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16 Magix SOUND FORGE Audio Studio

Magix SOUND FORGE Audio Studio
 
Magix SOUND FORGE Audio Studio

The complete audio editing solution

The brand-new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 16 provides comprehensive tools and features for editing audio of all kinds. The ultimate virtual studio: This tool comes with everything you need to record, edit, restore and master songs and audio files with professional effects. Convert old vinyls and cassettes to digital, record high-quality podcasts, create and burn CDs, and produce soundtracks for videos and movies. Simple operation that offers professional results in a few clicks – SOUND FORGE Audio Studio.

Highlights

  • NEW! modernEQ
  • NEW! modernReverb
  • NEW! Advanced editing for effects plug-ins
  • NEW! New resampling engine
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel handling
  • Editing for audio files containing 5.1 Surround data with up to 6 channels
  • Digitization, restoration and audio conversion Audio recording at up to 32-bit/384 kHz & video sound optimization
  • Includes wizardFX Suite & iZotope Ozone Elements

 

soundforge audio studio 16

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.

Recording

Professional recording made easy: Record vocals, sounds and podcasts in excellent quality at up to 32-bit/384 kHz with this fast, uncomplicated and reliable audio editor.

Audio editing

Cut, move and edit audio files easily and in a matter of clicks. Achieve perfect results for the project you’re editing in no time at all with professional effects and 64-bit power on up to 6 channels.

Restoration and mastering

Convert old vinyls and tapes to digital audio files and clean up the recordings using professional restoration tools. Export your songs for streaming and CD release using high-quality mastering effects.

What’s new in SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 16

sound forge audio studio moderneqNEW! Shape your own unique sound with modernEQ

Edit audio material even better and produce better quality results during equalization using the new modernEQ. You have the complete freedom to amplify, cut and shape sounds and frequency ranges while using the wide range of filter options in each EQ band. The precise editing options in modernEQ help you shape your own unique sound for projects.

sound forge audio studio modernreverbNEW! Enjoy premium reverb effects at your fingertips with modernReverb

Enhance your sound with lifelike space and a deep, thick atmosphere using modernReverb. Adjust the presets to suit your preference or create a modern reverb effect for a more vibrant sound. Enjoy a simple, straightforward interface and professional quality sound.

sound forge audio studio adv editingNEW! Advanced editing for effects plug-ins

Advanced editing options for effects plug-ins ensure that you can quickly find the desired audio media and apply changes instantly. This provides you with the ability to work intuitively and, for example, edit a selected time range – even if the plug-in window is already open.

Highlights

  • NEW! modernEQ
  • NEW! modernReverb
  • NEW! Advanced editing for effects plug-ins
  • NEW! New resampling engine
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel handling
  • Remote Recording Instant Action & Windows context menu improvements
  • wizardFX Suite with professional effects plug-ins
  • Truncate Silence option for removing pauses
  • Export Wizard for Audible, iTunes and Amazon audiobooks in accordance with ACX standards
  • Redesigned Visualization Meter

 

Recording

Ready for any task

Record singing, voice overs, instruments or podcasts in high-resolution quality – SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 16 lets you achieve professional results in no time at all.

High-resolution recordings

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 let 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 audio with a near-zero latency device, real time monitoring (compatible with ASIO) ensures the lowest possible latency.

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.

Audio editing

Truncate Silence and 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. Easily export industry-standard audio files for streaming platforms like Audible or iTunes.

The ACX Check helps you prepare optimized files for export, while the ACX Export Wizard automatically makes your final renders compatible with industry standards.

Adjust audio events using the Event Tool

In SOUND FORGE Audio Studio, you can edit WAV files conveniently and dynamically on a virtual level. 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.

Edit directly in the Windows context menu

The Windows context menu allows for direct, simplified access to system tasks. Perform basic tasks such as converting an audio file by right-clicking directly in the menu. You don’t even have to open the program to search for the feature you need.

The integrated Windows context menu simplifies your workflow and lets you achieve the results you want faster than ever before.

Instant Action

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 16 now offers more editing options than ever before. Edit 5.1 Surround sound files with up to six channels.

64-bit support

Thanks to 64-bit support, SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 16 utilizes the full power of your processor. This delivers more processing power for larger projects with many effects.

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.

Dynamics

One side calms the wild ups and downs of danceable sounds, while 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.

Coloration

More character, more color, more punch! 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.

Modulation

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 space and reverb, rounded out for the perfect mix. Faster than you would think, but prettier than expected: wizardFX modulation effects.

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.

Audio restoration

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.

Import/export formats

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 14 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.

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.

Oscilloscope

Clear signal visualization The oscilloscope offers impressive new options for visualizing waveforms. Visualize periodic oscillations in audio signal or have a real-time display of effect chain manipulations. The oscilloscope offers active support as part of your audio editing workflow as well as the mastering process.

 

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.

Operating systems

You need a 32-bit or 64-bit version for the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 11

Offer valid only for MAGIX-affiliated products. Third-party plug-ins excluded.

Minimum system requirements

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Graphics card: Onboard, minimum resolution 1024 x 768
  • 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.

File Formats

File Formats
Import
Export
ATRAC Audio (*.aa3; *.oma)
CD Audio (*.cda)
Dialogic VOX ADPCM (*.vox)
Direct Stream Digital (DSD) (*.dsf)
FLAC
Intervoice (*.ivc)
LPEC Audio (*.msv; *.dvf)
(.msv only)
Main Concept AVC/AAC (*.mp4; *.avc; *.bsf; *.264; *.aac)
MainConcept MPEG-1 (*.mpg; *.mpeg; *.mmv; *.m1p; *.m1a)
MP3 1
NeXT/Sun (Java) (*.au; *.snd)
(.au only)
OGG Vorbis
Quick Time 7 (*.mov; *.qt; *.dv; *.gif; *.tif; *.tiff)
(.mov only)
RAW

Shockwave Flash (*.swf)
Sonic Foundry Audio (*.sfa)
Sony Perfect Clarity Audio (*.pca)
Sony Wave 64 (*.w64)
Sound Designer 1 (*.dig; *.sd)
SOUND FORGE Audio Studio Project Files (*.sfas)
Video for Windows (*.avi)
Wave (Microsoft) (*.wav)
Windows Media Audio V11 (*.wma)
Windows Media Video V11 (*.wmv; *.asf)
(.wmv only)
1MP3 export with Windows Media Player 10 or higher
Note: Only non-copy-protected audio CDs can be imported.

New in v16

NEW! Shape your own unique sound with modernEQ

Edit audio material even better and produce better quality results during equalization using the new modernEQ. You have the complete freedom to amplify, cut and shape sounds and frequency ranges while using the wide range of filter options in each EQ band. The precise editing options in modernEQ help you shape your own unique sound for projects.

NEW! Enjoy premium reverb effects at your fingertips with modernReverb

Enhance your sound with lifelike space and a deep, thick atmosphere using modernReverb. Adjust the presets to suit your preference or create a modern reverb effect for a more vibrant sound. Enjoy a simple, straightforward interface and professional quality sound.

NEW! Advanced editing for effects plug-ins

Advanced editing options for effects plug-ins ensure that you can quickly find the desired audio media and apply changes instantly. This provides you with the ability to work intuitively and, for example, edit a selected time range – even if the plug-in window is already open.