MAGIX Entertainment Audio Master Suite 2.5 Upgrade - Audio Editing Software (Educational, Download)
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MAGIX Entertainment Audio Master Suite 2.5 Upgrade - Audio Editing Software (Educational, Download)

Product #46197 | SKU ANR007280EDU-U1
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Product Features
  • Audio-for-Video
  • Make Detailed Repairs Visually
  • One-Touch Recording
  • Transpose, Extract, Optimize Sounds
  • Time and Pitch Manipulation

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Note: This Academic version requires valid proof of student/teacher status at activation. This is an upgrade available to owners of the previous version of the software.

Offered as a download, the Audio Master Suite 2.5 - Audio Editing Software Bundle from MAGIX Entertainment combines Sound Forge Pro 11 - Audio Waveform Editor software and SpectraLayers Pro 4 - Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor software. Working seamlessly together, these two applications provide audio professionals with a powerful set of tools for mixing, mastering, repair and restoration, sound design, forensics, analysis, and more.

Sound Forge Pro 11 from MAGIX Entertainment is a one-stop software solution for creating and delivering master audio content for any purpose. Record audio quickly on a stable platform, address audio processing tasks with precision, and render master files with ease. New features include one-touch recording, metering for critical standards, repair and restoration tools, and round-trip interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2.

The software allows for recording up to thirty-two simultaneous channels of 64-bit/192 kHz audio and the latest edition aids in delivering broadcast ready, master quality finished products using built-in signal and effects processing tools. In the mastering suite, twelve iZotope DSP modules provide additional mastering chain processing tools for enhancing audio, along with repair and restoration plug-ins, and precise format conversion tools.

SpectraLayers Pro 4 from MAGIX Entertainment is an advanced spectrum editor that allows for working with the individual sounds in an audio file as if they were objects in a photograph. Using graphic representation, users can make detailed repairs with precise tools, move sounds around, reduce noise, increase clarity or get totally creative and transform a sound file into something new and different.

The software provides audio mastering engineers with the tools for making small fixes or radical, project-wide transformations to their audio. Sound designers and remix artists are able to isolate individual sounds in an audio file, selecting material by frequency, and constructing new music directly on the spectral graph. Audio archivists can make old recordings sound their best.

Audio-for-video producers have the options to remove isolated sonic events and eliminate unwanted noise with extreme precision, by applying bandwidth-limited noiseprints across entire audio files. Forensic specialists can pull out target sounds for analysis, while music and dialogue extraction can be performed for replacement or rights management purposes.

Other features include pitch correction as well as Spectral Casting/Spectral Moulding, a process that uses the frequency spectrum of one layer as a cast or mould for carving an impression directly into the spectrum of a second layer. Furthermore, SpectraLayers Pro 4 works seamlessly with Avid Pro Tools and Sound Forge Pro, among other DAWs.

Key Features

What's New

Modeless One-Touch Recording

  • Completely redesigned recording workflow
  • Select a loop and record multiple takes into it with customisable pre-roll and post-roll monitoring
  • Set pre-roll and post-roll times right inside the floating record options window
  • Store multiple recorded takes that can be reviewed in the undo/redo history window after recording is finished
  • Easy punch-and-roll recording - simply drop a marker on a pick-up point, and then record with all the pre-roll needed to get ready for the perfect take
  • Monitor unarmed channels while recording
  • Real-time waveform drawing during record
  • Stay armed for recording at all times

Seamless Interoperability with SpectraLayers Pro 2

  • Transfer audio data between Sound Forge Pro 11 and SpectraLayers Pro 2 and work freely across two premiere waveform and spectral editing applications
  • Open a large file in SoundForge Pro 11 and transfer selections of any size to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for fast, precise editing, and automatically bring the result back to the source file with sample-accurate precision
  • Send multiple files to SpectraLayers Pro 2 for deep layering, remixing, and sound design work, and then return the finished products back to Sound Forge Pro 11 for further editing, processing, and finalising

