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Reviews of ACID products
ACID
09/01/2012
 
"Higher quality and more polished recordings than before." Ben Pitt, PC Pro UK
 
02/01/2011
 
A review of ACID Pro 7 software courtesy of Soundwrx Music.
 
04/19/2010
 
Personally, I think this version is a leap in terms of features from version 6... If you’re an ACID user, version 7 is well worth the attractive upgrade price. – Ginno Legaspi for Wusik Sound Magazine
 
02/25/2010
 
ACID Pro 7 a really must have upgrade. If you have never worked with a version of ACID Pro, then I think that you will be in for a treat. It is incredibly fun to work with, really easy to use, and continues to improve dramatically. I very highly recommend ACID Pro 7. – T. Michael Testi for Blog Critics
 
06/05/2009
 
A. Dorian of Houston Music Reviews puts ACID Pro 7 software to the test.
 
06/01/2009
Award
ACID Pro 7 software earned a Studio Score award from Studio magazine (Swedish), Issue 4, 2009.
 
02/18/2009
 
Heath McKnight writes a very positive review of ACID Pro 7 software. He states, “This is a powerful DAW that every musician, sound engineer, etc., needs in his or her toolbox.”
 
02/11/2009
 
Blast magazine editor-in-chief John Guilfoil has plenty to say about ACID Pro 7 software and calls its feature set “just plain delicious if you’re a musician.”
 
02/03/2009
 
Curt Yengst of Radio World magazine tests ACID Pro 7 software in a radio production environment.
 
01/01/2009
 
Radio Production magazine’s Steve Cunningham hadn’t looked at ACID Pro since 2002. Find out why he’s so psyched about version 7.
 
12/28/2008
 
ACID Pro 7 is one of the most powerful pro-level DAW (digital audio workstation) packages on the market.
 
12/01/2007
 
Software Editorial praises ACID Music Studio software for its ease of use, especially the Show Me How tutorials.
 
11/12/2006
 
The Gadget Guy reviews ACID Pro 6 software.
 
10/01/2006
 
ACID has gone on its own trip — and it’s a good one, a review by Sam Wheeler for EQ magazine.
 
10/01/2006
Award
APC Magazine Highly Recommends ACID Pro 6 software.
 
08/01/2006
 
Jason Blum of Future Music magazine ponders if Sony’s sixth hit of Acid makes you legally insane.
 
07/01/2006
 
Jason Scott Alexander of Remix magazine, reviews ACID Pro 6 software.
 
07/01/2006
 
Mark Cousins of MusicTech magazine takes a trip with ACID Pro 6.
 
06/29/2006
 
Frank Moldstad covers the ins and outs of time-stretching in this tutorial for Digital Producer magazine.
 
06/01/2006
 
Computer Music magazine review of ACID Pro 6.
 
04/24/2006
 
Bios magazine awards ACID Pro 6 software their editor's choice award saying, "This is without a doubt the best and most comprehensive version of ACID Pro ever. Highly recommended!"
 
04/13/2006
 
A review of ACID Pro 6 software by Frank Moldstad.
 
04/01/2006
Award
ACID Pro earns Mix magazine's "Certified Hit" award at Winter NAMM.
 
 
Reviews of Loops & Samples products
Loops & Samples
06/01/2013
 
“Liquid Planet” is a carefully curated library, which, despite the highly specific musical pedigree of its creator, could prove to be of utility to composers and producers of varying backgrounds. N. Halpern, Productionhub.com <\em>
 
04/01/2010
 
When they say world loops, they mean world. Some of these sound like Smithsonian field recordings, but higher quality – this isn't 'new age' world. – Craig Anderton for EQ Magazine
 
02/01/2010
 
Working with the sounds in Pulse is a bit like getting a day pass to Devine's personal studio, with one of the world's most original sound designers supplying you with unique new timbres for your compositions. – Geary Yelton and Len Sasso for Electronic Musician
 
10/19/2005
 
Stephen Schleicher reviews this soundtrack construction collection for Audio Video Producer.
 
09/18/2005
 
Journalist, comedian, and musician MC Rebbe reviews Chicago Fire, our 5-CD box set of dance music loops.
 
