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Music Converter Software

Music Converter SoftwareSometimes it is necessary to convert music to some particular format - for convenience or compatibility reasons. ManiacTools offers several software programs for this purpose. Read more...

Tags: AudioConverter Studio, MIDI Converter Studio, Free M4a to MP3 Converter


Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner 9.1

Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner 9.1The latest version of Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner is now 9.1. It includes some important engine updates, which allows splitting and joining bigger audio files. In particular, the new version fixes the "Out of memory" error that could be shown when... Read more...

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MP3 Recorder Studio 9.0

MP3 Recorder Studio 9.0In the latest version, the sound recorder's code was revised to improve compatibility with Windows 10. The program fully supports Unicode and works on all editions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP... Read more...

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MIDI Converter Studio 9.0

MIDI Converter Studio 9.0MIDI Converter Studio is a special audio converter program that converts small MIDI files into popular and universally supported audio formats: MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA. Unlike AudioConverter Studio, which supports quite a number of popular audio formats... Read more...

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Creating And Using CUE Sheets

Creating And Using CUE SheetsA CUE file is a small plaintext file that describes the contents of the corresponding disc image file. This information can be used by a number of programs. For example, a player supporting CUE sheets would show the complete track list for a big audio file. Read more...

Tags: AudioConverter Studio, Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner.


Which Programs Do I Need For My Music Collection?

Which Programs Do I Need For My Music Collection?We often receive the question given as the title of this article. While it is too general, and one might say: "Well, it depends on what you need to do with your collection", - there is an idea behind it. In most cases, the user wants to organize his or her collection but does not know where to start. Read more...

Tags: AudioConverter Studio, mp3Tag Pro, Free M4a to MP3 Converter, Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner, Music Duplicate Remover.


MIDI to MP3 With Several SoundFonts

MIDI to MP3 With Several SoundFontsTechnically SoundFonts are banks of recorded audio samples together with some rules on how to use them on different pitches and dynamic levels. These samples can be used by a software or hardware synthesizer to produce music... Read more...

Tags: MIDI Converter Studio


Find Duplicates of Songs by Sound

Find Duplicates of Songs by SoundA typical collection of music files contains some duplicates. Depending on the size of your collection, you may have just a few duplicates, or lots of them. Sometimes duplicates use up 10% of the space... Read more...

Tags: Music Duplicate Remover


MP3 Tags From Filenames

MP3 Tags From FilenamesIf you have all necessary information about songs from your music collection either in tags or in filenames, there is no need to download any information from the internet. Read more...

Tags: mp3Tag Pro


Record Audio and Skip Silence

Record Audio and Skip SilenceIn most cases you would start and stop recording audio manually. However, there are situations when a kind of automatic sound recorder is required. Such recorder would start recoding when some audio activity is detected and stop recording when nothing happens. Read more...

Tags: MP3 Recorder Studio


One-click MP3 Split vs Precise Marking

One-click MP3 Split vs Precise MarkingVisual MP3 Splitter & Joiner can split MP3 and WAV files in many ways: by parts, by time, by size, by silence, using a CUE file. However, it also shows the waveform of the file you open, and it is possible to set cut points directly on the waveform. This is called visual splitting, and it's the source of the program's name. Read more...

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Sound Quality

Sound QualityAlthough it is possible to measure sound quality objectively with special tools and devices that detect how accurate the given copy reproduces the original sound, most people do not have the tools and knowledge. To some extent quality can be estimated subjectively... Read more...

Tags: AudioConverter Studio, MIDI Converter Studio, Audio CD Burner Studio


Ripping Audio CD: What Format?

Ripping Audio CD: What Format?First introduced in 1982, Audio CD still remains an important format and medium for distributing music and other audio (audio books, for example). Most artists release their music albums on Audio CD, while other media (files, vinyl records) are mostly seen as... Read more...

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Sort MP3 Files

Sort MP3 FilesCollections of MP3 files tend to have a chaotic element in them. No matter how hard one tries to keep them in order, there are always some orphaned songs or even entire albums. Read more...

Tags: mp3Tag Pro


Audio CD And CD Text

Audio CD And CD TextAudio CD is also known as Compact Disc (CD). Initially this optical disc data storage format was developed for audio recordings only. First introduced in the 1970s, it was launched for commercial use in 1982. Somewhat later, in 1985... Read more...

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Splitting MP3 Files Directly

Splitting MP3 Files DirectlyMP3 files can be split in two different ways. First of all, the audio can be extracted to WAV, split, and compressed back to MP3. Alternatively, it is possible to split MP3 without converting such files to WAV and back... Read more...

Tags: Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner


Removing DRM Protection: Is It Legal?

Removing DRM Protection: Is It Legal?DRM (stands for Digital Rights Management) is not a single technology, but rather a class of technologies used by publishers for the purpose of controlling digital content. For the end user, this may look like this... Read more...

Tags: MP3 Recorder Studio


Remove MP3 Duplicates: Some Hints

Remove MP3 Duplicates: Some HintsWhile Music Duplicate Remover can work with duplicates in mixed formats (for example, find OGG duplicates of a song in FLAC), for the sake of simplicity we will consider removing MP3 duplicates. Keeping in mind that this can be applied to all supported audio formats.... Read more...

