SOUND FORGE Pro 16
Audio Editing Solution for Professionals

 

Your favorite engineer's favorite tool

SOUND FORGE Pro has been the creative audio editing tool of choice for over 30 years.

Its extensive range of professional features make it the go-to for many producers and sound engineers worldwide. The new workflow improvements let you effortlessly record, edit, restore and master. Create, mix, and design sound effects in SOUND FORGE Pro audio editing software. Accelerate video production workflows and audio finishing, and deliver a polished mix with pure sound.

Recording

Recording

Multichannel sound recording

Professional recording on up to 32 channels and resolutions up to 64-bit/768 kHz.

Audio Editing

Audio Editing

Industry-defining efficiency and precision

SOUND FORGE Pro is one of the most powerful audio editors ever developed.

Mastering

Mastering

Excellent sound results

Advanced DSP algorithms for state-of-the-art sound quality.

Recording
64-bit precision

Record audio on up to 32 channels and in 64-bit/768 kHz. Experience a 64-bit audio engine with ultimate stability and lowest latency.

Record vocals, instruments or podcasts in crystal-clear quality.

Audio Editing
Maximum efficiency

Discover a massive array of state-of-the-art editing tools that allow you to customize your sound and shape it exactly the way you want.

Restoration & Mastering
Sonic excellence

Master your audio material with industry-leading DSP algorithms. Use innovative effects to optimize the loudness of your recordings without ever sacrificing transparency.

Create red book masters, DDPs and master files optimized for streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal.

Top new features
in SOUND FORGE Pro 16

Use dynamicEQ to shape your sound

Use dynamicEQ to shape your sound

Thanks to dynamicEQ, mixing is now easier and more precise – apply frequency cuts and boosts exactly where it will enhance your audio. Dynamically boost, attenuate, and shape sounds throughout your project with the maximum precision and level control. The multiple filter options for EQ band configuration enable significantly more precise options when editing, which allows for surgical precision in your audio tracks (as well as all tracks containing virtual instruments).

Exclusively in the Suite

Achieve improved workflows using Loudness visualization

Achieve improved workflows using Loudness visualization

The new Loudness visualization displays the loudness of your audio files in a continuous graph in relation to the timeline and as numerical values. 

Enjoy support for EBU R 128 and ITU-R BS.1770-4 formats thanks to true-peak analysis in dbTP that can be configured using simple presets, all of which is displayed with intuitive color coding to simplify your workflow.

Work more efficiently thanks to the optimized multichannel workflow

Work more efficiently thanks to the optimized multichannel workflow

Enjoy significant enhancements to support for multichannel audio files. SOUND FORGE allows you to create, load and save new files with any configuration. 

This provides feedback the selected setup all the time and lets you benefit from the ability to convert and export different formats containing up to 32 channels.

SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite

SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite sets new standards in the field of audio with its range of advanced plug-ins, such as the innovative Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 9 and Celemony Melodyne 5 essential.

Exclusively includes:

  • NEW! dynamicEQ now featuring oversampling
  • wizardFX Modern Reverb
  • Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 9
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 essential
  • essentialFX Suite (11 high-quality effect plug-ins)
  • Analogue Modelling Suite (4 mastering plug-ins)
  • Vintage Effects Suite (3 vintage effects)
  • VariVerb II (versatile reverb plug-in)
  • Vandal (virtual guitar & bass amp)

Highlights

  • NEW! dynamicEQ now featuring oversampling
    (exclusively in the Suite version)
  • NEW! Improved compatibility with VST plug-ins
  • NEW! Melodyne essential version 5.2
  • NEW! Reworked Loudness visualization
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel workflow
  • NEW! Expanded Plug-in manager
  • NEW! New resampling engine
  • Mastering and restoration with iZotope plug-ins:
    Ozone 9 Elements & RX 8 Elements
  • 32-channel audio recording, editing, and processing
  • VST Engine & ARA2 support
  • Record at up to 64-bit/768 kHz
  • Numerous audio effects and plug-ins for sound design, mixing & mastering
  • zplane élastiquePro v3 Timestretch
SOUND FORGE Pro 16
SOUND FORGE Pro 16
SOUND FORGE Pro 16
SOUND FORGE Pro 16 The standard for recording, audio editing & mastering
Upgrade: SOUND FORGE Pro 16 The standard for recording, audio editing & mastering
SOUND FORGE Pro 16 The standard for recording, audio editing & mastering
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R5,270.00 Regularly R5,990.00
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  • NEW! Loudness visualization
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel workflow
  • NEW! Expanded Plug-in manager
  • NEW! Resampling engine
Available until 16 October 2022
R2,990.00 Regularly R5,990.00

Here you can upgrade to the latest version for a special price. Have your account registration information or the serial number for your software ready.

