Sonic Foundry Ships Sound Forge 6.0.Business Editors & Technology Writers
MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2002
Newest Version of Professional Digital Audio Recording,
Editing and Mastering Software Features Powerful New
Tools for Faster, More Precise Editing and Significant
Enhancements in User Flexibility
Sonic Foundry Sonic Foundry is the former developer of various media software suites, which were purchased by Sony in late 2003. Sonic Foundry's current product line consists of the webcasting, presentation software Mediasite. (R) Inc. (Nasdaq:SOFO SOFO Student Organization Financial Office (University of Colorado at Boulder) ), a leading software and services provider of rich media content creation and management technologies, announced today that it has begun shipping a new version of Sound Forge Sony Sound Forge, formerly known as Sonic Foundry Sound Forge, is a digital audio editing and creation suite aimed at the professional as well as the semi-professional market. (R), the company's award-winning professional digital audio recording, editing and mastering software. Sound Forge 6.0 includes many new powerful features and enhancements, including nondestructive non·de·struc·tive
Of, relating to, or being a process that does not result in damage to the material under investigation or testing.
non audio editing Audio editing is the process of taking recorded sound and changing it directly on the recording medium (analog) or in RAM (digital).
Audio editing was a new technology that developed in the middle part of the 20th century with the advent of magnetic tape recording. , multitask background rendering, 32-bit/64-bit float/192kHz file support, enhanced DirectX(R) plug-in management, QuickTime(TM) and Windows Media Microsoft's audio and video framework for Windows, which embraces playback, encoding and streaming. Windows Media Player is the digital jukebox and media player that comes with every version of Windows. (TM) format import and user interface enhancements.
Sound Forge remains the industry-standard for audio editing, audio recording, effects processing and streaming media See streaming audio, streaming video and digital media hub. creation. This software is used worldwide for production in leading recording studios, post-production houses, broadcast facilities, home studios, radio stations and as part of multimedia curricula in hundreds of academic institutions nationwide. Sound Forge 6.0 includes an extensive set of customizable processes, effects and tools for manipulating audio, and supports a wide range of audio and video file formats, including Windows Media(TM), RealMedia(TM), QuickTime(TM) and MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing digital video. Pronounced "em-peg," it is the universal standard for digital terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, DVDs and digital video recorders (DVRs). 1&2.
"Sound Forge 6.0 establishes a new standard for professional digital audio editing and media production on the PC," said Brad Reinke, general manager and senior vice president for Sonic Foundry product software. "Version 6.0 expands on a decade of leadership by adding features that make it faster and more powerful than ever. From nondestructive editing to new formats for import and rendering, Sound Forge 6.0 provides the most intuitive and efficient digital audio editing environment available for media professionals worldwide."
New Features in Sound Forge 6.0 include:
-- Nondestructive Audio Editing -- Users can create a clean,
professional final product -- now with lightning-fast
-- Multitask Background Rendering -- Users can save valuable time
by continuing production on one file while Sound Forge
processes another in the background
-- 32-bit/64-bit float/192 kHz file support -- Sound Forge 6.0
now supports full resolution 32-bit files for pristine audio Pristine Audio was founded in 2002 by Andrew Rose, then a BBC Radio sound engineer, as an audio transfer and restoration business. Following relocation from the UK to France in 2004, the company began to concentrate on the restoration and remastering of historic classical music recordings.
-- Enhanced Time Zoom (24:1) -- Allows users to perform precise
-- New Modeless Audio Plug-In Chainer -- Users can select,
preview, and apply their favorite effects and hear the results
immediately on any open data window.
-- New DirectX(R) Plug-in Manager -- Sound Forge 6.0 features a
new plug-in manager that allows users to sort, arrange and
customize audio effects more efficiently.
-- Tabbed Docking Windows -- Users can dock floating windows,
including Regions List, Playlist A file that contains an index to a selected group of music files on the computer. Using digital jukebox software such as iTunes and Winamp, playlists are created by the user by dragging and dropping titles from a master index. The software may be able to create a playlist automatically. , Play Meters, and Time
Display individually, or on top of each other, providing a
higher degree of organization and accessibility.
-- Full support for 4 GB and larger files -- Sound Forge 6.0 now
supports files of all sizes, as long as the user's file system
supports NTFS (NT File System) An optional file system for Windows NT, 2000 and XP operating systems. NTFS is the more advanced file system, compared to FAT32. It improves performance and is required in order to implement numerous security and administrative features in the OS. .
-- QuickTime(TM), Windows Media(TM) Format Import -- Users can
open and edit MOV (1) (Metal Oxide Varistor) A discrete electronic component that is commonly used to divert excessive current to the ground and/or neutral lines. Acting like a pressure relief value, an MOV is comprised of zinc oxide with small quantities of bismuth, cobalt, , WMA (Windows Media Audio) An audio compression method from Microsoft. Known originally as MSAudio, this proprietary format competes with the MP3 and AAC methods. WMA encodes rapidly and is known to be especially effective at low bit rates. , and WMV (Windows Media Video) A family of digital video compression technologies from Microsoft based on MPEG-4. Version 9 of the WMV codec was released to the SMPTE organization and became the SMPTE 421M standard, otherwise known as VC-1 (see VC-1). formats for quick transcoding
to other file types.
-- FREE Vegas Video LE 3.0 Multitrack mul·ti·track
1. Having, using, or produced with multiple recording tracks: a multitrack tape recorder.
2. -- Sound Forge6.0 includes
a FREE streamlined version of Vegas Video 3.0 (Vegas Video
LE), Sonic Foundry's professional multitrack digital video and
For a complete list of the new features in Sound Forge 6.0, refer to the company Web site at: www.sonicfoundry.com.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
The MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
MSRP Message Session Relay Protocol
MSRP Multi-Species Recovery Plan (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
MSRP Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (UK) for Sound Forge 6.0 is $499.95, but it is offered direct from Sonic Foundry for $399.96 as a download, $449.95 for boxed product or from select retail stores nationwide. Registered users of Sound Forge 5.0 can upgrade direct from Sonic Foundry for only $149.95.
ABOUT SONIC FOUNDRY, INC.
Sonic Foundry, founded in 1991, is a leading provider of professional rich media solutions with offices in Madison, WI; Santa Monica, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; and, Toronto, Canada.
Sonic Foundry Media Software develops sophisticated software tools for the creation, editing and publishing of digital multimedia. Production professionals use its Sound Forge(R), ACID(TM), and Vegas(R) Video tools worldwide for everything from audio and video creation to non-linear digital video editing and streaming media development.
Sonic Foundry Media Systems (formerly MediaSite) provides customized development of automated rich-media applications, and scalable solutions that allow media and entertainment companies, as well as enterprises and government organizations, to deploy, manage and distribute video content on IP-based networks.
Sonic Foundry Media Services is the pre-eminent supplier of digitization, management, and delivery solutions for various industries, with emphasis placed on services for the entertainment sector. These services consist of conversion, reformatting, and encoding of television, film, and audio content for multiple delivery platforms. Serving as the link between content and customers, the services enable media delivery through existing and emerging distribution channels.
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.