09/01/2005
 
Craig Anderton reviews the Synchro-Funk Loop Library en route from Chicago to West Palm Beach.
 
 
Reviews of Sound Forge products
Sound Forge
08/01/2014
 
"Sound Forge Pro Mac proves its worth and relevance by doing audio editing very well, and ostensibly providing greater control than a DAW when it comes to mastering, handling of metadata, and alternate outputs formats." DJ TIMES, Wesley Bryant-Kind
 
02/01/2014
 
"Sound Forge Pro Mac 2 is in my opinion the best sound editor available for the Mac." IT Enquirer
 
01/01/2014
 
"Audio post-production, mastering, sampling, restoration: it can comfortably cover all such applications and is relatively easy to use with its clear and plain interface." Red Led, Audiofanzine
 
12/01/2013
 
"Sound Forge Pro 11 offers a multitude of processors and an infinite number of choices to achieve the sound that you are looking for." Dave Plotkin, Radio World
 
10/01/2013
 
"It has really built up a reputation as the ‘go-to’ audio editor over the years, and with the inclusion of the new iZotope and Zplane plug-ins, there really is quite a collection of good restoration and editing plug-ins that you can use to get the most out of your audio processing." Gary Hiebing, AskAudio
 
10/01/2013
 
"If there were a lifetime achievement award for audio editing software, Sound Forge would be the favored candidate." David English, StudioDaily
 
08/01/2013
 
"If you have serious audio editing to perform, you will want to take a look at Sound Forge." Jeremiah Hall, DoddleNews
 
07/22/2013
 
"Whether your game is mixing, mastering, repair and restoration, sound design, forensics, or analysis, Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 provide a unified environment that will serve as your gateway to the highest plateau of creative audio design." Gear Junkies
 
02/01/2013
 
"Sony's 'fresh start' approach to developing the Mac version has paid off. Sound Forge Pro Mac's suite of tools caters for all general editing tasks with ease." John Walden, Sound on Sound
 
01/01/2013
 
"Absolutely packed with features. Slick, efficient interface. Excellent iZotope processing package. Flexible editing and processing optins. Problem-free for a new build." Music Radar
 
01/01/2013
 
"It also supports Audio Units plug-ins, and surprisingly, Mac VST plug-ins, a feature that’s relatively rare for Mac applications, and a nice touch for those looking for the most audio-processing options." David Biedny, MacLife
 
12/01/2012
 
"Sound Forge Pro Mac is an ideal solution for producers who need to record, edit, and deliver crisp, punchy, and perfectly optimized audio content for any purpose." Steve Beck, The Noise Room
 
12/20/2010
 
Sound Forge Pro 10 is one of the most comprehensive and intelligently engineered audio enhancement suites on the market. — Geoff Poister for TV Technology.
 
04/01/2010
 
This release also adds event-based editing, a host of workflow improvements, and interactive tutorials – all to help you edit with blinding speed on one of the most reliable audio engines ever built. – John Howard for Microfilmmaker Magazine
 
02/01/2010
 
Space precludes a full consideration of all the new features, but, for me at least, the headline offering – full CD production without leaving Sound Forge 10 – makes this a very worthwhile upgrade on its own. – John Walden for Sound on Sound
 
11/04/2009
 
Reviewing for Studio Monthly Justin Lassen writes, "In my opinion, the best just keeps getting better, and this release proves it. This is truly hot software, and you’ll thank yourself for grabbing a copy of it."
 
11/01/2009
 
Steve Cunningham reviews Sound Forge Pro 10 for Radio and Production saying, "Sound Forge Pro 10 is to version 9 as a 2010 Ford Mustang is to a 1969 Boss Mustang...still wicked fast, still sounds like business, but so much easier to drive".
 
10/18/2009
 
Guitaren Denmark reviews Sound Forge Pro 10. An English translation is available below the original review in Danish.
 
10/05/2009
 
A review by Jeffrey P. Fisher for Digital Media Net highlighting "...a bevy of new features that keep you wondering how you ever worked without them."
 
09/28/2009
 
“Sound Forge Pro 10 is a high performance digital audio editing and mastering tool packed with powerful real time editing and mastering effects, ideal for audio/video producers.” – Stephen Lupo
 
10/13/2006
 
PC Advisor finds Sound Forge Audio Studio to have "a strong feature set for the money."
 
