; a full range of native processing; a Zplane elastique Pro time-stretching and pitch-shifting plug-in; iZotope 64-bit SRC (sample rate conversion) and MBIT+ dither (bit depth conversion); support for AU and VST plug-ins for both offline and non-destructive processing; Declicker, which automatically identifies and removes clicks and pops; Denoiser, which eliminates unwanted noise with noiseprint-based noise reduction; and Declipper, which lets you reconstruct peaks damaged by clipping.
For more information or to download, visit www.sonycreativesoftware.com .