Recording, Audio Editing And Mastering Made Easy Sound Forge
Audio Studio provides comprehensive tools and features for editing audio digitally. Record podcasts in professional quality, edit your recordings with a full range of professional effects. Digitize old vinyl and modify audio files using restoration and mastering tools for clean, professional sound. Simple workflows for professional results : Experience SOUND FORGE Audio Studio.
Sound Forge Audio Studio 15 Recording, Audio Editing, Restoration And Mastering
The brand-new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 15 boasts a number of possibilities and applications : Record podcasts in professional quality, cut audio material fast using the Event tool and edit with a full range of professional effects. Convert old analog recordings to digital and modify audio files using restoration and mastering tools for clean, professional sound.
Ready for any task
Record singing, voice overs, instruments or podcasts in high-resolution quality – SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 15 lets you achieve professional results in no time at all.
Connect a microphone to your audio interface and record at up to 32-bit/384 kHz.
Record podcasts and audiobooks
The program makes recording your own podcast simple. Whether the signal comes from the microphone or the line out from your mixer, the built-in mixing and editing tools lets you produce podcasts in excellent audio quality. An ACX Export Wizard has been developed to make audiobook compatible files for audible, Amazon, iTunes.
Live Waveform Display & Real Time Monitoring
The recorded waveform now displays directly in the program window during recording. And when you're monitoring recordings with a near-zero latency device, real-time monitoring (compatible with ASIO) ensures the lowest possible latency.
New! Remote Recording
Simply place the narrow remote window in a practical location next to the text of your audiobooks and begin recording right away. The Remote Recording Window allows you to have all essential recording options in one location. Enjoy unparalleled operation and read your voice recordings undisturbed.
Flexible, Dynamic And High-Performing
Cut, move and edit audio files with professional effects and 64-bit power on up to 6 channels.
NEW! Truncate Silence & ACX Export Wizard
Ideal for podcasts and audiobook recordings : Recognize and remove silence automatically. With the Truncate Silence feature, you can measure the noise level of your recordings and automatically remove large speaker pauses in seconds. Then, use the ACX Export Wizard to create industry-standard audio files for streaming services like Audible, Amazon, or iTunes.
Modify cuts in the new Event Tool at any point, even long after they were created. The Event tool lets you edit cuts, crossfades and other audio events to remove pops, clicks and noise from your recordings.
Windows context menu
Edit and convert your audio files easily and quickly, by right-clicking in the Windows context menu. You don't even have to open the program to search for the feature you need.
The Instant Action window lets you access frequently used functions with just a click. All essential tools and functions are displayed as easily identifiable icons to help you save time when searching for features.
5.1 Surround sound editing
The new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 15 now offers more editing options than ever before. Edit 5.1 Surround sound files with up to six channels.
Thanks to 64-bit support, SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 15 utilizes the full power of your processor. This delivers more processing power for larger projects with many effects.
NEW! wizardFX Suite
Professional effects plug-ins
Find the right effect for tasks from fast mixing to the final touches : wizardFX Suite ensures versatile dynamic, coloration and modulation effects based on a revolutionary operational concept. Simply choose a preset and adjust the effect intensity level with a single controller. Simple operation, impressive sound – it's the ultimate combination for advanced creativity.
To calm the wild ups and downs of danceable sounds on one end, the other holds pulsing levels in check and smooths dynamic waves with a steady hand. wizardFX Dynamics are both yin and yang, working with naturally impulsive spikes and as equalization for different volume levels, depending on the desired sound.
For pads that rise and fall rhythmically and basses that pulsate to the beat of the kick drum – that's the wizardFX VolumeFormer is at work, providing gating and sidechaining without any complicated routing.
The wizardFX Compressor is designed to keep the dynamics in check without losing control. It adjusts loud and quiet passages and adds more punch to rhythm instruments.
In order to limit excessive level peaks, the wizardFX Limiter cuts off the peaks of an audio signal almost inaudibly and losslessly to help achieve more loudness. This makes it ideal for mastering purposes in the last position in the signal chain.
