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Sound Forge 8.0 Win Academic

Sound Forge 8.0 Win Academic
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Order Sony Pictures Sound Forge 8.0 between 10-1-2005 and 01-31-2006, and claim a $50 Mail-In Rebate directly from Sony. Click here to download the Mail-In Rebate form.

This software is available for academic purchase only (i.e. K-12 & Home School Students, Higher Ed. Students [college],
Teachers and Faculty).


Rated "Editor's Choice" by CNET, Sound Forge is an award-winning digital audio editor that includes a powerful set of audio processes, tools, and effects for recording and manipulating audio. This industry-standard application is perfect for audio editing, audio recording, effects processing, and rich media encoding.

The Premier Multi-Channel Recorder/Editor for Your PC!
Sound Forge? software is the tool of choice for media professionals who want to create and edit digital audio files with absolute speed and precision. Acclaimed for its power, stability, and no-nonsense interface, it's the fastest way to get from raw audio to finished master. Sound Forge software is everything you need to analyze, record, and edit audio, produce music loops, digitize and clean-up old recordings, model acoustic environments, create streaming media, and master replication-ready CDs.

Sony Sound Forge 8 at a Glance:

Includes CD Architect 5.2 software.

A powerful audio editor.

Professional audio recording, ASIO driver support.

Pristine audio quality.

Professional audio effects, VST plug-in effect support.

Extensive video support.

ACID loop creation tools.

Audio restoration tools.

Includes CD Architect 5.2 Software
Sound Forge 8 software includes a full version of CD Architect 5.2 software for comprehensive disc-at-once (DAO) CD burning. CD Architect 5.2 software includes CD Text reading and writing, and updated drive support. You can export files directly from Sound Forge to CD Architect software, and Sound Forge 8 regions are automatically imported as CD tracks for fast and efficient CD creation.

A Powerful Audio Editor
Cut, paste, mix, crossfade, and delete audio with unparalleled speed and accuracy. Edit files in real-time at the sample level and work on one file while processing others in the background. Use the new scrub tool to quickly and easily find areas in your audio file. Sound Forge 8 also supports JKL keyboard commands for shuttle control to quickly find sections.

New editing features in Sony Sound Forge 8 includes audio scrubbing and customizable keyboard mapping. Use the new scrub tool to quickly and easily find areas in your audio file. Sound Forge 8 also supports JKL keyboard commands for shuttle control to quickly find sections. With Sony Sound Forge 8 software it has never been easier to set custom key commands for frequently used processes. Sony Sound Forge 8 allows you to edit files nondestructively in real-time at the sample level and hear your changes immediately. Plus, Sony Sound Forge 8 has volume and pan envelopes that let you visually add precise changes in your audio file over time for easier mixing. Perform quick and easy graphic fades, fade-ins, fade-outs, and crossfades in Sony Sound forge 8. Fast, slow, smooth, sharp, and hold fade types are available in the Graphic Fade, Pan/Expand, Pitch-Bend, Envelope, and FM Synthesis dialogs. Sony Sound Forge 8 also provides multitask background rendering: Work on one file while Sound Forge 8 software processes another with multitask background rendering.

Professional Audio Recording
Sound Forge software provides the ultimate set of tools for recording audio. Record straight into your computer via your sound card and use the Record Timer to begin and end a session at a specific time and date. Choose start time, duration, and end time. Items may be scheduled to record on minute, daily, or weekly basis. You can also start recording when a certain audio threshold is reached with Threshold Record Triggering. Recording continues as long as the level is exceeded, and stops after the threshold is no longer maintained. Perfect for unattended and offsite recording, dictation, or any time you want to record away from your computer. Also record audio when MIDI timecode is detected. Sensitivity settings are customizable with user-definable threshold and release patterns. Sony Sound Forge 8's VU meters allow you to accurately determine RMS volume levels and provide greater perceived loudness control when mastering audio projects. Plus, Sony Sound Forge 8's pre-record buffer eliminates dropouts and missed audio at the start of a recording.

New in Sound Forge 8 software is low-latency ASIO? driver support - providing faster, professional results, and support of additional sound cards.

Pristine Audio Quality
Sound Forge software supports full resolution 24-bit/32-bit 192 kHz files for the ultimate in audio fidelity. Capture the subtle overtones and nuances of instruments, vocals, and effect changes that 24-bit audio provides. With Sound Forge software you can import, save, and even record to this resolution if your hardware supports it.

Sony Sound Forge General 8 General Features:

Media rendered with Sound Forge 8 software include the project path, so you can easily return to the source Sound Forge project if you want to resume editing.

