Article reviews of Dexster Audio Editor software published by PC Plus Magazine.
Take control of your MP3 and WAV files with this powerful utility which enables you to convert, mix, edit and generally have fun.
Audio editors can be a little intimidating, especially if you don't know your band pass from your high shelf. Dexster makes it easy, with a huge mix of features that anyone can use.
If you've got a WAV file that you want to convert to MP3 just open in one format and save it out in the other. You can also reduce the sample frequency of a file, cutting its size. Dexster works just as well as a recorder. saving whatever you're listening to as a WAV or MP3 file.
Maybe you're just not happy with the quality of some MP3 files? There's a range of audio effects that you can make all the difference. You can fade sound in and out, reduce, increase or equalise the volume, insert silence, trim unwanted noise and more.
You can apply effects like this to the whole audio file, but it's better to be little more selective. In Dexster, click and drag the mouse cursor to select a portion of your file, then View|Zoom In to see (and hear) it it more detail. Click Play to confirm you've got the right section, the use Zoom Out or Zoom Full if you need to try again.
For even quicker working, try left-clicking on the first part of your selection, then right-clicking on the second. As well as highlighting an area of the file, Dexster will open a context menu with options like copy, paste, mix, and trim. You'll be perfoming complex operations with the minimum of mouse clicks.
Other options process your original sound file, either with drastic effects (Vibrato, Stretch, Flanger, and Phasing), or more subtle filters (High and Low Shelf, Band Pass, High and Low Pass)
The trial version will allow you to test the software before you buy it.
Download Size: 11.9 MB
OS: Win 7, 8, 10, 11
Price: $ 45
Version: 5.1 (version history)