- Platform: Windows NT / 98 / 2000 / Me / 95, Mac, Linux, Unix
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
To get started with MP3, this program makes it easy to search for music on the Internet with hooks for popular MP3 search engines (such as Lycos). Once you find the right files, the MP3 Wizard opens up your browser to let you download music files to your disk drive. Besides the MP3 standard, the program reads CDA files from audio CDs and converts them into WAV files. (One thing to be aware of here is that recording quality can't be controlled within the MP3 Wizard itself. You will need to change this under Windows settings.)
After you have your WAV files, you can add sound effects such as reverb, echo and flange, as well as "normalise" all your files to the same dynamic range so that you don't have to adjust the volume between tracks. Of course, you will want plenty of free disk space, memory and a fast CPU to use this program. (A 233 MHz CPU is the minimum recommended here; the faster, the better.)
One reason to buy MP3 Wizard in particular is its support for downloading music files onto today's popular MP3 players (such as Diamond Rio). The program also supports burning custom CDs with just a click of the mouse. (Both 60- and 80-minute CD formats are supported.) Overall, for those who don't mind experimenting a little, the MP3 Wizard is a capable lower-end tool for building a personal Internet music collection. --Rich Dragan, amazon.com
With the new features of version 2.0, you can take your MP3 burning even further! MP3 Wizard 2.0 takes the ease-of-use and functionality of our previous version and adds support for multiple file formats, portable control, and a BRAND NEW interface that's easier to use and more dynamic!