Reduce noise and ensure clear signals : The wizardFX Gate helps to keep noise at bay during vocal recordings and reduce cross-talk when recording with several microphones. Also perfect for creative stutter effects!
More character, more color, more pressure! wizardFX has it all : Use the Tape Machine for analog warmth or fat overdrive. The Bitcrusher offers authentic lo-fi sounds and the Tube Distortion ranges from light oversaturation or punchy distortion. Tape Machine, Tube Distortion as well as Compressor and Gate are equipped with auto input gain : This warns if the input is too low or too high and can set the level to the optimal level in just one click.
wizardFX Tape Machine
Subtle variations in pitch give tape recordings their nostalgic charm. Additionally, tape saturation produces more overtones in louder signals, adding that extra drive.
Looking for that authentic lo-fi sound? By reducing the bandwidth of the audio to lower sample and bit rates (e.g., 22 kHz and 8-bit), the wizardFX Bitcrusher is able to create distortion ranging from vibrant to aggressive.
wizardFX Tube Distortion
The sound of analog tube amps in the digital world : Tubes are not only warm, they also sound warm thanks to harmonious clipping. Well-suited for enhancing different instruments and vocals.
The courage to change is always rewarded – modulated sounds ensure a strong impression and will attract attention. Accentuated with delays, luscious thanks to chorus and striking using flanger effects. But all snuggly in place and reverb, rounded out for the perfect mix. Faster than you would think, but prettier than expected : wizardFX modulation effects.
wizardFX Modern Reverb
Stay in your flow and instantly find the most important reverb settings – this is easier than ever with wizardFX Modern Reverb, which transforms your sound with lifelike space and atmosphere.
The world's most uncomplicated delay provides the flavors of space and time for any track. Thanks to practical presets, classic and creative echoes are ready at the click of a mouse when you need to speed up your mix.
wizardFX Chorus offers increased depth in your sound – all without any presets. The included textures provide width, depth and inspiration for each track.
If the modulated delayed signal is added to the original input signal, it will create meandering oscillations. Enhances melodies for haunting solos and dry harmony to moving canvases.
Restoration and mastering
For clean, professional sound.
High-quality restoration tools allow you to optimize the sound of old records. Create captivating video soundtracks and create broadcast and streaming-ready CD masters and mixes.
Izotope ozone 9 elements
Create broadcast-ready mixes for radio and streaming with iZotope Ozone 9 Elements. Professional developed presets for a range of genres give your mix a crystal-clear, punchy sound. The Mastering Wizard suggests the optimum starting point for the signal chain or processor settings, and you can then tweak the fine details manually.
Achieve clean, impressive sound for files with the audio restoration tool. It identifies and removes automatic clicks as well as static noise interference from air-conditioning units, electrical devices or amps.
Vinyl recording and restoration
Convert your favorite records and cassettes to digital and enhance their audio quality with powerful recording and restoration tools for vinyl. Remove distracting noise and adjust the volume levels of your recordings. Then, burn your audio to CD or convert your recordings to standard formats such as MP3, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis.
Perfect video sound
For high quality image and sound. Edit the most popular video formats with more than 20 audio effects for restoration and editing your recordings.
Fast-track a CD master
The "Open and append" command makes it easier than ever to compile tracks for a CD master. Select one or multiple files and add these automatically, including track markers, to your CD.
SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 15 lets you import and export audio files in all standard formats (WAV, AIFF, MP3, MUS, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WMA, ASF, W64, CDA, RAW and VOX). Visualization Audio analysis in SOUND FORGE Audio Studio Analyze sound with sophisticated audio visualization tools. Music, vocals and noise are graphically and dynamically displayed on the basis of their audio data.
Audio analysis in SOUND FORGE Audio Studio
Analyze sound with sophisticated audio visualization tools. Music, vocals and noise are graphically and dynamically displayed on the basis of their audio data.