The Regions List and Playlist windows in Sound Forge 8 have new features for faster in-place editing and sorting. Quickly edit regions by typing new values in the Name, Start, End, or Length fields.

With Sound Forge 8 software, you can now copy the contents of the Statistics window to the clipboard for easy comparison of multiple files.

New UI color preferences, icon tint saturation, and Windows? XP theme support allows for complete customization of the Sound Forge 8 workspace.

Quickly and easily find, preview, and open media files using the Media Explorer window. Drag files and regions from the Explorer into the workspace or onto another open file for easy pasting, mixing, or crossfading. Explore audio files on a CD-ROM and extract automatically by dragging from the Explorer into the Sound Forge workspace.

Professional Audio Effects
Apply over 40 professional studio effects and processes including Volume, EQ, Delay, Chorus, Dynamics, Noise Gate, Pitch Shift, Flange, Vibrato, and more. Chain multiple effects together and apply them to selections or entire files using the Plug-in Chainer. Sound Forge 8 software also supports DirectX and VST effects, including parameter automation to expand the number of effects you can apply to audio - increasing your mastering flexibility.

Extensive Video Support
Sound Forge software supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2.* Synchronize audio and video frame-by-frame. Import Flash (SWF) files? to visually synchronize your audio to your project. Includes new MPEG-2 templates for writing HDV-compliant files at both 720p and 1080i resolutions, and AVI templates using the CineForm CFHD codec* for 720p and 1080i intermediate renders. Also included are templates for encoding WMV 720p and 1080p.

ACID Loop Creation Tools
Create your own music loops for use in ACID software. Create one-shots, loops, and Beatmapped tracks. Using the ACID Loop Creation Toolbar you can display and edit ACID .wav file properties including tempo and root note, finely edit audio clips and shift selections to get the sound you want. When you create a loop, the information you set is embedded in the file, so your loops will change tempo and pitch-shift along with your ACID project.

Audio Restoration Tools
Sound Forge software automatically scans sections of your file and marks sample peaks that are clipping for easy fixing. Use the Vinyl Restoration noise reduction tool to easily remove clicks, pops, and other noise from your recordings.

Sony Sound Forge 8 Tools and Effects
VST Effect Support: New VST plug-in support expands on the number of effects you can apply to your audio, increasing mastering flexibility.

Application Scripting: Use scripting to automate common tasks and create customized features. New application scripting tools include the script editor window and toolbar. As a bonus, Sound Forge 8 ships with premade scripts of commonly used tasks. Scripting languages supported are C#, JScript, and VBScript.
Batch Conversion: With Batch Conversion you can apply the same effects and processes to multiple files, saving hours of editing time. Convert digital audio files into different formats including MP3, WMA, AIF, and RM - eliminating repetitive tasks. Convert as many files as you like in one sweep. Simply add a group of ?les to the Batch Conversion interface, select an effect or process, and run the script. Sound Forge 8 software will take care of the rest! You can also save and recall your most frequently used batch scripts.
Includes updated CD Architect 5.2 Software: Sound Forge 8 software includes an CD Architect 5.2 software for comprehensive disc-at-once CD burning. This new version of CD Architect software includes CD Text support and updated drive support enhancements.
Direct File Export to CD Architect Software: Export files directly from Sound Forge to CD Architect software. Sound Forge 8 regions are automatically imported as CD tracks for fast and efficient CD creation.
Over 40 Built-in Effects and Processes: Apply over 40 professional studio effects and processes that include 200 presets. Automatable effects include Volume, Delay, Chorus, and more.
White, Pink, and Brown Noise Generators: White, pink, and brown noise generators are invaluable for audio testing, room acoustic analysis, and measurements. These filters are also useful for creating sound effects such as water, wind, helicopters, and more.
Clipped Peak Detection and Marking: Sound Forge software automatically scans sections of your file and marks sample peaks that are clipping. These indicators also show up in the Regions List for immediate identification. Audio Restoration tools eliminate clicks, pops, and other noise from your mix.
Spectrum Analysis Tool: Analyze and see the fundamental frequencies and overtones in your recordings. Monitor audio and effects changes in real-time, take multiple snapshots, and overlay views to compare and match frequencies of one file to another. Toolbar buttons include choices for FFT size and normal or sonogram view. The Spectrum Analysis window docks to fit your workflow.
Acoustic Mirror? Software Plug-in: Apply different environments to your audio including bridges, churches, concert halls, modern and classic microphones, and more.

