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Sound Forge

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Developer(s)  Sony Creative Software
Type  Digital audio editor
Operating system  Microsoft Windows
License  Proprietary
Stable release  11.0 (Build 299) 01-13-2015
Website  Sony Sound Forge: Product page

Sony Sound Forge (formerly known as Sonic Foundry Sound Forge) is a digital audio editing suite by Sony Creative Software which is aimed at the professional and semi-professional markets.


A limited version sold as Sound Forge Audio Studio provides an inexpensive entry-level digital audio editor; it was formerly known as Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge LE.

By 2003, Sonic Foundry, the parent company of Sound Forge faced losses and tough competition from much larger companies and as a result, agreed to sell its desktop audio and music production product family to Sony Pictures Digital for $18 million.

The software initially had Windows 3.x support, but after version 3.0 all 16-bit support was dropped. Additionally, Windows 95 support was dropped after Sound Forge 5.0.

On May 20, 2016 Sony announced that they would be selling the bulk of their creative software suite, including Sound Forge Pro, to Magix GmbH & Co.


  • Real-time sample level wave editor
  • Stereo and Multi-channel Recording
  • High resolution audio support: 24-Bit, 32-Bit, 64-bit (IEEE float) 192 kHz
  • Video support including AVI, WMV, and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (both PAL and NTSC) for use in frame by frame synchronisation of audio and video
  • Support for a wide variety of file formats
  • DirectX and VST plugin support. Version 9 includes a vinyl restoration plug-in and Mastering Effects Bundle, powered by IZotope.
  • Floating Plug-in Chain window for non-destructive effects processing
  • CD Architect 5.2 software which allows Disk-At-Once (DAO) CD burning.
  • Batch conversion functionality
  • Spectrum analysis tools
  • White, pink, brown and filtered noise generators
  • DTMF/MF tone synthesis
  • External monitor support for DV and FireWire (IEEE 1394) devices
  • Supported formats

  • Macromedia Flash (SWF) format open only
  • RealMedia 9 (RealAudio and RealVideo) - export only
  • Windows Media 9 Series (WMA and WMV) (i)
  • Microsoft Video for Windows (AVI) (i)
  • MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  • MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
  • Ogg Vorbis (OGG)
  • Macintosh AIFF
  • NeXT/Sun (AU)
  • Sound Designer (DIG)
  • Intervoice (IVC)
  • Sony Perfect Clarity Audio (PCA)
  • Sony Media Wave 64 (W64) (i)
  • Sound Forge Project Files (FRG)
  • Dialogic (VOX)
  • Microsoft Wave (WAV)
  • ATRAC Audio (AA3, OMA) (i)
  • CD Audio (CDA)
  • Dolby Digital AC-3 studio - save only (i)
  • Raw Audio (RAW) (i)
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
  • (i): Supported multichannel format


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