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Free Convert MP3 to WAV review

Free Convert MP3 to WAV converts any MP3 files you have on your computer into multiple other audio formats including WAV, WMA, and more. With this handy program, you'll have no trouble changing the format of any MP3 file on your computer, so you can use it for your desired purpose.

The first thing you'll have to do when you install this app is to pick a language. The program is available in 38 languages including English, Portuguese, Turkish, Dutch, Italian, Arabic, French, and many more. Once you've set your language, you can move on to the … Read more

Review: WavTap for Mac records the sound coming from your system

WavTap for Mac records all sound that's coming from your computer and saves it in a WAV file on your desktop. It's an extremely basic app that resides in your Mac menu bar and has no configuration options. In addition to the record functionality, there is also a handy buffer that stores the last 20 seconds worth of audio in case you couldn't start recording in time.

Following a straightforward installation, which requires an administrative password, WavTap for Mac places a small wave icon on the menu bar. You can begin recording by using either the menu … Read more

Review: Convert many different audio formats with the free version of Switch

NCH's Switch Sound File Converter v4.47 has a lot going for it, including the ability to configure encoders and compatibility with a wide range of audio formats. It's a fast, no-nonsense, pro-level tool that extracts audio from CDs, videos, and other files, individually or in batches. It can normalize audio levels, adjust bit and sample rates, and convert audio streams.

Switch is a compact program that downloads and installs quickly. We could also download some extra tools with it, including WavePad, which we've used before and that the publisher recommends. A businesslike user interface makes Switch … Read more

Review: Total Audio Converter works well and has plenty of add-ons

Total Audio Converter offers all of the features, performance, and speed you'd need from an audio converter. It's one of the most complete conversion programs you can find and is a steal at its low price.

The free version of the program only lets you convert up to two thirds of the track, so you'll have to pay if you want the whole thing. The program doesn't support every format under the sun, but all of the most popular formats are here, such as MP3, MP4, WAV, FLAC, WMA, etc. Each one has its own button, … Read more

Reuse and reburn mix CDs with 3Nity Music CD Burner

Though CD-burning software is built into just about every music player, most don't offer enough features. 3Nity Music CD Burner bucks the trend, giving you much more information about the CD you're working on. Though it's advertised as a CD burner, its biggest perk is the ability to delete written CDs.

In order to burn a CD, you will have to have a CD-RW drive on your computer. That's a given on most setups, though. You can preview any track and arrange your list of tracks however you want. There's no shuffle option on 3Nity … Read more

Mix like a pro DJ with VirtualDek

The first disc jockeys discovered that using side-by-side turntables is the best way to cue up tunes for broadcast or dancing. DJing has gone from a skill to a performance under the hands of today's turntablists, but you don't need to invest in a pair of analog decks to mix beats like the pros with VirtualDek 2.2. This digital music suite uses two virtual turntables with realistic action to make playing and mixing MP3s, WMAs, and WAVs nearly as easy as cueing up vinyl tracks with a stylus. With a central mixing panel, syncing, direct monitoring, scratching, … Read more

Convert audio files to formats the Mac can handle

Switch Audio Converter for Mac is a sound-file format converter that takes files in a number of formats and recodes them in formats the Mac can handle. As it's not available through the App Store at the time of review, we obtained our copy from the publisher's Web site.

To use Switch Audio Converter for Mac you can add files to the interface through browsing or by drag and drop. The Switch Audio Converter for Mac interface is straightforward. The dialog box shows a list of files to convert, their existing format and size, and any metadata associated … Read more

Drip.fm: Record club for the 21st century

If there's one thing music lovers enjoy, it's discovering new favorite artists, and there are now a wealth of online services that offer this. I was first exposed to digital music subscriptions in 1999 when They Might Be Giants released "Long Tall Weekend" via eMusic. It was one of the first Internet-only releases, and while listening to those files now shows the limitations of MP3 at the time, eMusic rebooted a concept that had fallen into disaffection: the "record club."

The first major record club began in 1955 by Columbia Records and was a way to sell music directly to the customer often with a "record of the month" suggestion. While the service and the others like it have faded from popularity, digital music sellers are now trying something similar.… Read more

Schedule your time easily

The Cool Timer is free alarm clock software that allows you to set up a countdown timer on your desktop down to the minute and second you want. It is an easy and cool way to keep track of your tasks and scheduling.

The interface is very easy to understand and definitely user friendly. There are only a few feature buttons like Start Timer, Pause Timer and Stop Timer, which are all you really need to get started. There doesn't seem to be any limit on how many hours you can set the timer for. Our testing didn't … Read more

Free your music with All2MP3 for Mac

All2MP3 is a free application for Mac computers, with a simplistic interface, designed to do one thing: convert your audio files into MP3 files. It doesn't require a help file -- All2MP3 is ready to use from the moment you launch the app, but we did find that it wouldn't convert all file types.

The application's interface is as simple as its installation: just a simple drag-and-drop window, and an Add button that can be used to browse files. All2MP3 supports a wide variety of audio formats, such as MPC, APE, WV, Flac, OGG, WMA, AIFF, WAV, … Read more