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Release Notes
 
Sound Forge® Pro 11.0
July 2014
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
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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
Notable fixes/changes in version 11.0 (Build 293)
  • Ripple editing now ripples all events after the ripple point when no channels are selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Edit > Treat as Cutlist command to be unavailable.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Playlist names to be corrupted after undoing a change in the Regions List.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Playlist names to be corrupted after dragging a region from the Regions List to the Playlist.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause regions in the Regions List to be deleted when pressing Delete to edit a region value.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause duplicate markers or regions to be discarded when saving files.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause multiple regions that use the same start time and name to be sorted incorrectly in the Regions List.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when clicking the Play buttons in the Regions List window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause warnings to be displayed inconsistently when deleting regions that are in use by a Playlist/Cutlist.
  • Fixed a bug that could clear Playlist, Track List, and Region List selections when right-clicking to display the shortcut menu.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from adding a selected region to the Playlist/Cutlist unless the Regions List window was visible.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Track and Index items in the Track List window to appear to be editable. Both items are now correctly displayed as read only. CD indexes are automatically numbered to match the index markers in the data window, and you can rearrange tracks by dragging the rows in the Track List window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Sound Forge to prompt you to register after having registered successfully.
  • If a file contains multiple CDif chunks, Sound Forge Pro now removes redundant chunks when saving.
Notable fixes/changes in version 11.0 (Build 272)
  • Added an Update BWF Loudness Metadata button to the Statistics dialog to allow you to write calculated loudness values to Broadcast Wave Format metadata.
  • Added an Event Editing toolbar (use View > Toolbars to show or hide toolbars).
  • Added Japanese-language support.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when right-clicking items in the Broadcast Wave or Summary Information metadata windows.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash on Windows 8 when pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete while opening a large number of files.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed markers and regions to be dragged beyond the end of the data window when Options > Event > Auto Ripple was selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause events to be moved incorrectly when using drag-and-drop editing.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause event edges to move past the beginning of a data window when Options > Event > Auto Ripple was selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause BWF metadata to be saved even when the Save metadata with file check box was cleared.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Undo from restoring markers and audio CD tracks after undoing a ripple edit.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause CD tracks to shift when adding an event with a mismatching sample rate.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Broadcast Wave metadata window to draw incorrectly when scrolling.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a low-memory error when processing files with high sample rates on 32-bit versions of Windows.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Edit > Paste Special > Paste to New command to be unavailable in event-editing mode.
  • Fixed various issues when using the Dolby Media Meter plug-in with the Plug-In Chain.
  • Fixed various issues when using the Dolby Media Emulator plug-in with the Plug-In Chain.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from dragging events between channels when Options > Event > Auto Ripple was enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Product (IPRD) summary metadata to be handled incorrectly.
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: 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 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.
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, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1
  • 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:
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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.
  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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