Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio (Windows)

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Capture instruments, vocals, keyboards connected to your computer's sound card input. Edit your recording using studio-quality tools and effects.

Built On Award-Winning Sound Forge Technology
Sound Forge software is the professional's choice for audio editing, recording, effects processing, streaming content creation, and more. Now, Sony Media Software introduces Sound Forge Audio Studio -- an easy-to-use home version of our professional program. If you want to record music, edit and restore audio, create streaming media, and burn songs to CD, Sound Forge Audio Studio software is all you need.

Turn Your PC Into a Recording Studio
Sound Forge Audio Studio software makes it easy to record audio on your PC. Just plug a microphone or instrument into your computer's sound card, set your recording levels, and click Record. Capture instruments, vocals, keyboards, or just about anything that can be connected to your computer's sound card input.

Edit your recording using studio-quality tools and effects. With Sound Forge Audio Studio software, you can cut, paste, and delete audio in real-time so you hear the results immediately!

More Ways to Share Your Music
Sound Forge Audio Studio software makes it easy to share your music with the world

Burn your own music onto CDs using track-at-once CD burning

Save audio in popular formats including MP3, Windows Media, QuickTime, and RealMedia

Export songs to portable MP3 devices, Sony Net MD players, and other devices

Publish music to*

Note: For users of Screenblast Sound Forge 7.0, a free update is available. Use your Screenblast Sound Forge 7.0 serial read more number when registering.

*One-click publishing to requires an Internet connection from your PC to the Web.

Hear Changes as You Work
Just like professional audio editing tools, Sound Forge Audio Studio software lets you cut, paste, and delete audio in real-time so you can hear the results immediately.

Fix uneven sound levels, trim unwanted sections, and synchronize audio with video. Even create your own music loops and samples to use with ACID Music Studio software. And Sound Forge Audio Studio software includes more than 30 built-in effects and processes to enhance your audio projects.

Powerful Editing Tools
Easily crossfade audio tracks, balance sound levels, and create smooth fades. You can even eliminate clicks, pops and other noise with the Audio Restoration tools. Restore those old vinyl recordings!

Enhance Your Music with Cool Effects
Sound Forge Audio Studio software includes more than 30 built-in effects and processes to enhance your audio projects. With a simple drag-and-drop, you can apply professional effects to your mix such as EQ, delay, reverb, and chorus.

Included free with Sound Forge Audio Studio software is our exclusive 1,001 Sound Effects CD -- loaded with audio samples to provide you with unending creative content.

One-Click Publishing to
Want to get heard? Upload your music to*. A thriving community of over 100,000 musicians and content developers, is the place to share and promote your work, enter remix contests, and collaborate with other ACIDplanet citizens. Remix songs from major-label artists, create videos, and more.

*One-click publishing to requires an Internet connection from your PC to the Web.

General Editing Features
Simple editing and navigation

Drag-and-drop operations

Real-time nondestructive editing

Multitask background rendering

Media Explorer with automatic file previewing

Automatic left and right mono to stereo merge

Fully customizable toolbars

Mix, paste, and crossfade

Automatic file mixing and conversion

Overview window

Unlimited Undo/Redo

Over 30 built-in effects & processes

System and user-defined function presets

Enhanced Preset Manager

10-band EQ

Crash recovery

Time Compression

Mark-in, mark-out, drop markers in real time

Embed URL flips within audio and video stream

Mono and stereo sound files

Real-time play and record meters

Tabbed, docking windows

Save files to popular multimedia and Internet file formats

Full support for 4 GB and larger files

Improved compressed file format handling

Standard keyboard commands, mouse shortcuts, and toolbars

Compress sound files for 8-bit distribution

Bit Depth Converter (to 8-bit, 16-bit)

DC Offset

10-band EQ

Fade In/Out

Graphic Fade

Multiple fade curve types

Insert Silence








Swap channels

Time Compress


Amplitude Modulation







Noise Gate

Pitch Bend



Track at once CD burning

Drag-and-drop CD extraction

Express FX Vinyl Restoration Tool

Statistics Tool

Simple Synthesis with sweep

DTMF/MF Synthesis

Tools for ACID Software
Create your own loops for use in ACID software

Loop-editing toolbar

Assign root notes, number of beats, and tempo

Regions and Playlists
Name markers, loops, and regions

Sample Editing
Real-time loop tuning window

Sustaining Loop, Release Loop Recording

Real-time record meters

Remote record function

Timing Basis
Absolute Frames

Measures and Beats

Samples, Time, Seconds

SMPTE Drop/Non-Drop


Time and Frames

Video Support and Encoding
Windows Media 9 import and export, RealMedia 9 import

QuickTime 6 import and export MPEG-1&2 import*

Export to Sony CLI
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System Requirements
Microsoft Windows 2000, or XP

400 MHz processor

60 MB hard-disk space for program installation

64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)

Windows-compatible sound card

CD-ROM drive (for installation from a CD only)

Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)

Microsoft DirectX 8 or later

Internet Explorer 5.0 or later

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 866-766-9272

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (43 ratings)
Submitted May 29, 2005 by a customer from
"Must have software for your home studio."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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It's a keeper and software you won't be able to live without.
Quality of the sound is beautiful. You can record in very high definition (I dare say higher quality than the rest of my system).
It just works great. It's easy to use and very intuitive compared to the several other recording programs I use.
Extremely well written software. Intuitive, easy to use, great quality. It just looks and feels like the authors knew what they were doing, as opposed to other software I use that were either written by sound engineers that don't know software, or software engineers that don't know sound.
It came with a sound card I purchased, but I will be upgrading to the newest version in the next week.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't had to deal with support.
The Wow Factor
Very cool, great screens, runs very fast. Some systems stall, hang, or cause blips in the recording. Never had that problem with Sound Forge.
Musical Background:
Hard knocks school. Home recording, mainly for commercial and web presentations.
Musical Style:
Classical, RB, Hip Hop, Techno, Dance
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