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AudioEdit Deluxe v5.01

Shareware
Win2k / Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP
AudioEdit Deluxe is an easy to use audio editor with bunch of nice features. The GUI is pretty simple, having only few drop-down menus and with all the features listed in there -- no weird shortkey commands to remember if you don't want to. As I'm not myself an audio freak in terms of editing and modifying audio clips, I can't say that much about the features and their quality -- basic normalization and fade-in/fade-out seemed to produce nice quality and took appx. 5 seconds to learn.

One of the nicest features in AudioEdit Deluxe is the ability to quickly convert audio files from format to format. Supported conversions include WAV <-> MP3, WAV <-> WMA, WAV <-> OGG, MP3 <-> OGG and WMA <-> MP3. Only thing that obviously made me yell "whereisit?!" is the lack of WMA <-> OGG conversion -- for some reason this has been left out. And of course the program cannot handle protected WMA files as that would violate Microsoft's copyrights and so on.. AudioEdit Deluxe also supports CD ripping as well as basic audio CD creation / recording back to CD-R -- how well does it support SCSI drives, etc is a bit of a mystery.

It was pretty hard to find any complaining from this tool -- the mentioned lack of WMA-OGG conversions is one and another one is definately the lack of information about the codecs used in the conversion process; now I can't tell if the tool uses some crappy Xing MP3 encoder or excellent-quality LAME encoder. Hopefully that would be added to the help file in future. Also, help documentation was pretty rough, it contained bunch of terms explained and some basic information, but lack of in-depth documentation is definately worth of mentioning.

Overall, I recommend this tool for anyone who needs to accomplsh basic audio editing tasks with simple tool -- program is shareware licensed, but the trial version is fully functional for 15 days.

It's almost there, but not quite finished yet -- maybe next version will change the rating from four to five stars, but now I'm gonna stick with the four-star rating. (this review is written for AudioEdit Deluxe v1.2 in Oct/2001)

Update for review 2nd November, 2001 Only few days after I reviewed the software, author updated the tool to include the WMA-OGG conversion and basic information about the MP3 codec in the help file (software uses LAME, probably the best MP3 encoder available at the mo'). I updated the rating from four stars to five stars, but I still nag about the lack of good newbie how-to guide.

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Keywords:
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License type Shareware1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 24 Jun 2008
Downloads 17,989
File size 5.93 MB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems Win2k / Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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Audio Edit Deluxe v4.10

The software looks interesting but for the money why would I waste my time with this program when I can get others, like Blaze Media Pro, for just a little more or the same price and they can do much more then Audio Edit Deluxe. Will this program do WMA Lossless? My guess is not and how well does it cut/paste/merge tracks. A four or five star rating seems high for a plain basic program that is expensive in my opinion.

Audio Edit Deluxe 4.05

Converts wav files to mp3 no problem. converted a 1.3mb wav file to 2.5 mb mp3 file (you can change quality of saved file) in 25 seconds using an AMD athlon 1700Xp with 512mb ram. Awesome program.

AudioEdit Deluxe v3.5

I mainly chose this software to convert .wma files to mp3. It does that rather well, except for when converting multiples at once. One or two of the files gets "skipped" and a successful report is given. Other than that, great product. Easy to use.