Industry-leading professional digital audio editing platform includes CD Architect 5.2, application scripting and VST effect support

January 24, 2005

by -- Sony of Canada

Sony of Canada Ltd., Canada's leading supplier
of electronic and computer products for consumers and business, today announced it has launched Sound Forge(R) 8 Professional Audio Editing Software, the latest version of its award-winning professional digital audio editing product.

New features include the addition of CD Architect(TM) 5.2
software for professional CD mastering, with direct track export functionality from Sound Forge software for fast and efficient Red Book audio CD creation. This new upgrade also provides application scripting functionality and batch
processing that permits users to automate processes for multiple file encodes; customizable keyboard commands for streamlining workflow; the addition of low-latency ASIO driver support; and VST plug-in support which expands the
number of effect options users can now apply to their audio.

"Sound Forge software has become synonymous with
professional audio editing and processing on the PC platform for more than ten years," said Sebastian Scala, Marketing Manager, Professional Audio Products, Content Creation Division, Broadcast Communication Solutions Group, Sony of
Canada Ltd. "Whether you've used the product for its support of a variety of audio and video formats, automated recording, real-time effects processing, streaming media encoding, or audio restoration, we're sure you'll find the integration of CD Architect, a long-time industry standard for disc-at-once CD creation, to be invaluable."

Sound Forge software is the industry-standard for audio
editing and is used worldwide for production in leading recording studios, post production facilities, broadcast and media complexes, home studios, radio stations and training facilities. The application includes an extensive set of
customizable processes, professional studio effects and powerful tools for manipulating audio, creating streaming media, and offers support for a wide range of file
import and export options for most standard formats.



Sound Forge 8 software's many new powerful features and
enhancements include:



- Application scripting;

- Batch converter functionality;

- Includes CD Architect 5.2 software for professional CD mastering
- Direct file export to CD Architect software;

- VST effect support;

- ASIO driver support;

- Customizable keyboard mapping;

- Audio scrubbing; and

- Windows XP theme support.



Sound Forge 8 will be available in late February at a
manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $495.


Sony manages the following media creation software titles:
Sound Forge(R)

software, Vegas(R) software, CD Architect(TM) software, DVD
Architect(TM) software, ACID(R) PRO software, Sony Sound Series(TM) music and sound effects libraries, Sony Vision Series(TM) graphics, animations and stock footage libraries, Noise Reduction(TM) Plug-In, Vegas Movie Studio(TM) software, ACID Music Studio(TM) software and Sound Forge Audio Studio(TM) software.


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