VP 18, Sound Forge Pro 12, SpectralLayers Pro 7

BobH wrote on 9/21/2020, 10:38 AM

I edit in VP 18 (VP 17 before upgrading). I right click a timeline event audio to open in Sound Forge Pro 12. Then in SF Pro 12 in the Tools menu I can send it to edit more in SpectralLayers 5. I now have Spectral Layers 7 free when upgrading to VP 18. Sound forge continues to open the audio in SL 5. How can I get it to open in SL 7? I notice SL 5 is in the the Win64 folder within the MAGIX folder on the system drive whereas SL 7 is in the Win64 folder but in the Steinberg folder on the system drive. Any suggestions please.

 

Regards

BobH

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Dexcon wrote on 9/21/2020, 6:40 PM

I suspect that you need SoundForge Pro 13 or 14 in order to get SpectraLayers Pro 7 to open from within SoundForge.

I've just checked SF13 and 14 on my computer, and they both open SL7; but SF12 only opens SL5 (not 6 or 7).

If you upgraded to Vegas Pro 18, Pro 365, Pro 18 Suite or POST, you should have received SoundForge Pro 14 as part of the purchase. Unfortunately, VP18 Edit does not include SF14 according to the Comparison chart on the Vegas Pro product web page.

It might be worth looking at upgrading to SF14 not just for its compatibility with SL7 but also for the vast improvements made to the UI. Prior to SF13 and 14, I found SF very taxing on my eyes because of its bright display whereas SF14 allows for darker shades and coloured icons.

https://www.magix.com/us/music/sound-forge/sound-forge-pro/?_oB=sound-forge-pro

Perhaps download the free trial to make your own assessment.

EDIT: SpectraLayers 5 was a MAGIX product at the time of SL5's release - hence its compatibility with SoundForge Pro 12. After SL5, SpectraLayers Pro moved from the MAGIX stable to the Steinberg stable with Steinberg releasing SL6&7. Perhaps there was a licensing/sales agreement between the two companies that limits Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro accessibility in SoundForge Pro to SF versions released after the transfer of ownership. I really don't know - just speculating.

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BobH wrote on 9/22/2020, 5:51 AM

Hi there and thank you for your post. Perhaps I need to update to Sound Forge Pro 14. I can actually edit in Spectral Layers 7 directly from VEGAS Pro 18 so I do have something of a fix here.

 

Regards

BobH

rraud wrote on 9/22/2020, 10:13 AM

There may be an option to change this in SF's internal menu (or a registry tweak). I'll take a look mañana when I have access to my PC.

Upgrading to Pro 14 is recommended.

BobH wrote on 9/23/2020, 7:10 AM

Thank you rraud. If you can that will be great. Please let me know if you find a tweak for Sound Forge Pro 12. Upgrading to version 14 will cost about £100 UK sterling so a tweak will save a lot of money.

Thanks again.

BobH

Dexcon wrote on 9/23/2020, 7:22 AM

There may be an option to change this in SF's internal menu (or a registry tweak)

That reminds me ... I did try the registry approach in trying to get SL6 to load in SF12 before I upgraded to SF13. All attempts were unsuccessful. But keep in mind that I am not a registry wizard. But I did explore as many registry entries for SoundForge 12 as I could find under all of the registry's folders (not sure that's the name for them).

 

 

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

Windows 10 Home

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"