Sound Forge

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Sound Forge Audio Studio 12
Sound Forge 11
Sound Forge 11
Developer(s)Magix Software GmbH
Stable release
12.1 (Sound Forge Pro) & 12.6 (Sound Forge Audio Studio) 2018 [1] / August 13, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-08-13)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeDigital audio editor
WebsiteSound Forge: Product page

Sound Forge Audio Studio 12 (formerly known as Sonic Foundry Sound Forge, and later as Sony Sound Forge) is a digital audio editing suite by Magix Software GmbH 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. In 2003, Sonic Foundry, the former 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 support for 16-bit Windows 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. Magix announced via facebook that their first new version of Sound Forge Audio Studio (Sound Forge Audio Studio 12) is set to be released in Aug of 2017. [3]


Supported formats[edit]

(i): Supported multichannel format

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Download Free Software - MAGIX". External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Archived 2009-01-26 at the Wayback Machine. 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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