MAGIX Sound Forge Pro

Version17(as of 11/30/2023)
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Main Features

  • Allows you to record, edit, and analyze audio
  • Enables recording up to 32 simultaneous channels with high-resolution audio
  • Provides a recording workflow with various capabilities
  • Includes the iZotope Mastering and Repair Suite
  • Enhanced support and stability for VST plug-ins
  • coreFX Utility makes basic operations easy and automatable

Software Overview

Screenshot of Sound Forge Pro 17
Screenshot of Sound Forge Pro 17

MAGIX Sound Forge Pro is an advanced audio waveform editor for Windows. Professionals and some high-end casual users record, edit, and analyze audio with the software, as well as produce samples, digitize and restore old recordings, and design sound for video. MAGIX acquired Sound Forge Pro from Sony in 2016, which had previously purchased the software from Sonic Foundry in 2003.

Sound Forge Pro allows you to record up to 32 simultaneous channels with high-resolution 64-bit/192 kHz audio. You can view your recording in a workflow that offers one-touch recording and the ability to monitor unarmed channels while recording, view your waveform as the software creates it, and review multiple recorded takes in the Undo/Redo History. The application also provides iZotope's Mastering and Repair Suite, which offers tools for mastering, post-processing, and restoring and repairing your audio.

The application's extensibility includes support for the Nectar Elements vocal processing plugin. You can also transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro and MAGIX SpectraLayers Pro to edit each application.


Professional artists, producers, and editors use Sound Forge Pro for audio post-production, sampling, mastering, and restoration. The audio editor provides multichannel and high-resolution audio recordings, an intuitive workflow interface, and tools for editing audio. MAGIX Sound Forge Pro is a high-quality application for working with your high-resolution audio projects.

Primary File Type

frg icon.FRGSound Forge Pro Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.FRGSound Forge Pro Project
.AA3ATRAC Audio File
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.AT3ATRAC3 Audio File
.AUSun Microsystems Audio File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BCSSonic Foundry Batch Converter Script
.CDACD Audio Track Shortcut
.DIGSound Designer Audio File
.FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec File
.GIGTascam GigaSampler File
.M2THDV Video File
.M2TSBlu-ray BDAV Video File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio
.OMASony OpenMG Music File
.PCAPerfect Clarity Audio File
.RAWRaw Audio Data
.SFAP0Sound Forge Pro Audio Proxy File
.SFKSound Forge Pro Audio Peak File
.SNDSound File
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.VOXDialogic Voice Audio File
.W64Sony Wave64 Audio File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
Updated 11/30/2023