Sony Creative Software Overview

Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc authoring. Sound Forge Pro, ACID Pro, and Vegas Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful, accessible tools.

Manufacturer: Sony
Price (RRP): from $19.95 to $799.95
Platforms: Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1)
Mac OS
Requirements: 1 GHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended for HDV)
200 MB hard-disk space for program installation,
600 MB hard-disk space for optional Sony Sound Series
Loops & Samples reference library
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0
QuickTime 7.1.6 or later

Product Details

Audio Master Suite 2

Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 3 are the most advanced waveform and spectral editing applications available today. Each with its own unique genius, they work seamlessly together to form a colossal editing system offering extraordinary and immediate gains for audio professionals everywhere.

Uniquely powerful, amazing together!

Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 3 are the most advanced waveform and spectral editing applications available today. Each with its own unique genius, they work seamlessly together to form a colossal editing system offering extraordinary and immediate gains for audio professionals everywhere. Engineered for smooth round-trip communication, the latest editions invite you to channel the power of each in turn as your tasks demand. Whether your game is mixing, mastering, repair and restoration, sound design, forensics, or analysis, Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 3, working in tandem, provide a unified environment that will serve as your gateway to the highest plateau of creative audio design.

Includes 25 free Sony Sound Series: Production Music tracks

The Production Music library, with its selection of 1,600+ commercial soundtracks, is the fastest and most hi-fi way to get the perfect music track on your project timeline, every time. Choose freely from throughout the entire library and download your fresh tracks either all at once or at your own leisure. Royalty free music beds are available in popular genres including Ambient/Cinematic, Country, Electronica, Jazz, News, Pop, Rock, Urban, and World. Your Production Music tracks are waiting at the perfect intersection of waveform and spectral editing.

Mastering and Repair Suite powered by iZotope

Mastering and Repair suite is a set of six plug-ins powered by iZotope DSP technology. The effects include high quality algorithms for exceptional sound, as well as immersive interfaces with metering and graphical feedback to make mastering as quick and easy as possible. Also included is the iZotope 64-bit SRC, utilizing a hybrid algorithm providing the highest quality and most customizable resampling available. iZotope's MBIT+ dithering algorithm features psychoacoustic noise shaping, based on research with actual musical material, for the best possible results.


  • Sound Forge Pro 11
  • SpectraLayers Pro 3
  • CD Architect 5.2
  • Nectar Elements

Vegas Pro 13

Vegas Pro 13 is a contemporary NLE designed for complete creative control. New features include advanced archival tools, sophisticated audio metering, and the Vegas Pro Connect mobile iPad companion app. Vegas Pro 13 comes complete with DVD Architect Pro 6, Dolby® Digital Professional Encoder, and plug-in collections from FXHOME, NewBlueFX, and iZotope.

Innovative editing tools

Edit SD, HD, 2K, and 4K material in 2D or stereoscopic 3D, with drag-and-drop functionality or traditional 3-point and 4-point editing modes. The Vegas Pro 13 interface provides an impressive array of innovative tools and thoughtful touches, with a fully customizable workspace for accomplishing a wide range of production tasks. Nest Vegas Pro projects within the timeline, customize and save keyboard commands, and use application scripting to automate repetitive tasks.

Powerful effects and compositing engines

Combine up to 32 high-quality, keyframeable effects per effects chain and apply them at the event, track, media, or project level. Vegas Pro 13 uses an advanced plug-in architecture based on the OpenFX standard to assure compatibility with hundreds of cutting-edge effects designed by leading video effects VFX developers. Parent/child tracks and 2D and 3D modes provide a powerful, flexible, and sophisticated compositing environment. Shape Masking tools and FX Masking make panning, cropping, and targeted effects treatments easy. The Color Match plug-in along with a wide range of other color-correction tools enable you to quickly match color characteristics from one clip to another.

