Sonic Foundry Sound Forge and Sound Forge Studio 6.0e
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This document contains information on the following topics:
2.0 Whats New
3.0 Known Issues
4.0 System Requirements
6.0 Sound Forge User Manual
8.0 Contacting Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Applicable to boxed products only. If you've purchased a downloadable product, Adobe Acrobat (PDF) versions of product documentation and product demos are available from our Web site.
This document contains information about installing and using Sound Forge or Sound Forge Studio 6.0e on your computer.
New DirectX Plug-In Chainer with modeless previewing (available only in the full version in Sound Forge)
New DirectX Plug-In Manager (available only in the full version in Sound Forge)
Customizable Favorites menu for your DirectX plug-ins (available only in the full version in Sound Forge)
Background rendering and processing
New standalone Preset Manager application
Tabbed, dockable windows
32-bit/192 kHz file support (16-bit/48 kHz in Sound Forge Studio)
Full support for files larger than 4GB
Open QuickTime, MPEG-1 and -2 (with available MainConcept MPEG plug-in), and Windows Media Video files
Zooming closer than 1:1 (available only in the full version in Sound Forge)
User-defined custom zoom ratios (available only in the full version in Sound Forge)
A new preference has been added to the General Preferences tab. When the Ignore fact chunk when opening compressed WAV files check box is selected, Sound Forge will ignore fact chunks in compressed WAV files.
If you change the setting of this check box, please delete any proxy (.sfap0) files associated with compressed WAV files.
The Loop Tuner now displays data at a zoom ratio of 1:1 by default.
A bug that caused files to be saved with the wrong parameters when saving several files of the same type using different templates has been fixed.
A bug that prevented metadata commands from being saved to RealMedia files has been fixed.
A bug that caused the Spectrum Analysis window to repaint incorrectly on Windows XP systems when Clear Type is turned on has been fixed.
An error that prevented you from opening multiple raw files from the Open dialog has been fixed.
A bug that caused Sound Forge to crash when you closed the undocked Play Device toolbar has been fixed.
Looped playback no longer stops when you edit using the Pencil tool.
A bug that caused a file error when using the Paste Special/Overwrite function mode to paste mono data to a stereo file has been fixed.
A bug that could cause a write-access error when rebuilding peak data has been fixed.
A bug that caused the Sound Forge help file to freeze on some systems has been fixed.
The Pitch Bend plug-in is now available for Sound Forge Studio users.
Sound Forge Studio users can now save a regions list to a Windows Media Script file.
The Ogg Vorbis plug-in has been updated using the Ogg Vorbis 1.0 release.
The QuickTime 4 plug-in has been replaced with QuickTime 5.
MIDI note labels have been revised to match ACID 4.0. Middle C is now C5.
A problem that caused Sound Forge to crash if you changed focus from the Stereo to Mono dialog to the Properties dialog while converting a stereo file to a mono file has been fixed.
When you are saving a compressed format file, the Save As dialog now defaults to using the existing file type in the Save as type drop-down list.
Duplicate regions are now saved correctly.
A problem with resampling a file using the anti-alias filter that caused Sound Forge to insert a period of silence at the beginning of the file has been fixed.
A problem with cursor position inconsistency during playback of .raw files has been fixed.
Sound Forge's ability to recover files after an application or system crash has been improved.
A problem with large selections failing to display in the Show wave graph has been fixed.
A problem that prevented markers and regions from moving appropriately with the audio data when you applied a pitch shift or time stretch command has been fixed.
A new preference has been added to the General Preferences tab. When the Control key prevents window from docking check box is selected, you can hold the Ctrl key while dragging a window to prevent it from docking. When this check box is cleared, windows will not dock unless you hold the Ctrl key.
A problem that caused Sound Forge to miscalculate the length of a file after resampling has been corrected.
A problem that caused Sound Forge to discard regions that occurred at marker points has been corrected.
A problem that prevented you from saving files that were opened from disks other than the disk containing the Temporary files and record folder has been fixed.
A problem that prevented you from saving files that were opened from other applications has been fixed.
A problem that caused the right channel to be ignored when using the Replace command with both channels selected has been fixed.
A problem that prevented the DX Favorites menu from displaying on some systems running Windows XP has been fixed.
You can now dock the Audio Plug-In Chainer window. If you don't want to dock it, hold Ctrl or clear the Control key prevents window from docking check box on the General Preferences tab.
The Merge L/R to Stereo check box is again available in the Open dialog to allow you to merge two mono files as a stereo file.
F11 minimizes and restores the windows docked at the bottom of the workspace.
Shift+F11 minimizes and restores the windows docked at the sides of the workspace.