Input Bus Effects

  • Create a vibe for the talent by sweetening their source signal with plug-in effects

Plug-In Chain Interface

  • Floating Plug-in Chain window that provides a significantly refined workspace for conducting non-destructive signal and effects processing operations
  • Dock the chain and enjoy direct access to every component of the processing environment
  • Easily manage plug-in order, presets, interface controls, envelope automation and bypass controls, and retain unique plug-in configurations for every open data window

Broadcast Wave File Format Enhancements

  • Supports BEXT BWF version 2.0, iXML, and includes autofill and verification options as well as automatic repair of BWF data
  • Support added for BEXT BWF version 2.0, including loudness attributes
  • Support added for iXML, allowing viewing and editing of additional metadata
  • BWF TimeReference fields are now automatically updated when editing affects the start of audio data or when files are created by copying from BWF source files
  • Coding History is now updated if sampleRate or bitDepth changes are saved
  • Enhancements added for autofill, verification, and auto-fixing of BWF data

Waveform Overview Bar

  • Makes file navigation easier than ever
  • More than just a simple strip that displays the exact location, the feature also serves as an excellent locator and auditioning tool
  • Double-click in the bar to centre the cursor in a time range defined by the waveform display, or click-drag to audition looping segments with customisable pre-roll and loop duration times

Nectar Elements by iZotope

  • Included plug-in makes vocal treatment a snap
  • Whether recording or mixing, get great results quickly by loading one of the professionally designed style presets in genres like rock, pop, folk, soul, and voiceover and dialogue - from there, easily customise the sound by adjusting dedicated controls like Presence, Drive and Grit
  • Fix pitch problems, perform de-essing, or reduce room noise in recording
  • With ten powerful processors working behind the scenes, Nectar Elements offers simple, intelligent controls that allow for focusing on the sound

Enhanced Data Window Tab Functionality

  • Data window tabs have new features for improved workflow
  • Arrange tabs in the workspace and enjoy dynamic resizing as well as a convenient close button for every open data window

CALM-Targeted Metering

  • New volume metering options available
  • CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act) compliant metering features help in following the new rules while maximising the dynamic range potential of the audio

Event Mode Improvements

  • Convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing

Restore and Repair Tools

  • Includes specialised tools that make it easy to carry out repair and restoration tasks on audio files
  • iZotope powered plug-ins are configurable and easy-to-use in a wide variety of situations

General Features

Automatic Time-Based Recording

  • Schedule recordings on a recurring basis, with a choice of start time, duration, and end time

Multichannel Audio Recording

  • Record up to thirty-two channels of high resolution audio via discrete inputs

Editing and Workflow

  • Comprehensive multichannel audio recording and editing environment that can be dialled in to serve as the ideal software interface for any task
  • Record, edit, process, master, and organise audio assets with an array of options

Event Mode Improvements

  • Open sound files and use the Event Tool to split waveforms into discrete sections that can be moved and manipulated anywhere on the timeline
  • Events can be trimmed, slipped, faded/cross-faded, copied, and more
  • Event-based editing is ideal for assembling takes and creating audio CD layouts
  • Convert regions to events, lock event markers, region markers, and envelope points to events, and automatically ripple successive events forward in time while editing

Multichannel File Editing and Processing

  • Open, edit, and save multichannel audio data from XDCAM, field recorders, and surround mixes, with sample accurate precision

ACID Loop Creation Tools

  • Create custom loops for use in ACID software
  • Use grid lines to visually divide audio selections into equal parts based on time signature
  • Refine loops in the Loop Tuner, and then embed basic ACIDization metadata to get a head start on making perfect ACIDized loops and samples

Interface Customisation

  • User interface is fully customisable
  • Waveform and envelope colours, markers, and default window heights can be customised to fit any workflow

Customisable Layouts

  • Design editing environments to maximise productivity
  • Create and save multiple interface layout configurations for single- and dual-monitor systems
  • Easily recall a window layout for specific editing tasks including audio editing, CD layout, multichannel file editing, and more

