Here's a solid, easy-to-use, no-frills freeware MP3 player that features nice
sound quality and includes a variety of skins. (For
This site offers a nifty roundup of free software programs for Nokia mobile
phones. Free programs here include Ringtone Converter, which lets you quickly
and easily enter ringtones into your Nokia phone.
Here's a handy new little freeware sound utility that lets you dynamically
adjust your sound volume using keyboard hot keys. Perfect for anyone who is
constantly having to open the sound mixer to adjust the volume when listening
to sound files recorded at different volume levels. Support to control
Winamp's Next, Previous and Pause buttons via a series of hot keys is also
included. (For Windows).
Hailed at one time by many as the second coming of
Napster, MusicCity's Morpheus has emerged
as one of the most popular freeware programs around for hunting free MP3 (and
other media) files online. Morpheus's excellent search features make it easy
to find the file you're looking for, quickly. (For
This impressive freeware "streaming audio ripper" program offers one of the
best ways we know of to build your MP3 collection quickly. RipCast lets you
save streaming broadcasts as MP3 files and helps you organize your MP3s with
an easy-to-use interface. Note: a broadband Net connection is recommended, but
not required. (For Windows).
MP3 music lovers who lament the woes at
Napster will like this excellent freeware program, which is actually
better than Napster in many ways. Napigator works similar to Napster, but lets
you search other, independent servers, as well. Note: you must have
installed to use this program. (Annoying, intrusive
pop-up ads make this site difficult to navigate).
This handy freeware program can help you get your MP3 collection in order.
HTagEditor is a feature-laden tag editor that helps you create and edit MP3
playlists. (For Windows).
With its legal battles, Napster may be on
the ropes these days. But there are a growing number of alternatives out there
for sharing MP3 music files. One example is Newtella, a free program that lets
you retrieve and exchange MP3 files on the
Gnutella network. Note: searches on
Gnutella can be slow and prone to bottlenecks. Also, many visitors have
complained that Newtella isn't as easy to use as Napster.
This attractive, easy-to-use freeware program is the best CD player program
we've seen yet. Features an eye-catching, intuitive interface, with nice
animated buttons and touch sensitive and click sensitive areas. Options
include autoplay on disk insertion, minimization to the system tray, always on
top status, and more. (For Windows).
The Web's most popular MP3 sound file player, Winamp, is now freeware
(previously, it required a registration fee). Winamp is a flexible,
high-fidelity sound file player that supports MP3, CD, Audiosoft, MOD, WAV and
other formats. There are endless ways to customize this player via skins
(which change the appearance of the interface), as well as audio effect
plugins of various sorts. (For Windows).
This is a free Windows program for recording, playing, composing and editing
MIDI music using and sampled percussion sounds. Anvil features many effects,
such as delay, pitch change, volume and filtering. You can also compose rhythm
tracks with your own sampled percussion sounds. An essential sound program if
you want to work with MIDI sound files. Here's a
So you've heard the latest in techno and drum 'n' bass and you think you can
do better, huh? Try out this easy-to-use freeware drum program. HammerHead
lets you easily create drum loops on your PC. You can edit on the fly and
record your actions to a high quality and completely noise-free WAV sound
file. It features 23 separate drum patches and 6 complete loops to sequence
cool breakbeats right away. There's also a feature to implement banks with 6
samples of your own. (For Windows).
A free MP3 and audio CD player, Sonique offers a cool animated control panel
and lots of options and configurations, such as an equalizer balance and the
ability to change tempos, etc. (For Windows).
Have you got a bunch of sound files scattered all over your hard drive? Then
check out FoxPlay, an excellent, free music utility that'll let you easily
organize all the sound files you have into a single, manageable playlist.
FoxPlay uses the Windows Multimedia System to play MIDI files, and it allows
you to use your favorite MOD and MP3 players to play MOD and MP3 files,
respectively. FoxPlay also has built-in support for
mIRC, the popular chat client.
If you're downloading sound files off the Web, you're going to need a good
sound player utility to hear them. Yamp fits the bill well. This free program
from Germany plays virtually every format out there, including WAV files (all
formats, also compressed ones), MIDs, RMIs, MODs, S3Ms, XMs, ITs, AVIs, MPAs,
MP1s, MP2s and MP3s, MPEG, and AVI. It offers powerful playlists, "Drag and
Drop" functionality and more. (For Windows).
Have you been wanting to try out one of these newfangled text-to-speech
programs that read your E-mail to you? Then you should check out ReadPlease.
Not only is it free, but it offers a number of innovative features that even
the commercial programs don't have. ReadPlease can read from any text file or
Rich Text Format file. Offers four different natural-sounding voices, all of
which sound better than the robotic voices these programs usually feature.