Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 - 2011 [Old Version]
- Record and edit audio from virtually any source
- Digitize and restore vinyl and cassettes
- Vocal Eraser to create custom karaoke tracks
- Over 30 built-in effects & processes
- Follow along with Show Me How tutorials and learn as you go
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- 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
- 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.
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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.
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.
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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Great software! I bought it for my son who is 8 and loves to write his own songs and record them. This software is very advanced for an 8 year old and I haven't even begin to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I'm using this software excursively for digitizing my vinyl record collection. Therefore I can only review the vinyl record processing software built in the the Studio. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cindy