View Full Version : New Feature in Sound Forge 8.0

2005-10-10, 03:26 PM
I donít have a question so much as I do a comment about the newest version of Sony Sound Forge (version 8.0). The Batch Converter function alone is worth the price of admission. Not sure if there is another program out there that does this type thing. With the Batch Converter you can, for example, open every track in a show that you may want to EQ, then apply the change to every file at one time. Heretofore you had to open each file and EQ them individually. What a huge time savings it is to do the whole thing at once. And itís not just EQing that you can do in a batch Ė you can do any process that Sound Forge can do to any number of files you want. I have a friend, for example, who saved bunches of songs from his CDs as AAC files on his iPod. He now wants to convert some of them to MP3 to make an MP3 disc for his car stereo (no comments on the lossy thing Ė itís not my point here). He is throwing the whole damn collection into the Batch Converter and doing every file. Itís just a really handy thing to have for altering large numbers of files without having to apply the changes to each file individually as you had to in 7.0. And you can string any number of processes together as well. Very, very cool feature.

Check it out if this sounds like something you could use.


2005-10-15, 04:32 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but batch converter is included even in SF 4.5.

2005-10-15, 04:34 PM
If it was in 4.5 they dropped it by the time 7.0 came around (that's the only version I had before 8.0) and that seems unlikely to me but I couldn't say it wasn't in there because I never had it.

Here's the new features list (compared to 7.0):

VST plug-in effect support
ASIOô driver support
Application scripting
Automated file format encoding
Batch converter functionality
Includes scripts for popular processes
Audio scrubbing tool and JKL keyboard commands
Customizable keyboard mapping
Updated Regions List and Playlist windows
Save paths in rendered media
Windows XP theme support
Includes CD Architect 5.2 software with CD text support
Direct file export to CD Architect software
Flash (.swf) format import