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Release Notes
 
Sound Forge® Pro 10.0
November 2012
 
Contents
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1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Sony Creative Software Inc. Sound Forge Pro 10.0. This document contains information about installing and using Sound Forge Pro on your computer.
 
2.0 What's New

Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0e

  • Added support for Windows 8.

Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0d

  • Updated Noise Reduction, Acoustic Mirror, Wave Hammer, and élastique Timestretch for 64-bit compatibility when used with Vegas Pro 12.0.

Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0c

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the spectrum graph to be displayed incorrectly in the Spectrum Analysis window.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when an in-use file was modified outside of Sound Forge 10.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when dragging a selection to the workspace to create a new file.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a sample via SDMI.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Sound Forge to hang or crash when using the Batch Converter script on a large number of files.
  • Fixed a bug that could delay plug-in parameters from being updated in real time during looped playback.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a Find operation to change the active editing tool.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from editing the Selection Start, Selection End, and Selection Length boxes on a data window when using SMPTE Drop time.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the SMPTE: Play at Time trigger in the Playlist from working.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Sound Forge from removing temporary files, incorrectly displaying the Crash Recovery dialog the next time you start the application.

Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0b

  • When applying effects to a selection that includes the beginning or end of a file, automatic crossfades are no longer applied to the beginning or end of the file.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash that could occur when rendering to AVI format using templates copied from Vegas 8.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394/DV external monitor device to be unavailable in the Japanese version of Sound Forge.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented audio from being rendered when using Windows Media Video templates after clearing and reselecting the Include audio check box.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sound Forge from reading command markers saved in Windows Media files created with earlier versions of Sound Forge.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some VST plug-ins (such as EnergyXT and Delphi VST Project) from being used in Sound Forge.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect previews when mixing a mono source to a multichannel destination.
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when attempting to save .wav files in CCITT-ulaw format.
  • Fixed a bug that caused real-time preview to stop after 10 seconds when using time-altering plug-ins.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Paragraphic EQ plug-in to produce distorted audio when using the Remove very low and inaudible frequencies below 20 Hz preset.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect previews when applying effects to events with individual channels selected.

Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0a

  • You can now edit samples in musical instrument files. Select the sample you want to edit, and then choose Edit > Event > Edit to open the selected sample in a new data window. After editing, you can save your changes back to the musical instrument file or to a different format.
  • Disc-at-once workflow improvements:
    • Audio moves with CD tracks when dragging CD tracks with the Edit tool.
    • CD tracks move with events when dragging events with the Event tool.
    • CD Tracks can now be locked to audio/events using Options > Lock Audio and CD Tracks.
  • Added automation support to the élastique Timestretch plug-in.
  • You can now edit the Original Tempo setting in the élastique Timestretch plug-in.
  • Scrollbars have been added to the Plug-In Chainer.
  • When you have data windows maximized, the window title is now italicized during playback to indicate which window is playing.
  • Improved AAC file support.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sound Forge Pro from opening or saving MPEG-4 audio when QuickTime 7.6.4 is installed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause corruption in Broadcast Wave Format metadata.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the waveform from being displayed properly within a smooth fade-in curve when zoomed out.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the élastique Timestretch plug-in to crash on 32-bit PCs that do not support SSE2.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause markers to shift after using the iZotope 64-bit SRC plug-in.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented read-only project files (*.frg) from opening properly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Save to truncate tailing silence in certain scenarios.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Mix/Replace from displaying the entire mixed result.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause short clicks at the end of certain preview operations.

What's new in version 10.0

  • Event-based editing.
  • Disc-at-once CD burning.
  • Enhanced timestretch and pitch shifting with the élastique Timestretch plug-in.
  • Support for processing musical instrument files (.dls, .sf2, .gig).
  • The Global media cache setting on the Editing tab of the Preferences dialog allows you to reserve RAM for media recently read from or written to disk.
  • Metadata windows.
  • Floating window docks.
  • Enhanced Broadcast Wave Format (.bwf) support.
  • Enhanced window layout management — save, recall, and share custom window layouts.
  • Tabbed browsing for maximized data windows.
  • iZotope MBIT+ Dither bit-depth conversion and 64-Bit SRC sample rate conversion.
  • Resonant Filter plug-in.
  • Custom selection grid lines.
  • You can now set default fade types for effects on the Editing tab in the Preferences dialog.
3.0 Known Issues
  • Copy-protected ATRAC audio files may fail to preview correctly or may open as silence.
  • The Windows Media Audio 9 Voice codec is not included with the Windows Media Player 11 update. If you've installed Windows Media Player 11, rendering to Windows Media Audio 9 format will produce an error. Microsoft has released a hotfix to resolve this issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932390/en-us
  • If recording fails when using the Automatic: MIDI Timecode method, try increasing the MIDI timecode start and MIDI timecode end values on the MIDI Timecode Options tab in the Record dialog.
  • 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.
  • When you use Insert Silence function on musical instrument files, you can add silence to the beginning of all selected samples by choosing to insert silence at the start of the file. When you choose to insert silence at the end of the file, silence is inserted to the end of all selected samples.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. Sound Forge Pro:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 3 or later), Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 350 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 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
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Sound Forge Pro to your computer.
 
Installing from a Disc
  1. Place the Sound Forge Pro application disc in the drive. The setup screen is displayed (if AutoPlay is enabled for your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive).
    Note If you have turned off 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 Pro 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 Pro for your computer. 
6.0 Sound Forge Pro User Manual CD
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 Pro application disc in the drive. AutoPlay launches an installation menu.
    Note If you have turned off the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\ to browse to the installation folder.
  2. Choose Browse Disc, and then browse to the D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\ folder.
  3. Browse to the installer for your language, double-click its icon, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
7.0 Demos
If you would like information or demos of other products from Sony Creative Software Inc., please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, demos, and product announcements from Sony Creative Software Inc. there.
 
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8.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
 
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  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
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