Sound Forge Advanced audio waveform editor

Mastering

Sound Forge Pro 11 is a one-stop solution for producers who need to create and deliver master audio content for any purpose. iZotope is a premier developer of digital audio signal and effects processing plug-ins. Sound Forge Pro 11 includes iZotope's Mastering and Repair Suite, a collection of essential high-end processing plug-ins that you can use right away to achieve perfect masters.

In addition, Sound Forge Pro 11 includes two other important post-processing tools that specialize in file format integrity preservation: iZotope 64-bit SRC™ (sample rate conversion) and iZotope MBIT+ dither (bit-depth conversion).

The Final Touch

Equalizer

The Mastering EQ is a six-band parametric equalizer featuring four bell filters, a high shelving filter, and a low shelving filter. It incorporates digital precision and analog modeling, as well as real-time spectrum analysis for essential visual feedback while adjusting parameters.

Equalizer

Reverb

The Mastering Reverb was designed to add depth to dull mixes and smooth over acoustic imperfections. It features two processing algorithms, plate and room, and a real-time spectrum analyzer.

Reverb

Multiband Compressor

The Multiband Compressor is an essential tool for adding warmth and fullness to mixes. It allows independent control over the dynamics of four frequency bands, and adjustable crossover points that let you fine tune the range of each band.

Multiband Compressor

Mastering Limiter

The Mastering Limiter lets you create louder and fuller masters by limiting the dynamic range and boosting the perceived overall level of the mix. IRC™ (Intelligent Release Control) lets you dial in aggressive yet transparent limiting.

Mastering Limiter

Stereo Imager

Precisely adjust the stereo width and focus of your master using multiband stereo imaging. Work with up to four frequency bands for independent control over stereo width by frequency. Visualize the stereo image with a powerful phase/channel meter display that highlights imaging, phase and potential cancellation problems.

Stereo Imager

Harmonic Exciter

The Harmonic Exciter is a powerful tool for adding analog character to your masters. With a selection of Harmonic Exciter modes, you can easily add tube or tape saturation, accentuate even harmonics, and add punch and sparkle to your project.

Harmonic Exciter

Post-processing

iZotope 64-bit SRC™ (sample rate conversion)

Sample Rate Conversion (SRC) is a necessary process when converting material from one sample rate (such as studio-quality 192 kHz) to another (such as CD quality 44.1 kHz).

Low-pass filter quality is a critical component of any sample rate conversion process. iZotope's SRC protects against the loss of data, aliasing, noise, and unwanted ringing artifacts that appear in other implementations, and utilizes a hybrid low-pass filter along with ringing control, resulting in pristine audio quality and the highest level of control for the engineer.

iZotope MBIT+ dither (bit depth conversion)

The best sounding audio requires the highest sample bit depth. By truncating 24-bit or higher audio tracks to 16-bit, you are inevitably losing quality and introducing undesirable noise called quantization distortion.

Dither is the way to address quantization noise and control where it goes. Sound Forge Pro 11 includes iZotope MBIT+ dither. MBIT+ employs psychoacoustic methods to distribute the noise into less audible ranges, resulting in improved sound and smoother fades. iZotope MBIT+ was specifically designed for musical program material – MBIT+ models use real music and not test tones, resulting in the most musical and sonically pleasing dither available.

Restore and repair

Advanced repair and restoration capability has been a hallmark of Sound Forge Pro’s functionality ever since the advent of our native Noise Reduction 2 processor. Sound Forge Pro 11 brings three new iZotope plug-ins to the table, providing even more fresh options for solving common audio problems.

Declicker

The Declicker identifies and removes clicks, pops and digital impulse noises. Set the fader to the sensitivity level you need, then count the number of clicks that are identified and repaired over time as your audio file plays.

Declicker

Denoiser

Easily perform noiseprint-based noise reduction with the Denoiser plug-in. Simply click the Learn button while playing a random sample of unwanted noise contained in your target file and Denoiser does the rest, by applying a customized noise reduction process across your entire selection.

Denoiser

DeClipper

The Declipper plug-in reconstructs peaks damaged by clipping at either the analog or digital stage. Use the level histogram to pinpoint where the damage starts. Set the Clipping Threshold to determine where peak resynthesis will begin.

DeClipper