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emmrecs wrote on 5/24/2019, 10:34 AM

@steveunkles

Hi.

I assume by mention of the "new version" you're referring to Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab, to give it its full name?

If so, I've just carried out a simple test: I first converted an existing voice-only short file, currently 44.1kHz and 16 bit to 96kHz and 24 bit, using Adobe Audition. (Format of resulting file checked with MediaInfo, confirmed as 96/24.) File opened without problem in SF ACL, though I think it was actually paying back at 48kHz (I need to check that again.)

Chose to Export the file, selected 96kHz and 24 bit. Checked the exported file in MediaInfo, confirmed as 96/24.

So the answer to your question seems to be, Yes, but I'm honestly not sure about the sample frequency being used on playback in SF ACL.

HTH

Jeff

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steveunkles wrote on 5/24/2019, 12:00 PM

Hi Jeff,

Thanks so much for your response. Yes, by new version I mean Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab. I should have also clarified that I'm wanting to know the sampling frequencies that this software will capture at, not just "support".

I sometimes encounter reels of audiotape that I can't play back at the original very slow speed, so I like to capture them at 88.2 or 96 kHz, so that they convert neatly to a standard 44.1 or 48 kHz after a simple conversion. I bought Audio & Music Lab Premium 2016 and found it to be a terrible program, having much worse effectiveness than ACL 12. I find all versions of ACL to be just about the same program as the 2004 version I first bought, with only cosmetic changes to the interface, and a few features added or changed, many for the worse (such as the "Brilliance Enhancer" which does nothing at all except corrupt audio files longer than about 6-7 minutes).

Anyway, that 2016 program does indeed have those sampling frequencies available to capture with, so I'll use it for that purpose. I'll test out the trial version of this Sound Forge version and see if they've actually advanced the program or just done the usual cosmetic changes. Sorry to sound negative, but like I said 15 years on the program is about the same as 2004.

browj2 wrote on 5/24/2019, 2:43 PM

@steveunkles

@steveunkles

Hi Steve,

Definitely try it out first. My 30 day trial has come and gone. I'm still debating on whether or not to upgrade. I have the same version of AML Premium as you, I believe: 22.2.0.53.

Here is the list of improvements according to the manual:

  • State-of-the-art 64 Bit program version
  • Use up to 8 tracks
  • More stable Video Import and Export: The video import and export functions were completely rewritten and work more stable and faster now.
  • Improved Voice Over function with flexible source and target track selection and automatic update: The source track for volume ducking and the target track where the ducking is applied to is now freely selectable from the tracks.
  • More Plug-ins: There are new plug-ins from iZotope are available, bundled with the program, hence the number of plug-in slots are increased to 4 on the cleaning and mastering page .
  • Better VST support: SOUND FORGE Audio Cleaning Lab now supports the new VST3 standard. The scan for new installed plug-ins is now faster and more stable, in addition to the system paths, any number of other search paths can be specified.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for range editing

I have run into memory overload with effects on a single track voice recording. I presume that this wouldn't happen or happen as much with the 64 bit program.

Please let us know what you think of the trial version.

John CB

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steveunkles wrote on 5/24/2019, 4:34 PM

Thanks, John,

That's very helpful and sounds like it might be worthwhile. I've been hoping they (Magix) will somehow combine the better parts of the programs from their acquisition of Sony Creative Software, and perhaps this is a step in that direction. Anyway, I believe there is an upgrade promotion going on, but will fiddle with the trial version a bit more first.

Thanks again,

Steve

ralftaro wrote on 5/28/2019, 3:20 AM

Hi all,

Just wanted to confirm that 24/96 are indeed the official max specs supported for the recording process in SOUND FORGE Audio Cleaning Lab. You'll find the settings in the advanced view of the recording dialogue.

Cheers!