Sound Forge Audio Studio software is everything you need to produce professional-quality audio on your home PC - no more renting expensive studio time to get the results you want. Record just about anything, edit and restore audio, burn your own CDs, create streaming media, and convert files with lightning speed - all using drag-and-drop actions and simple commands such as cut, copy, and paste. Sound Forge Audio Studio software is the workhorse of audio editors, and it just keeps getting better. You'll find that the new features in this version will help simplify your life by consolidating common tasks and allowing you to customize the software to suit your needs. Sound Forge Audio Studio software is an easy-to-use home version of our Sound Forge professional software - the industry standard for audio editing and mastering on the PC platform. Built on award-winning technology used by recording studios and musicians worldwide, Sound Forge Audio Studio software brings the editing power of the pros to your home computer. Plug a microphone or instrument into your computer's sound card and start recording directly into Sound Forge Audio Studio software - capture instruments, vocals, keyboards, and more. You can also import music from your own CDs and MP3s for immediate mixing and editing. Enjoy pro-level control over audio editing, EQ, volume, and effects processing. Mix audio tracks, balance sound levels, and create custom fades. Perform precise, real-time editing of audio files with simple drag-and-drop operations. Expertly balance sound levels, trim unwanted sections, and synchronize audio with video. FEATURES: Capture Your Performance: A· To record live audio, simply plug a microphone or instrument into your computer's sound card and click Record. Easily capture instruments, vocals, keyboards, and more. You can also import audio from your own CDs and MP3s, or use the Vinyl Recording and Restoration tool to record audio from LPs and cassettes. Enhance Audio with Effects: A· Customize your projects with more than 30 built-in audio effects such as EQ, delay, chorus, and reverb, as well as 1,001 sound effects. DirectX and VST support expands the number of effects you can apply and increases your mastering flexibility. Make Your Own Karaoke Tracks: A· Sound Forge Audio Studio 9 software includes the Vocal Eraser plug-in. Easily remove vocals from most recordings or isolate vocals. You can also use this plug-in to extract vocals from songs for remixing. The Vocal Eraser plug-in contains presets for various recording situations. Edit Like a Pro: A· Simply drag and drop to expertly balance sound levels, trim unwanted sections, and synchronize audio with video. You can also use Sound Forge Audio Studio software to create your own music loops and samples to use with ACID Music Studio software. Integrated CD Burning: A· CD burning is fully integrated into Sound Forge Audio Studio software so you can easily create professional-sounding CDs. Burn one track at a time or choose disc-at-once (DAO) to burn a disc with full control over the pauses between tracks. Encode Audio and Video: A· Quickly convert audio files to MP3, WAV, WMA, and other formats including QuickTime and RealMedia formats for the web. Such extensive audio support makes it easy to create your own podcasts and streaming media or export audio to MP3 players and other portable devices. Learn as You Go with Amazing Tutorials: A· Our exclusive Show Me How tutorials guide you through the entire creative process. Whenever you need help, just click the Show Me How button and choose your tutorial topic. Helpful text dialogue boxes, pointers, and guides will actually show you what to do and where to click.