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  • NEW! Loudness visualization
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel workflow
  • NEW! Expanded Plug-in manager
  • NEW! Resampling engine
Available until 16 October 2022
SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite
SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite
SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite
SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite The standard for recording, audio editing & mastering
Upgrade: SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite The standard for recording, audio editing & mastering
SOUND FORGE Pro 16 Suite The standard for recording, audio editing & mastering
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All features included in SOUND FORGE Pro 16, plus:

  • NEW! dynamicEQ
  • wizardFX Modern Reverb
  • Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 9
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 essential
  • essentialFX Suite (11 high-quality effect plug-ins)
  • Analogue Modelling Suite (4 mastering plug-ins)
  • Vintage Effects Suite (3 vintage effects)
  • VariVerb II (versatile reverb plug-in)
  • Vandal (virtual guitar & bass amps)
Available until 16 October 2022
R4,495.00 Regularly R8,990.00

Here you can upgrade to the latest version for a special price. Have your account registration information or the serial number for your software ready.

Download (shipping free)

All features included in SOUND FORGE Pro 16, plus:

  • NEW! dynamicEQ
  • wizardFX Modern Reverb
  • Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 9
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 essential
  • essentialFX Suite (11 high-quality effect plug-ins)
  • Analogue Modelling Suite (4 mastering plug-ins)
  • Vintage Effects Suite (3 vintage effects)
  • VariVerb II (versatile reverb plug-in)
  • Vandal (virtual guitar & bass amps)
Available until 16 October 2022
SOUND FORGE Pro 365
SOUND FORGE Pro 365
SOUND FORGE Pro 365
SOUND FORGE Pro 365 SOUND FORGE Pro 12 month subscription
SOUND FORGE Pro 365 SOUND FORGE Pro 12 month subscription
SOUND FORGE Pro 365 SOUND FORGE Pro 1 month subscription
R225.00/month

Subscription and cancellation conditions: SOUND FORGE Pro 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 Pro 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

Download (shipping free)
  • NEW! Loudness visualization
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel workflow
  • NEW! Expanded Plug-in manager
  • NEW! Resampling engine
R225.00/month

Subscription and cancellation conditions: SOUND FORGE Pro 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 Pro 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

Download (shipping free)
  • NEW! Loudness visualization
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel workflow
  • NEW! Expanded Plug-in manager
  • NEW! Resampling engine
R420.00/month

Subscription and cancellation conditions: SOUND FORGE Pro 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 Pro 365 will be automatically extended by one month 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 day before the end of the contract period. To cancel the contract, please send an email stating your customer number to: infoservice@magix.net

Download (shipping free)
  • NEW! Loudness visualization
  • NEW! Optimized multichannel workflow
  • NEW! Expanded Plug-in manager
  • NEW! Resampling engine
SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 365
SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 365
SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 365 SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 12 month subscription
SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 365 SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 12 month subscription
R300.00/month

Subscription and cancellation conditions: SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 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 Pro Suite 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

Download (shipping free)

All features included in SOUND FORGE Pro 16, plus:

  • NEW! dynamicEQ
  • wizardFX Modern Reverb
  • Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 9
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 essential
  • essentialFX Suite (11 high-quality effect plug-ins)
  • Analogue Modelling Suite (4 mastering plug-ins)
  • Vintage Effects Suite (3 vintage effects)
  • VariVerb II (versatile reverb plug-in)
  • Vandal (virtual guitar & bass amps)
R300.00/month

Subscription and cancellation conditions: SOUND FORGE Pro Suite 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 Pro Suite 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

Download (shipping free)

All features included in SOUND FORGE Pro 16, plus:

  • NEW! dynamicEQ
  • wizardFX Modern Reverb
  • Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 9
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 essential
  • essentialFX Suite (11 high-quality effect plug-ins)
  • Analogue Modelling Suite (4 mastering plug-ins)
  • Vintage Effects Suite (3 vintage effects)
  • VariVerb II (versatile reverb plug-in)
  • Vandal (virtual guitar & bass amps)

Trust the professionals.
Artists on SOUND FORGE

Adam Gonsalves

"When mastering from stems the editing in SOUND FORGE is seamless, easy, and fast."