Project interchange

Import and export a wide range of project files to and from Vegas Pro 13. Project Interchange can convert between native .veg files and AAF for Avid ProTools, XML for Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X (export only), DaVinci Resolve 10, and .prproj for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.


  • Online mode
  • Offline mode
  • Gesture controls
  • GPU acceleration
  • Stereoscopic 3D editing
  • Superior audio control
  • Loudness meters
  • Broad format support
  • Powerful Blu-ray Disc authoring

What's new in Vegas Pro 13

  • Vegas Pro Connect
  • Proxy-first workflow
  • Project archiving
  • XAVC Intra MXF smart render
  • NewBlueFX Video Essentials VI
  • iZotope Nectar Elements
  • Loudness meters
  • Multi-tool paradigm

New video plug-ins

  • Bleach Bypass
  • Light Flares
  • Scan Lines
  • Three Strip Color
  • TV Damage
  • Vibrance
  • Witness Protection

Additional Features

  • Expanded edit mode
  • Project interchange
  • 4K support
  • GPU acceleration
  • Multi-format native editing
  • Shape masking tools
  • FX masking
  • Color match
  • Powerful monitoring solutions
  • Stereoscopic 3D adjustments
  • Surround sound mixing and encoding
  • Extensive audio effects
  • Project media tagging
  • Native XAVC Support
  • Professional DVD layout and design
  • Easy DVD preview

Sound Forge Pro 11

Acclaimed for its power, stability, and exceptional workflow, Sound Forge Pro is the best way to get from raw audio to a finished master. Expertly record, edit, and analyze audio, produce samples and music loops, digitize and restore old recordings, design sound for multimedia and video, and master replication-ready audio CDs.

The application of choice for a generation of creative and prolific artists, producers, and editors.

Sound Forge Pro is the application of choice for a generation of creative and prolific artists, producers, and editors. Record audio quickly on a rock-solid platform, address sophisticated audio processing tasks with surgical precision, and render top-notch master files with ease. New features include one-touch recording, metering for the new critical standards, more repair and restoration tools, and exclusive round-trip interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2. Taken together, these enhancements make this edition of Sound Forge Pro the deepest and most advanced audio editing platform available.

Pristine sound quality

Record up to 32 simultaneous channels of 64-bit/192 kHz audio for the ultimate in fidelity. In the mastering suite, select from among twelve included iZotope DSP modules and access superb mastering chain processing tools for sparkle and punch, excellent repair and restoration plug-ins, and precise format conversion tools for the best in sonic integrity preservation.

One-touch recording

Sound Forge Pro 11 has a brand new recording interface with features that make even the most demanding work a snap. From running punch-and-roll sessions to managing multiple takes, we have you covered.

What's new in Sound Forge Pro 11

  • Modeless one-touch recording
  • Seamless interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
  • Input bus effects
  • Plug-in chain interface
  • Broadcast wave file format enhancements
  • Waveform overview bar
  • Nectar Elements by iZotope
  • Enhanced data window tab functionality
  • CALM-targeted metering
  • Event mode improvements
  • Restore and repair tools


  • Redesigned recording workflow
  • Waveform overview bar
  • Multichannel audio recording
  • Event mode improvements
  • Seamless Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2
  • Multichannel file editing and processing

Tools and effects

  • Native DSP
  • Comprehensive iZotope DSP, now expanded in Sound Forge Pro 11
  • New plug-in chain interface
  • Noise Reduction: advanced audio restoration and repair options
  • Zplane élastique timestretch
  • Phase scope and mono-compatibility metering
  • Multichannel-capable spectrum analysis

Movie Studio 13

Create stunning videos that beg to be watched again and again. Add professional style and energy with transitions, titles, and video effects. Easily upload your finished movies on YouTube and Facebook without leaving the application. Capture your world and share it — with Movie Studio.

