Sony Releases New Upgrades To Sound Forge™ Pro And SpectraLayers™ Pro Audio Editing Software

 Sony Releases New Upgrades To Sound Forge™ Pro And SpectraLayers™ Pro Audio
                               Editing Software

Audio Editing Powerhouses Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 Designed
to Work Seamlessly Together

PR Newswire

MIDDLETON, Wis., July 22, 2013

MIDDLETON, Wis., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Creative Software, a
leading global provider of professional editing and authoring solutions, today
released new upgrades for two of their award-winning software applications,
Sound Forge™ Pro 11 [WIN] and SpectraLayers™ Pro 2 [WIN/MAC]. Sound Forge Pro
is the application of choice for a generation of editors, comprising a solid
platform with an array of options that have enjoyed a continuous evolution
since the birth of audio recording on the PC. The new edition introduces more
efficient recording and processing workflows and new signal and effects
processing plug-ins for crafting broadcast-ready audio masters. Upgrading the
revolutionary editing application, SpectraLayers Pro 2 stands at the forefront
of the audio spectrum editing movement. Working with audio in the spectral
realm is now even quicker and easier, with a faster processing engine and a
host of new tools, methodologies and user interface improvements.


While Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 are standalone applications,
both are now configured to work seamlessly with each other, providing a
comprehensive editing environment that combines deep waveform and spectrum
editing capabilities.

"Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 have arrived together in the form
of a perfect pair, unified with systems for easy audio data transfer
capabilities, resulting in a truly integrated solution for working freely
across the waveform and spectral paradigms," said Dave Chaimson, vice
president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "Sound Forge Pro
users can now enjoy a very straightforward punch-and-roll recording process,
as well as a host of new plug-ins that can be accessed and controlled directly
in the workspace. Our legion of SpectraLayers Pro users will enjoy the new
performance gains we've put under the hood while inventing fresh ways to
implement the new sound shaping features on board."

Sound Forge Pro 11 Software New Features

  oOne-Touch Recording: Sound Forge Pro 11 features a completely redesigned
    recording interface that keeps you anchored in the workspace at all times
    while you shape and monitor incoming audio, arm and record takes, review
    work, and prepare for the next pass.
  oCALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant
    metering:  New metering features help you follow the new rules while
    maximizing the dynamic range potential of your audio.
  oNew Plug-in Chain Interface: Direct workspace access to every element of
    the plug-in processing environment.
  oIncludes iZotope^® Nectar^® Elements plug-in (a $129 value): High end
    voice processing plug-in with style presets in genres like rock, pop,
    folk, soul, and voiceover & dialogue.
  oNew Restore and Repair Tools by iZotope: New in this edition: Declipper,
    Denoiser, Declicker.
  oNew Waveform Display Options: More than just a simple strip that displays
    your exact location, this feature also serves as an excellent navigation
    and auditioning tool.
  oInput Bus Effects: Set the mood for your talent by sweetening your source
    signal with plug-in effects.
  oBroadcast Wave File Format Enhancements: Supports BEXT BWF version 2.0,
    iXML, and includes autofill and verification options as well as automatic
    repair of BWF data.

SpectraLayers Pro 2 Software New Features

  oSignificantly Enhanced Performance: Enjoy faster spectral graph
    explorations in any scenario.
  oSpectral Casting / Molding: Cast the frequency signature of one layer over
    that of another to derive a derivative layer that can be phase-inverted to
    create free spectral space for hard-to-distinguish sounds to occupy in a
    mix. Try a spectral alternative to typical side-chain/ducking processes,
    or tap this feature's creative potential for incredible sound design
  oShape Tool: Perfect for extracting drum sounds, simply point at a shape on
    the spectral graph and click to pull your hits over to a target layer.
  oFrequency Range Display Options: Display frequency ranges plotted on your
    choice of logarithmic scales.
  oOne-Click Noise Extraction: A new one-click command executes your custom
    noiseprint over the target layer's entire spectral expanse.
  oLooping: Define a time range and engage looped playback to audition
    full-spectrum selections as well as frequency bandwidth-limited
  oNew Resampling and Remixing Options: Freely define, route, and mix
    channels during the resampling process.
  oRetina Ready: Peer deeper into the spectral graph while taking advantage
    of your Retina display equipped MacBook Pro.

Price and Availability

Sound Forge Pro 11 software (MSRP $499.95 WIN), SpectraLayers Pro 2 software
(MSRP $399.95 MAC/WIN), and both applications bundled in the Audio Master
Suite package (MSRP $849.95) are now available for digital download, with
physical products available August 12, 2013. For more information, or to
purchase, please visit:

About Sony Creative Software

Sony Creative Software is a leading provider of innovative professional and
consumer software solutions that inspire creativity, discovery, and
productivity. We encourage artistic expression with our award-winning line of
digital video, audio, and music production applications. Our customer base is
extensive and includes film, television, and recording professionals as well
as students, educators, and independent artists worldwide. For more
information about products from Sony Creative Software, please visit

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