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.

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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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racher Avatar
156 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
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Uplift Avatar
156 months ago
Why is everyone comparing this to Logic or Pro Tools? They are almost incomparable because SoundForge is not a DAW. It is used for recording, cutting, editing and mastering audio.. You can do this stuff in Logic but with it only being a small part of the DAW the functionality and polish is not quite as refined as SoundForge, it is one bit of software i missed when i moved over to Mac and i'm currently using Adobe Audition which i don't really like so this is great news..
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iPadPublisher Avatar
156 months ago
Music to my ears!

I haven't used Sound Forge since I moved to the Mac platform in 2010 and I've missed it dearly. I've used it since 1.0. Wrote articles about it back in the day, and even demo'd it for the company at a radio station back in 2000.

I've written to the few contacts I have left there a few times begging them to do this... though the new Sony bosses are a lot less responsive than their Sonic Foundry counterparts used to be.

I sure hope this is the case.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
petsounds Avatar
156 months ago
Petsounds, meet fission (http://rogueamoeba.com/fission/).

I checked it out. Looks good for chopping up audio, but I didn't see any shaping tools at all. So I'd say there's still room for Sound Forge on the Mac...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aldoofbanga Avatar
156 months ago
Audio Editor

As others have said this has nothing to do with DAW's such as Pro Tools, Logic etc.

It's main competition is probably Wave Lab. I hope the Mac Port lives up to the Windows version.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MysteriousKiwi Avatar
156 months ago
Wish they would announce FL Studio for Mac

Well they've done it for the iPhone/iPad, so were half way there...ish. :)

Also, I really do wish they'd put Sony Vegas on OSX, I mean I just love the simplicity and power of Vegas and its the only real reason I have bootcamp on my iMac...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)