WavePad
WavePad
10.70

5.0

WavePad free download for Mac

WavePad10.70

11 June 2020

Create and edit audio recordings.

Overview

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, sample rate conversion and more.
  • Supports a number of file formats including wav (multiple codecs), mp3, vox, gsm, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and many more.
  • Batch processing supports up to 32000 files allowing you to apply effects and/or convert your files as a single function.
  • Tools include spectral analysis (FFT) and speech synthesis (text-to-speech).
  • Many more features.

What's new in WavePad

Version 10.70:

Note: Currently available for $24.99

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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How would you rate WavePad app?

15 Reviews of WavePad

5
chowpokin
08 February 2017
Version: 6.64

Most helpful

Great for my old OSX10.6.
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Virtualruffy
11 June 2020
Version: 10.70
I'll stick with Audacity. Can do most if not all of this and its free. $60 is insane.
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5
chowpokin
08 February 2017
Version: 6.64
Great for my old OSX10.6.
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2
Forn
16 October 2013
Version: 5.60
Must reduce the rating. The free version is not recommendet.
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4
Forn
15 October 2013
Version: 5.60
The 2013 version is fast and stable. And there is a FREE version.
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1
Blamanche
30 July 2012
Version: 5.14
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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2.5
Calle
22 August 2011
Version: 4.54
To keep using the software for free, as advertised, remove the ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/com.nchsoftware.wavepad... - file.
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Robk
14 November 2010
Version: 4.51
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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Tekl
19 January 2010
Version: 4.25
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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Iliketrash
20 November 2009
Version: 4.25
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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Chas-m
20 November 2009
Version: 4.25
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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5
Msodrew
25 May 2009
Version: 3.14
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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Tempel
09 March 2009
Version: 3.14
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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2
Roddy-Mckay
24 November 2008
Version: 3.14
WavePad is a potentially useful application and has some good features. However, the developers have seen fit to treat the Mac version as a poor relation to the Windows one. The interface face needs upgrading. Unlike the Windows version, it does not convert to other file formats after editing. This makes it totally useless for my purposes. I have contacted the developers, twice, to point out these short comings and to mention the fact that I would pay for WavePad if they would make the necessary improvements. Perhaps they don't need the money or are so busy that they don't have time to reply!
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Kaidoh
21 August 2008
Version: 3.10
I've been searching for a small quick-and-easy audio editor and although WavePad looks promising it's quirks outgun it's benefits. Some occurances: - First crash a minute after the first launch. - Space bar does not start and stop playback as in virtually ANY other audio app. - Working with selections is a pain: extending or diminishing an existing selection seems impossible (so you better select precise on the first attempt) - And oddest: Using the window scroll bar does not scroll the window as one would expect but does move the playback cursor (and yes, hence destroying an existing selection) The developer should be a more adherent to the common principles of GUI-design or this app will be nothing more than constant cause for frustration.
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5
Philipz
16 February 2008
Version: 3.10
Fast enough for me, exactly the features I want (cut/copy/paste) and some filters. best of all, it's free, what more could you want? I'm not complaining... (5 stars to counter the previous comment)
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