If you're a home user needing to manage your music collection or a business user needing to add professional sound tracks to a Web site or PowerPoint presentation, you need a set of tools for polishing your audio files. Check out Color7 Technology's Color7 Music Editor, an easy-to-use visual audio editor and recorder application for Windows.

With its simple, intuitive interface, Color7 Music Editor lets you record voice or music, edit it, mix it with other audio or musical pieces, add special effects (e.g., reverb, chorus, echo), master it, burn it to CD or DVD, post it on your Web site, and email it to friends and family. You can open, create, and save audio files in WAV, MP3, MP2, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, AIFF, MPC, and more than a dozen other formats. It's easy to record music from a microphone, DVD, VCD, CD, tape, LP, MP3 player, or Internet connection.

You can edit your audio files visually. display the audio data waveform, and zoom in and out. It's simple to cut, copy, paste, mix, and delete selections. You can delete silence, paste from file, and mix from file.

Color7 Music Editor lets you add professional effects to your audio files. Special effects include amplify, compress, delay, equalize, fade in and out, flange, invert, normalize, reverb, silence, shrink, stretch, vibrato, and more. Advanced users can apply filters to any portion of their files, including highpass and lowpass filters, highshelf and lowshelf filters, FFT, notch, and more.

After you have enhanced your music, you can convert it to any standard audio format. You can even add text information to each file, including album name, artist, genre, year, and comments.

Color7 Music Editor costs $34.95. You can download a free, fully functional trial version from the company's Web site.