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Protools to SoundForge - HELP

Hey, I'm a protools user and I'm being forced into a sound forge system. anyone able to help me? I need to take out some pops and breathing sounds in the audio, but I don't know how to chain my plugins or use them in real time, or even crossfade on this thing. NO MIXER WINDOW!
If anyone can give me a hand, i'd appreciate it. Thanks.


RemyRAD Sat, 07/08/2006 - 19:17
Sound Forge is only a 2 track program. It is not a multi-channel recording program. That's why there is no mixer window as no mixer can be utilized. It does however have the ability to remove noise, provided you have their optional noise reduction plug in and you can use its resident on board affects for compression, gating etc..

What you need is not what this software does. There is no known program that allows you to open up pro tools sessions and files that I know of? Now you might be able to rebuild your entire project from within another multitrack program such as Sony's Vegas but the program you might find most similar to Pro tools may well be "Nuendo"?

You need help from the great recording gods.
Ms. Remy Ann David

mercurix Sat, 07/08/2006 - 19:23
Thanks a lot for the response....the problem is im applying for a job that basically requires noise removal from audio tracks and they use sound forge. I had never seen sound forge but I obviously still applied for the job and immediatley downloaded the Demo version. It seems pretty straight forward. I was just trying to get my crossfades going and panicked when I didn't see my multi-tool. :)

RemyRAD Mon, 07/10/2006 - 22:24
Sound Forge is a nice program but the noise reduction plug-in is not included with the basic program. It's an additional $250! Now it's good and I have it myself but I also have Adobe Audition, which happens to have a very similar noise reduction feature that is included with the program. In many cases, I like the Adobe Audition noise reduction feature better at times than the Sound Forge version. Interestingly enough, the Sony/Sound Forge noise reduction plug-in is a DirectX plug-in. What's cool about that is, Adobe Audition can utilize third-party DirectX plug-ins so if you have Adobe Audition and you purchase the sound Forge noise reduction plug-in, it will run in Adobe Audition! And then it makes it much easier for you to compare which noise reduction algorithm works best for your specific problem noise!

Put that in your VST folder and smoke it!
Ms. Remy Ann David

dterry Tue, 07/11/2006 - 08:02
There is a graphic fade editor you can use for fine tuning fades and crossfades. I don't use SF to tell you where to look for it, but check the help file (demo should have at least an online/context help file). It will do what the employer is expecting. Whether it is the best choice or not is up to the employer. If you get the job you can propose a better solution at some point.