Create something remarkable

Smart phones make it easy to make movies. And Movie Studio makes it even easier to make those movies stand out. With a streamlined workflow, powerful editing tools, and a vast array of video and audio effects, the art of moviemaking is right at your fingertips. Add titles and music. Add color correction and transitions. Movie Studio offers all the tools and features you'll need to put your masterpiece together, fast.

Movies, slideshows, and more

Add photos and video to the timeline and start creating. Drag files across the timeline to rearrange them exactly how you want. Experience the freedom to experiment with video editing, without hassle or worrying about making mistakes.

Touch your edits

Movie Studio is touch-enabled for touch PCs, which means that using a mouse to drag and drop clips to the timeline is a thing of the past! Make edits, add transitions and effects, and record a voiceover – all with the touch of a finger.

Video editing

  • Add movie magic
  • Shoot for perfection
  • Real-time effects
  • Easily importing

Audio tools

  • Add music
  • Restore audio
  • Easy live recording
  • ACID loop support

SpectraLayers Pro 3

With SpectraLayers Pro you can unmix audio files into component layers for processing. Armed with a wide variety of smart editing tools, SpectraLayers Pro is an essential application for anyone who works with audio. Enjoy today's most advanced editing tools on an approachable platform available for both Mac and PC computers.

Transcending the limitations of waveform editing

In SpectraLayers Pro 3, you can work with the individual sounds in an audio file just as if they were objects in a photograph. Make detailed repairs with precise tools. Move sounds around, reduce noise and clutter, increase clarity, or get totally creative and transform a sound picture into something new and different. The spectral editing experience is, literally, sound as vision. Transcend the waveform display and refine your vision with SpectraLayers Pro 3.

Who needs SpectraLayers Pro 3?

  • Audio mastering engineers
  • Sound designers and remix artists
  • Audio-for-video producers
  • Forensics specialists / music and dialog extraction
  • Audio archivists
  • Professionals who demand the deepest audio analysis

What can I do with SpectraLayers Pro 3?

  • Interoperability
  • Spectral Casting/Spectral Molding
  • Noise Reduction
  • Precise repairs
  • Isolate events
  • Pitch correction
  • Remix audio

What's new in SpectraLayers Pro 3

  • Layers Panel Redesign
  • Selection tools redesign
  • New waveform display/overview bar
  • Displacement pad
  • Preferences Panel
  • Hardware Support
  • Surround Support

SpectraLayers Pro 3 features

  • Three-step audio extraction
  • Selection tools
  • Layers Panel
  • Displacement pad
  • Noise reduction process
  • Retouch Tools
  • Interoperability with Sound Forge Pro
  • Spectral Casting / Spectral Molding

ACID Pro 7

The legendary application that started loop-based music creation, ACID Pro 7 is a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and looping functionality for a seamless studio production environment.

Professional multitrack recording

For uncompromising 24-bit, 192 kHz sound quality production live or in the studio, ACID Pro 7 software has an expanded set of features for maximum audio performance. Whether you're recording your band or creating MIDI-based compositions, ACID Pro 7 software is the optimal platform for reliable multitrack recording and production.

Innovative loop-based music creation

ACID Pro software is the leader in loop-based music creation. Version 7 retains all the classic ACID Pro features including real-time pitch/tempo transposition during playback and preview, unlimited tracks, and our signature pick/paint/play interface. ACID Pro 7 software also includes more than 3,000 Sony Sound Series loops and 90 virtual instruments so you can start creating music right out of the box.

Comprehensive MIDI support

Experience unparalleled MIDI sequencing in ACID Pro 7 software, with real time MIDI processing and precise control over MIDI events. Use track envelopes to automate and modify modulation, expression, or other types of MIDI controller data. Simultaneously record MIDI on multiple tracks, apply real time quantization, perform filtering and processing, create and edit drum patterns, and more.

