Exclusive: Get Advanced Audio Waveform Editor 'SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3' Bundle for $249

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Multimedia software maker Magix is offering MacRumors readers an exclusive discount, knocking the price of its advanced audio waveform editor SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 bundle down to $249, a savings of over $300 compared to the regular price of $557 for the entire bundle.

    SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 is an advanced audio editing suite with multi-channel recording and editing, mastering for music and dialogue clips, and support for high-resolution audio recording at 24 bits with sampling rates as high as 192kHz. Users can edit down to the sample level and have access to customizable window layouts and configurable viewing panels to enable a streamlined workflow.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Magix

    Magix notes that SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 was optimized and designed for macOS, and can work with both native and third-party plug-ins. Here are a few other features found in the software:
    In addition to the base SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 software, the bundle offer also includes iZotope's RX Elements and Ozone Elements tools, normally priced at $129 each. RX Elements offers spectral editing capabilities and four additional audio-enhancing plug-ins, while Ozone Elements includes professionally designed presets and precise macro controls to help guide users into making "a full, rich, and loud final master."

    SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3 supports Mac computers running OS X Mavericks 10.9 and newer, with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon-Processor, as well as 2GB RAM and 200MB of hard drive space. Check out Magix's specifications page for more information.

    Visit Magix's website to find additional details and purchase SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3; no coupon or discount code is required to take advantage of the discount. The offer ends on Friday, October 13.

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    Article Link: Exclusive: Get Advanced Audio Waveform Editor 'SOUND FORGE Pro Mac 3' Bundle for $249
  2. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    Did they ever catch it up to the windows version?
  3. KernelG macrumors member


    Feb 8, 2008
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Anyone using this since Sony sold it to Magix? I'm curious about stability and quality. Magix hasn't exactly been known for Mac development, or even for high-end pro apps until now.
  4. petsounds macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    I used Sound Forge a lot back in the day on Windows, but I don't remember it ever being that expensive.
  5. JosephAW macrumors 68000


    May 14, 2012
    I'm sure it's useful and powerful but the amount of audio editing I do Audacity works fine and even amazes me of all the features and capabilities it has.
  6. bsbeamer macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
    SoundForge used to be my go-to when I was on Windows doing audio work. Haven't used it in 10+ years after Sony took over. Went to Cool Edit Pro (now Audition) and messed with ProTools LE for awhile. For that price, at least give yourself a look at Audacity or ProTools First (free version).
  7. M.PaulCezanne macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2014
    Loved this in the old days. Nice work MR!
  8. radio893fm macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2004
    Is this license still for 1 computer? That has been one of my biggest issue to move forward with the purchase, since I now have a 2 computer work-flow for mostly everything.
  9. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

    Mar 4, 2011
    Sound Forge... there's a name I haven't heard in a while... :p
  10. clintage3 macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2014
    Wow. Sound Forge. I used it back when it and Vegas was from Sonic Foundry. Then used Vegas after it got sold to Sony. Had no idea Sony sold it to Magix. I became a Wavelab fan somewhere along the way. Now I don't use either and just use Presonus Studio One Pro. Glad to know it's still around!
  11. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

    Mar 4, 2011
  12. TLMuse, Dec 6, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017

    TLMuse macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2016
    Ithaca, NY
    @radio893fm: There was some discussion of this on the Magix forums (see https://www.magix.info/us/forum/installations-allowed--1194540/). The license is not completely clear. That said, I've installed it on both my home desktop Mac Pro and my RMBP, and it authorized without incident on both and I use it on both (not at the same time).
    --- Post Merged, Dec 6, 2017 ---
    @KernelG: For some user feedback, check out the SFPM forums on the Magix site: https://www.magix.info/us/audio-forum/sound-forge-mac/

    There isn't a lot of user feedback there (and even less participation or signs of attention from Magix). I think you'll see that user experience is mixed at best. There is particular dissatisfaction that the bulk of Magix's effort seems to have been directed at negotiating with 3rd parties (iZotope in particular) to provide plug-ins. I'm an iZotope fan, but I already have full versions of the reduced-capability included plug-ins. Other users are in the same boat. We feel a significant chunk of our SFPM expense is thus wasted. If you don't have the plug-ins and would find them useful, SFPM is probably a good deal. If the plug-ins aren't a significant value to you, it's hard to recommend SFPM with its current rather limited level of support from Magix.

    For some published reviews (largely quite positive), see:

    [behind a paywall until Aug 2018]




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