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ACID

09/14/2012
Sony Acid Music Studio 9 review

"Higher quality and more polished recordings than before." Ben Pitt, PC Pro UK

02/25/2010
Highly Recommended

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 must have upgrade

A. Dorian of Houston Music Reviews puts ACID Pro 7 software to the test.

02/18/2009
ACID Pro 7 on Digital Media Net

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
10 of 10

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
Leaves many well-known DAWs in the dust...

Curt Yengst of Radio World magazine tests ACID Pro 7 software in a radio production environment.

01/01/2009
"Killer App" (pdf)

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
PC World reviews ACID Pro 7

ACID Pro 7 is one of the most powerful pro-level DAW (digital audio workstation) packages on the market.

02/07/2008
It’s a Serious Upgrade

The Gadget Guy reviews ACID Pro 6 software.

10/01/2006
EQ Magazine reviews ACID Pro

ACID has gone on its own trip — and it’s a good one, a review by Sam Wheeler for EQ magazine.

10/01/2006
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Highly Recommended

APC Magazine Highly Recommends ACID Pro 6 software.

07/01/2006
Loop-Music Pioneer Becomes Formidable DAW (pdf)

Jason Scott Alexander of Remix magazine, reviews ACID Pro 6 software.

06/29/2006
Time-Stretching in ACID Pro 6

Frank Moldstad covers the ins and outs of time-stretching in this tutorial for Digital Producer magazine.

04/01/2006
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ACID Pro a Certified Hit

ACID Pro earns Mix magazine's "Certified Hit" award at Winter NAMM.

Loops & Samples

06/24/2013
Ambience and Rhythm: “Liquid Planet” from Sony Creative Software

“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

02/01/2010
Pulse: Pure Analog Lifeforms Review

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

Sound Forge

08/01/2014
Sony Creative Software: New Studio Tricks

"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

02/05/2014
Sony upgrades Sound Forge Pro Mac

"Sound Forge Pro Mac 2 is in my opinion the best sound editor available for the Mac." IT Enquirer

01/05/2014
The Top Audio Editors

"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

12/18/2013
Sound Forge Pro 11 Adds Useful Tools

"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

10/21/2013
Review: Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Pro 11

"If there were a lifetime achievement award for audio editing software, Sound Forge would be the favored candidate." David English, StudioDaily

10/01/2013
Review: Sound Forge 11

"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

08/05/2013
Ten Years On: A Review of Sound Forge Pro 11

"If you have serious audio editing to perform, you will want to take a look at Sound Forge." Jeremiah Hall, DoddleNews

02/01/2013
Audio Editing Software for Mac OS

"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

01/07/2013
The PC editor gets its Mac on

"Absolutely packed with features. Slick, efficient interface. Excellent iZotope processing package. Flexible editing and processing optins. Problem-free for a new build." Music Radar

12/24/2012
MacLife reviews Sound Forge Pro Mac

"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
Hands On with Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro from Sony Creative Software

"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 Review

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
Award of Superiority

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
Highly recommended

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
A Must-Have Application

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
Money Well Spent (pdf)

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
Sound Forge Pro 10 Guitaren review

Guitaren Denmark reviews Sound Forge Pro 10. An English translation is available below the original review in Danish.

10/05/2009
Sound Forge Pro - A perfect 10

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
Geek.com on Sound Forge Pro 10

“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
Sound Forge Audio Studio Reviewed by PC Advisor

PC Advisor finds Sound Forge Audio Studio to have "a strong feature set for the money."

06/22/2005
Sound Forge Audio Studio Reviewed by Computer Shopper

This cut-down version of Sound Forge 8 offers much of what makes its pricier sibling great.

Spectralayers

04/27/2015
CDM Studios Uses SpectraLayers Pro 3

"Many tools claim to allow you to extract unwanted audio, but never has there been an app that handles this with such grace – allowing you to stare at a cross section of your sound and remove just the offending elements, leaving the rest sonically intact."- Charles de Montebello

08/01/2014
Sony Ghosts Unwanted Noises

"SpectraLayers Pro 2 is a powerful audio forensics program," Dave Plotkin, Radio World

06/30/2014
Review – Sony SpectraLayers Pro 2

"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

10/12/2013
Product Review: SpectraLayers Pro 2 from Sony Creative Software

"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

10/02/2013
Review: Sony SpectraLayers Pro 2

"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

09/26/2013
New Software Spotlight: SpectraLayers Pro 2 from Sony Creative Software

"SpectraLayers Pro 2 is a pretty remarkable tool in what it can do..." Tom Michael Testi, BlogCritics

09/22/2013
Sony SpectaLayers Pro 2 - Now you can unscramble the audio egg!

