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Subject:Acid Pro 7 and Sound Forge
Posted by: Cheye
Date:11/24/2008 6:19:24 PM

Can anyone tell me what Sound Forge can do that Acid Pro 7 can't? I know that Forge has all of the restoration plugs and iZotope mastering suite plus CD Architect included. How can Acid and Forge compliment each other? How can you use them together? Any ideas welcome and sorry if this questions seems DUMB!


Subject:RE: Acid Pro 7 and Sound Forge
Reply by: drbam
Date:11/24/2008 7:28:31 PM

I think of SF as a surgical tool for editing, fixing, batch processing, reformatting/converting files, and lots more. I couldn't imagine using Acid without SF. I could imagine using Vegas without it but wouldn't want to. Bottom line is that AP and SF are completely different apps designed for different functions and work together very well.

Subject:RE: Acid Pro 7 and Sound Forge
Reply by: jumbuk
Date:11/24/2008 7:38:59 PM

SF is an audio editor. It doesn't do multi-tracking or looping like Acid. You use Acid to build a song out of recorded audio, MIDI and loops. You use SF to edit individual audio files - remove silence from the ends, normalise, change sample rate or frequency, add effects, remove noise or unwanted events etc.

I generally use SF at several stages:

- I have SF set as the default audio editor in Acid, to fine-tune recorded audio ready for mixing.

- I may use SF for mastering individual tracks after rendering to stereo.

- After assembling CD tracks in CDA, I will occasionally use SF to open a track for final fine-tuning if needed at the CD mastering stage.

Subject:RE: Acid Pro 7 and Sound Forge
Reply by: DKeenum
Date:11/25/2008 6:20:07 AM

When I got SF, it really improved my productivity. Even the lower cost version is very helpful.

When I record a part, or create a loop, or anything, I open it in Acid and take a look and a listen. I do all the things mentioned before. I guess you don't have to do those things, but for me, it helps a lot.

Subject:RE: Acid Pro 7 and Sound Forge
Reply by: Spastik
Date:12/3/2008 10:40:54 AM

Now is there not editing capabilities in Acid 7?

Or is SF just a better way at editing single files..

also what's this about a cheaper version of SF??

Subject:RE: Acid Pro 7 and Sound Forge
Reply by: drbam
Date:12/3/2008 11:10:03 AM

Compared to Sound Forge and Vegas, Acid's editing capabilities are limited. Sound Forge is a completely different type of app and is primarily designed as a 2 track editor. As I mentioned above, it can be used in a highly sophisticated manner and is capable of tasks that Acid will never do.

Subject:RE: Acid Pro 7 and Sound Forge
Reply by: Chienworks
Date:12/3/2008 1:34:17 PM

For example, if someone gave me a recording of a piece of music with requests like, "trim the silence between movements, cut out the 3rd movement, bring up the volume of the 4th to match the others, remove the sneeze during the long rest" ... i would never dream of attempting that in ACID. It could be done, but it would be annoying. A few mouse clicks in Sound Forge and it would be finished.

Think of ACID for arranging music. Think of Sound Forge for editing sound.

And yes, there is a cheaper 'studio' version of Sound Forge just like there are studio versions of ACID and Vegas. It has most of the important features but lacks a few of the more advanced ones.

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