Bad Crumb

Jim-Goodman wrote on 11/9/2019, 1:20 AM

I use Sound Forge Pro 3.0.0 (Mac) on a regular basis for custom music tracks. I'm outta business prepping new material till this bug is fixed. "Bad Crumb. Failed setting up crumbs... WT_? It was fine BC... (before Catalina) Very disappointed, anyone having any luck?


fprstudio wrote on 4/24/2020, 2:53 AM

This is what they replied (4/23/2020) to my support request regarding Sound Forge Pro Mac and Catalina.

"Greetings from Sound Forge Support,
Thank you for contacting us.  Unfortunately, at this time there is no clear answer to what the future of Sound Forge Pro Mac will be.  There are no plans in the foreseeable future to update the program to be compatible with Catalina, and it is hard to say whether or not the Mac line will continue at all.  I apologize for the inconvenience of this and we thank you for your time and understanding."

I have been using SF since 1995 (Sonic Foundry) on Windows. I thought Magix was going to keep going forward with the Mac version making it as good as the Windows one but I guest I was wrong.

darrell-wegscheid wrote on 5/20/2020, 9:26 PM

I am upset at my investment in this version now knowing there will be no support for MAC OS Catalina. I was hoping the latest version would support the OS in our new MAC Pro towers. I have also been a dedicated user of all MAGIX / Sonic Foundry software all the way back to version1.5. With the times always changing, every other software vender has kept up with all MAC OS versions. I first moved to Sound Forge Pro for MAC when BIAS closed its doors and support which made it hard to do the work on audio files I needed to do on my Apple computers. All was good until I purchased the new MAC Pro computers that was designed for the current OS Catalina. I have always used Sound Forge on my PC computers but am a faithful user of Apple products in my production studios because the DAW systems are total workhorses that have far less downtime than the PC DAW systems do. If I had the option to have all MAGIX software on my MAC's OS that would be the system of choice for me. In the past I have tried to keep a relationship with them by attending NAB and AES conventions almost every year from 1995 on. When Sony sold out to MAGIX it was the game changer to move to Sony Creative Catalyst in our edit rooms because of them being MAC based systems. We retained Vegas, Acid Pro and Sound Forge on the PC computers but unfortunately the PC's get very little use by comparison. So for now I guess we will keep this version on our MAC mini since we already upgraded to the MAC Pro towers. With all the power the new Apple computers provide, You think MAGIX would want to be a major player in Apple's platform.

SP. wrote on 5/21/2020, 7:05 AM

You have to think about it like this way: Soundforge sales on Mac before Catalina had to be so few that it doesn't even bring back the cost to rewrite the software for newer Mac versions. I speculate that one programmer will cost the company at least €80K-100K (including taxes and social security contributions in Germany) minimum per year, and that is cheap.