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Magix Sound Forge Pro Mac
Magix Sound Forge Pro Mac

Advanced audio waveform editor for Mac

With the ability to record at 24-bit/192kHz, expect astounding audio clarity. With the ability to edit down to the sample level, expect absolute audio precision. Audio mastering engineers around the world depend on the award-winning SOUND FORGE Pro Mac to generate flawless audio. incl. iZotope RX Elements ($129) incl. iZotope Ozone Elements ($129)

Audio Recording, Editing, Processing and Mastering for Mac OS

High-Resolution Recording

Record high-resolution audio at 24 bits with sampling rates as high as 192kHz. Customizable window layouts give you access to flexible hardware routing, adjustable metering utilities and up to 32 channels of simultaneous recording. Set everything up, check your levels and click record. It’s that easy!

Precise Editing

The ability to edit at the sample level gives you precise control over the editing process. Configurable viewing panels enable you to toggle between multiple open files and configure open projects for easy access to the editing features you need. Easily switch between time-based or event-based editing modes.

Loudness metering

Precisely calibrated AES/EBU loudness meters help you make use of the entire dynamic range for broadcast audio while you ensure compliance with standards such as the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act). Flexible meter positioning puts you in control of the location and orientation of the meters.

Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 4

SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 offers a complete round-trip workflow with SpectraLayers Pro 4. Experience the best of both waveform editing and spectral editing. Menu commands enable you to easily move files between the two applications to utilize the unique strengths of these powerful audio tools.

Mastering for music and dialog

Generate perfect masters every time. Combine native mastering tools such as the Wave Hammer Compressor/Limiter with the included iZotope plug-ins to perfect the audio.

Disc-at-One CD Burning

Burn all open files directly to a Redbook compliant, replication-ready master CD. Or add track markers to a single-file recording of a live set and burn a gapless, disc-at-once, Redbook standard audio CD.

File Conversion Automation

The standalone batch processing application included with SOUND FORGE Pro Mac automates multiple file processing in a single operation. Convert to a new file format, add processing and effects, add metadata including art work, to multiple files in a single batch process.

Processing Power

Optimized for the Mac environment and designed to work flawlessly with native and third-party plug-ins, SOUND FORGE Pro Mac provides the features and processing power you need to create perfect audio master files on macOS.

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Flexible and Customizable Workspace

Easily optimize the interface for the task at hand. Click the Show/Hide pane buttons to quickly readjust the interface layout. Drag tools from one pane to another to customize tool location to suite your workflow.

Multiple Edit Modes

Select from two different edit modes.

Time Mode

Perfect for general purpose editing, Time Mode enables you to select a range of time within the waveform and manipulate just that audio.

Event Mode

Use Event Mode to edit nondestructively. Event-based editing allows you to divide a sound file into any number of independent sections (events) that can be arranged and rearranged on the timeline. Event Mode also allows you to convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing.

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Use the normalize feature to accomplish standard peak level normalization, or modify an audio file’s dynamics directly using average RMS level normalization—great for matching the apparent loudness of different recordings.

Channel Converter

Use the Channel Converter to change the number of channels in an audio file, reverse the channels of a stereo file or intermix the channels of a multichannel file to create panning scenarios.

Native processors

Built in native audio processors provide powerful sound-shaping possibilities. Apply processes such as Auto Trim, Fade in/out, Invert/Flip, Mute, Reverse, Volume to a specific time selection within an audio file or to the entire file.


Bit depth conversion

Convert sound files to different bit depths while applying dithering using the included iZotope MBIT+Dither Plug-in. Achieve optimum bit depth conversion with detailed control over parameters such as bit depth selection, dither mode, noise shaping, minimize peaks, and silence harmonics.

Sample rate conversion

Convert the sample rate of an existing sound file accurately using the included iZotope 64-bit SRC (sample rate converter) plug-in. Achieve optimum sample rate conversion with detailed control over parameters such as sample rate selection, quality, steepness, filter length, cutoff scaling, alias suppression and prering.

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Use the included élastique time-stretch plug-in by Zplane to achieve optimal pitch-shifting and audio file length adjustments. Making stretching artifacts obsolete, élastique offers a time-stretching engine that offers unmatched quality. State-of-the-art psychoacoustic models and signal-processing theory provide stable timing, inter-channel phase coherence, and sample-accurate stretching.

Achieve formant-preserving pitch shifting that avoids the well-known pitfalls that may occur when pitching up or down. Choose from various stretching methods tailored to your source audio, including Pro, Soloist, and Efficient modes. Monitor and adjust settings while previewing in real-time.


Use the simple synthesis plug-in to generate basic waveforms and noise. Perfect for creating pitch-accurate tuning notes and pink and white noise for room tuning.

Wave Hammer

The combination of a classic compressor and a volume maximizer make Wave Hammer the perfect audio mastering tool. Use the Compressor to add punch to your audio, or crank it up to create analog-like distortion. Use the Volume Maximizer to boost the overall level of a signal without clipping or distorting the sound or to limit the signal’s peak amplitude.

Audio Effects

Improve the quality of your audio or create unique sounds using the included processes and effects. To add more sound-shaping possibilities, SOUND FORGE Pro also supports 64-bit Audio Units (AU) and 64-bit VST 2.x plug-ins. Apply effects individually or use a plug-in chain to add multiple plug-ins to process your audio. Adjust parameters and preview the results in real-time prior to rendering.

