SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 17:
Technical specifications overview

 

 

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 17
Recording, audio editing, restoration and mastering

The brand-new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 17 boasts a number of possibilities and applications. Record podcasts in professional quality, cut audio material fast, and edit it with a full range of professional effects. Convert old analog recordings to digital and modify audio files using restoration and mastering tools for ultra-clean sound.

Recording
Ready for any task

Record singing, voice overs, instruments or podcasts in high quality – SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 17 helps you achieve professional results in no time at all.

High-resolution recordings

High-resolution recordings

Create crystal-clear recordings with up to 384 kHz. Experience highest stability and lowest latency with excellent sound quality and produce audio that meets the highest quality standards.

Record podcasts and audiobooks

Record podcasts and audiobooks

Record your podcasts and produce them in excellent sound quality thanks to the built-in mixing and editing tools. Prepare audiobooks compatible for Audible, iTunes and many others with ACX Export Wizard.

Live waveform display & real-time monitoring

Even during recording, the recorded waveform is displayed directly in the program window. If you listen to your recordings with a near-zero latency device, Real Time Monitoring ensures the lowest possible latency.

Remote recording

The slim decoupled window gives you maximum ease of use for recording control - place it anywhere in any running application to keep all important recording options in view. This way, you have the texts of your audiobook or podcast in the appropriate position and can start recording right away.

Audio editing
Flexible, dynamic and high-performing

Cut, move, and edit audio files with professional effects and 64-bit power on up to 6 channels.

Truncate Silence and
ACX Export Wizard

Ideal for podcast and audiobook recordings: Automatically detect and remove silent passages. Truncate Silence automatically measures the noise level of your recording and removes major speaker pauses in seconds. Export audio files for streaming services like Audible or iTunes. ACX Check helps you prepare files optimally for export.

Adjust audio events
using the Event Tool

Use the Event Tool to edit audio events such as cuts as well as their crossfades to remove pops, clicks, and other noise.

All editing is done dynamically on the virtual layer. Adjust cuts in the Event Tool - even after they've already been set.

Edit directly in the
Windows context menu

Trigger various actions via the Windows context menu with just one right-click on a file or folder - without having to open the program. With the immediate task execution from the system, you accelerate your work process considerably and get to the desired result even faster.

Instant Action

With Instant Action, you can call up frequently used functions with just one click - in addition, it is possible to define your own actions. All important tools and functions are clearly displayed as easily recognizable icons in a window. Divided into clear categories such as Effects, Mastering, Import and Export, Instant Action helps you save valuable time.

5.1 Surround sound editing

5.1 Surround sound editing

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio gives you extensive options for editing surround sound in 5.1 format - a classic and rightly standard for decades. Prepare your audio mix for a setup with center, front, and rear speakers, plus a subwoofer, and let the sound envelop you completely.

64-bit support

Optimal use of your computing power

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio makes the most of your processor's power. More processing power - for large projects with numerous effects. Maintain compatibility with older projects and seamlessly incorporate them into your new one.

wizardFX Suite
Professional effects plug-ins

Find the right effect for tasks from fast mixing to the final touches. wizardFX Suite delivers a range of 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 exhibits the wild ups and downs of danceable sounds, while the other holds pulsing levels in check and smoothes dynamic waves with a steady hand.

wizardFX Dynamics are both yin and yang, working with naturally impulsive spikes and equalize different volume levels in accordance with the required sound.

wizardFX VolumeFormer

wizardFX VolumeFormer

For pads that rise and fall rhythmically and basses that pulsate to the beat of the kick drum, look no further than wizardFX VolumeFormer. Ideal for enabling gating and sidechaining without any complicated routing.

wizardFX Compressor

wizardFX Compressor

The wizardFX Compressor is designed to keep the dynamics of your audio in check without losing control. It adjusts loud and quiet passages and adds more punch to rhythm instruments.

wizardFX Limiter

wizardFX Limiter

In order to limit excessive level peaks, the wizardFX Limiter cuts off the peaks of an audio signal almost inaudibly and losslessly to help achieve more loudness. This makes it ideal for mastering purposes in the last position in the signal chain.

wizardFX Gate

wizardFX Gate

Reduce noise and ensure clear signals with wizardFX Gate. This helps to keep noise at bay during vocal recordings and reduce cross-talk when recording with several microphones. It's also perfect for creative stutter effects.

Coloration

More character, more color, more punch – wizardFX has it all! Use Tape Machine for analog warmth or fat overdrive. Bitcrusher offers authentic lo-fi sounds and 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 sets optimum levels with just a single click.

wizardFX Tape Machine

wizardFX Tape Machine

Subtle variations in pitch give tape recordings their nostalgic charm. Additionally, tape saturation produces more overtones in louder signals, adding that extra drive.

wizardFX Bitcrusher

wizardFX Bitcrusher

Looking for that authentic lo-fi sound? By reducing the bandwidth of the audio to lower sample and bit rates (e.g. 22 kHz and 8-bit), the wizardFX Bitcrusher is able to create distortion ranging from vibrant to aggressive.

wizardFX Tube Distortion

wizardFX Tube Distortion

Tubes don't just become warm: they create warm sounds too, as a result of harmonious clipping. These FX bring the sound of analog tube amps to the digital world. Well-suited for enhancing different instruments and vocals.