01/01/2006
 
This cut-down version of Sound Forge 8 offers much of what makes its pricier sibling great.
 
 
Reviews of Spectralayers products
Spectralayers
08/01/2014
 
"SpectraLayers Pro 2 is a powerful audio forensics program," Dave Plotkin, Radio World
 
06/01/2014
 
"…powerful noise reduction tools for restoration, post-production audio sweetening or forensics work." Michael Cooper, Electronic Musician
 
01/01/2014
 
"But if you also need powerful noise reduction tools for restoration, post-production audio sweetening or audio-forensics work, SpectraLayers Pro 2 is the only spectral processor I know of that gives you tools for executing all these tasks under one roof." Michael Cooper, Electronic Musician
 
10/01/2013
 
"For anyone working professionally with sound, and for any job that is beyond a regular wave editor, SpectraLayers Pro 2 could very well be indispensable." Hollin Jones, AskAudio Magazine
 
10/01/2013
 
"SpectraLayers Pro is an outstanding piece of software than can repair audio files in ways no other software currently available can ." Larry Jordan, Edit Smarter
 
09/01/2013
 
Without a doubt, it deserves a place in the toolkit of every professional audio designer. Darien Graham-Smith, PC Pro UK
 
09/01/2013
 
"SpectraLayers Pro 2 is a pretty remarkable tool in what it can do..." Tom Michael Testi, BlogCritics
 
09/01/2013
 
"This extraordinary program effectively allows you to 'paint' with sound." David Smith, Digital Producer magazine
 
08/01/2013
 
"I said in my review of SLP1 that I looked forward to new releases of the software. I was right. This is one worth taking a look at." Jeremiah Hall, DoddleNews
 
07/22/2013
 
"Whether your game is mixing, mastering, repair and restoration, sound design, forensics, or analysis, Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 provide a unified environment that will serve as your gateway to the highest plateau of creative audio design." Gear Junkies
 
07/01/2013
 
"I came to appreciate SpectraLayers Pro. It’s a new way, for the non-audio engineer, to think about sound and how to edit sound. I look forward to learning with it. I also look forward to new releases." Jeremiah Hall, DoddleNews
 
05/01/2013
 
For anyone looking to explore the frontiers of sound, SpecttraLayers Pro would make a powerful addition to their toolkit. Michael Cooper, Mix
 
02/01/2013
 
"Spectralayers Pro takes audio copy and paste functionality into whole new dimensions, shuttling blocks of sound between layers, and can be used in analysis and repair tasks as well as for radically creative arranging and rearranging of sound." Joseph Timmons, XombieWoof
 
01/01/2013
 
"For the serious sound editor working on complex audio projects, this is the program to get! It sets a new benchmark for noise reductino applications." Mark Speer, Videomaker
 
01/01/2013
 
"Super-precise audio restoration, (with) many intelligent tools to help extract audio." Barry Rudolph, Music Connection
 
01/01/2013
 
"Who needs Spectralayers? ...the kind of people who love to get their hands dirty with audio, hunting down the peaks and valleys of a particular frequency to produce clearer sound. Those people will love having this new tool in their box." Bill Stiteler, Technology Tell
 
12/01/2012
 
"A real eye opener as to what can be done with audio." Steve Beck, The Noise Room
 
12/01/2012
 
"Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro work seamlessly together." Steve Beck, The Noise Room
 
11/01/2012
 
"(SpectraLayers Pro) is an extraordinary audio editing application that provides an enitrely different way of working with audio tracks using unprecedented editing techniques and spectral analysis. (It) sets you on the course to a brave new world of audio editing." Craig Hopkinson, SoundWrx Music
 
10/01/2012
 
"A revolutionary product for audio engineering and sound design. It gives you remarkable capabilities and tools for unprecedented sound shaping and remixing...truly amazing." T. Michael Testi, Blog Critics
 
07/31/2012
 
"I think SpectraLayers 1.0 is a far better sample editor and spectral analysis/processing tool than anything else I’ve come across on the Mac." — Erik Vlietinck for IT Enquirer
 