New in SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3

The latest update offers several new features to enhance the editing, processing and mastering of audio files on macOS.

iZotope RX Elements ($129 value)

Imagine a stand-alone audio editor with spectral editing capabilities.  Now add four additional audio-enhancing plug-ins. Nice! Now included with SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3.


Restore distorted audio by detecting and repairing clipping artifacts.

Voice De-Noise

Specifically designed to fine-tune vocals and dialog by reducing background noise.


Easily remove line noise and ground-loop hum.


Use the low-latency de-click algorithm to remove clicks and crackle from vinyl recordings, or attenuate the “clicky” performance of a bass guitar track.

iZotope Ozone Elements ($129 value)

Professionally designed presets and precise macro controls make achieving a final master with punch and clarity a breeze.  Based on the algorithms of the legendary iZotope Maximizer, Ozone Elements enables you to achieve a full, rich, and loud final master; radio and streaming ready.


  • Over 75 professionally designed presets
  • Full support for VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX plug-ins
  • Simple controls effortlessly deliver high-impact masters
  • The perfect application to deliver both radio-ready and streaming-ready masters

Expanded signal and effects processes

New processes added to the native SOUND FORGE arsenal of processes and effects include noise gate, reverb, simple delay, chorus, and flange.

Automatic Loudness Leveling capabilities

Take the guess work out of finalizing AES/EBU-compliant, broadcast-ready audio master files. Automatic Loudness Leveling combined with the Loudness Meters ensure compliance with broadcast loudness regulations such as the CALM Act (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act).

Audio repair Improvements

Automatic clip detection quickly scans for and detects clipping. The Detect Clipping command automatically places markers at each instance of an audio clip to help you quickly locate and repair audio clippings.

Dynamic rendering of project files

No need to render intermediary pre-masters any more. Pass multiple audio pre-masters through unique plug-in chains as they are being burned, disc-at-once, to a Redbook standard CD. A single click saves every project file, along with information about the plug-in chain and its associated audio asset.

Mastered for iTunes auditioning

Hear exactly what your mastered-for-iTunes audio will sound like before rendering. Continue to adjust, edit and enhance while auditioning the results in real-time without rendering.

Load the audio portions of popular video file formats

Open and edit the audio stream from a variety of popular video file formats including XAVC, XDCAM, AVCHD, and more.

Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5 Features

The free 2.5 update delivers top-line user-requested features, including:

  • Disc-at-once CD burning. Create tracks and burn a disc from a single file, or burn all open files to disc.
  • Wave Hammer Compressor/Limiter. A Sound Forge classic plug-in, now available on the Mac.
  • Convrt: Plug-in processing preview. Audition Plug-In Chain signal and effects processing scenarios from directly within the program.

Sound Forge Pro Mac 2 Features


  • iZotope™ 64-bit SRC™ (sample rate conversion)
  • iZotope MBIT+™ Dither (bit depth conversion)
  • Volume
  • Mute
  • Normalize
  • Mix
  • Reverse
  • Fade In/Fade Out (five curve types)
  • Insert Silence
  • Channel Converter
  • Invert/Flip


  • Supports up to 64-bit, 192 kHz, 32-channel audio
  • Multichannel audio recording
  • ASIO driver support
  • Auto input monitoring
  • Audio threshold record triggering
  • Synthesis (simple waveforms and noise)


  • Mastering Effects Bundle plug-ins, powered by iZotope:
  • EQ
  • Multiband Compressor
  • Exciter
  • Imager
  • Limiter
  • Reverb
  • Restore and Repair Tools plug-ins powered by iZotope:
  • Declicker
  • Denoiser
  • Declipper
  • Nectar Elements voice processing plug-in powered by iZotope
  • Zplane™ élastique Pro timestretch and pitch shift plug-in
  • AU plug-in support (64-bit only)
  • VST plug-in support (64-bit only)
  • Real-time effects previewing


  • File Properties
  • Media Browser
  • Meters
  • Loudness Meters
  • Plug-In Chain
  • Plug-In Chooser
  • Record
  • Regions List
  • Statistics
  • Summary Information

Timing basis

  • Absolute Frames
  • Samples, Time, Seconds
  • SMPTE Drop/Non-Drop
  • SMPTE EBU/Film Sync
  • Time and Frames
  • Audio CD Time


  • Time mode
  • Event mode
  • Pencil mode
  • Envelope mode
  • Metadata
  • Multichannel file editing and processing
  • Offline signal and effects processing
  • Nondestructive signal and effects processing


  • Peak
  • RMS
  • True Peaks

Loudness: Momentary, Short Term, Integrated, Loudness Range

Supported file formats

Supported file formats

  • Audio import: MID, GM, GS, XG, WAV, WAV with codec, AAC¹, MP3, CD-A, OGG Vorbis, AIFF, FLAC
  • Audio export: MID, WAV with codec, MP3, CD-A, OGG Vorbis, AIFF, FLAC

Note: Only non copy-protected audio CDs can be imported.

System requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Processor: 2 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB (32-bit), 4 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Onboard, min. resolution 1024 x 768
  • Hard drive space: 10 GB for program installation
  • Sound card: Onboard (ASIO compatible sound card recommended)
  • Optical drive: DVD drive (only for installation of box version)
  • Optional: Burn CD/DVDs with CD/DVD±R(W) burner
  • MP3 export with Windows Media Player 10 or higher

You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.