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Sony Sound Forge Pro Mac 1.0 Review

Forging with the Mac Sony's ineradicable audio editor for PC (bought from Sonic Foundry in 2003 when its creators gave up against giants like Avid, Adobe and Apple) has just been ported to the Mac — 15 years later. read more…

User reviews on Sony Sound Forge products

FP User's review (Sony - Sound Forge 8)

By FP User, 31/10/2008
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.

$200

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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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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FP User's review (Sony - Sound Forge 8)

By FP User, 31/10/2008
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

$199

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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Its Good nice for sampling and mastering you really need this if you have a home studio. Its a must have

OVERALL OPINION

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)
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moosers's review (Sony - Sound Forge 8)

By moosers, 11/01/2010
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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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...


OVERALL OPINION

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...
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Perfect for a first time home musician (Sony - Sound Forge Audio Studio 10)

By JimboSpins, 26/02/2013
Sony Sound Forge Studio 10 is a program that can handle anything that all of the popular DAW’s can handle. It is actually a lot easier to use than many other DAW programs that are on the market but the only problem is that it is not as in depth as some of them. So Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 could be great for someone who is just starting out recording music from home on their computer. It is very affordable and extremely easy to set up and start using right way.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Using this program is simple but you can make it more complex if you choose by using plug ins from third party software or from your other programs. I would not use it to run too many CPU intensive programs but it was not bad using some effects plug ins like Antares Auto Tune and even some of the Waves plug ins in Sound Forge Studio 10 worked fine. It never froze up or crashed on my Laptop running Windows Vista. This program is exclusively only for PC’s, it will not work on Mac computers and you will need to have at least 512 MB of RAM for it to run properly.

OVERALL OPINION

One of the reasons I say it is for beginners is because Sony has included a “learn” feature in this program that is like tutorials on the go. As you go there will be tutorials that you can learn from right in the program, of course you can turn these off if you don’t want them there.
Recording, mixing, adding effects, it is all easy to do with this program. The only issue with it is that some CPU intense plug ins tend to be more ‘intense’ in here. The same plug ins that ran in Pro Tools using little CPU used about double that in Sound Forge Audio 10. Also, most of the filters and effects that come with it are very basic. If you are a beginner you will love working with this program but I think the average user will eventually out grow it.
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News Sony Sound Forge

Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2

Published on 07/23/13
Sony has launched Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers 2, the latest versions of its audio editors.

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