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Choosing and Using Audio and Music Software by Mike Collins

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14 Sonic Foundry Sound Forge

Introduction

Sound Forge, Sonic Foundry’s highly regarded waveform editor, lets you bring in audio from CD or other sources, record original audio, and even create audio directly using its built-in synthesis tools. The waveform editor is well laid out and provides all the tools you will need to edit your mono or stereo audio. Sound Forge has great looping tools that you will appreciate if you do lots of looping of samples. It also has lots – and I mean lots – of plug-ins. The Acoustic Mirror and Wave Hammer (see later) are particularly special. Sound Forge has good analysis tools and useful de-noising features, and Batch processing is also provided.

File formats

Sound Forge supports 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit and up to ...

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