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Blaze Media Pro 9.1 Review

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Audio Editing Software here.

Our Verdict

This audio editor is great at recording and converting both audio and video files, but compared to other audio editors, it lacks many features.

For

  • Blaze Media Pro is one of the best audio editing applications when it comes to recording capabilities. It will capture sound from just about any source.

Against

  • There are better products for restoration projects because this one does not have a noise reducer or pop remover.
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Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its main interface.

Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its main interface.
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Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its audio converter tool.

Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its audio converter tool.
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Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its audio recorder. You must have a microphone connected to the computer for this to work properly.

Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its audio recorder. You must have a microphone connected to the computer for this to work properly.
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Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its pitch adjustment tool.

Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its pitch adjustment tool.
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Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its chorus tool.

Screenshot image shows Blaze Media Pro audio editor and its chorus tool.

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Audio Editing Software here.

Blaze Media Pro is both video and audio editing software, so if you are looking for a product with multi-tasking in mind, this might be a good option. For this review, we considered only its capabilities on the audio side, though, and in spite of some great features, it does not really measure up to most other audio editors we evaluated.

One great thing about Blaze Media Pro is that it can handle so many different file formats. It can also pull audio from just about any source and help you burn CDs and DVDs. This audio editing software also makes it very easy to switch between different formats, converting from almost any file type to almost any file type. Blaze allows you to rip, record, convert, decode, capture, edit, copy and burn just about anything.

Blaze also is a recording superstar – one of the few products on our lineup that can help you capture sound from just about any source. It can rip CD files, pull audio from video files and record sound from streaming audio, sound cards and line-in sources.

Although this product is great at recording and converting, it does not include as many audio editing tools as other applications. There is no marker tool, track splitter, channel mixer or signal analysis tool. Also, it is not the best product for audio restoration or signal analyzing because it does not include a smoother, noise reducer or pop remover.

The application's effects list is quite long. Blaze gives you the ability to apply many effects to your editing projects, including amplification, fade in/out, pitch changes, re-sampling and time stretching. This audio editing software also has a few useful filtering options such as band pass and high/low shelf.

Audio engineers of any experience level should able to figure out how to use Blaze's features. The main screen includes helpful icons and dropdown menus, and you can adjust the playback, record and zoom options from this screen as well.

Blaze offers an in-application help section. Online, you'll find FAQs, free updates and technical support by email. The product page on the company website also provides tutorials and an audio-related glossary.

Blaze Media Pro is a good product for those who are interested in converting, recording or burning audio and video files. While it is very versatile with many audio files, it is somewhat limited in terms of its audio editing tools and features. If your main focus is converting and burning audio files, this would be a great product for you. However, if you're looking for additional tools, a different audio editor will be a better fit.