Scour any hard drive for files and one of the most popular formats will almost always be the MP3 audio file. Playable on a wide range of devices from desktop and laptop computer to portable music players, the format provides a handy way to store your entire music collection on your hard drive.
Creating MP3s involves little more than inserting a CD and letting the program work its magic. Album and artist information can be automatically added to files, but there is also the option of manually editing them if necessary. Audio levels can be normalised to ensure that when playing back tracks there are no volume fluctuations, and the program can also be used to play your dream playlist at events. New music content analysis can be used to create automatic playlists to suit your mood based on the way particular tracks sound.
The Hit Finder feature will monitor online radio stations and record only the songs that fall into your preferred genres. Recording takes place in the background so you can continue to listen to other music while your music collection automatically grows. It would be easy to think that an ever-growing collection of music would become difficult to manage, but advanced search and filter options are available to help you to find tracks faster than ever. It is even possible to record multiple online radio stations at the same time.
When it comes to playing back music, the new Mini Player offers a clean and uncluttered interface and the overall performance of the software has been improved from previous versions. As well as providing you with the option of importing and organising your CD collection, MAGIX MP3 deluxe will also track down album art, while the MAGIX Music Editor can be used to trim tracks and apply a range of special effects and filters.