NEW! Redesigned Visualization Meter
Digital peak meter with a modern design
The classic Visualization Meter is now available with a new flat design and customizable skin colors. New drawing response of the V2 Peak Meter ensures that you can always view the volume at a glance.
Clear signal visualization
The oscilloscope offers impressive new options for visualizing waveforms. Visualize periodic oscillations in audio signal or have effect chain manipulations display in realtime. The oscilloscope offers active support as part of your audio editing workflow as well as the mastering process. HIGHLIGHTS NEW! Remote Recording NEW! Instant Action & Windows context menu extensions NEW! wizardFX Suite with professional effects plug-ins NEW! Truncate Silence option for removing pauses NEW! ACX Export Wizard NEW! Redesigned Visualization Meter NEW! iZotope Ozone 9 Elements for quick, user-friendly mastering Customizable user interface with four shade settings : Dark, Medium, Light and White Event Editing tool for professional, versatile and dynamic editing of audio files Edit 5.1 Surround files with up to six channels Video sound optimization
Innovative Workflow Technology For Faster Results
The brand-new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 15 allows simple operation that delivers professional audio results. Innovative improvements to functions provide even more options, efficiency and speed while recording and editing audio files.
All recording options in a remote window
Ideal for podcasts audiobooks : Simply place the narrow Remote Recording window anywhere you want like next to your voiceover text and begin recording right away. This window allows you to have all essential recording options in one practical location.
Instant Action window extension
New time-saving one-click features
Instant Action windows now offers more functionality : Many new options such as Fade In/Out, Normalize, Trim Silence and other important tools are immediately available. The Instant Action window lets you access and easily operate frequently used functions in seconds.
Windows context menu extensions
Interoperability of the SOUND FORGE engine in the Windows context menu
Perform basic tasks such as converting and editing an audio file or normalizing volume by right-clicking directly in the menu. Enjoy completing even more tasks instantly using the new Windows Context menu enhancements. You don't even have to open the program to search for the feature you need.
Professional VST effects plug-ins
wizardFX Suite contains a 11 diverse effect plug-ins with comprehensive and fast preset selection. Discover high-quality effects such as the Limiter, Tape Machine, Gate or Modern Reverb. Control effect levels with a practical slide controller and give your audio files a new sound character. The wizardFX Suite has a wide range of uses and works well with any kind of sound.
Truncate Silence & ACX Export Wizard
Smart technology for removing pauses
Remove silent passages from your voice recordings quickly and automatically. Measure the noise level of recordings and remove large pauses in speech automatically. Then, use the ACX Export Wizard to create industry-standard audio files for streaming services like Audible, Amazon, or iTunes.
VST & Visualization Meter
VST engine, VST scan, bug fixes as well as a new Visualization Meter
The new VST engine now ensures improved stability and speed for scanning as well as for using VST plug-ins. In addition to new bug fixes, there is also a new digital volume display with a modern design.
- Remote Recording
- Instant Action & Windows context menu extensions
- wizardFX Suite
- Truncate Silence option for removing pauses
- ACX Export Wizard
- Editing for audio files with up to 6 channels
- Digitization, restoration and audio conversion
- Audio recording at up to 32-bit/384 kHz
- CD authoring
- Video sound optimization With iZotope
- Ozone 9 Elements
All MAGIX programs are developed with user-friendliness in mind so that all the basic features run smoothly and can be fully controlled, even on low-performance computers. The technical data for your computer can be found in the control panel of your operating system.
You need a 32-bit or 64-bit version for the following operating systems : Windows 10 or Windows 8
*Operating system information pertains only to the main software and not to third-party plug-ins.
Minimum System Requirements
- Processor : 1.4 GHz
- RAM : 512 MB
- Graphics card : Onboard, minimum resolution 1024 x 768
- Available hard drive space : 500 MB for program installation
- Sound card : Onboard
- Program languages : English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Polski
- Internet connection : Required for registering and validating the program, as well as for some program features. Program requires one-time registration.