The easy way to enhance your audio files like a pro
The name of MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab MX very much describes the basic jist of what the software is about. There are various types of recording that you may have made. You may have recorded online radio stations, or you may have set about the task of convert your old vinyl collection into MP3 format. You may have used you phone to record a concert, or you may have turned your computer into a music studio to record your own work. Whatever the source of your recording, you may well be unhappy with the results, and this is where this program can help.
At its most basic, the program can be used to remove hisses, crackles and pops from recordings of old LPs. Much of the cleanup process is wizard driven so everything is made as simple as possible. When you are working with recordings that includ unwanted environmental sound – such as background traffic or wind – this can be reduced to allow the listener to better focus on the main recording, or even removed entirely.
The visual nature of the application means that even if you are not an audiophile, it is easy to make improvements to any recording you are not happy with. One of the main problems that face people looking to digitize their music collection is that the entire process can be pretty lengthy. A great feature of MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab MX means that it is possible to record cassettes played at double speed before you start editing this – this can dramatically reduce the amount of time you have to spend on the recording stage.
But the program does not just have to be used for removing unwanted sounds you also have the option of adding a range of special effects including reverb, echo. There are a huge number of pre-defined optimization presets that make it quicker than ever, particularly if you are looking to fix a range of common audio complaints. If you have need or desire to do so, there is the option of getting a little more hands on with audio editing and the fact that you can work with WAV, MP3, OGG, FLAC and other formats opens up numerous opportunities.
Review by Mark Wilson.