Hands On with Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro from Sony Creative Software

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Many years ago Sound Forge was my go to application for editing audio files. At that time I was mainly recording my band’s rehearsals along with other bands live shows using two microphones into a DAT recorder. I was also using Windows-based PCs. I would use Sound Forge to trim and separate the WAV files into songs, EQ them to my liking, and make any other adjustments that were needed. As I moved my audio production to the Mac and started doing multi-track recording, Sound Forge didn’t fit in to my work flow. That may change now that Sony has introduced Sound Forge Pro Mac.

Sound Forge Pro Mac is an ideal solution for producers who need to record, edit, and deliver crisp, punchy, and perfectly optimized audio content for any purpose. Built on a clean slate for OSX, Sound Forge Pro Mac provides a contemporary application environment that’s perfect for recording, editing, processing, and rendering broadcast-quality audio master files. Sound Forge Pro Mac also includes iZotope’s mastering and repair suite of high-end processing plug-ins that you can use right away by simply dropping them into the application’s plug-in chain tool.

At AES in San Francisco I scheduled a hands on demonstration of Sound Forge Pro Mac with Mike Scheibinger of Sony. When I arrived, Mike asked me about my background with Sony’s products. After hearing that I had some experience with Sound Forge, he suggested we take a look at SpectraLayers Pro, an audio editing platform that uses frequencies instead of waveforms. With SpectraLayers you can unmix audio files into component layers for processing. read more...

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SONY Sound Forge Pro Mac $279.95 SONY SpectraLayers PRO Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor $374.95 SONY Sound Forge Pro Mac with SpectraLayers Pro Bundle $549.95

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