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Do Not PurchaseSep 09, 2013
By N. Rivera
I had a Soundblaster card that came with Creative software that gave me a player and from there I was able to access everything. Equalizer, EAX Console, etc. Changed my card - still soundblaster, but for some reason the software would not work. Was told after 8 emails that the old software would not work with the newer soundcard, but mind you in the beginning of the email, i told them which soundcard i had. O.K. Was told to buy the Media Toolbox 6 by customer service. What they didn't tell you was that you couldn't type in the activation code. So after trying to enter that at least 12 times, by deinstalling and reinstalling the software, i realized that you had to copy and paste the activation code. Finally it's working, until i realized yet again, that nothing is working together, so you can open the record box, but you can't open the equalizer which means, because i haven't tried this yet is that you have to record the song - no, no. it can't work that way because both things can't be open at the same time, so you have to adjust the equalizer. close that and then re-record with the equalizer enhancements. Buy anything, but not this. At about 9:00 this morning i sent an email in response (after 2 days) to their email back to me asking if there is a manual for this. I'm still waiting and it's 7:50 p.m. oh, and in small print, no refunds - hahahahaha Classic
Good for standard audio tasks, dumbed-down interfaceJan 13, 2014
By The geeks shall inherit the earth
Can do basic recording to wav, convert formats such as wav-to-mp3. There is not a technical wave-editing interface to access music editing features. Instead, you get menu options "create", "enhance", "organize", "convert". "Enhance" for example, will break down to "clean up music", "equalize music", "normalize music", "split up music". It performs this processing on the entire file, not designated passages. This is ok for what it does, but it is not a full featured or professional music editor with wave display. If you want more then look elsewhere. Four star performance for the tasks it performs and ease of installation, but for the price I expected a more advanced product. On numbers of available features I would give it 3 stars. Other products costing $20 to $40 more are way more feature-filled, including handling video files too.
You can record from a sound card line-in to a WAV file (e.g. plug an FM radio earphone jack into your computer sound card line-in to record FM radio programs), then later you convert the WAV to MP3. The older versions (e.g. Creative Media Source 5 Organizer vers 5.25) enabled sound card line-in to encode DIRECTLY to MP3 in real-time (w/o the WAV intermediate file), which was useful for long radio programs that would make large WAV files, but the new Creative Media Toolbox 6 will not stream directly to MP3. The Creative website can be confusing and you may think it encodes real time to MP3 from line-in but it does not. But it does ok in other respects, and I had no trouble at all downloading, installing and activating. BTW, the trial version does not come with MP3 encoding, but the purchased version does (i.e. you won't need to separately purchase the "Creative MP3 Audio Pack", as the audio codecs will be downloaded when you activate using your license key.
CMTB6 Totally AmazingMay 26, 2013
By Little Hawk chasing his Heart
CMTB6 is the COOLEST, CUTEST, most STABLE APP you will ever run on Windows 8 64-bit. Just make sure you are using the incredible sound card that shipped with Creative Media Toolbox 6. Amateurs complain that this little beauty only offers WAV and WMA recording and conversion, but kids, that's all you need. CMTB6 sound quality is an astounding 15000 kbps: compare that to ITunes or any other service and all they offer is 320kbps. Way better yet, you can use CMTB6 to split, splice and overlap! Use a converter if you want another format. WMA is PRO and so is this cute little CMTB6 powerhouse. CMTB6 TOTALLY ROCKS!
Creative not the best for product supportAug 07, 2013
By W. Morrow
Got the Creative Toolbox 5 thinking that this would unlock a lot of the potential of my soundblaster audio card but didn't give me much in the ways that the old Windows XP drivers did...so spent a lot odf money for nothing. Maybe in hindsight should of spent the money on a new better supported sound card.
Vastly better options available for freeAug 21, 2014
By Larry Stuart
This is just pack-in crap for Creative sound cards. There are dozens of free open-source programs out there that do everything this stuff does and more--Audacity is my favorite. This stuff isn't even worth installing for free, I couldn't fathom paying money for it.
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