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How to convert STEREO audio files to MONO in batch, using free software

Typically, to convert stereo to mono, I would load up the audio files, one by one, into my favorite free audio editor (Audacity), and take it from there. But the obvious problem with this approach when you need to transform multiple files is that it can be very time consuming. Instead, I needed to find

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Free Giveaway: AudioGrail, a comprehensive audio file toolbox

Another week, another great giveaway. This time around it’s AudioGrail, a complete, all-in-one toolkit for working with audio files. The nice people at KSoft are making the complete, full version of this program available free of charge for 3 days, from Jun 5rd until end of day on June 7th. AudioGrail can organize your MP3s,

Five Audio Players which you never heard of

Five AWESOME free audio players that you never heard of

Are you looking for a good, interesting free audio player?, or maybe you’re interested in checking out audio players that are built around an interesting feature or concept? Either way, you should check out some of the audio players featured below. The list of titles featured here: GOM Audio Player, Tomahawk, Meson Player, Winyl, and

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‘Listen’ to print articles and RSS feeds on-the-go as MP3 podcasts, with SoundGecko

Do you like reading articles but just don’t have the time? Would it be more convenient to LISTEN to the many articles you want to read as podcasts on your daily commute? That’s where modern technology comes in to bring us programs like SoundGecko. No, it’s not a program to insure your MP3 files, it’s

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Plane9 is a music-visualization screensaver

Do you love music? Do you love screensavers? Do you love visualizations? We do, which is why we are excited about Plane9, a free software which installs as a screensaver or plugin for Winamp and Windows Media Player. It detects and reacts to any playing music on Windows Vista and Windows 7 and acts as

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ColorPiano for Chrome will help you learn to play the piano – for free!

Ever wished you could learn to play the piano but don’t have the time or patience or money to go out and get lessons (not to mention the fact that even a baby piano can take up a lot of room)? ColorPiano may be able to come to your rescue, at least in part. It

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Have your browser read anything out loud, with ChromeSpeak for Chrome

Do you ever wish you could listen to an article or story instead of reading it. You might want this so you can do something else, like clean your desktop, get coffee, or simply not have to read for a while, or for the visually impaired. If this sounds good to you (pun intended), then

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Tubalr streamlines YouTube for a pure music video experience

YouTube is a great source for finding music videos. If I hear a song on the radio and want to check the lyrics or hear it again, I’m more likely to head straight to YouTube than trying to Google it since so many lyric sites are questionable. Music videos can also be fun or give

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Audiosauna Beta gives you a complete audio studio for free

Do you enjoy creating music or mixing your own song versions? Audiosauna Beta is a full-featured complete audio solution for making your own tracks and editing almost any audio file you want. It is loaded with useful features and costs nothing to use! Audiosauna is an online web service that provides a full audio suite

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Download YouTube videos as podcasts with ‘RSS Handler’

Are you the kind of person who watches YouTube videos 24 hours a day, or even just one particular channel on a regular basis? If so, RSS Handler could become your best friend. It is meant to take YouTube URLs and turn them into podcast feed links that you can use to get your favorite