"This extraordinary program effectively allows you to 'paint' with sound." David Smith, Digital Producer magazine

09/01/2013
Sony SpectraLayers Pro 2 review

Without a doubt, it deserves a place in the toolkit of every professional audio designer. Darien Graham-Smith, PC Pro UK

08/06/2013
SpectraLayers Pro 2 Plays Well With Others - A Review

"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

06/13/2013
SpectraLayers Pro Audio Spectrum Editing

"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
Revolutionary Audio-Spectrum Editor Does the Impossible

For anyone looking to explore the frontiers of sound, SpecttraLayers Pro would make a powerful addition to their toolkit. Michael Cooper, Mix

02/18/2013
The Sight and Sound of Pure Innovation

"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

01/15/2013
Spectralayers Pro for OS X Review

"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

01/04/2013
Sony Creative SpectraLayers Pro

"Super-precise audio restoration, (with) many intelligent tools to help extract audio." Barry Rudolph, Music Connection

01/01/2013
Sony Creative Software SpectraLayers Pro Audio Editing Software Review

"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

12/01/2012
Spectral Layers Pro – A Brave New World

"A real eye opener as to what can be done with audio." Steve Beck, The Noise Room

12/01/2012
Hands On with Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro from Sony Creative Software

"Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro work seamlessly together." Steve Beck, The Noise Room

10/08/2012
Software Review: SpectraLayers Pro From Sony Creative Software

"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
Review: Sony SpectraLayers Pro edits sound as no other

"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
The Forensic Audio Manipulation You See on CSI Is More Real Than You Think

"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

Vegas

10/13/2014
Sony Vegas Pro 13: Review

"The software comes with the editing features and effects that you would expect from a professional editing application and many that exceed the norm." Odin Lindblom, VizWorld

10/01/2014
Sony Vegas Pro 13 Professional Editing Software Pro Appeal

"Sony Vegas Pro 13 is a powerful, affordable editing program." Mark Holder, Videomaker

09/08/2014
Sony Vegas Pro 13 EDIT

"8.5/10: Sony Vegas Pro 13 is an outstanding professional video editing application." Danny Chadwick, Top Ten Reviews

08/27/2014
Proxy-Based Editing, Plug-Ins and iPad Compatibility

"Superb media handling with wide codec support. Well suited for 4K editing. A nice collection of audio and video plug-ins." Oliver Peters, Digital Video

06/01/2014
Review: Sony Vegas Pro 13

"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

05/28/2014
Review: Sony Vegas Pro 13

"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

05/24/2014
Sony Vegas Pro 13 Edit

"Five stars: “An evolutionary update to an already highly evolved editor." Benn Pitt, Expert Reviews

05/22/2014
Sony Vegas Pro 13 review

“An impressive suite that serves video producers extremely well.” Ben Pitt, PC Pro UK

04/29/2014
Sony Vegas Pro 13 – A Review

"Sony Vegas is one of the most affordable NLE packages around for the Windows user. " Jeremiah Hall, DoddleMe

01/23/2014
Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum

"The most refined and efficient consumer editor around." Ben Pitt, Computer Shopper

01/01/2014
Sony Vegas Pro 12 Review

"Sony Vegas Pro 12 is a solid update to one of the best video editing programs on the market today." Jason Bakker, Metal Arcade

11/30/2013
Software Review: Vegas Pro 12 from Sony Creative Software

"I found Vegas Pro 12 to be very easy to work with and very professional in its capabilities. " T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics

07/24/2013
11 Best Video Editing Software Platforms

"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
Advancements in Editing Software

"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
Sony Rolls the Dice on Vegas Pro 12 Suite

"The Vegas Pro 12 Suite is a winner!"Al Caudullo, 3Dguy.tv

02/01/2013
Vegas Pro 12 Suite: Creative Expression Inspired

"…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

01/05/2013
Sony Vegas Pro 12: A Quick Look at a New Standard in Video Editing

"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
BEST Advanced Editing Software 2012

"Best Advanced Editing Software 2012. Vegas Pro 12 can do it all."

01/01/2013
Sony Creative Software Vegas Pro 12 Advanced Editing Software Review

"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

12/17/2012
What's New in Sony Vegas Pro 12?

"(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

11/26/2012
Sony Vegas Pro 12

"Delivered the goods." Eugenia Lolo, Eugenia's Rants and Thoughts

10/23/2012
Sony Vegas Pro 12 Review

"Quick turn projects using a variety of media are ideal for Vegas." Rick Spence, funkyfresh

10/22/2012
Sony Vegas Pro 12 Edit Review

"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

10/18/2012
Sony Vegas Pro 12 – Professional Editing for PC

"Vegas Pro 12 was fun to cut with." Jeremiah Hall, doddle

09/27/2012
Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 review

"Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 is a solid video-editing program with a little extra oomph." Alan Stafford, PC Advisor UK

09/26/2012
Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12: Video-editing software is still solid, but adds little oomph

"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

09/11/2012
Sony Movie Studio 12 Platinum Suite: is It Worth It?

"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

08/17/2012
Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 review

"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

02/01/2011
Vegas Pro 10: A Powerful Editing Program and a Worthy Contender

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.

01/20/2011
"Vegas Pro 10 is Magic"

A review of Vegas Pro 10 by Rod Scher for Computer Power User.

01/16/2011
Vegas Pro 10 Mini Review

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
What Goes On In Vegas

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
Move to Love in Vegas Pro 10

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

05/01/2010
Fastest, Least Expensive, and Most Capable

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

01/01/2010
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Best Video Editing Software of 2009

Vegas Pro software earns VideoMaker Magazine's Best Video Editing Software of the Year.

11/13/2009
Vegas Pro a Hit with Composer

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

10/01/2009
Videomaker Review of Vegas Pro 9

Tom Skowronski reviews Vegas Pro 9 software for VideoMaker calling it "The ultimate alternative solution to FCP and CS3".

09/16/2009
A Final Cut Pro User's Take on Vegas Pro Production Assistant

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

07/17/2009
5 Cows for Vegas Pro 9

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
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HD Video Editing Solution Winner

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.

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