I have been using Sound Forge for years for VO work. Switched last year to Sound Forge Pro when I picked up a new computer, the software says it is currently on version 14 build 130.
Previously, when I was done editing a file, I would double click on the waveforms to select all and normalize it to -3.0dB. Done this for years, never a problem.
Yesterday, did the exact same thing, and instead of normalizing the file, a large portion of it disappeared. It was like it created a really bad soundgate instead of normalizing it all. (There was no sound gate on this file, never touched that option.) Did a ctrl-Z to remove the normalization, and the screen displayed pre-normalization peaks. Tried a few more times, with the same result. Ended up trying to save as a separate file without normalization so I wouldn't overwrite the original. It saved to the new file, AND overwrote the original! Worse yet, it was showing the effects of the "bad" normalization on both files. I lost the audition I had been editing. Very frustrating.
This has happened with two files now, and I don't know why. I think there was a recent update to the software? Is this a bug, or is it me?