Sonic Foundry (AMEXFO) introduces the new 4.5 version of Sound Forge XP, their mass-market version of the industry leading Sound Forge digital audio production system. The new version lets anyone with a current PC and soundcard do professional quality digital audio production for Internet, presentations, or multimedia projects. In addition to the audio processing power of previous versions, the 4.5 update includes support for both Microsoft NetShow(TM) Services and RealNetworks(TM) RealSystem(TM) as well as a suite of new loop editing tools and specialized features for creating loops for ACID TM, the company's new loop-based music creation software.
According to Sound Forge Marketing Product Manager Dave Chaimson, "Sound Forge XP 4.5 delivers professional Internet and presentation audio results to non-audio professionals. As the spectrum of computer users broadens, the demand continues to increase for high-performance, yet simple to master and reasonably priced tools. We've taken the core elements of our professional Sound Forge system and put them together to achieve exactly what a business person building a powerful presentation or a home Internet designer building a riveting website really needs."
Applications - Sound Forge XP 4.5 is a comprehensive audio editing environment containing a wide range of processes, tools, and effects for manipulating audio. Users can design and produce professional-quality original sound tracks, add narration to Web sites, record and send internet voice mail, orchestrate streamed Web events, customize sound effects for computer games, mix down voice and music tracks for training or sales presentations, etc.
Available on the Web - Sound Forge XP 4.5 can be purchased for $59.95 directly from Sonic Foundry at www.sonicfoundry.com or from participating dealers. Demo versions are also available for downloading from the site.
Sound Forge XP 4.5 runs on Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0 or later systems. It requires a Pentium computer with at least 8MB of RAM, 5MB of HD space for installation and a CD-ROM.