The venerable Sound Forge DAW platform has a storied history — from Sonic Foundry through Sony and now to Germany’s digital workstation haven, Magix.
The latest, numbering 13, is Sound Forge Audio Studio 13. Dismiss your triskaidekaphobia as Magix says it has retained the heart while adding new features such as nondestructive editing and full six-channel surround sound editing.
As is typical of a DAW launch, the new package includes plug-in goodies, in this case iZotope Ozone 8 Elements. Plus, it will support VST plug-ins. There are tweaks to the GUI and customization options.
The basics include a hefty 32-bit/384 kHz horsepower peak to “Clean up, repair and digitize your old records and tapes. Master your music for online streaming or radio broadcast.”
Price: $59.99 (separate pricing for upgrades)