Improving Music Quality – Review 6

Often, music files do not quite sound perfect. The vocals may be too quiet, the drums unintentionally overpowering, or something else entirely. Programs that play music sometimes offer equalisers that can change the relative volumes of individual sounds.

But what of the music players without dedicated equalisers? You will need either to put up with the music file’s quirks, or to perform permanent changes to the music file.

LASTAR

Icon for LASTAR: an ear listening to a stylised microphone.

LASTAR is the fine product of Arnaud Champenois, also known as Arthelion. The actual audio work is performed with the help of a few famous projects: libsndfile, libmpg123, FFTW, LAME, and Qt. That’s not to say that this is just a basic graphical shell over some pwerful components – on the contrary, LASTAR is highly effective. It offers coarse modification of the entire processing process, from file size to maximum volume.

Sample use of LASTAR - The main window shows a log of recent actions, the most common modifications, and even multi-file support.

Sample use of LASTAR – The main window shows a log of recent actions, the most common modifications, and even multi-file support.

High recommendations come from me – LASTAR is a very straightforward tool for changing up the volume levels of a music track. It can even split the file into equal-length pieces and convert it to a different format in the process.

Price $0 (Free)
Compatible OS‘s Windows XP,Vista,7,8
Licensing GNU General Public License 3
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One comment on “Improving Music Quality – Review 6

  1. […] Recode draws on the power of multiple free encoders and decoders, not unlike LASTAR. However, the programs have separate […]

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