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Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 - 2011 [Old Version]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
3.9 out of 5 stars 185 customer reviews

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Sound Forge Audio Studio software is the easiest way to record, edit, encode, and master audio on your home computer. Capture live performances in high-fidelity sound at the touch of a button. Expertly edit recordings to balance sound levels, trim unwanted sections, or synchronize audio with video. Restore old vinyl and cassette recordings. Customize your creations with built-in effects such as EQ, reverb, delay, and chorus. To share, simply burn your own CDs or convert audio to formats ideal for Web streaming or portable music players including the PSP, iPod, and iPhone. The interactive Show Me How tutorials will have you up and running in no time.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.1 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0051M6J48
  • Item model number: MSFAST10000
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 19, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 185 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,082 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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By J. Naylor on April 25, 2011
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I am a professional audio producer who has worked with Sound Forge for ten years. Please believe me when I say this is an excellent audio program. With Sound Forge, you can record and edit mono or stereo files, and in that realm there is not much you can't do. You can adjust the volume, speed, pitch, equalization, remove noise, cut, paste, play the audio backwards, turn the file upside down, add reverb or other effects and much more. You can also use it as a converter and turn WAV files to MP3, or a dozen other file types. If you are recording and editing on mono or stereo files, you can't go wrong with Sound Forge. The program is NOT, however, a multi-track editor. If you want to add voice over music or sound effects over voice, you need a multi-track editor, NOT Sound Forge. This program is perfect for voice talent who send raw audio to producers, or people wanting to do file conversion. The built in software in Windows cannot do 1% of what Sound Forge can do. It is unfair that a person gave Sound Forge a bad review because he couldn't multi-track with it. That's not what it does. If you had to move across town and you rented a two-seat roadster, would you complain that your king size bed didn't fit? Trust me, this is an excellent program use by countless professionals.
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Pros:

- More user friendly

- Works with SpitFish, a very nice (and free) de-essing filter

- Cleaner, better sounding output

- A nicer display

- A tiny bit easier to configure

Cons:

- It costs a few bucks

Granted, most of this is subjective. Having used both, I prefer Sound Forge. My suggestion would be to download the free Sound Forge trial and try them both, side by side.

Quick tip, regardless of which you choose. Consider applying filters like de-essers only to the portions of your audion that need them, as opposed to an entire track. This may seem obvious to many but to those who don't it could result in greatly improved results.

Please feel free to let Amazon and me know whether this was helpful to you or not, since it helps me improve my reviews.
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Sound Forge is my preferred audio editor. That's why I bought it. I've logged thousands of hours on audio editors. If you're using Windows 7 or earlier, I recommend it completely.

As of the time of this writing (June 12, 2013), Sound Forge is not compatible with Windows 8. The program will run normally for some time (for me, four months), then it will lose its registration status. The program requests a user registration and escalation, then does nothing. If run as administrator, Sound Forge will open, but the ability to open files by drag and drop is disabled. It's a nuisance. Useful tech support is pay only. The software is unusable.

edit: Windows Update fixed the registration problem within weeks of me making this comment. I should have edited this review to reflect that long ago.
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The Sound Forge CD installed on my Windows 7 laptop quickly with no problems. When the software opens, a screen pops up with links to tutorials on key topics. The analogy would be FAQ. Nevertheless, some features of the program assume the user has some familiarity with sound editing which I don't.

Within single minutes, I was able to "mark" and edit my files smoothly. Since I'm neither a musician or sound editor, the software meet my purposes - fast, simple, etc.

Because the advanced features weren't even defined, I rated the software 4 rather than 5 stars.
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I have a lot of casettes and vinyl records from the 70's thru the 90's I bought this to turn those into CD's I'm no computer genius so it took me a few times before I got it right it's pretty easy now to record and burn my old music before this program I tried gold wave and I was lost so to make a long story short I'm glad I bought this program
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I have used Sound Forge 6.0 for years to do sound editing and recording. When I upgraded to Windows 7, I found that I couldn't port my old copy of SF6.0 to the new computer so I had to purchase this version.

It's not too shabby. It will do basically everything 6.0 did. Some of the controls are different or in a different menu, but after a few uses, I've been able to do almost everything I could before.

Word to the wise, one of the best things Sound Forge did in Windows XP was allow you to record sound off of websites. However, Microsoft and the sound card companies whose products are used on a lot of PCs have removed the ability of the computer to do this, it is not a problem with Sound Forge. So you will want to check that your computer's sound card will allow that recording. I didn't and now I have to find work arounds.

Still debating if I need to replace ACID. I think overall, Adobe Soundbooth would work better for me, but it's way too expensive for someone who's a casual user.

I am glad I have this new version of sound forge on my new computer, it responds well on the IBM Thinkpad. Solid product.
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I have tried several different editing programs but this by far is the most user friendly. The only drawback is it will do only 2 tracks.
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