Basic Tutorial on Sound Forge Pro


Sound Forge 9.0 is a free audio editing software developed by Sony. It comes with many useful tools, making it possible to get high quality results. One of the tools that stand out the most is the “Sound Filter” which you can use for getting rid of all the annoying noise in the background.

Sound Forge 9 also allows you to synchronize videos and audio with the same quality that could be reached in professional studios.

It is very easy to use and fast to download.

Sony Sound Forge Pro software is professionally designed to help audio editors get the best of their audio production and editing results. Sony made it possible for audio editors to have an ultimate production that could professionally work from audio recording, mastering, restoration, sound design, and even Red Book CD creation.

If you are new to Sound Forge, here’s a basic walkthrough on what this cool audio editing tool can offer.

In the screenshot below, it shows what the default layout for Sound Forge looks like. It has this equalizer thing on the right side, and all the control tabs at the top of the screen.

Everything you need in your layout page can be found in the View tab. You need to open your Explorer folder – open it first before you can start your audio work.

To do that, click on ‘View’, scroll down to ‘Explorer’ and select it. You can minimize your Explorer folder, while you can also choose other audio editing properties that you want to add to help you finish your audio design.

You can also drag your Explorer folder and place it anywhere you want to. Just be sure to leave an open space for your audio clips.

Now, go back to the View tab and take a look of the other available features that Sound Forge can offer. You can add ‘File Properties’ right into your Explorer folder – just click ‘File Properties’ from the ‘View’ tab and it will be added on your layout. Some audio editors used to display File Properties into their layout page to help them easily manage their audio editing work.

You can also add the ‘Undo/Redo History’ by going back to the ‘View’ tab, and dragging its folder inside the Explorer folder. See screenshot below.

Another cool feature that Sony added to Sound Forge is the ‘Keyboard’ tool, which can be found from the ‘View’ tab. It gives you different sound effect options from a normal keyboard sound to acoustic grand piano sound, and even up to a helicopter sound. You can put this keyboard tool anywhere in your basic layout page.

Now, let’s proceed to the audio editing feature. In the screenshot below, it shows a vacant space under the Explorer folder – this will be used for the audio clips ready for editing.

‘Right click’ anywhere in the gray space, click ‘New’, and you will have a new window pop up where you can set your desired audio Hertz, Bit-depth, and Channels, and then click ‘OK’.

In the screenshot below, you can see 4 tracks available for audio clips.

Adding audio clips to your audio tracks is as easy as dragging the file from your Explorer folder. Click on the location on where you saved the audio clips and drag it down to your audio track. A new pop window will appear, click ‘OK’, and another window will open up that will allow you to create your desired audio effect such as choosing when you want to fade in and out specifically, and a lot more.

Below is an example of how your audio clip will look like in an audio track. You can click on ‘Effects’ at the top, and move your audio clip on where you want a specific effect to be applied such as Chorus, Distortion, etc.

You can also move anywhere from the timeline, and click ‘S’ to cut your clips. Below we have 3 different audio clips that are cut off from the first audio clip added on the audio track. With this, you can easily do anything that you want from adding effects, selecting which part of the audio would you like to fade out, etc.

There is also an ‘Edit’ tool you can click to move the clips, zoom in and out or even go the second or millisecond or frame you want to edit. Basically, Sound Forge allows you to edit your audio programs in-depth.