07/30/2012
 
"Isolate the male voice on that phone call! You can't really do that, except on TV, right? Well, with the tools in SpectraLayers and some time spent on the details, you can achieve results that you might have thought impossible before." — David McKnight for Streaming Media Producer
 
 
Reviews of Vegas products
Vegas
07/01/2014
 
"...provide(s) every conceivable video (and audio) tool that you could ever want." Mike Meyer, Honolulu Star Advertiser
 
06/17/2014
 
"Five stars: “An evolutionary update to an already highly evolved editor." Benn Pitt, Expert Reviews
 
06/01/2014
 
"Sony Vegas Pro 13 is an immensely powerful non-linear editing suite that is stable, responsive and a delight to use. " David Smith, Australian Videocamera
 
05/01/2014
 
An evolutionary update to an already highly evolved editor. Ben Pitt, Expert Reviews
 
05/01/2014
 
“An impressive suite that serves video producers extremely well.” Ben Pitt, PC Pro UK
 
05/01/2014
 
"Between the behind the scenes performance, support for virtually every file format, and loads of useful effects out of the box - you can't go wrong." Andre Elijah, Productionhub.com
 
01/01/2014
 
"Sony Vegas Pro 12 is a solid update to one of the best video editing programs on the market today." Jason Bakker, Metal Arcade
 
01/01/2014
 
"The most refined and efficient consumer editor around." Ben Pitt, Computer Shopper
 
12/01/2013
 
"I found Vegas Pro 12 to be very easy to work with and very professional in its capabilities. " T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics
 
07/25/2013
 
"3D capabilities help Sony's consumer-grade video editing software to stand out, and the precise editing and solid rendering speed make this an excellent option for consumers." Mashable
 
06/05/2013
 
"By combining a familiar track-based timeline with hundreds of strategic innovations, users of Vegas Pro 12 Edit will appreciate its high-end performance and modern approach to content creation. " Dyana Carmella and Gordon Meyer, P3 Update
 
06/04/2013
 
"The Vegas Pro 12 Suite is a winner!" Al Caudullo, 3Dguy.tv
 
02/01/2013
 
"…the range of production capability manifest within each software application of the Vegas Pro 12 Suite is simply staggering. Sony Creative Software have done a terrific job in bringing it all together under one impeccable workflow." Craig Hopkinson, SoundWrx Music
 
01/01/2013
 
"Best Advanced Editing Software 2012. Vegas Pro 12 can do it all."
 
01/01/2013
 
"Vegas Pro 12 can be a real champion for your editing needs. Those who want a professional editing program without fuss should give Vegas Pro 12 a look." Tony Gomez, Videomaker
 
01/01/2013
 
"With a laundry list of upgrades and improvements, Sony Vegas 12 Pro continues to be one of our favorite multimedia editors. Anyone who is using something older than Vegas 11 will see tremendous benefits in render speed, compatibility, and overall functionality."  Ken Brown, Legit Reviews
 
01/01/2013
 
"(Project Interchange Tools) are a major boon to editors as they can now work with any studio using these compatible tools." David McKnight, Streaming Media Producer
 
11/01/2012
 
"Delivered the goods." Eugenia Lolo, Eugenia's Rants and Thoughts
 
10/01/2012
 
"Quick turn projects using a variety of media are ideal for Vegas." Rick Spence, funkyfresh
 
10/01/2012
 
"Vegas Pro 12 is a serious piece of kit, and squares up tot he daily challenges of the professional producer." Craig Hopkinson, SoundWrx Music
 
10/01/2012
 
"Vegas Pro 12 was fun to cut with." Jeremiah Hall, doddle
 
10/01/2012
 
"Sony Vegas Pro is a powerful editor that deserves to be taken seriously. This is a solid update, and there are enough worthwhile improvements to warrant the upgrade price." Ben Pitt, PC Pro UK
 
09/01/2012
 
"A powerful 64-bit video editor at a reasonable price. Among consumer-level video-editin applications, Sony's Movie Studio Platinum is one of the most capable, offering more features than most of its competitors do." Alan Stafford, PC World
 
09/01/2012
 
"Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 is a solid video-editing program with a little extra oomph." Alan Stafford, PC Advisor UK
 
