Magix says it has now committed to upgrades for the entire Sound Forge family of products following its acquisition of the brand from Sony Creative Software last year.
Currently under development by engineering teams in the US and Germany, the updates are starting to arrive this month with new versions across the entire line due for completion within the next 12 months.
Sound Forge Pro Mac 3 (pictured) is the first to be released, with version 3 set to add several new features including loudness metering and the iZotope plug-ins RX Elements and Ozone 7 Elements. It is available now from the Magix website for $299/€299.
A new 64-bit version of Sound Forge Audio Studio will follow on 8 August 2017, offering highlights such as improved DSP algorithms for native audio effects, a slice-oriented edit mode providing a dynamic way to edit wave files, VST3 compatibility and enhanced accessibility.
After four years without a new version, Sound Forge Pro 12 is expected to roll out at the end of 2017. Teams in both Berlin, Germany and Madison, Wisconsin have set a goal to raise the bar for audio editing and mastering in version 12, according to Magix.
"For years, the name Sound Forge has defined the industry standard for top-tier professional audio recording, editing, and mastering tools," said Gary Rebholz of Sound Forge. "But we're not satisfied with relying on our reputation, so our teams in Berlin and Madison now join together to renew a commitment to carry on this unparalleled legacy. Audio pros and enthusiasts alike will continue to rely on Sound Forge for years to come."