MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab MX [Download]
- This audio editing software offers a wide range of easy-to-use, effective tools and functions for editing, optimizing and converting all kinds of audio material as well as voice recordings.
- Quickly and easily enhance the quality of your favorite songs, voice recordings or any other audio footage.
- Fully automatic assistants as well as step-by-step wizards guide you through the editing process and ensure perfect sound cleaning.
- Choose from more than 60 brand new helpful presets for fast and effective sound optimization and let the program do the work for you.
- Make noise visible with the integrated direct spectral cleaning feature. The spectral view displays the track's frequencies. You will immediately recognize specific noises such as clapping and coughing and can seamlessly remove them from your recording.
Platform: PC Download
Top Customer Reviews
If you have vinyl or tape you'd like to digitize, restore and potentially improve the sound of then ACL Mx is probably the best consumer-grade software made to do this ...bar none. To get software with higher capabilities you'd need to spend hundreds, if not more, for pro-grade audio restoration software.
Nothing is free ...and in this case the "cost" for the magic of Magix ACL Mx comes with having to *read* the quite extensive manual you print once the software is loaded. You need to learn the software. To get the very best results (and they are very good indeed) you have to be willing to read and understand how the various functions work (especially the noise removal functions) and be willing to manually set some parameters (again mostly noise removal) as opposed to letting the "automatic" features take reign. So if you're already thinking "Eeeewww ...I have to read!" or getting a headache thinking about technical tweaking then do yourself a favor and pass up on ACL Mx. You'll buy it, get ticked off 'cause it's not a one-button instantaneous fix or because the results you get ...by letting the software make decisions/adjustment for you ...aren't what you imagined. And then you'll come here and wrongly bad-mouth the software.
If on the other hand you're willing to learn the software, understand its features, how to use them effectively and you're willing to experiment a bit to get yourself up to speed ...then you'll find you can do some very nice restoration work on your old vinyl or tapes.Read more ›
With respect to importation and editing of audio files, the MX version of the software works at least as well as ACL version 12. Some changes in the user interface were not advantageous, in my opinion: I miss having a zoom-in, zoom-out control available as a button to change the cursor function, as one identifies edit points in the represented wave form for an audio object within a project; the MX software puts this function under an Options tab or title on the menu bar.
I have used previous versions of Audio Cleaning Lab primarily to clean up old audio recordings from LPs and cassettes, and to compile various types of spoken word material (lectures, debates and interviews) for export onto audio CDs, so that I can play them in my car on frequent long trips. ACL has always been very easy to use for such CD burning -- much less cumbersome than the accursed user interface that the Windows 7 version of Windows Media Player has.
Unfortunately, whenever I have tried to use Audio Cleaning Lab MX to export a virtual project (containing any significant editing of any of the original WAV audio files) to an audio CD, the MX software has produced an error message, citing some breakdown in communications between the ACL MX software and my CD-ROM drive; changing the writing speed, calclulating all effects in advance, or using the "CD assistant" wizard had no effect; the same error message was produced.Read more ›
Anyway, that was the only glitch and the new version fixes that. It also adds some additional features, but the automatic "cleaning" function works extremely well. It does not seem to be as sensitive as the older version, however, so a new user may want to play with the software a bit.
Both old and new versions of Magix ACL lets you save and record to different types of audio file, which is a great feature.
If you are looking for software to clean LP and cassette tape audio and burn to CD-ROM, you should seriously consider this product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Extremely clear, simple, and meaningful audio cleaning.
MX has one layer after another of useful features that other audio programs don't even have a partial imitation... Read more
I was very disappointed as this software was not user friendly as earlier versions. It appears that now you have to be an audio engineer to get this software to work. Read morePublished on June 12, 2014 by MassSound
I BELIEVE THIS TO BE AN AMAZING PRODUCT. I BOUGHT THE ORIGINAL VERSION, WHEN IT WAS FIRST INTRODUCED. Read morePublished on April 16, 2014 by Arthur L. Alexander
You have to be seroius about audio editing to appreciate this piece of software. i had purchased an earlier version, which I'm glad I did and already had familiarity with Magix's... Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Ed Theriault
After many unsucessful attempts of trying to the apply software and obtainling the same results I finally gave up trying. Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by michaelgallardo
It reminds me very much of an early version of Roxio software before Roxio screwed things up in making their product more complex for use on Vista and/or Windows 7. Read morePublished on May 20, 2013 by Edward Laufer
After upgrading to WIndows 7 I needed to upgrade my Magix Audio Cleaning Lab and I am glad I did, it is easier to use than the previous version I had on my Windows XP machine.Published on March 8, 2013 by Michael A. Barton
A little complicated but I had used an earlier version and have gradually recovered what skills I had. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by bophead