Sound Forge Pro 13 is here with a new engine, interface and more
The original audio editing platform is back, Sound Forge sees a massive revamp with more DAW oriented features.
Most music producers and audio engineers probably don’t need to be introduced to Sound Forge, it’s one of the original audio editing platforms suitable to a wide array of applications from simple edits to mastering and audio restoration. Magix, who recently acquired Sound Forge have been introducing a variety of new features to bring it into the DAW realm. Sound Forge has definitely changed a ton since I last remember using it, and resembles a more advanced music creation platform, there’s multi-track capabilities, more advanced effects and plugins and various other professional features.
The new update to Sound Forge sees a brand-new VST engine designed with performance and stability in mind, Magix have also introduced improved time-stretch and pitch-shift algorithms from zplane elastiquePro v3.
Magix have also introduced a bunch of new effects plugins, from a mastering suite including a 2-point compressor, limiter, expander and gate to third party plugin suites from iZotope. Sound Forge’s redesigned interface is customizable, they’ve introduced a variety of new visual feedback elements like peak meters and various other more workflow-oriented features.
Rent Sound Forge monthly…
Magix have also added a flexible subscription service to the Sound Forge lineup, which is great for those who are still dabbling with music production and don’t have the budget for a fully-fledged DAW. The service is called Sound Forge Pro 365 and will cost USD $9.99 (Around R150) per month. For those looking at the Sound Forge Pro 13 full version, that will set you back USD $399 (Around R5700) which is still surprisingly affordable for a DAW with a reputation like Sound Forge.
They also offer a watered-down version, Sound Forge Audio Studio 13, which has a few limitations such as a maximum of six audio track, however it goes for USD $59.99 (Around R900) – that’s not bad at all.
For more information check out the Magix website here.