Reprinted from a Sony Pictures Digital press release:

Sony Media Software today announced the highly anticipated launch of Sound Forge 8 Professional Audio Editing Software, the latest version of its award-winning professional digital audio editing product. New features include the addition of CD Architect 5.2 software for professional CD mastering, with direct track export functionality from Sound Forge software for fast and efficient Red Book audio CD creation. This new upgrade also provides application scripting functionality and batch processing which allows users to automate processes for multiple file encodes; customizable keyboard commands for streamlining workflow; the addition of low-latency ASIO driver support; and VST plug-in support which expands the number of effect options users can now apply to their audio.

“Sound Forge software has become synonymous with professional audio editing and processing on the PC platform for over ten years,” said Dave Chaimson, Vice President, Marketing for Sony Media Software. “Whether you’ve used the product for its support of a variety of audio and video formats, automated recording, real-time effects processing, streaming media encoding, or audio restoration, we’re sure you’ll find the integration of CD Architect, a long-time industry standard for disc-at-once CD creation, to be invaluable.”

Sound Forge software is the industry-standard for audio editing and is used worldwide for production in leading recording studios, post production facilities, broadcast and media complexes, home studios, radio stations and training facilities. The application includes an extensive set of customizable processes, professional studio effects and powerful tools for manipulating audio, creating streaming media, and offers support for a wide range of file import and export options for most standard formats.

Sound Forge 8 software’s many new powerful features and enhancements include:

  • Application scripting
  • Batch converter functionality
  • Includes CD Architect 5.2 software for professional CD mastering
  • Direct file export to CD Architect software
  • VST effect support
  • ASIO driver support
  • Customizable keyboard mapping
  • Audio scrubbing
  • Windows XP theme support
  • Sound Forge 8 will be shipping at the end of February with a suggested retail price of $399.95. It will be available at software retailers worldwide or at the www.sony.com/mediasoftware Web site.

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