Program4PC's DJ Audio Editor supports many file types, and not just audio but also video formats like DVD and Blu-ray. It can record audio from your PC, including sound card input from microphones and analog sources such as CD players and tape recorders. It can add effects and cut, join, copy, and paste files to create everything from ringtones to soundtracks. You'll need headphones, speakers, or some means of monitoring audio, but no special equipment is needed to use DJ Audio Editor in Windows XP to 8. You can try DJ Audio Editor for free with limited Save abilities.
Audio editor interfaces generally try to look like a pro mixing console, but some have a more familiar and easier to understand Explorer-style layout. DJ Audio Editor is one of these: Windows-style toolbar on top; media player controls at the bottom; and dual spectral displays, one for each stereo channel, in between. Getting started is no problem: Just click the huge arrow, browse the Open File dialog to a digital audio file, and select it. We started big with a 41.5MB WAV; enough to choke inferior tools, but DJ Audio Editor handled it with ease. We could extract clips, apply effects like vibrato, delay, phaser, and time shift, and more. High/Low/Bandpass, Notch, and other Filters make it possible to simulate crossover networks, correct reflections, and limit peak response, among many other possibilities.
Despite the trial version's limits, we did get a good feel for the tool. While it's easy to use and does a good job, DJ Audio Editor is lite on features and options compared to many freeware audio editors. Needs vary, and this or another premium tool might meet yours. Try DJ Audio Editor before you buy, but try some of the free editors, too.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of DJ Audio Editor 4.8.
DJ Audio Editor is an easy-to-use and well-organized audio editing program will let you explore and edit your favorite songs and sounds in ways which you would never have imagined. You can add or detract hundreds of audio effects to your sound files, manipulate and enhance audio files with cut, join and trim functions. Record audio from various inputs and save to all popular audio formats. Save Audio in All Popular Formats: Edit and save audio files in MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, M4A, AAC, AMR, MP2, RA, AC3, FLAC, MKA, AU, AIFF, M4B, M4R. All sound editing functions include Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste From File, Paste Mix, and Paste Mix from File. Read and Open Every Media File: DJ Audio Editor can read and support wide variety of media files including AC3, DTS, AMR, AIF, AIFF, AIFC, AWB, CAF, VOC, FLAC, AAC, M4A, M4R, M4B, MPA, MP3, MPEG3, MP2, MP1, MKA, MLP, APE, MPC, OGG, QCP, RAW, GSM, RA, RAM, SHN, AU, TTA, WAV, WV, WMA, XA, 3GP, 3GPP, 3GP2, 3G2, 3GPP2, AVI, IVF, DIV, DIVX, MTS, M2TS, DV, VOB, FLV, F4V, M4V, MKV, MPG, MPEG, MPA, DAT, MP4, MXF, DVR-MS, NSV, OGV, MOV, QT, RM, RMVB, H264, TIVO, TS, TP, TRP, VRO, WMV, ASF, WTV, WEBM, DVD and Blu-ray files.
Cut, Join, Split, Trim, and Mix Audio Files: Personalizing audio files with built-in Trim function, along with several more functions to perform complete audio editing and enhancing process, including cut, join, split, delete parts, and mix audio files. Apply Audio Filters and Effects: Select between various built-in effects and filters make your audio editing experience more pleasant and fun with no hassle. Record Audio from Any Input: Record audio data from various inputs like microphone, audio CDs, broadcasts, programs, and other input lines on a sound card. Export audio from video: Easily extract, convert and edit audio from your video file. You may have your favorite movie theme or video clip in audio format, save it on PC or external hardware with few clicks and enjoy it everywhere. By supporting any video format you will not miss your beloved video. Create ringtone for iPhone: Edit an audio file and save it to M4R format for iPhone. Get a unique ringtone ready to use on your Apple iPhones with DJ Audio Editor, even Apple's latest technology iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c is supported. Create audio book is another functionality.
What's new in this version:
- Output sample rate improved
- M4R bitrate improved