Ctrl+F11 minimizes and restores all docked windows.
Hauppauge TV tuner cards can cause Sound Forge to fail on startup. Check with Hauppauge for updated drivers or delete the extmondrv.dll from the \\Program Files\Sonic Foundry\Sound Forge 6.0\Video Hardware Drivers\ folder. Please note that this will eliminate the ability to preview video on an external monitor using Sound Forge.
Please uninstall any beta version of Sound Forge 6.0 before installing this version.
Do not install Sound Forge 6.0 to the root of your C:\ drive.
To optimize files, set the Temporary files and record folder on the Perform tab of the Preferences dialog to the same disk where you save your data files.
Sound Forge may report the bit depth of ADPCM files inconsistently with the format in which you saved the file. ADPCM files are decompressed to 16-bit files in Sound Forge, and the bit depth is reported accordingly.
VOX and IVC files do not store sample rate information. You must resample the file to the appropriate rate before saving, and when you open these files, be sure to specify the correct sample rate.
Some Cakewalk plug-ins do not load properly in Sound Forge. Please contact Cakewalk to resolve this issue.
If you installed the first Sound Forge 6.0 beta on a computer that had Sound Forge 5.0 installed, Acoustic Mirror may not work correctly. Uninstall the beta and Sound Forge 5.0 and then reinstall.
In the Audio Plug-In Chainer, the Insert Tail Data and Mix Tail Data commands do not function when you are using third-party reverb plug-ins.
If you are using Digital Audio Labs CardDeluxe sound card, you may experience problems if you repeatedly attempt to create a new recording and then cancel the operation.
If you have a SmartMedia reader device installed on your PC, you may experience problems when you attempt to access your CD drive from Sound Forge for ripping, burning, or selecting your CD Setting preferences.
If you have Sonic Foundry Vegas Video version 3.0a installed and have not yet registered your MPEG plug-in, you may see a dialog asking you to purchase the MPEG plug-in if you attempt to save to the MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 formats in Sound Forge. Please note that saving to the MPEG format requires the MainConcept MPEG plug-in.
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sound Forge/Sound Forge Studio:
200 MHz processor
32 MB RAM
25 MB hard-disk space for program installation
Microsoft Windows 98se, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
Windows-compatible sound card
CD-ROM drive (for installation from a CD only)
Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)
DirectX Media 8.0 Run Time (included on CD-ROM)
Internet Explorer 4.0 or later to view online help (version 5.0 included on CD-ROM)
The install utility setup.exe, located on the setup CD-ROM, creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Sound Forge/Sound Forge Studio to your computer.
To install Sound Forge or Sound Forge Studio, follow these steps:
Place the Sound Forge CD-ROM in the drive. AutoPlay displays an installation menu.
If you have disabled the CD-ROM AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
Click Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Sound Forge for your computer.
Included on the Sound Forge/Sound Forge Studio CD is a complete Sound Forge User Manual in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The Acrobat format allows easy printing of the text, should you need a hard copy. The manual is located in the Manual folder on the CD.
In order to view the manual, you will need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader. It has been included on the CD in the \Extras\Acrobat Reader 4.0 folder for your convenience. To install Acrobat Reader, follow these steps:
Place the Sound Forge CD in the drive. AutoPlay launches an installation menu.
If you have disabled the CD-ROM AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\Extras\Acrobat Reader 4.0\English\ar40eng.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
Choose Browse, and then browse to the D:\Extras\Acrobat Reader 4.0\English\ folder.
Double-click the ar40eng.exe icon and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
The Sonic Foundry Sound Forge/Sound Forge Studio CD-ROM includes demo versions of other select products available from Sonic Foundry. To install a demo, run the main setup program on the root of the CD and choose Product Information from the Install screen. Follow the links for the demo you want to install.
If you would like any more information or demos of other products from Sonic Foundry, please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, demos, and product announcements from Sonic Foundry there.
Commercial distribution of the Sonic Foundry demos requires written permission from Sonic Foundry.
Sonic Foundry can be contacted in the following ways:
Sonic Foundry, Inc.
1617 Sherman Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
For a detailed list of Customer Service options, we encourage you to visit www.sonicfoundry.com.
Telephone support during normal office hours:
1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
+800-000-76642 (toll-free) in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, UK, Netherlands, and Japan.
+608-204-7703 for all other countries.
For a detailed list of Technical Support options, we encourage you to visit www.sonicfoundry.com.
To listen to your support options, please call 608-256-5555.
The full version of Sound Forge includes 60 days of complimentary phone support. To obtain support, please call 608-204-7704. Your complimentary support begins the day you register your product (registration is required).