Modulation

The courage to change is always rewarded – modulated sounds ensure a strong impression and attract attention. Accentuated with delays, lush chorus effects and striking flanger effects. Nicely wrapped in reverb, and rounded out for the perfect mix.

wizardFX modulation effects deliver results faster than you think, and more impressive than you expected.

wizardFX Modern Reverb

wizardFX Modern Reverb

Stay with the flow and instantly find the essential reverb settings – it's easier than ever before with wizardFX Modern Reverb, which transforms your sound with lifelike space and atmosphere.

wizardFX Delay

wizardFX Delay

The world's most uncomplicated delay provides the flavors of space and time for any track. Thanks to practical presets, classic and creative echoes are ready at the click of a mouse when you need to speed up your mix.

wizardFX Chorus

wizardFX Chorus

wizardFX Chorus offers increased depth in your sound – all without any presets. The included textures provide width, depth and inspiration for each track.

wizardFX Flanger

wizardFX Flanger

If a modulated, delayed signal is added to the original input signal, it will create meandering oscillations. Enhances melodies for haunting solos and dry harmony to moving canvases.

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 produce broadcast and streaming-ready CD masters and mixes.

NEW! iZotope Ozone 11 Elements

Create broadcast-ready mixes for radio and streaming with iZotope Ozone 11 Elements. Professional developed presets for a range of genres give your mix a ultra-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

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

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

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

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 more files and automatically add them to your CD including track markers.

Import/export formats

Import/export formats

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio lets you import and export audio files in all popular formats - including AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV and WMA.

Visualization
Audio analysis in SOUND FORGE Audio Studio

Analyze sound with sophisticated audio visualization tools. Music, vocals and noise are graphically and dynamically represented based on their audio data.

Loudness Meter

Loudness Meter

The Loudness Meter shows you the loudness of your files in a continuous graph in relation to the timeline and as numerical values. The true-peak analysis, which can be configured via simple presets, supports a wide variety of formats - the simple color coding optimally supports you in your workflow.

Oscilloscope

Oscilloscope
Clear signal visualization

The oscilloscope offers you a classic visualization of waveforms. Visualize periodic signals or see the effects of an effects chain in real time. With the oscilloscope you get an active support during audio editing and mastering process.

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Subscription and cancellation conditions: SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 365 will be available immediately after payment and activation. The charge for the minimum term is payable as a single sum upon conclusion of the contract. The minimum term begins on the date of purchase. The contractual period of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 365 will be automatically extended by 12 months at a time until you cancel the agreement. You will be informed well in advance if the extension rate or taxes included change. A cancellation is possible up to 1 month before the end of the contract period. To cancel the contract, please send an email stating your customer number to: infoservice@magix.net

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  • modernEQ
  • modernReverb
  • wizardFX Suite with professional effects plug-ins
  • Truncate Silence function for removing pauses
  • Export Wizard for Audible, iTunes, and Amazon audiobooks in accordance
    with ACX standards
  • Redesigned Visualization Meter
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Subscription and cancellation conditions: SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 365 will be available immediately after payment and activation. The charge for the duration of the minimum term is payable monthly upon conclusion of the contract. The minimum term begins on the date of purchase. The contractual period of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 365 will be automatically extended by 12 months at a time until you cancel the agreement. You will be informed well in advance if the extension rate or taxes included change. A cancellation is possible up to 1 month before the end of the contract period. To cancel the contract, please send an email stating your customer number to: infoservice@magix.net

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  • NEW! VST enhancements
  • NEW! coreFX Utility
  • NEW! Optimized onboarding
  • modernEQ
  • modernReverb
  • wizardFX Suite with professional effects plug-ins
  • Truncate Silence function for removing pauses
  • Export Wizard for Audible, iTunes, and Amazon audiobooks in accordance
    with ACX standards
  • Redesigned Visualization Meter
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FAQs

What is SOUND FORGE?
 

SOUND FORGE is a digital audio editing suite by MAGIX aimed at both professional and semi-professional users. It has been the audio editing standard software for artists, producers and sound mastering engineers for over 20 years. The SOUND FORGE family includes SOUND FORGE Audio Studio, Audio Cleaning Lab, as well as SOUND FORGE Pro and SOUND FORGE Pro Suite.

What is SOUND FORGE
Audio Studio?

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio is a digital audio editing all-rounder. It's the perfect software for recording podcasts or audio books in high quality, cutting and editing audio files with professional restoration and mastering tools, and modifying them with a wide range of effects.

What is SOUND FORGE Pro?
 

SOUND FORGE Pro is audio software for professional users. An extensive range of professional functions makes it the most popular software among producers and sound engineers worldwide.

What is SOUND FORGE Pro Suite?
 

SOUND FORGE Pro Suite is a professional software package for recording, editing, sound design and mastering. The suite sets new standards for audio and contains a wide range of sophisticated plug-ins, such as the brand-new Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 10 and Melodyne essential.

What is SOUND FORGE
Cleaning Lab?

SOUND FORGE Cleaning Lab is an all-around tool for cleaning, digitizing and restoring audio recordings. It features modern workflows, innovative effect presets and powerful cleaning and mastering plug-ins from iZotope.

Are there free trial versions of
SOUND FORGE available?

Yes, free 30-day trial versions of SOUND FORGE family products are available. Just go to the free-download section and get started.

Is SOUND FORGE Audio Studio
a 32 bit software?

You need a 64-bit version of one of the following operating systems: Windows 11 | Windows 10. Further information on the system requirements can be found under technical specifications.

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