About SOUND FORGE

For over 20 years, SOUND FORGE has provided renowned producers, artists, and sound engineers, worldwide with professional audio editing tools, ultra-fast audio processing, and crystal-clear audio quality, built-in into the platform. The SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 14 is a comprehensive audio editing and restoration platform that provides fine-tool controls to record, edit, restore, and master audio with the most up-to-date technology.

With SOUND FORGE, users can splice, adjust, and edit audio files within just a few clicks to achieve audio perfection. Any sounds or vocals can be recorded at any quality up 32-bit/384 kHz which can be viewed using live waveform display & real-time monitoring. For audio restoration, SOUND FORGE can convert vinyl and...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows 10

9 Reviews of SOUND FORGE

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Overall

4.67 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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February 2021

John from 6202

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Everything I need to master my recordings!

Great experience every time. I can pull it up and edit quickly, everything is very easy to use!

Pros

I use the Normalize feature every time I use Sound Forge. I like to get my sound files normalized to the same volume. I also use the Pitch Shift feature quite a bit. It comes in handy When learning songs that may be in a different tuning (Eb for instance). I find it easier to tube the song to standard rather than retune my guitar every time.

Cons

Can be somewhat difficult to set up to record audio that is playing back on your PC. I think this is more of a learning curve for me though, not necessarily a problem with Sound Forge.

August 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

Quick and very effective way to capture and manipulate an audio file, quickly!

Sound forge can be a little simplistic if you look it at a glance, but it does perform very well to capture audio and manipulate sound for a quick in and out when I am working on a video project. I like the fact that it's fairly light on my system when I am running premiere and After Effects at the same time. I grew up using Sound Forge, and it helped me several times while on a time crunch. Although the UI can be a little too bland and simplistic, you can quickly manipulate audio and get back to your work without too much effort. I alway keep Sound Forge on a click away, even tho I find myself using Mixcraft more and more these days. Being a Magix software, be prepared to be asked to upgrade to a newer version when you fire you software, but not that big of a deal. there are several versions of the software, so make sure you chose the one that will tackle your audio needs. Overall, give sme piece of mind that I can access a great audio editor when I need to.

Pros

Fairly light software to run simultaneously while you need to fire it up and do a quick recording. Very powerful and versatile.

Cons

Can be a bit restrictive to some people looking for a full feature DAW, so not a complete solution for audio producers

Reasons for Choosing SOUND FORGE

I use it in conjunction with other DAWs

July 2021

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Irfan from CityFM89

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Sound Forge is Awesome for Music Producers

Overall, it's good for audio editing. It has simple controls and easy to learn. It supports VST plugins that is a strong point. I have done a lot of my early radio projects on Sound Forge and I thank the company for its great support.

Pros

I like Sound Forge for its powerful editing tools. It is simply a top-notch software when it comes to audio recording, editing, mixing, and mastering. I work in a commercial radio station and I'm confident to say that Sound Forge has been a great help over the years. It has enabled us to maintain crystal-clear audio quality and improved audio production. Multitrack recording, batch conversion, high-quality audio, many different file formats support and hotkey functions are my favorites.

Cons

It doesn't a lot of options for noise reduction. I work with noisy voiceovers associated with a lot of outdoor noise and sometimes studio ambiance. It doesn't clean up the Vos to a level that other competitors like Adobe Audition can do. There's another thing that I kinda hate about Sound Forge and that's the speed to load large files. It lags and takes a lot of time to process.

July 2021

Emmanuel from Armp Studio

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Entertainment

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2021

Sound forge is great tool for mastering

Pros

Gaining in mastering, and sound dithering

Cons

Equalizer, talking about parametric and graphic equalizer

June 2021

Robert from Revolver Visual Design LLC

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Graphic Design

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

The Gold Standard

I have no bad experiences with Sound Forge whatsoever. I have used it in many different situations and on both Mac and PC. During college, it was a "new" software that they were testing out with my class. I had been using it for a few years prior so I ended up showing them how it works to get it accepted as part of the curriculum.

Pros

Sound Forge has always been the Gold Standard for my audio recordings, no matter the input source. I became a user in the late 90's and have been using it ever since. It's a VERY lightweight program and can read/write just about any possible file format you throw at it.

Cons

Sound Forge has continually added new features, however it can sometimes be hard to tell if anything is new between updates since the basic interface has remained largely identical today as it was 20 years ago.

July 2021

Ghazal from CityFM89

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Broadcast Media

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Good For Voiceover Artists

Overall experience is good. It holds solid ground in the line of audio editing software. It works well with keyboard shortcuts. Easy to install and work with.

Pros

I primarily use Sound Forge for audio recording. I'm a radio jockey and a voice-over artist. Occasionally, I have to record my show and send it over to the production team. Other than my show, I do commercial voiceovers and Sound Forge helps in recording the audio and mastering it. I can easily record, remove long patches, extra breaths, unwanted clicks, and also apply some effects to improve the voice.

Cons

It's pretty good to just record but sometimes when I do the outdoor voiceovers and it is associated with some ambiance, noise, and extra voices, I don't find a lot of options to filter the noise.

August 2021

Jose from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

great product

I combine sound forge with adobe audition and its amazing what you can get. Both are good but I think sound forge its a little bit better quality in a professional way. They have been improving the program to be the better plataform for audio editing

Pros

easy to use and super intuitive. Also it has different tools and filters that you can combine with other programs

Cons

I don't know if is only me but some filters does not work as good as I expected but is not a big deal

March 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Digital Audio Editor

Pros

One of the best feature I likes about it that you can edit the empty pauses from your audio which I haven't really seen in other softwares.

Cons

It has not been updated from quite a while. I've used audacity for editing audios and it works better than it and provide better features and functionalities.

March 2021

raulton from Analog Turtle Records

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Entertainment

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

An easy to use but powerful

Pros

Product is easy to use, straight forward audio editor. Good results with little time

Cons

Program lacked altering layouts which would be nice.