09/01/2012
 
"It does deliver quite a lot of bang for the buck. It's one of the easier editing programs to navigate aournd after just a few minutes of using." Ryan Matthew Pierson, Locker Gnome
 
08/01/2012
 
"The combination of precise, resopnsive timeline editing, powerful keyframe automation, sophisticated colour correct and blistering 1080p preview performance means that it's ready for critical business and creative use, too. 6/6 stars, Value for Money, Ease of Use, and Overall Rating." Ben Pitt, PC Pro UK
 
02/01/2012
 
"Sony Vegas Pro is an extremely powerful, professional-grade, non linear video editor. When I compare Vegas Pro to competing software in the dimensions of value for the money, feature set, and ease of use, I give it a 4.5/5.0 star rating." Patrick Vogt Indy Media Artists
 
02/01/2011
 
An audio-centric review of Vegas Pro 10 software courtesy of Soundwrx Music.
 
01/20/2011
 
A review of Vegas Pro 10 by Rod Scher for Computer Power User.
 
01/19/2011
 
A review by Brent Holland for Videomaker magazine covering the new GPU acceleration, image stabilization, and stereoscopic 3D editing features of Vegas Pro 10 software.
 
01/16/2011
 
In this review of Vegas Pro 10, Scott Bourne (Photofocus) does something he's never done before — recommends a program that runs only on Windows.
 
11/18/2010
 
If your current criteria for an HD NLE includes an easy learning curve, wide codec range, speed, stability and robust effects, the scale would tilt strongly toward Vegas. — George Avgerakis for HD Video Pro.
 
11/15/2010
 
This version is a winner! You get better playback on DSLR footage, track grouping, OpenFX support, enhanced multicam, a few audio goodies, and 3D to boot. There's even more to love. — David McKnight for Event DV
 
10/07/2010
 
Already more streamlined and efficient than its competitors, this update sees it taking them on for power — Ben Pitt for PC & Tech Authority
 
05/10/2010
 
Vegas was, without a doubt, the perfect tool for fast iteration and outstanding final results. – Coray Seifert for Gamedev.net
 
05/01/2010
 
VMS is not only the fastest, least expensive, and most capable way to get you started, but will also take care of your video needs for quite some time. – Craig Anderton for Sound on Sound
 
11/20/2009
Award
Vegas Pro software earns VideoMaker Magazine's Best Video Editing Software of the Year.
 
11/13/2009
 
I've tried several competing NLE programs, but Vegas Pro always comes out on top. It has an extremely intuitive design and is focused on user control, which gives me the flexibility that I need in my editing work. – Chris Brickler for TV Technology
 
10/02/2009
 
A tutorial on using the Vegas Pro video preview by Jeffrey P. Fisher for Digital Media Net.
 
10/01/2009
 
Vegas Pro 9 will be your cup of tea whether you’re just getting into video editing or if you’re a seasoned pro. – Russ Harris for DJ Times
 
09/16/2009
 
Sony Vegas Pro users have it made with the great Production Assistant plug-in. As a Final Cut Pro editor, I really wish some of these features were in the software to help me automate many of the regular edits I do. — Heath McKnight for Digital Producer Magazine
 
09/14/2009
 
Tom Skowronski reviews Vegas Pro 9 software for VideoMaker calling it "The ultimate alternative solution to FCP and CS3".
 
09/01/2009
 
Sony delivers a robust version 9 of its flagship NLE Sony Vegas with support for 4k video, including Red One, new user interface, and a barrel full of little tweaks and new features. – Jeffrey P. Fisher for Digital Producer Magazine
 
07/17/2009
 
Jim Harvey of CreativeCOW takes a look the new release of Vegas Pro 9 and determines ''This is one of the most comprehensive editing suites out there.''
 
07/17/2009
Award
Europe's leading Imaging and Sound Association has awarded Sony Creative Software winner of the European HD Video Editing Solution category for Vegas™ Pro 9.
 
04/22/2009
 
Overall, it’s a totally must have tool for current Vegas users, and if your current job description includes lots of repetitive work, it could be enough to think about picking up Vegas, even if just to automate these recurring tasks. — Jan Ozer for Millimeter
 

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