Sony - Sound Forge v9.0b


Notable fixes/changes in version 9.0b

* An Update loop bar on Mark In/Out check box has been added to the Editing tab in the Preferences dialog
- Select this check box if you want want to update the loop bar in a data window when you mark the beginning or end of a selection.
- When the check box is cleared, the loop bar isn't updated until after you've marked both ends of the selection.
* A Seek Cursor on Playback command has been added to the Options menu. When this command is selected, playback will restart when you position the cursor.
* The keyboard shortcut for saving and recalling views has changed. The new shortcuts are Ctrl+Shift+ to save a view and Ctrl+ to recall a view.
* You can now press the 0-9 keys (not numeric keypad) to move the cursor to the corresponding marker or select the corresponding region.
* The FLAC file format plug-in has been added to allow you to open and save FLAC files.
* Little-endian AIFF files are now supported.
* Meters now stretch to fit their windows.
* Fixed a bug in Spectrum Analysis when Real Time Monitoring is enabled.
* Fixed a bug that could cause Sound Forge to crash when dragging selection to the desktop when Kjaerhus automated effects exist in the chain.
* Fixed a bug that prevented Crossfade Loop from previewing correctly.
* Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when undoing and repeating a Mix operation.
* Fixed a bug that could corrupt Audio preferences when the Windows Classic Wave Driver was not available.
* Fixed a bug that prevented you from changing the sample rate of a new or empty data window.
* The Mix/Replace dialog now preserves the previous preset.
* Fixed a bug that could cause Process > Reverse to insert silence in certain cases.
* Fixed a bug that prevented Mark In/Out from working during playback.
* Fixed a bug that prevented audio plug-ins from inserting tails.
* Automated plug-ins in the Plug-In Chainer window now reflect the cursor position.
* Fixed a bug that caused the Normal Zoom preference to be ignored.
* Fixed a bug that could cause the Video Strip to lose frames at different zoom ratios.
* The Lock Length button in the Normalize dialog now updates properly after undo.
* Tempo is now maintained when the ruler format is changed.
* Loop pre-roll is now applied when dragging the start of a selection.
* Playback no longer jumps with Scroll Playback turned off.
* Various improvements for ASIO devices.

Professional Digital Audio Production Suite.

From the homepage:
Precision, Stability, Ease, and Speed
The Sound Forge 9 professional digital audio production suite includes everything you need to quickly get from raw audio to finished master. Use this suite to create and edit stereo and multichannel audio files with speed and precision, efficiently analyze, record and edit audio, digitize and restore old recordings, model acoustic environments, design sound for multimedia, and master replication-ready CDs.

Includes Tools for Sound Design and Mastering
In addition to Sound Forge 9 software, this comprehensive audio production suite includes CD Architect 5 software for designing, mastering and burning Red Book audio CDs, Noise Reduction 2 plug-ins to fix common audio problems such as tape hiss, camera hum, clicks, and pops, and the Mastering Effects Bundle powered by iZotope™, a collection of four professional audio plug-ins.

Stereo and Multichannel Recording
Sound Forge 9 software has a complete set of tools for recording audio. Record straight into your sound card or use the Record Timer to begin and end a session at a specific time and date. Alternatively, you can start recording when a certain audio threshold is reached with Threshold Record Triggering. You can also now record and edit multichannel audio files as easily as stereo files.

Precise Audio Editing
Edit stereo and native multichannel audio files down to the sample level in real time. Use familiar Windows commands to cut, copy, paste, mix, and crossfade audio. Drag and drop to edit between channels, and work on one file while processing others in the background.

Pristine Sound Quality
Sound Forge software supports full resolution 24-bit and 32-bit/64-bit float 192 kHz files for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Capture the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals, and effect changes.

Powerful Effects Processing
Apply over 40 professional studio effects and processes including Normalize, EQ, Delay, Chorus, Volume, Dynamics, Noise Gate, Pitch Shift, Flange, and Vibrato. Chain multiple effects together and apply them to selections or entire files using the Plug-in Chainer. Sound Forge 9 software also supports DirectX and VST effects, including parameter automation, to expand the number of effects you can apply to audio and increase your mastering flexibility.

Sound Forge 9 software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2. Synchronize audio and video frame by frame. Import Flash (SWF) files* to visually synchronize your audio to your project. Sound Forge 9 software includes MPEG-2 templates for writing HDV-compliant files at both 720p and 1080i resolutions. Also included are templates for encoding WMV 720p and 1080p.

*ActionScripting, motion video, and audio not supported

Dolby Digital AC-3 export
Use Sound Forge 9 software to export multichannel files in surround AC-3 format using the included Dolby Digital AC-3 plug-in. Read more.