General features

  • Microsoft Windows 7 compatible
  • Pristine audio quality
  • Interactive tutorials
  • Exclusive Media Manager technology
  • Dynamic playback optimization
  • More than 3,000 loops
  • Exclusive free content

Recording, mixing, and editing

  • MIDI Functionality
  • Flexible Routing
  • Envelope Control
  • Format Friendly
  • Control Surface Support
  • Slice, Dice, and Groove
  • Tighten up!
  • Premier Remixing Tools
  • Arrange Tools

MIDI and audio control

  • Inline Editing
  • Drum grid mode
  • MIDI track freeze
  • Drum and patch map editors
  • Envelope Automation Recording
  • ReWire mixer and device support
  • Audio plug-in manager
  • VSTi parameter automation
  • VST effects support
  • MIDI filtering and processing
  • MIDI track envelopes and keyframes
  • Groove quantization tools
  • Zplane élastique audio timestretching and pitch shifting

Included with ACID Pro 7

  • Garritan Aria for ACID Pro Player
  • ACID Pro Effects Rack, powered by iZotope
  • Sonoma Wire Works KitCore Drums

CD burning, import, and export

  • Integrated CD burning
  • Gracenote MusicID CD album identification
  • Easy audio encoding
  • FLAC, AAC, ACE, & MPEG-2 Format Support
  • Publish your songs to the Web

Audio Master Suite Mac 2

Sound Forge Pro Mac and SpectraLayers Pro are the most advanced waveform and spectral editing applications available today. Each with its own unique genius, they work seamlessly together to form a colossal editing system offering extraordinary and immediate gains for audio professionals everywhere.

Catalyst Prepare

Catalyst Prepare is a new media preparation tool that revolutionizes the post-production workflow. Supporting a wide range of formats and resolutions, Catalyst Prepare organizes your media, and bridges the gap between acquisition and editing.

Vegas Pro 13 Edit

Vegas Pro 13 Edit delivers pure Vegas Pro core technology in a cost-effective package. New features include advanced archival tools, new audio metering options, and full synchronization with the Vegas Pro Connect mobile iPad companion app. Vegas Pro 13 Edit offers more formats, more workflows, and more creative control than ever before.

CD Architect 5.2

Produce and master your own professional-quality audio CDs with CD Architect and your CD-burning drive. This industry-standard tool allows you to record, edit, and enhance your audio files.

Vegas Pro 13 Suite

Vegas Pro 13 Suite is maximized for advanced video and audio editing, deep visual effects processing, total workflow customization, and disc authoring. Featuring the Vegas Pro 13 core application and a host of applications from Sony and its key partners, this premier edition of Vegas Pro 13 delivers the works and makes it easier than ever to bring your creative visions to life.

DVD Architect Pro 6.0

DVD Architect Pro software is the perfect software to author DVD or Blu-ray Disc media. Author discs with multiple video angles, subtitles, multiple languages, and special features. Preview and test your work in real time. Apply Brightness and Contrast, Auto Levels, Crop, and Anti-Flicker filters. Set CSS and Macrovision® copy-protection flags for masters.

Vegas Pro Production Assistant 2

Developed in partnership with VASST, the Vegas Pro Production Assistant plug-in enhances the functionality of Vegas Pro software with a set of batch processing and workflow automation tools. The Production Assistant plug-in automates many frequent tasks and processes to save hours of tedious editing work. And, with a complete set of video tutorials to help you get started, it's easy to use.

Sound Forge Pro Mac 2.5

Generate flawless audio files with Sound Forge Pro Mac. New features include in-depth metering utilities, top-tier vocal processing, and the freestanding Convrt Batch Processing Automation Tool. Seamless integration with SpectraLayers Pro 3 provides the finishing touch, delivering the ultimate in waveform and spectral editing program integration.

ACID Music Studio 10

Movie Studio 13 Suite

DVD Architect Studio 5.0

moviEZ HD

Photo Go

Movie Studio 13 Platinum

Sound Forge Audio Studio 10

Noise Reduction 2