Multitask Background Rendering

  • Work on one file while Sound Forge Pro 11 software processes another in the background

Native DSP

  • Comprehensive selection of native signal and effects processors
  • Includes normalisation, Wave Hammer compression and limiting, graphic and multiband dynamics, noise gating, graphic/paragraphic/parametric AEQ, envelope generation, phasing, flanging and chorus, reverb, tremolo and vibrato, distortion, pitch modifiers, Acoustic Mirror convolution reverb, Gapper/Snipper effects processor, and more

Integrated Disc-at-Once CD Burning

  • Fully integrated DAO CD mastering
  • Generate Red Book compliant masters for duplication
  • Perform PQ code editing, add CD text and metadata, and prepare high resolution audio tracks with iZotope re-sampling technology
  • Supports the Gracenote MusicID Media Recognition Service
  • Extract or submit information including track, title, artist and more

Channel Convertor for Multichannel Files

  • Channel Convertor tool supports multichannel formats for easy down mixing of multichannel files to stereo or mono

VST Support

  • Supports VST plug-ins and plug-in parameter automation

Noise Reduction

  • Advanced audio restoration and repair options
  • Noise Reduction 2 collection of plug-ins includes Noise Reduction, Audio Restoration, Click and Crackle Removal, and Clipped Peak Restoration

Zplane élastique Timestretch

  • Based on state-of-the-art psychoacoustic models and signal processing theory, the result is stable timing, inter-channel phase coherence, and sample-accurate stretching
  • Achieve formant-preserving pitch shifting that avoids the well-known pitfalls that can occur when pitching up or down
  • Choose from various stretching methods that are tailored to the source audio, and adjust settings while previewing

Phase Scope and Mono-Compatibility Metering

  • Use the Phase Scope to find phase cancellation among the channels in an audio file
  • Metre types include Lissajous - XY plot, Lissajous - rotated, Polar - linear plot, Polar - circular plot
  • Mono compatibility metre helps detect correlations or differences between the channels of a file that can cause phase cancellation when down-mixing to mono

Multichannel-Capable Spectrum Analysis

  • View frequencies and overtones of different channels within an audio file
  • Shows multiple graphs depending on how many channels are selected
  • Observe fundamental frequencies and overtones in your recordings
  • Monitor audio and effects changes, take multiple snapshots, and overlay views to compare and match frequencies
  • Toolbar buttons include choices for FFT size and normal or sonogram view

Application Scripting

  • Use scripting to automate common tasks and create customised features.
  • Application scripting tools include the Script Editor window and toolbar
  • Includes scripts for commonly used tasks
  • C#, JScript, and VBScript scripting languages supported

Batch Conversion

  • Apply the same effects and processes to multiple files, saving hours of editing time
  • Convert digital audio files into different formats including MP3, FLAC, AIF, and more
  • Simply add a group of files to the Batch Conversion interface, select an effect or process, and run the script
  • Save and recall most frequently used batch scripts

Clipped Peak Detection and Marking

  • Automatically scans files and marks clipped peaks
  • Scan results are reflected in the Regions List for immediate identification

Noise Generators

  • White, pink, and brown noise generators available for audio testing, acoustic analysis, and taking measurements
  • Useful as sound design tools

Acoustic Mirror Software Plug-In

  • Apply real physical space and signal path environments to audio, including bridges, churches, concert halls, modern and classic microphones, and more


  • Supports multiple video formats including AVI, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  • Precisely synchronise audio and video frame by frame
  • Includes MPEG-2 templates for writing HDV-compliant files at both 720p and 1080i resolutions, and AVI templates using the CineForm CFHD codec for 720p and 1080i intermediate renders
  • Includes templates for encoding WMV 720p and 1080p

Dolby Digital AC-3 Export

  • Export multichannel files in surround AC-3 format using the included Dolby Digital AC-3 plug-in

