Power Sound Editor Free8.6.5
Power Sound Editor is an advanced sound processing tool with a wide range of options and customization preferences dedicated to recording, mixing, editing and enhancing music. It offers support for popular audio file types, including WAV, MP3, WMA, OGG, CDA and VOX.
Pay attention to the installer
The setup procedure doesn't take long. However, because it's heavily ad-supported, the application offers to download and install third-party products which it doesn't actually need to work properly. All offers can be declined to make a clean installation, though.
Clear-cut UI with versatile audio sources
It's wrapped in a pro-grade interface based on an intuitive window with a ribbon bar. Although it's filled with numerous options, they are neatly organized, thus easy to find.
Apart from opening an existing file, you can record audio from your microphone and specify the sample rate and channel mode, rip or just load content from audio CDs, import audio stream from video clips, as well as download YouTube videos and convert them to supported audio formats.
Generous sound effects and manipulation tools
Power Sound Editor features effects for amplitude and compression (e.g. envelope, normalize), delay and echo, filters and equalization, modulation (chorus, flanger, sweeping phaser), restoration (expander, noise reduction), stereo imagery (channel mixer), time and pitch, inserting file and silence, applying inverse, reverse and mute, as well as phaser and reverb.
It's possible to crop audio selections, increase or decrease the speed, analyze the frequency, edit ID3 tags, resample music, erase and burn audio CDs, translate text to speech, convert sound files to other formats in bulk, merge files, view and edit WMA information, mix two or more files, trim the start and end of the track, apply a fade out effect, reduce noise, cassette noise and voice breadth, as well as create and organize bookmarks.
Evaluation and conclusion
The program worked well in our testing, without hanging, crashing or prompting error messages. It had minimal impact on the computer's performance. Taking into account its rich options and approachable interface, Power Sound Editor should meet the requirements of most users looking for an all-round audio editor.