Magix buys Acid and Sound Forge from Sony Creative Software

Sound Forge is a well-respected audio editor.
Sound Forge is a well-respected audio editor.

German software developer Magix has announced that it's taken ownership of "a majority" of Sony Creative Software products, including music titles Sound Forge and Acid, both of which were originally owned by Sonic Foundry.

The deal, which also includes video software Vegas Pro and Movie Studio, was confirmed yesterday by Magix CEO Klaus Schmidt.

"These products from Sony Creative Software are the perfect addition to our portfolio," said Schmidt. "We have already strengthened our presence in the United States in order to propel development and sales. This autumn, we plan to release new versions of the video-editing programs Vegas Pro and Movie Studio, which are heavily oriented toward the customer requirements of today."

Magix's existing products include its long-standing Music Maker and Samplitude ranges. The company says that it will continue to support all current Sony Creative Software customers.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.