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The new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12

The new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12

On May 15th, we reanimated SOUND FORGE products and with the release of the Pro Mac 3 version gave the official starting shot for future releases in the product family.

It is now our pleasure to announce the next milestone and to present to you the new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12, now available for Windows.

With SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12, you will experience a virtual workstation for audio editing, restoration, mastering, and recording. In effect, the perfect expansion for studio as well as post-production with the professional tool capable of finalizing your project in a few steps.

We would like to introduce you now to the new features awaiting you in the latest version!


SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 is now running in perfect alignment with your 64-bit operating system. This will bring you more more processing power, and allow you to implement the necessary steps in your workflow faster.

64 Bit

Accurate Meters

The newly redesigned meters give you accurate, real-time feedback on audio levels. The new Visualization window presents several views to analyze and track audio output including Peak Meter, Oscilloscope, Phase Oscilloscope, Correlation Meter, Direction Meter, Spectroscope, Spectrogram, Bit Meter and Tuner. You can also customize and save the layout of the Visualization Window to suit your personal workflow. An overview of all Visualization windows is available here.

accurate meters

Ozone Elements by iZotope

With this mastering plug-in by iZotope, you’re perfectly prepared for radio and streaming. Ozone Elements lets you create powerful and clear audio masters and offers a wide range of presets. They are suited to different genres and deliver an impressive sound.

New, non-destructive editing functions

One advancement, of which we are very proud, are the new options for non-destructive editing. With these, you will also be able to make changes and adjustments after adding cuts and crossfades, which offers you even more flexibility. These functions include the new Slice Editing and Soft Cut features.

Slice Editing lets you customize and move edits that you have already made, any time you want.

slice editing

You can achieve smooth transitions with Soft Cut. You can define this as you wish in advance, for example to avoid pops and clicks.

smooth transitions with soft cut

Spectral Cleaning

With this practical tool, you can identify interfering frequencies like coughing or moving chairs using a color coded pitch representation. You can then mark and remove the unwanted background noises. Spectral Cleaning analyzes the material that has been removed and replaces this with synthetic waveforms.

Pitch Correction

With the Elastic Audio Editor, you can tune your vocals to a pitch-perfect performance without affecting the length of the recording. Additionally, you are able to set up Pitch Automation to achieve your desired results.

pitch correction

 Updated Audio Effects

We have revamped all of the 20 integrated audio effects and brought them up to date. Among these, you’ll find the DeClicker/DeCrackler, DeHisser, DeNoiser, DeClipper, and DeEsser. At this point, we’d like to show you our before and after examples, to give you a good idea of everything that you can do with these tools.

→ DeClicker (For clicks/cracks)



→ DeCrackler (for clicks/cracks)



→ DeHisser (for hissing)



→ DeNoiser (for noise)



→ DeClipper (for clipping)



→ DeEsser (for sibilance)



Additional new features

If you want to find out more about what the new SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 is capable of, you can visit the product page, where you can find out more about the optimized recording dialog, improving video sound and CD masters.

If SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 sounds like something for you, then you should try out the trial version!


Basti is a freshman at MAGIX since 2015 and works in the Social Media team, mostly focussing on french communication. He is studying Music and Media and currently writing his Bachelor thesis on the origins of hip-hop. When he does not navigate the social media world, he loves to play piano and dance.

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