Last May, Sony announced they would sell their popular SOUND FORGE (and most of their related audio-video software tools) to Magix. One year later, I’m glad to report that SOUND FORGE is alive and kicking and that Magix has committed to upgrades for the entire SOUND FORGE family of products.
Currently under development by engineering teams in the US and Germany, new upgrades begin to arrive this month with upgrades for the entire line slated for completion within the next 12 months.
The first (big) news is SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3, already available on Magix web store. With features like support for 64-Bit float/192kHz/32 channels high-resolution audio, sample-accurate editing, enhanced professional-level filters and processing and disc-at-once Red Book Standard audio CD authoring, SOUND FORGE Pro MAC 3 looks like an ideal tool for audio processing and mastering on macOS.
Version 3 adds several new features including loudness metering and the iZotope Plug-ins RX Elements and Ozone 7 Elements. The software supports Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra). I assume they forgot to mention the latest Sierra update, but I’m waiting for an update on this.
A new, 64-bit version of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio follows at August 8, 2017. Top features include: Improved DSP-algorithms for native audio effects, slice-oriented edit mode providing a dynamic way to edit wave files, VST3 compatibility and enhanced accessibility.
After 4 years without a new version, SOUND FORGE Pro 12 is expected to roll out end of 2017.
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