Audio Studio 12
Packed full of new features, SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 offers the perfect working environment for finalizing your next project quickly and efficiently. New functions for editing, audio restoration and mastering set new standards in audio quality.
At a glance
New in June 2018
SOUND FORGE Audio Studio now includes more professional plug-ins than ever before. Bitmachine, chorus, analog delay, distortion, filter and flanger – add unique flavor to your sound with these 6 outstanding vintage effects. The most popular analog effects used by live musicians, digitally modeled. For analog sound in studio quality.
Apply an 80s-style "lo-fi" sound to drum loops or synthesizers. With bit and sample rate reduction plus a filter based on an analog model, the Bitmachine takes your audio on an acoustic journey through time.
The chorus effect creates that "floating" sound familiar from guitar or synth pads. Add fuller sound and depth to an instrument and create the illusion that several instruments are playing simultaneously.
The analog delay effect enables creative playing styles along with common delay effects. Modify delay times while playing an instrument - artifact-free - and replicate typical band echo sounds.
A "high gain" distorter for crunch and lead guitar sounds, which is modeled on a full tube preamp circuit. Distortion is perfect for "British" amplifier sounds and easy, fast recording of guitar tracks.
Filter is an excellent effect for modulation. It offers various filter types and modulation times for controlling the frequency response of a modulation source and can be used to create "wah-wah" effects on guitars, for instance.
The flange effect allows you to creatively distort the frequency spectrum for an instrument and is often used for guitar and drum sounds. This effect, also known as comb filter, has also achieved huge popularity in genres such as techno and house.
Real Time Monitoring and advanced recording dialog
The core competencies of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio as an audio editor and recording program have been improved even further. In addition to Real Time Monitoring, the recording dialog has been expanded further with helpful functions such as lossless recording of the audio output - ideal for recording PC sound. In addition, you have access to a new, optimized user interface with more contrast, new dialogs such as statistics and tempo dialogs, and a wide range of workflow improvements.
Live Waveform display
A completely new recording experience: See audio files as waveform displays, created already during recording.
The brand new mastering plug-in Ozone 8 Elements uses AI and Machine Learning technologies in the new Mastering Wizard. After analyzing your audio material, the new Mastering Wizard suggests the optimum starting point for the signal chain or processor settings. You can then add the final details yourself.
- Powerful, loud masterings
- Intelligent Mastering Wizard
- Includes: Equalizer, Imager and Maximizer
- Additional professional presets for mastering
New in the recording dialog: Windows Audio Session API (WASAPI) support enables lossless recording of the audio output. This lets you record every sound coming out of your computer.
And when you're listening to your audio input with a near-zero latency device, the real time monitoring (compatible with ASIO / WASAPI) for lowest possible latency.
Live Waveform display
New statistics dialog
Your recording program can now do more: Already while you record, the recorded waveform is displayed directly in the program window. Without having to sacrifice the typical SOUND FORGE quality and performance, of course.
Your new source of information: All the important information is available at a glance, monitoring like RMS levels.
Developed with you in mind
Customer feedback has always been at the forefront of SOUND FORGE development. Many new features and functions are the result of our user’s feedback and wishes. The latest version is available as a 64-bit version as well as a 32-bit version and is available in many additional languages including Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese. Additionally, metadata dialog and information display in the status bar has also been re-designed to our user’s wishes.
Now running with 64-bit architecture to bring you more editing power, more processing power, and a more powerful workflow.
Version 12 is now in perfect alignment with your 64-bit OS.
New Editing Possibilities
The non-destructive editing enables a faster and more flexible editing experience.
Visually identify frequencies of an offending noise, such as a chair squeak or cough, in your recording. Then use the spectral cleaning tools to select and remove the frequencies that make up the offending sounds.
Spectral Cleaning intelligently recognizes missing program-material after the edit and automatically integrates material from the surrounding area to create a smooth and flawless edit.
New tools to repair and restore your audio
The new repair and restoration tools target specific audio problems and offer easy ways to make things right.
Accurate visualization of levels, phase and more
Redesigned meters give you accurate, real-time feedback on audio levels. The new Visualization window presents several views to analyze and track audio output including Peak Meter, Oscilloscope, Phase Oscilloscope, Correlation Meter, Direction Meter, Spectroscope, Spectrogram, Bit Meter and Tuner. Customize and save the layout of the Visualization Window to suit your personal workflow.
Tracks the loudness to detect or avoid distortion. Also indicates the instantaneous peak level.
Analyzes the signal by dividing it into to the various frequencies.
The Phase Oscilloscope measures the phase between two channels.
The Direction meter indicates the perceived direction and strength of the audio signal.
The Tuner is used for tuning an instrument and has presets for various guitars tunings.
Displays the audio as it plays in a frequency-over-time display.
Determines mono compatibility issues.
The oscilloscope displays the signal amplitude over the time curve.
Monitors the digital activity and quality of the audio stream.
Audio effects update
Modulate, distort, resonate, bend and shape your audio with a dozen professional-quality effects to take your audio into new realms. Cleanup and finalize your audio with the built-in processes such as normalize, resample, smooth/enhance, and more.
Detect and remove clicks and crackle from vinyl recordings or other noisy environments. Handy presets get you started, then refine the process with the user-adjustable controls.
Easily remove unwanted hiss when digitizing archival tape-based recordings or hiss from a guitar or bass amp. Easily clean up background hiss with presets for hiss behind vocals, cassette tape hiss, analog tape hiss, and more.
De-noiser reduces unwanted steady-state noise like that created by air-conditioning, equipment hum, and amplifier hiss.
Use the DeClipper to restore and recover analog or digital material with clipping artifacts.
Remove sibilance, the distortion that often occurs when the ‘s’ sound overloads the audio, with pre-sets for male and female vocals.
Tune up your vocals
Use the Elastic Audio Editor to tune your vocals to a pitch-perfect performance. Achieve amazing results with complete control over pitch.
Change the pitch without affecting the length of the recording.
Ozone Elements by iZotope
Create mixes for radio and streaming. Ozone Elements lets you create powerful and clear audio masters.
Professional developed presets for a range of genres give your mix a crystal-clear, punchy sound.
The new Mastering Wizard suggest the optimum starting point for the signal chain or processor settings - you then have the freedom to add your own detailed touches.
Improved recording workflow
The updated and redesigned recording window offers easy access to all the settings and controls you need to achieve the perfect recording.
Clean up and enhance the audio to your video
Open popular video formats and use the included audio filters, effects, and noise reduction tools to optimize, enhance, and repair the audio. Your video never sounded so good! A quality-degrading re-rendering process during export is no longer required, due to Remuxing technology - your picture quality always stays the same.
The fast way to assemble a CD
The new Open and Append command makes it easier and faster than ever to assemble tracks for a CD. Select a file (or group of files) to append to automatically add and apply CD track markers.
Perfect sound for a perfect video
Your videos have never sounded better! Edit the most popular video formats with more than 20 audio effects for restoration and editing your recordings. You'll no longer need expensive degrading algorithms due to ReMuxing technology. For top quality image and sound.
The fast track to CD masters
The new "open and paste" 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.