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WavePad is a full-featured professional sound editor. It lets you make and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files you can cut, copy and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction. WavePad works as a wav editor or mp3 editor but it also supports a number of other file formats including vox, gsm, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and more.
  • Sound editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, autotrim and more.
  • Audio effects include, amplify, normalize, equalizer, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse, more...

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OS X 10.4 or later

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Forn Member IconReview+191

Must reduce the rating. The free version is not recommendet.

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Version 5.60
Forn Member IconReview+191

The 2013 version is fast and stable. And there is a FREE version.

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Version 5.60
Blamanche Member IconReview+38

Tried it; didn't like it. Went to edit a flac file and you have to be connected to the web. Which makes me think the thing is not a complete editor and it has to phone home or use web based data to perform it's fuction. I'm not a developer; so that's my best guess.
Seems like something fishy is going on here. I would avoid this for security reasons unless there is some sort of verifiable explanation of why an audio file editor has to call home to function.
And the GUI is total amateur night. Looks like an old java app. $50 for that? ...not from me.

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Version 5.14
Calle Member IconReview+14

To keep using the software for free, as advertised, remove the ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.nchsoftware.wavepad... - file.

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Version 4.54
Robk Member IconComment+238

BEWARE -- This software is really a TRIAL, After a trial period it turns into CRIPPLEWARE.

From the developer's website:

"A number of professional tools for WavePad are only permanently available if you have purchased an upgrade to WavePad Master's Edition. These features include the Batch File Processor, keyboard macros, Projects, Bookmarks, Regions and the Region Assembler. You can purchase and upgrade to WavePad Master's Edition here. ..."

A wave editor without support for Regions is pretty useless IMHO.

If you are looking for a good FREE Sound Editor, try audacity.

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Version 4.51
Tekl Member IconComment+110

I was looking for good and cheap (broadband) noise reduction software. Well, WavePad is not as good as SoundSoap Pro, but much better than AudaCity, Amadeus Pro, SoundSoap SE or Logic Express 8.

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Version 4.25
Iliketrash Member IconComment+206

Their web site SCREAMS Windows, and sure enough, there is a Windows version.

Challenge: Name _one_ program that has a Windows version that doesn't stink on OS X. OK, Skype. But name one more.

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Version 4.25

Haha. One program? Safari.


I know it's an old thread but maybe what you really mean was, "name one developer or software that did not start as WindersWare that doesn't suck..." . And no I can't think of any, lol. That'd be a great thread on another forum...ok, off topic but I could not resist...

Chas_m Member IconComment+451

Seems like a decent start, but OMFG that interface is HIDEOUS. Wow, let's cram a few MORE buttons on there, shall we??

Get an interface designer and a beta-testing group (oh, and stick to Mac HIG and convention please) and I think you may have a winner at some point.

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Version 4.25
msodrew Member IconReview+4

Definitely suited my purposes quickly. The interface does need a bit of cleanup, and Save isn't bound to command + s, but in general I can do gain reduction and noise/hiss reduction in just a few clicks. Plus, its free. 5-stars.

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Version 3.14
Tempel Member IconComment+122

I searched for a tool that would quickly allow me to measure the time distance between two events in a recorded sound. First I downloaded WaveJelly, which required me to register despite it being free -> I tossed it. Then tried Audacity, whose downloaded dmg file would not mount (open). Finally, I tried this one, which let me get to what I needed. Still, even this program has some annoyances in its usability:

It appears not to follow the most simple Mac UI guidelines, such as:

- Cannot drop a audio file onto the app to open the file.
- Cannot create a selection by first positioning the cursor at one end, then using a Shift-Click to define the other end.
- Once a selection has been made, one cannot simply drag either border to extend the selection, despite the cursor shape suggestion such an action.
- Version information in the Finder's "Info" window is wrong - it doesn't list the actual version number. Makes it difficult for reporting problems, comparing app version, etc.

Dear programmer, please make an effort to follow common Mac guidelines better, and we may have a winner. ;)

Anyways, thanks for making it available for free.

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Version 3.14
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Date 10 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.99
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