WavePad Audio Editing Software 8.31

Audio editing and music recording software easy enough for beginners that professionals might also use

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  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
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    7.1 (496)
WavePad Audio Editing Software 8.31
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WavePad is a feature-rich audio editing software designed for non-professional use, but with professional grade tools and capabilities.

Are you interested in dipping your toes into audio editing? Maybe you’re an aspiring musician or attempting to break into the profitable world of voiceover recording? Regardless of your goals, you won’t go far without a stable, feature-rich editing software. While there’s ample options on the marketplace, most are incredibly expensive.

Just because you can’t afford hundreds of dollars on a professional grade audio editing program doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. WavePad is a full-featured audio editing software capable of satisfying even the most complicated editing tasks. While it’s not as advanced as its more expensive counterparts, its features and capabilities are more than enough for the hobbyist.

The Sound of Value and Power - WavePad Features

When compared to other consumer grade audio editing programs, the range of capabilities in WavePad is quite impressive. Along with basic editing capabilities, its advanced programming allows for greater audio manipulation. In fact, the majority of users find its feature list beyond their overall needs.

Perhaps the most attractive quality of WavePad is its ability to grow with your needs. Unless you’re tackling major audio reconstruction projects, you’ll probably find its features cover your current and future needs.

Some of the most popular features in WavePad include:

  • Sound Editing Toolkit - Perform all of your editing needs, such as copy, paste, cut, insert, auto-trim, pitch shifting and compression.
  • Effects Toolkit - Want to add unique sound effects to your audio files? WavePad offers a large library of effects capabilities. Adding reverb, echo, equalizer, amplification and reversing audio tracks are only a few of this powerful editing platform.
  • DirectX and VST Plugin - Want even more features and toolkits? WavePad integrates with both VST (Virtual Studio Technology) and DirectX applications to extend the capabilities of this already powerful software.

Navigating the program is a breeze thanks to its intelligent user interface. Designed for maximum simplicity, performing advanced editing techniques is possible. Even if you’ve never worked with a digital audio editor, its straightforward design and stable architecture can turn any novice into a pro.

Along with its impressive feature list, WavePro works with a wide array of file formats. In fact, its compatibility list includes almost all audio file formats.When you combine this with its batch processing capabilities, which lets you apply edits to thousands of files at once, this software reduces task time without sacrificing quality.

Restoring damaged audio files is fast thanks to its audio restoration toolkit. With a simple click of a button, you can reduce background noise or lower click/pop distortions. Along with strictly audio files, WavePro can also extract and edit audio files from video media. Your home movies will never be the same again!


  • Advanced editing capabilities within a simplistic interface
  • Edit audio from video clips
  • Integrates with popular plugins for extended capabilities


  • Complete feature access requires purchasing Master license
  • Advanced editing tools have a steep learning curve

NCH's WavePad application is a powerful audio editor that enables users to edit their files with precision and apply a wide range of audio filters. With Wavepad, you can record or import audio files into the program and edit their audio waveforms with a deep cache of editing tools. Whether the task is simple or complex, WavePad is both robust and accessible enough to tackle a myriad of audio editing tasks.

The Interface

WavePad lays out the majority of its features in its main interface, which helps streamline the process of editing audio -- you don't have to look far to find the tools you need. Playback controls are built into the bottom of the interface, while common editing buttons, like "Cut" and "Delete" populate the tops of the program's main menu.

To make editing even easier, WavePad features a set of wizards in a panel inside of the program's main menu. You can choose wizards, like "Load Tracks from CD" or "Amplify Softer or Louder," to aid you through audio editing tasks.

Audio Editing

WavePad is a full-featured audio editor. WavePad displays the waveforms of your audio so that you can find the exact spot you want to work with in your audio. You can zoom in or out on the waveforms, which helps you optimize your precision and helps you manage your projects with ease.

You have the option of either partially selecting or fully selecting all of your waveforms and trim, delete, fade, clone or enhance them. You can also add bookmarks to points or regions inside of your waveforms, so that you can recall portions of your audio quickly. And because WavePad allows you work with multiple waveforms at the same time, you can merge element of one waveform into another.

Audio Filters, Effects and Tool

WavePad support VST filters, Virtual Studio Technology. These filters enable you to add to the program's capabilities by introducing third-party filters and effects. VST is one of the most common formats for audio filters and effects, so WavePad's VST support opens your projects to seemingly limitless possibilities.

WavePad comes packed with a variety of effects. Native effects include amplify, reverse, reverberate and echo to name a few. Other effects offered by WavePad include text-to-speech, vocal reduction and noise removal.

The Verdict

WavePad offers everything you'd expect from an audio editor and it goes above and beyond with a ton of extras. The program comes packed with all of the features you need to tackle complex editing project and it leaves room for expansion with its support for VST plug-ins from third parties.


  • Full range of features
  • Scalable waveform
  • VST support


  • Dull user-interface
  • Brings little in terms of innovation

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