Interactive Tutorials

  • Tutorials provide walkthrough demonstrations including DAO CD burning, vinyl recording and restoration and more

Free Sound Effects from Blastwave FX

  • Two-hundred sound effects from the producers of the Detroit Chop Shop line of Sony Sound Series: Sound Effects library titles

iZotope DSP


Mastering AEQ

  • Six-band parametric equaliser featuring four bell filters, a high shelving filter, and a low shelving filter
  • Incorporates digital precision and analogue modelling, as well as real-time spectrum analysis for essential visual feedback while adjusting parameters

Mastering Reverb

  • Designed to add depth to dull mixes and smooth over acoustic imperfections
  • Features two processing algorithms, plate and room, and a real-time spectrum analyser

Mastering Compressor

  • Multiband Compressor is an essential tool for adding warmth and fullness to mixes
  • Provides independent control over the dynamics of four frequency bands, and adjustable crossover points for fine tuning the range of each band

Mastering Limiter

  • Create louder and fuller masters by limiting the dynamic range and boosting the perceived overall level of the mix
  • IR (Intelligent Release Control) allows for dialling in aggressive yet transparent limiting

Mastering Imager

  • Precisely adjust the stereo width and focus of masters using multiband stereo imaging
  • Work with up to four frequency bands for independent control over stereo width by frequency Visualise the stereo image with a phase/channel metre display that highlights imaging, phase and potential cancellation problems

Harmonic Exciter

  • Tool for adding analogue character to your masters
  • With a selection of modes, it's easy to add tube or tape saturation, accentuate even harmonics, and add punch and sparkle to a project


iZotope 64-bit SRC (Sample Rate Conversion)

  • Necessary process when converting material from one sample rate (such as studio-quality 192 kHz) to another (such as CD quality 44.1 kHz)
  • Low-pass filter quality is a critical component of any sample rate conversion process
  • Protects against the loss of data, aliasing, noise, and unwanted ringing artefacts that appear in other implementations, and utilises a hybrid low-pass filter along with ringing control

iZotope MBIT+ dither (Bit-Depth Conversion)

  • Dither addresses quantisation noise and controls where it goes in the audio spectrum when reducing bit-depth
  • Employs psychoacoustic methods to distribute the noise into less audible ranges, resulting in improved sound and smoother fades
  • Specifically designed for musical programme material - MBIT+ models use real music and not test tones, resulting in musical and sonically pleasing dither

Restore and Repair


  • Identifies and removes clicks, pops and digital impulse noises
  • Set the fader to the sensitivity level required, and then count the number of clicks that are identified and repaired over time as the audio file plays


  • Easily perform noise-print based noise reduction
  • Simply click the Learn button while playing a random sample of unwanted noise contained in the target file and the processor does the rest, by applying a customised noise reduction process across the entire selection


  • Plug-in reconstructs peaks damaged by clipping at either the analogue or digital stage
  • Use the level histogram to pinpoint where the damage starts
  • Set the Clipping Threshold to determine where peak re-synthesis will begin

What's New

  • Works seamlessly with Avid Pro Tools – launch Spectralayers from Pro Tools, work with spectral editing, and export edited audio back to the Pro Tools timeline with sample-accurate precision
  • Multi-project Management: Work on multiple projects simultaneously in new tabs, and easily switch between them
  • Improved performance as a standalone
  • Add various levels to virtual groups in the mix – separate these by colour from the rest and subdivide even more
  • Faster Lock to Frequency selection – lets you edit only the pre-selected frequencies in the full spectrum
  • Offers innovative editing options such as spectral compositing, with re-interpreted image and video production technology
  • Edit frequency spectrum in real time for increased speed – all changes can be previewed and visualised immediately
  • Switch to 3D spectral view with more ease

