1X-AMP is a lightweight Windows audio player that comes packed with special effects for altering songs and skins for changing the looks of the GUI.

When you run the utility for the first time, you are asked to add a folder that contains audio files to the playlist or search your hard drives for songs.

You are welcomed by a clean and straightforward design that provides a well-structured suite of features. You cannot access a help manual but the dedicated parameters look easy to decode so you can venture into tweaking them on your own.

1X-AMP gives you the possibility to play, pause or stop the current audio selection, adjust the volume, as well as seek for a positon in the audio streams.

The application reveals a waveform in the main window and provides information about the current song, such as filename, file duration, and audio frequency.

The best part about this software utility is that it allows you to work with several special effects, namely echo/delay, reverb, pitch scale, pitch shift, tempo, treble, bass, and 3D-sound. All of the aforementioned effects come with their own parameters for fine tuning. In addition, the tool lets you alter the sound with the aid of an equalizer.

What’s more, you can create playlists, which can be saved to your computer, get lyrics from online sources, and rip audio files from CDs.

You are given the freedom to alter the looks of the program using different skins, make the background black behind the tool’s interface or show a background image, enable fading in and out effects, shuffle the songs, as well as run the app at Windows startup.

All things considered, 1X-AMP packs several handy audio features that help you listen to songs and apply special effects. The intuitive design makes it suitable for rookies and professionals alike. On the downside, not all of the utility’s features are translated into English. Some of the options are left in German.