Adam Gonsalves
Mastering and Vinyl Cutting Engineer

Credentials
Willie Nelson, Blitzen Trapper, Rogue Wave

Garry King

"For both pre and post final production of full tracks, stems or individual files, SOUND FORGE Pro as a classic software is something that should not to be missing from any home or professional studio setup!"

Garry King
Drummer, Drum-Recording Engineer and Producer

Credentials
Jeff Beck, Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), Tom Bee (Sound of America Records), Rick Hale | Musik for TV and Film

Brother Paul Brown

"For the past 17 years I've used and still continue to use SOUND FORGE Pro as my no. 1 go to for all my post mix editing including a 2014 Grammy-nominated blues album I produced, engineered and mixed for blues legend Bobby Rush!"

Brother Paul Brown
Grammy-nominated Producer, Engineer and Keyboardist

Credentials
The Waterboys, Al Green, Gloria Gaynor (Testimony; Grammy-winning) Bobby Rush (Down in Louisana; Grammy-nominated), Mike Farris, Ann Peebles, Jimi Jamison (Survivor)

Anthony Casuccio

"After 25 years in the music industry, I've seen a lot of changes. One thing that hasn't changed is my ability to rely on SOUND FORGE as my main mastering program."

Anthony Casuccio
Grammy-nominated Mastering Engineer

Credentials
Cypress Hill, NAS, Sarah Schuster Ericsson (Night Breeze; Grammy-nominated), Kenneth Bolton (A Pianist Journey; Grammy-nominated)

Joey Stuckey

"I have been using SOUND FORGE since version 6 many many years ago. It is the best and most powerful editing and mastering software out there and very accessible for the blind."

Joey Stuckey
Composer, Producer, Singer/Songwriter, Recording Engineer, Guitarist and Professor of Music Technology at Mercer University

Credentials
Alan Parsons, Hughie Thomasson (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Mike Mills (R.E.M.)

William Goldstein

"From the beginning SOUND FORGE was the most versatile & complete audio editing software available."

William Goldstein
Grammy-nominated Film and TV Composer, Instant Composer and former Recording Artist at Motown

Credentials
Fame (MGM), The Miracle Worker (The Walt Disney Company), Happy Endings (CBS) | Music for: National Geographic, ABC and NBC

Ted Perlman

"The plug-ins included in SOUND FORGE Pro can get you that million dollar sound without having to spend a million dollars! I love this program."

Ted Perlman
Grammy-winning Producer, Songwriter, Musician and Arranger

Credentials
Burt Bacharach (At This Time; Grammy-winner), Dr. Dre, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross | NBC, CBS, FOX | Jingles for McDonald's, Coca Cola and Burger King

Jean-Philippe Rykiel

"I consider SOUND FORGE and Samplitude to be the ultimate couple for my music. I do the hard work in Samplitude, and finalise with SOUND FORGE Pro, which itself has greatly improved from its previous versions, allowing to work with multichannel audio, ARA2, and improved VST plug-in integration."

Jean-Philippe Rykiel
Virtuoso Keyboardist, Composer, Sound Designer and Arranger

Credentials
Leonard Cohen, Salif Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Amadou & Mariam

David Filskov

"SOUND FORGE Pro is a reliable tool for easy recording, cleaning up audio, handling and converting files manually and automatically."

David Filskov
Sound Designer and Founder of Epic Sound

Credentials
Coca Cola Cinema Ad, LEGO Hero Factory

Rod Carillo

"I find it very flexible for all different genres of mastering and it has smooth integration with third plug-ins that make our final masters crisp and clean."

Rod Carillo
Producer and Remixer

Credentials
Donna Summer (Remix – I'm A Fire), Kate Deluna (Remix – Last Night in Miami), Paulina Rubio (Remix – Heat Of The Night), Cole Plante (Remix – Teardrops)

John Walden

"For detailed audio editing work, Sound Forge allows me to get the job done with a minimum of fuss. Top-notch stuff."

John Walden
Musician, Composer and Music Technology Journalist

Credentials
Journalist for Sound on Sound magazine | Library Music Producer for Focus Music, Mode Production Music, Hollywood Trax

What the press has to say

TheSoundArchitect (UK) - 24/05/2018

TheSoundArchitect (UK) - 24/05/2018

"MAGIX have done a fantastic job at revitalising an essential tool for any audio professional. It has everything in an audio editor that I need: efficiency, transparency, ability to customise, speed of workflow, in-depth editing and monitoring tools, and so much more."

SOUND FORGE Pro 12

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 8 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 32- or 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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