Audio Editing

Layers Panel

  • Keep your project in view at all times with the Layers panel
  • Colour-Coded Layers: Every layer’s spectral graph is tagged with its own unique colour, which can be changed instantly at any time
  • Group Layers: Create mixed down virtual groups from different layers – groups can be separated by colour, muted or played back solo
  • Drag to Re-Order: Layers can now be dragged into any order you like
  • Floating Panels: Layers, Channels, and History panels can be anchored in the SpectraLayers Pro workspace, or they can float over the workspace or on a secondary monitor
  • Waveform Display: Waveform Display shows selections, colour-coded project layer content, relative amplitudes, and more
  • Overview Bar: Overview Bar provides graphic, colour-coded information about selection range, layer programme length and location, layer phase status, mute state, and marker/region positions

3D Displace

  • Provides visualisations of spectral audio data
  • Shows amplitude envelopes of any sound in isolation, and relative amplitude power relationships in projects with multiple audio channels or tracks
  • Use joystick control on Displacement Pad for changing the 3D view with continuous access, for smooth 3D workflow
  • Time and Pitch Manipulation: Sound can be freely transposed by using the Select, Move, and Scale tools
  • Frequency Range Display Options: Toggle your view to display audio frequency ranges plotted on your choice of logarithmic scales – options include the popular mel scale, Bark scale, ERB (Equivalent Rectangular Bandwidth), and MIDI-logarithmic
  • Sketch Out Noise: Frequencies and noise can be drawn directly into the spectral display

Sound Design & Mixing

Spectral Casting / Spectral Moulding

  • Use frequency spectrum of one layer as a cast or mould for carving an impression directly into the spectrum of a second layer – for creative mixing techniques and sophisticated sound design
  • Spectral moulding uses frequencies to materialise crosses between recordings – for example, imagine a guitar recording with an acoustic texture of vocals

Noise Reduction Process

  • Open audio file, extract the elements you need, and leave the noise behind
  • Perform noiseprint-based noise reduction using customised noiseprints containing multiple frequency bands of any width

Precise Repairs

  • Remove unwanted noises and artefacts with ease, while leaving surrounding audio data completely intact

Isolate Events

  • Separate music and dialogue into individual component layers

Pitch Correction

  • Perform pitch correction on user-selected components of an audio file


Selection Tools

  • Offers four options – Rectangular, Elliptical, Time Range, Frequency Range

Harmonics Selection Tool

  • Hallmark SpectraLayers feature – for making clean, complete selections of rich, complex material

Brush Selection Tool

  • Allows you to paint selections directly in the spectral graph

Frequency Selection Tool

  • Intelligently sense and trace any contiguous frequency band that runs through the spectral graph, even as frequency changes over time

Magic Wand Selection Tool

  • Intelligently selects defined shapes on the spectral graph

Lasso Tool

  • Allows you to freehand-draw shapes in the spectral graph

Retouch Tools

  • Amplify, Clone, and Erase tools can be used to edit audio on any layer at any time – assist with critical repair and restore operations, creative sound design work, and fun experimentation
Sound Forge Pro 11 Upgrade - Audio Waveform Editor (Educational, Download)
System Requirements 1 GHz processor
Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard-disk space for programme installation
Windows-compatible sound card
Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c or later
Microsoft .NETT Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)
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SpectraLayers Pro 4 Upgrade - Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor (Educational, Download)
Mac System Requirements Intel Dual Core processor (Quad Core recommended)
OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12
2 GB of free hard drive space
Core Audio compatible audio hardware
OpenGL 3.0-compatible graphics card
1280 x 720 minimum display resolution
Windows System Requirements Dual Core processor (Quad Core processor recommended)
Windows 7, 8, 10
2 GB of free hard drive space
Windows compatible audio hardware
OpenGL 3.0 compatible graphics card
1280 x 720 display resolution
Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox 10 or later, or Google Chrome 13 or later
Supported File Formats Read
Apple Core Audio Format (.caf)
Real Media (.rm)
Sun (.au, .snd)
Video (AVI, MXF, MP1, MP2, MP4, MKV, QuickTime, .vob, .wmv)
Ogg Vorbis

Apple Core Audio Format (.caf)
Ogg Vorbis


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