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Release Notes
 
Sound Forge® Audio Studio™ 9.0
August 2008
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
Applicable to boxed products only. If you've purchased a downloadable product, an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the product documentation is available from our Web site.
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Sony Creative Software Inc. Sound Forge Audio Studio 9.0. This document contains information about installing and using Sound Forge Audio Studio on your computer.
 
2.0 What’s New

Notable fixes/changes in version 9.0d

  • Added Spanish-languages support.

Notable fixes/changes in version 9.0c

  • Support for LPEC files imported from Digital Voice Editor software.
  • Added support for WAV files up to 4 GB. Select the Allow Wave renders up to 4 GB check box on the General page of the Preferences dialog to enable support.
  • You can now hold Ctrl while dragging in a data window to switch to the Magnify tool temporarily. Select the Allow Ctrl+drag style zoom in data windows check box on the General tab of the Preferences dialog to enable this behavior.

Notable fixes/changes in version 9.0b

  • Horizontal scroll controls in the data window are no longer limited to 1:1 zoom.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when application is launched with a disabled audio device.
  • Fixed a bug that would mix the wrong source when performing drag-and-drop mixing.
  • Fixed crash when user is a member of a large number of groups.
  • Fixed a bug that excluded the last sample when selecting to a marker that occurred on the last sample.
  • Fixed potential clipping when mixing channels stereo-to-mono.
  • Animation of the video strip can now be toggled from the shortcut menu.
  • The Vinyl Recording and Restoration Tool now detects tracks correctly.

Notable fixes/changes in version 9.0a

  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when zooming in on a silent selection.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash in the Vinyl Recording and Restoration Wizard if there are no audio devices on the system.
  • You can now press the 0-9 keys (not numeric keypad) to move the cursor to the corresponding marker or select the corresponding region.
  • A Seek Cursor on Playback command has been added to the Options menu. When this command is selected, looped playback will restart when you position the cursor.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Normal Zoom preference to be ignored.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Process > Reverse to insert silence in certain cases.

What's new in version 9.0

  • 24-bit, 96 kHz support.
  • Vinyl Recording and Restoration Tool for recording audio from vinyl records.
  • Disc-at-once CD burning.
  • JKL scrubbing in data windows.
  • You can now update the cursor position and selection by double-clicking and editing the selection status boxes in data windows.
  • Drag-and-drop mixing and pasting between channels.
  • Enhanced snapping.
  • Enhanced color customization via Display Preferences.
  • Updated marker and region ruler with selection snapping.
  • Gracenote® MusicID™ technology for extracted audio from CDs.
  • Support for opening and rendering ATRAC3™, ATRAC3plus™, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless™ files.
3.0 Known Issues
  • If you have a USB SmartMedia reader device installed on your PC, you may experience problems when you attempt to access your CD drive from Sound Forge Audio Studio for extracting audio or burning CDs. This is due to an error in the SmartMedia reader driver. Using the Unplug or Eject Hardware Wizard to remove the reader should allow Sound Forge Audio Studio to function normally.
  • Copy-protected ATRAC audio files may fail to preview correctly or may open as silence.
  • The LPEC format limits title metadata to 126 Unicode characters and artist metadata to 14 Unicode characters. Metadata that exceeds these limits will be truncated when rendering to LPEC format.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. Sound Forge Audio Studio:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista™, or Windows 7
  • 900 MHz processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 150 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Supported CD-Recordable drive (for CD burning only)
  • Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later (included on application disc)

    You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc. to activate the software.
5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Sound Forge Audio Studio to your computer.
 
Installing from a Disc
  1. Place the Sound Forge Audio Studio application disc in the drive. The setup screen is displayed (if AutoPlay is enabled for your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive).
    If you have disabled the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD or DVD drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  2. Click Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Sound Forge Audio Studio for your computer.
Installing from the Web
  1. Download the install utility from our Web site.
  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Sound Forge Audio Studio for your computer. 
6.0 Sound Forge Audio Studio Quick Start Guide
Included on the Sound Forge Audio Studio application disc is a Sound Forge Audio Studio Quick Start Guide 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 application disc.
 
Installing Adobe Reader
In order to view the manual, you will need to install the Adobe Reader. It has been included on the application disc in the \Extras\Adobe Reader folder for your convenience. To install Acrobat Reader, follow these steps:
  1. Place the Sound Forge Audio Studio application disc in the drive. AutoPlay launches an installation menu.
    If you have disabled the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\English\AdbeRdr812_en_US.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD or DVD drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  2. Choose Browse Disc, and then browse to the D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\English\ folder.
  3. Double-click the AdbeRdr812_en_US.exe icon and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
7.0 Demos
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8.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Mailing Address:
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1617 Sherman Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
USA
 
Customer Service/Sales:
For a detailed list of Customer Service options, we encourage you to visit http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/custserv.asp.
 
Telephone support during normal office hours:
  • 1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
  • +608-204-7703 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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