Reforge is a wave from editor with a few of the more popular effects controls. There are the standard cut, copy and paste operations, volume control, a high pass filter and a low pass filter. Additionally, you can change the stereo balance, widen the stereo effect, or even change the pitch of the wave form without changing the tempo.
Some other handy features are the ability to send your works to your drop box and the ability to save your project in any of three audio codecs.
How does it work?
The program uses some function keys in conjunction with tap and drag control in the field of the wave form to use the edit functions. For example, to add a high pass filter (useful for attenuating some high frequency noise like “hiss”), tap on the High Pass Filter button then tap and drag the round control point to move the level line. If you want to adjust only a portion of the track, double tap to add a new point. You can customize the control line to get the sound profile you want.
One word of caution regarding the Pitch/Stretch feature; when you use this function, the rendering of the modified section can take several seconds to complete as this is about the most complex operation the program can perform. Also, if you go too far with the pitch adjustment, the Thin White Duke will end up sounding like a certain trio of little striped rodents wearing sweaters with their initials on them (sort of funny, but slightly wrong…). The Undo command is touted as limitless, but only until you open a new track, at which point the Undo list is reset.
Is it contagious?
This version of the wave editor is not quite ready for prime time. The basic functionality is there, and the undo list is very handy, but there are some issues that need to be tidied up. The program seems to be easily confused to the point of shutting down—I had to restart the app about eight times within an hour because it had a problem executing a command. I even had a couple of instances of the app simply closing during a track playing back, which lost the changes I was making.
Reforge also could use a tutorial and readily accessible help files and descriptions of what some of the function buttons actually do.
I really liked a couple of the other offerings from Audioforge, but I will have to pass on Reforge. If you need a good wave form editor, you may want to stick with a nice desktop app.