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Release Notes
Sound Forge® Pro 11.0
July 2013
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1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Sony Creative Software Inc. Sound Forge Pro 11.0. This document contains information about installing and using Sound Forge Pro on your computer.
2.0 What's New

What's new in version 11.0

  • Improved recording workflow, including a new Record Options window and input monitoring through the Plug-In Chain.
  • Added a Loudness Meters tool and loudness logging.

    The Statistics dialog now includes loudness data.

    Added Use True Peaks and Enable DC Blocking Filter controls to the Detect Clipping dialog for measuring loudness.
  • Improved support for metadata in Broadcast Wave Format files.
  • Added support for editing files in SpectraLayers Pro 2.0.
  • Improved Plug-In Chain window now allows floating plug-in windows.
  • Improved selection dragging: you no longer need to drag up before dragging a selection.
  • Fade in and fade out curves now default to a linear curve in the processing and Mix dialogs.
  • Added Remember last-used Save As folder to the General tab in the Preferences dialog.
  • Added plain text file option for saving and opening a file’s regions list and playlist/cutlist.
  • You can now rearrange maximized data window tabs by dragging the tabs to a new location.
  • Added automatic resampling during playback for unsupported sample rates when you're using an ASIO audio device.
  • Added support for splitting events at region boundaries.
  • Added support for moving markers, regions, and envelope points with events. The Options > Paste Markers/Regions command is now Options > Lock to Selection > Markers/Regions and Options > Lock to Selection > Envelope Points.
  • Added support for ripple editing in event-editing mode. Choose Options > Event > Auto Ripple to toggle automatic ripple editing for downstream events.
  • Improved audio playback and recording device routing in the Preferences > Audio tab.
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:
  • 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 Setting tab in the Record Settings 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.
  • In some cases, Waves 9 plug-ins can crash after processing via the FX Favorites menu when using the 64-bit version of Windows 8. The crash does not occur when using the plug-ins in the Plug-In Chain. We are working with Waves to resolve the issue.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. Sound Forge Pro:
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 500 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.
Commercial distribution of the trials and demos requires written permission from Sony Creative Software Inc.
8.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
Mailing Address:
Sony Creative Software Inc.
8215 Greenway Blvd.
Suite 400
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
Customer Service/Sales:
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Telephone support during normal office hours:
  • 1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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