Sound Forge 9 contains a wide range of new features including multi-channel audio support, which allows users to edit, process, and record multi-channel
audio files. Also new are workflow enhancements such as drag-and-drop editing between channels, and new wet/dry mix and crossfade options for effects. Additionally, Sound Forge 9 provides new tools for audio analysis including phase scopes, mono compatibility meters, and multi-channel-capable spectrum analysis. Other new features include channel and hardware meters, multi-channel Windows Media format support, and Dolby Digital AC-3 export. In addition to supporting Windows XP, Sound Forge 9 and CD Architect 5 software are now compatible with the new M*crosoft Windows Vista operating system.