Sony Sound Forge 8 Features:

Auto Trim/Crop


Channel Converter

Normalize peak or RMS Level

Stereo Pan/Expand (supports mid-side mixing)

Graphic, Paragraphic, and Parametric EQ

DC Offset



Graphic Fade with noise-shaping and dithering


Fade In/Out

Time Compress/Expand

Insert Silence



Bit Depth Converter (to 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit)


New! VST plug-in effect support

DirectX plug-in effects automation

DirectX Plug-in Manager

Real-time effects previewing

Modeless audio plug-in Chainer

Acoustic Mirror? environment simulator

Amplitude Modulation



Delay/Echo (Simple and Multi-Tap)

Graphic Dynamics

Multi-Band Dynamics




Noise Gate

Pitch Bend/Shift



Wave Hammer? Compressor/Volume Maximizer

Automatable Effects:

Amplitude Modulation




Graphic Dynamics

Multi-Band Dynamics


Simple Delay


Sound Forge? Pan

Sound Forge Volume



New! Includes CD Architect 5.2 with CD Text support

New! Direct file export to CD Architect software

New! Application scripting

New! Script editor window

New! Batch converter functionality

Track at once CD burning

Drag-and-drop CD extraction

Spectrum Analysis? tools

Clipped peak detection and marking

Vinyl Restoration? plug-in

FM Synthesis with envelope

White, pink, brown and filtered noise generators

Simple synthesis sweep

Auto Region (using beats and measures, or peak detection)

Crossfade Loop

Extract Regions

Find Tool

Enhanced Preset Manager

Sampler Tool

Statistics Tool (Max, RMS, DC offset, Zero Crossings)

DTMF/MF Tone Synthesis


New! Audio scrubbing tool

New! JKL keyboard commands for scrub

New! Customizable keyboard mapping

New! Windows XP theme support

New! Save paths in rendered media

Real-time nondestructive editing

Simple drag-and-drop operations

Multitask background rendering

Media Explorer window

Undo/redo history

Docking windows


New! ASIO? driver support

Automated time-based recording

Audio threshold record triggering

Prerecord buffer

Auto calibration for DC Offset

Generate SMPTE/MIDI Time Code

Glitch/Gap Detection

Punch In option

Pre-roll to Cursor

Real-time record/playback meters (VU/PPM and standard)

Remote record function

Regions and Playlists

New! Updated Regions List and Playlist windows

New! Real-time editing of fields

New! List sorting

Nondestructive playlist

Name markers, loops, regions

Trigger with sequencers

Trigger with MIDI event-generating devices

Trigger with time code-generating devices

Sample Editing

Pop-up MIDI keyboard to test samples

Sustaining Loop

Release Loop

Real-time loop tuning window

Generate/Receive MIDI Time Code

SCSI/SMDI or MIDI/SDS sample transfer

Sustaining Loop, Release Loop

Timing Basis

Absolute Frames

Measures and Beats

Samples, Time, Seconds

SMPTE Drop/Non-Drop


Time and Frames

Encoding/Video Support

New! Flash (.swf) format import

New! Additional HD video options

Video saving and render options (fast video resizing, deinterlace, source video resampling, and video stretching).

Windows Media? 9 Series import and export

QuickTime 6 import and export, RealMedia? 9 export

Support for 24fps DV video files

Option to compensate for non-square pixels in Video preview window

Display exact video frame animation above waveform

.MOV and MPEG-1 and MPEG-2* format import

Windows Media Video 9 format support

External monitor support using DV and IEEE 1394 devices

Maintain perfect sync while working with full NTSC and PAL video

Sound and video synchronization with sub-frame accuracy

Various video and audio compression options

Tools for ACID Software

Publish to ACIDplanet.com

Create loops for ACID software

Loop-editing toolbar

Assign root notes, number of beats, and tempo

Industry-standard Sony Sound Forge 8 is the professional's choice for audio editing, audio recording, effects processing, streaming content creation, and more. You are only limited by your imagination!!!

PLEASE NOTE! A current dated school faculty ID or student ID is required for purchase of Academic Software. Please fax a copy to us at (970) 674-3387. You can also e-mail your id as a jpg, gif, pdf or bmp to orders@dancecheer.net. We cannot process your order unless we receive proof. Orders placed without proof will be held until proof is received. If you have not received a receipt stating your order has been approved within 2 weekdays of sending proof, please contact us to make sure we received it. Schools please call us for VOLUME DISCOUNTS of over 20% on licenses for use on more than 5 computers.

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