I purchased this software as a download from NCH Software. I've used Express Rip for more than four years (nothing like a timely review) and it is great. It is easy to use and I have experienced no issues with it. I have three other audio-related products (Switch Sound File Converter, Express Burn and SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder) from NCH and I am very pleased with all of them. Great products at a great price.
John_JT | Express Rip
a snap to install and it is 95% intuitive and easy to use. Well thought out. I have not cracked the user manual, but I am sure that would make the experience even better
Ron M | VideoPad
I've been using the free version of Switch for a couple of years. I write and record music, and my DAW uses WAV files, which I convert to mp3 for easy uploading and smaller file sizes. I convert mp3 to WAV, also.
Recently I purchased a sports camera, and use Prism to convert MOV files to mp4.
I saved 50% by bundling these 2 programs. I'll always come to NCH Software for my software needs
Larry Kendrick | Switch
Downloaded to convert my CD tracks to MP3 format. It has an option to automatically update Artist, Album, etc info by access an online database. I was very impressed by how quickly it processes the conversions. Having a free version that is licensed for non-commercial - home use is a big deal to me and I will be looking to NCH for other software needs, regardless of whether a free for home use license is available.
Jonesy | Switch
I had an urgent call to put a quick video presentation together for a meeting. Time limit to write the script, get approval, voice record, source images and add graphics was three hours. I wasn't near my workstation and remembered all amazing software NCH produces. The PhotoStage Slideshow Producer is outstanding, I'd never used it before but it was easy as to put together my 2 minute 30 presentation. NCH is an Australian company and deserves good local support. Thanks for this and the others I've used and bought over the years.
Pete Finch | PhotoStage
I have used many other software package previously. I find NCH Software Express Accounts Plus not only easy to use and intuitive, the technical support is fast and very helpful in resolving user's problem and resolution with fast turnaround time. I feel that customer support is very important beside being able to use such a easy-to-use accounting software. I have no reservation recommending other potential users to try using this software to decide for themselves its usefulness. I seek help on Good Friday which is a worldwide Public Holiday and yet I received software resolution which really surprised me. This is very much appreciated from the Customer Service Officers from NCH Software.
Gordon Liew | Express Accounts
Love your audio products @nchsoftware Thanks for making intuitive, easy to use audio products!! WavePad, SoundTap, MixPad.
MagicLamp | Audio Software
Does nearly everything, very versatile and works fast.
- even open movie files and extract audio segments
- saves in any popular format
- opens just about any kind of sound file
- very traditional XP look, tasks on the left, toolbar, easily and familiar right away
- menus are simple to understand
- can only install on 2 PCs and then they ask you to buy it again - not the end of the world
Can't imagine life without it. Any time I've got an audio problem I run straight to this program and it seems to deal with it
Pablos544 | VideoPad
Superbly simple and effective editing software for a non-sound engineer, i.e. most of us doing podcasts or home based VO work. Simplicity is the key and great editing tools.
Foster | WavePad
I have only used Switch twice and I found it terrific. I am in my 50's and not very savy with computers and software and it took me quite a while to find your Switch and could not believe that I was able to use it straight away with no problems and no problems with recording my new mp3 file and the Switch and I created. Keep up the good work. I know, I, for one, is very happy with it's ease of use and the result obtained. Thank you once again.
Nicole | Switch
I have used this for over a month now and, to sum it up, it's outstanding. I'm an amateur with sound editing software, however, WavePad does everything I need to do extremely easily with little to no instructions. That's the beauty of it for me. I didn't have to spend a lot of time learning all the nuances and intricacies of sound editing. It was like bang and go. If you even have a dime on the ball, it's all intuitive with the tabs and buttons, and just a bit trial and error (how I learn). I cannot say enough. If you're looking for a great tool to easily edit, amplify, cut, paste, join, equalize, fade, etc. sound files, and you just want good sound without a lot of time investment, this is it.
Bob Severn | WavePad
I have found your product to be a very useful tool in managing my CD needs. I have converted some of the older formats to MP3 so far, and lost no quality at all in the conversion. Thank you for such a nice product.
Ted | Express Rip
I think it is marvellous, all my music on my laptop had been somehow monopolized by iTune MP4 player a friend of mine installed on the lap top. I could never play these songs on my iRiver and was very frustrated for months until I downloaded the Switch software. Very versatile, very easy to use, sure makes me a happy camper...
Karl | Switch
I've found the software to be very useful. I really appreciate the straightforward interface, I simply Add files, choose the output format and place, and hit Convert. Very simple, very direct, very useful. I'm working on getting USC's IT department to add this program to their list of useful programs on the downloads section of the student homepage. The incredibly straightforward interface and function of the software simply make it an excellent platform for both advanced users and non-experienced users, the labelling is simple, the main settings are all on the same screen, I really like it. If anyone asks me about converting audio files, I'm going to tell them about your program. Keep up the good work.
Justin | Switch
I tried and have been using Switch to converts my music files and I am very happy with it. It works wonderfully without any problem. I would be happy to endorse it or pay for your software. The usage of Switch is a breeze. You guys did a wonderful job. Guess what is required is visibility to the rest of the world. I tried couple others before and have given up on a few as they are either hard to use or could not convert properly.
Leonard | Switch
The Express Accounts Plus program is exactly what I was looking for. Easy to setup and easy to use. I had a few questions at first and the customer service responded quickly. I am pleased with what I received!
Donna Starkey | Express Accounts
Its about time....that I said thank you for wave pad...it misses out good and goes straight to great..in my top ten programmes of all time..love it..use it all the time..it has changed my musical life!!
Ruth | WavePad
I think that the software I downloaded (NCH Swift Sound) is, by far, one of the best audio programs I've ever downloaded. It is extremely easy to use, and fits my needs perfectly. Not only will I recommend NCH to friends/colleagues should they be searching for audio software, but I will be returning to NCH in the future should I be searching for audio software of a different breed. I have never had any problem paying for software, but I am always wary of purchasing software without having had the chance to demo it first. Having the opportunity to sample for free a software application written by NCH makes me feel more confident about purchasing software from NCH in the future, should I need it.
Jesse | Switch
What I have tried so far I like more than any of the dozen or so packages I have assessed.
First, I was impressed that the Free (Trial?) Version of Debut identified both of my USB-based microscopes immediately. Where the Pluggable-provided Digital Viewer for Mac would not increase my snapshot resolution above 640x480, the Debut software was taking pictures immediately at 1600x1200 without changing any settings. It was the same with the Koolertron camera, identifying and using the highest resolution of the 5MP camera by default.
Second, the software is very stable. I've seen other reviews for Digital Viewer and MicrControl Plus that suggest people are having stability problems on the Mac (I do not see that issue with those products) and Debut seems to work quite nicely and without any odd delays.
Third, I use this mostly to snapshots of microscope renderings and it's nice to have both single-shot and time-lapse readily available. As with many packages like this (even the free ones), it included features like on-screen titles and timestamps and the usual sets of image adjustments.
User Zzyzx Oh review on Amazon.com | Debut