Cambridge, MA (May 8, 2007)--iZotope, Inc. has licensed mastering technology to Sony Creative Software for the latest version of the Sound Forge 9 professional digital audio production suite. Sound Forge 9 is now available.
"With every release of Sound Forge 9, Sony Creative Software aims to improve the production process for digital audio artists," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing for Sony Creative Software. "The Mastering Effects Bundle powered by iZotope allows Sound Forge 9 users to leverage iZotope's mastering expertise within the software, further solidifying Sound Forge's position as the tool of choice for audio professionals."
The Mastering Effects Bundle powered by iZotope includes the Mastering Reverb, Multiband Compressor, IRC Limiter Loudness Maximizer and Analog EQ Parametric Equalizer plug-ins.
Four essential mastering tools that incorporate iZotope's pristine 64-bit processing, high quality algorithms, and immersive user interfaces are featured in the Mastering Effects Bundle. The Mastering Reverb can add a consistent sense of depth and space to a mix. The Multiband Compressor provides up to 4 bands of limiting, compression and expansion with real-time visualization of the dynamics within each band. The IRC Limiter Loudness Maximizer allows users to create an overall louder or fuller master by limiting the dynamic range and boosting the perceived overall level of the mix. The Analog EQ Parametric Equalizer combines 6 bands of adjustable bell filters and low/high shelf filters with analog modeling.
"Sony and Sound Forge have long been relied upon by the top production talent in the music industry," said Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope, Inc. "By combining iZotope's expertise and success in mastering technology with that of Sony's, Sound Forge 9 provides the quality audio professionals demand in modern media production. "
Sound Forge 9 software, which includes the Mastering Effects Bundle powered by iZotope, is now available worldwide through software stores and online retailers for $399.95. More information on the Sound Forge family of products and the entire line of Sony Creative Software applications can be found at www.sonycreativesoftware.com.