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Sound Recording in Windows 7 and Later

Sound Recording in Windows 7 and LaterExperienced users that upgraded from Windows XP, Vista, or from other previous versions to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 were surprised to find out that the "Stereo Mix" option was not there anymore. This happened even with the very same computers and hardware...
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Audiobooks: M4B to MP3

Audiobooks: M4B to MP3Audiobook as we know it today is a recent invention that was made possible only with audio recording devices (the first such device, phonograph, was introduced in 1877 by Thomas Edison). However, a tradition of listening to... Read more...

Tags: Free M4a to MP3 Converter, Booknizer


Converting MIDI to MP3: SoundFonts or Sound Recording?

Converting MIDI to MP3: SoundFonts or Sound Recording?When converting MIDI to MP3 or similar audio format, most people never take into account that there are two very different ways of doing that. Read more...

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Music Tag Editor: What For?

Music Tag Editor: What For?When you play some songs on your computer or mobile device, in most cases you can see song titles, artists, what album a particular song is from, when the album was released, and so on. This is pretty convenient and helpful, but it wasn't always that way. Read more...

Tags: mp3Tag Pro


The Best Audio Codec. Bitrates, Source Format and Compatibility

The Best Audio Codec. Bitrates, Source Format and CompatibilityThere's more to audio codecs than file format. Equally important are things such as bitrate (directly affecting the file size), format of source audio files, and last but not least, compatibility with devices you're going to listen the audio files on. Read more...

Tags: Audio Converter Studio, Free M4a to MP3 Converter Studio


Choosing the Right Microphone: Kids, Lectures, Birds and Weddings

Choosing the Right Microphone: Kids, Lectures, Birds and WeddingsThere may be several different choices available for recording your children. If you're about to capture the first words of your little one, a unidirectional, reasonably sensitive mike is the best. You don't have to go for a condenser mike yet, but we don't rule them out completely. Read more...

Tags: MP3 Recorder Studio


The Best Audio Codec. Choosing the Right Format for Your Audio

The Best Audio Codec. Choosing the Right Format for Your AudioThere are so many formats to choose from. As suppliers of audio conversion tools, we're often asked which audio format is the best, or, more conservatively, which one we recommend. While we do feel that some audio formats are better than others in some respects, there is no single 'best' format or codec. Instead, there are audio formats and codecs offering the best fit for a given purpose. Read more...

Tags: Audio Converter Studio, Free M4a to MP3 Converter Studio


WOW! We have updated 5 programs!

WOW! We have updated 5 programs!Today is a great day, we release 5 our programs under the version number 8.0. Before we discuss the new features, I would like to shed some light on the history. Read more...

Tags: MP3 Tag Pro, Audio Converter Studio, Visual MP3 Splitter & Joiner, MIDI Converter Studio, Music Duplicate Remover


Don't Let iTunes Hold Your Music Hostage

Don't Let iTunes Hold Your Music HostagePurchased a bunch of music from iTunes Store and fond out you can only play it in your Apple devices? Do not despair! We have the right solution offering to convert your purchased music in M4a or AAC formats into MP3 for absolutely free. Read more...

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Tagging MP3 Files

Tagging MP3 FilesWhen you play back an MP3 song, you can often see the song name, the name of the artist, and sometimes other information about the tune. Where does it come from, and how is it stored inside an MP3 file? Read more...

Tags: MP3 Tag Pro


Choosing the Right Microphone: Connectivity, Chats, Podcasts and Vocal

Choosing the Right Microphone: Connectivity, Chats, Podcasts and VocalWhich mike do I use to record a lecture? Which model is best for recording podcasts? Can I use the same mike for chatting and birding? What to use to record kids playing? Read more...

Tags: MP3 Recorder Studio


Things You Should Know when Converting Audio Formats: Lossy vs. Lossless

Things You Should Know when Converting Audio Formats: Lossy vs. LosslessThe lossy vs. lossless debate is endless. However, I can see no reason to set one against another. The two formats offer distinctly different features, and serve distinctly different purposes. Read more...

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Choosing the Right Microphone: What's Available

Choosing the Right Microphone: What's AvailableYou're about to record sound with MP3 Recorder Studio, and need a good mike to get started. Type "microphone" on Amazon, and you'll get a good several thousand results. They all look alike, and they're all very different. Prices range all the way from $50 to hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Which one do you need? The answer, as always, depends on what you're about to use it for, your budget and your very own taste. Read more...

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Before Converting Audio Formats: What You Should Know

Before Converting Audio Formats: What You Should 
KnowBefore converting a bunch of music files from one audio format to another, there are a bunch of things to consider. Depending on what you're going to do with the files, the source format, free space requirements and similar considerations, choosing one format or another can become tricky. In this article, we'll shed light on things you need to know before converting audio formats. Read more...

Tags: Audio Converter Studio, Free M4a to MP3 Converter Studio


ManiacTools Team

AlexIn this post I would like to say a few words about the history of our company, which is closely related to my own story, and then introduce the members of our team.
My name is Alex, I was born in 1979 in Ukraine (the former USSR). Since my very childhood I've loved computers. In the past they were huge, quite expensive and practically unavailable for most people. My father was a programming engineer, that's why I could spend some time at a computer. I loved playing computer games and decided to become a programmer. But when this happened, new interests appeared. For example, I discovered the internet. It was 1996, and the download speed was something like 10 bytes per second. Read more...

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News and Offers

mp3Tag Pro 9.5 has been released! Optimized tag processing speed.

Free M4a to MP3 Converter 9.2 is there!

MIDI Converter Studio 9.1 is already available for download.

Music converter software by ManiacTools

AudioConverter Studio 9.1 is already available for download! Convert APE, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, etc. files directly and rip Audio CDs into any of the supported formats!