Part of the successful Power! series, this book covers the latest version of Sound Forge. "Sound Forge 8 Power" provides current users with an effective environment for learning the many features of Sound Forge, one of the main mono/stereo track audio editors available for the Windows OS. These features and functionalities are covered in depth so readers gain a true understanding of what is being explained. The audience for this book is broad-hobbyists to professional musicians and engineers working on the PC platform stand a high probability of being Sound Forge users, whether their primary DAW is SONAR, Pro Tools, Cubase, or Nuendo. It can also be used in conjunction with looping software such as Ableton Live and Acid for creating and editing audio files, audio loops and for mastering. Additionally, now that Sony has purchased Sonic Foundry (manufacturer of Sound Forge), the software will now realize the benefits of Sony's marketing prowess. This book effectively fills the need for a comprehensive learning guide that takes this popular application's complexities and explains them in an easy-to-understand manner. It takes users to the next step and explores the not so common functionalities that musicians can use to advance their overall knowledge of Sound Forge.