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Sony's Sound Forge Audio Editing Software Coming to Mac?

A new website at FinallyOnTheMac.com has just gone live, teasing a major announcement from an undisclosed company. The site currently consists of a single YouTube video entitled "Countdown to a revolution", with the site containing an additional eight blank slots where other videos will presumably be posted in the coming days.


We believe that Sony is behind the teaser campaign, and the video's focus on music and audio recording hints that the company's Sound Forge audio recording and editing tools may be coming to the Mac.


The video offers the following tag lines suggesting that it is indeed an existing software product that is being rebuilt from the ground up for the Mac:

- The wait is over
- Rethought. Reshaped. Recreated.
- Reinvented for the Mac

No timeframe for an official announcement or launch has been given, with the website and video description simply mentioning that the product will be "coming soon".

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29 months ago
Hate to say it, but they coulda just said "we don't know what it is" and made it more newsworthy. A prosumer audio post application comes to the Mac and it's somehow groundbreaking? I'm not seeing it.
Rating: 10 Votes
29 months ago

It's good that logic is getting one competition. That means that there will be better software coming from all companies in the future


Unless Apple throws in the ProApps towel entirely.
Rating: 4 Votes
29 months ago
Can't imagine anyone switching from Pro Tools to this though.
Rating: 4 Votes
29 months ago
From the looks of the graphics in the teaser video, it does look like it's referencing Sony Sound Forge. Sony (and Sonic Foundry before it) always uses a red icon to identify Sound Forge. But as a video editor, I would LOVE to see a Mac version of Sony Vegas (which has a blue icon). Vegas started out as an audio-only editor, and they added video editing features on top of it. This resulted in an audio-centric workflow when working with video, and editing multi-track audio into a video project was simply a breeze. I often exported AAF files from other editing software and opened them in Vegas simply to sweeten the audio. The extra step was worth it considering how elegantly Vegas edited audio. And I know of a lot of musicians who use Vegas exclusively to record multi-track audio. Hopefully Sony saw the gap left open by the underwhelming FCPX and is thinking about porting Vegas to the Mac as well.

-racher
Rating: 4 Votes
29 months ago
You know it's probably Quicken 2012 or MS Access, or SAS! All programs that keep us from completely cutting the umbilical cord with Windows.
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago
It's good that logic is getting some more competition. That means that there will be better software coming from all companies in the future
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago
This is definitely good news for audio professionals :)
Rating: 3 Votes
29 months ago
Wish they would announce FL Studio for Mac
Rating: 2 Votes
29 months ago


Again, 2 totally different things. This is not to "create records". Most of the users don't even use the multi-track function. This is for audio editing, straight. And the best tool at it. If you have not used it it's hard to explain what it is. But go with my word, it is the best.

You can compare it to Audacity, Audition (former WaveLab).[COLOR="#808080"]


Exactly, a lot of mistaken comparisons in this thread. It's like comparing Soundtrack Pro to Cubase.

From my PC days, Sound Forge is the best at what it does IMHO.
Rating: 2 Votes
29 months ago
I wish I knew who was doing this promotion. They really have us talking, but it can't help that we keep talking about how awesome Sound Forge is if it is a promotion for Fruity Loops, or something like it.

I'm surprised that so many people are talking about DAWs when comparing to Sound Forge. SF is much more akin to Bias Peak (RIP) or SoundTrack Pro (also RIP). I used the heck out of SF in my PC days. It is a very capable audio editor. It's sister app, CD Architect, was my weapon of choice for building CDs (masters and dj mixes). I would welcome Sound Forge immediately if it were coming.

Enough, already! Who are you, software company teaser, and what do you have for me?
Rating: 2 Votes

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