Sony Pictures Digital Networks Announces Sound Forge® Upgrade at IBC 2003

New Version of Professional Digital Audio Editing and Mastering Software Features More Powerful Tools for Enhanced Productivity


Sony Pictures Digital Networks announced today at the International Broadcasting Convention that a new version of its Sound Forge® software, the company's award-winning professional digital audio editor, will ship at the end of September. An industry standard for over a decade, this is the first new professional software release from Sony Pictures Digital Networks since it purchased all of Sonic Foundry's desktop production software assets in July 2003.

Sound Forge 7.0 software includes many new powerful features and enhancements such as: automated time-based recording; audio threshold record triggering; VU meters for recording and playback; enhanced Spectrum Analysis tools; DirectX® Plug-in effects automation; White, Pink, and Brown noise generators; Media Explorer Previewing; Project File Creation; support for 24fps native DV video files, and more. The company web site, , contains a complete list of the new features in Sound Forge 7.0 software.

Sound Forge software is the industry-standard for audio editing, recording, effects processing and media encoding on the PC platform. It 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, effects and tools for manipulating audio, creating streaming media, and also offers support for a wide range of file import and export options for most industry formats.

"The release of Sound Forge 7.0 demonstrates our dedication to producing world-class software for our customers," said Andrew Schneider, senior vice president, Media Software and Services, Sony Pictures Digital Networks. "This latest version, combined with our other flagship products for video and audio production, Vegas® 4.0 and ACID® Pro 4.0 software, create the complete package for the professional production community."

Availability and Pricing

The MSRP for Sound Forge 7.0 software is $499.95. Registered users of Sound Forge software can upgrade directly from for only $149.95. The software (both boxed and downloadable versions) is also available for purchase at .

Sound Forge 7.0 software is expected to ship at the end of September 2003 and will be available at leading software dealers and distributors worldwide.

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