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Sony CD Architect

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2d build 240
  • Total Downloads:
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 01, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $112.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    Not available
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Editors' Review


Sony CD Architect enhances your audio tracks to meet Red Book specifications. This professional quality app hosts a bevy of features that you can use to fine-tune your audio and add fresh new effects. In fact, there are so many features and options that it can be overwhelming.


Comprehensive: Sony CD Architect unleashes a plethora of features, including ripple editing, allowing you to edit multiple events simultaneously, and autosave crash recovery, which saves a backup of your file every five minutes.

Easy to customize: The Playlist, Tracklist, Trimmer, Mixer, and Media Pool windows are all fully customizable. You can select which buttons will be visible on each of them.

Quick all-around: At only 29.22MB, this app takes only a couple of minutes to download and install. The overall speed of the program won't disappoint you, either. For example, burning a standard 12-track CD took us only three minutes.


Clunky interface: The ungainly interface, consisting of a jumble of grayscale toolbars and tiny buttons strewn across the screen, lacks the bright and clean design used by most modern apps. To be fair, the design is so jumbled because there are just too many features to fit on a single screen.

Pricey: While for 30 days you can use it for free, you then have to pay $112.95.

Bottom Line

With its many features and good performance, Sony CD Architect proves to be more than just a program for throwing together a party mix, although it can do that too. This software will satisfy your inner audiophile, providing you with all the features you will ever need to tweak your audio to perfection.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Sony CD Architect 5.2d build 240

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"the best cd editing program ever"

September 09, 2010  |  By supadjmq

2010-09-09 23:45:23  |  By supadjmq

 |  Version: Sony CD Architect 5.2d build 240


1. it gives you many option
2. sound forge editing
3. sounds great


1. high price
2. not easy to use


even though it has a high price and its not user friendly its the best cd program out their.

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5 stars

"It's all I use"

May 16, 2009  |  By bdgolden

2009-05-16 17:05:06  |  By bdgolden

 |  Version: CD Architect 5.2.153


No need to read the manual. Very intuitive.


ummm ... none.


I feel like it's very intuitive for me ...

Granted I am using the registered version ... not the trial. I think it's a quick way to lay out a cd with leveling, crossfades, etc ... (all the stuff I would ever need anyway).

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1 stars

"The demo version is usless!"

February 14, 2009  |  By darqueman

2009-02-14 16:18:38  |  By darqueman

 |  Version: CD Architect 5.2.153


Easy to use


The MP3 Plug-in 2.0 is necessary to utilize this software and it is not provided in the free 1 month trial period.


After learning that I would have to purchse teh full version to take advantage of the software I was then alarmed to learn that the MP3 Plug-In 2.0 has an additional registration . That registration has a glitch (Sony is aware of the problem) preventing the add-on to be registered. Sony tech support is only available Mon- Fri 9am to 5pm CST. It's very poor service for Sony to offer software that can not be utilized without tech support and then only offer limited suport hours. I exected more from a large and reputable company. VERY DISAPPOINTED I PURCHASED

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5 stars

"Great alternative to Nero etc. Limited to music but, error free recording and very detailed options"

February 05, 2004

2004-02-05 09:55:56

 |  Version: CD Architect 5.0

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.2d build 240
Support for Windows 8 added
Publisher Sony Creative Software
Publisher web site
Release Date February 02, 2010
Date Added June 01, 2015
Version 5.2d build 240
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 34,666
Downloads Last Week 11
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $112.95

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