Sound Forge

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Sound Forge
Sound Forge 8
Developer(s) Sony Creative Software
Stable release
11.0 (Build 299) 01-13-2015 [1]
Operating system Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows
Type Digital audio editor
License Proprietary
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.[2]

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. [3]


Supported formats[edit]

(i): Supported multichannel format

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Sony Buys Sonic Foundry Products - PC World. Accessed 2008-12-08
  3. ^ "about" page with link to main homepage "What is ACIDplanet?". ACIDplanet ... your world of music. Retrieved 26 November 2005. 

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