sound forge 8

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by sickyboy, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. sickyboy

    sickyboy Guest

    Is this a good peice of software to go with my PTLE? Will it convert my wav files in to mp3's nicely? How bout CD architect? any feed back on these would be wonderful. looking for something to polish my mixes.
  2. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    As a PCM & PQ editor, I could never argue with Sound Forge / CD Architect.

    I was never wild about the plugs & built-in effects (Not that I'm wild about many plugs at all), but it's certainly a solid piece of software.
  3. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Agree with John. Very fast and effective editor. Great ease of use, (simple learning curve)

    Along with Waves, you have a great starter platform but the overall limitations become apparent once you have used higher power software such as sequoia/samplitude.

    I use SF for most of my trimming, fades and edits in the digital domain but I go analog for mastering...then back to magix.
  4. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    Just purchased sound forge 8 yesterday and I've found quite a few annoying visual bugs and it has crashed on me a few times using just the standard sound forge pitch shifting dx plugin. :\ (up to date with 8.0b)

    I've reported some of the issues in the official sf8 forum so all I can do is wait.
  5. BluesMan

    BluesMan Guest

    Sorry to hijack the thread but I was looking for the Sound Forge 8 forum and I couldn't find anything. Do you have the URL?

    I just startd using SF8 for mastering and I have a few starter issues. When using the effects chain I can play through the chain but I can not get statistics wihtout applying the chain restructively. Is this just how it works?

    I don't like the idea that I have to apply the chain before checking the statistics. If I save the file after applying the effects chain how can I go back later and adjust something?


    JimR / BluesMan
  6. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Its under sony acid not sony cakewalk

    hope this helps
  7. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Distinguished Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Oberlin, OH
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    I personally prefer Wavelab for mastering.
  8. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    I agree with Thomas W. Bethel

    I agree with Thomas W. Bethel but I also want to expand on this question.

    Maybe I just don't get it, but isn't it better not to move/render/covert, your tracks back and forth.

    I have always used Cakewalk as my main DAW. dont get me wrong as I have used 4 or 5 others out there (mostly demos),
    except Pro Tools and that's just because of the cost.

    I now use Sonar-6 and as all the other CW programs, I can do all my cutting and splicing and stretching and vst work and anything that I want, right there on my track.

    after I mix down to a wave I Master with t-racks.

    I guess everyone has there own method, but I would be curious in what others think.
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