johnebaker wrote on 4/6/2020, 2:34 PM



Reverting back to the previous OS is the only option at the moment.

Sound Forge MAC is a 32 bit program and is certified to run on Mojave or earlier.

This is an issue affecting many 32 bit programs - Apple have dropped 32 bit program support with the Catalina OS.

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Jen-Morrow wrote on 4/16/2020, 12:02 PM

Can MAGIX communicate? Can they speak to working towards a solution?

emmrecs wrote on 4/16/2020, 1:51 PM


Welcome to the Magix forums.

Can MAGIX communicate?

Not through these forums, no. These are user to user forums and Magix staff post here very rarely. If you wish to ask Magix for an "official" answer, please use the Support link in the header of any forum page to raise a ticket.


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Jen-Morrow wrote on 4/16/2020, 2:09 PM

Thank you. My question was poorly written. I’m ripping them for failing to communicate anything, i.e, “we are aware of this issue..”.
I use this program for my dance team and just got very adept at it, but I need it to work on new Mac I use at work.

fprstudio wrote on 4/24/2020, 2:42 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.