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WavePad Masters Edition

$79
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.52
  • Total Downloads:
    4,296,825
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited features); $79.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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NCH's WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edition v 5.96 analyzes and edits audio, burns discs, converts text to speech, and adds all kinds of effects to WAVs and additional audio formats.

Pros

Intuitive layout: WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edition's Office-style Ribbon toolbar, integrated media player, and large spectral display create an intuitive user interface. Like other NCH tools, WavePad avoids dark themes in favor of a less flashy but more efficient layout.

Pro tools: WavePad boasts Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Temporal Fourier Transform (TFFT) frequency analysis, peak sample, beat detection, surround sound, stereo pan, reverb, multiple chained effects, click and pop repair, text to speech, a tone generator, a noise reduction menu, and many more pro-quality audio tools.

Bookmarks: You can bookmark clips for quick access to start and stop points, beats, and so on.

Automatic beats detection: WavePad finds and combines beats and displays beats-per-minute for fast sampling.

Cons

Pop-ups et al: Pop-up nags, ads in browser pages, and even the NCH Suite might strike some users as a bit heavy-handed for shareware, even during a trial.

Bottom Line

WavePad isn't as flashy as some audio editors, but megabyte-sized WAVs loaded quickly, and it's full of features and extras.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edition 5.96.

 
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5 stars

"Intuitive, light-weight and efficient sound editor."

March 22, 2016  |  By Jesse Van Atta

2016-03-22 13:02:53  |  By Jesse Van Atta

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.44

Pros

+ Great for chopping/splitting/trimming samples for use in other productions
+ Easy to locate tools and effects keep the flow steady and simple
+ Quick, responsive interface

Cons

- None that I have experienced.

Summary

I use this for cutting samples out of songs for use in other productions. It works perfectly for my uses and I'm sure would be an indispensable for any music producer.

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5 stars

"Does nearly everything, very versatile and works fast"

March 16, 2016  |  By Pablos544

2016-03-16 18:37:44  |  By Pablos544

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.44

Pros

- 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

Cons

- can only install on 2 PCs and then they ask you to buy it again - not the end of the world

Summary

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

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4 stars

"Easiest audio editing software I have used"

February 02, 2016  |  By Chip5144

2016-02-02 20:27:55  |  By Chip5144

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.33

Pros

Easy to use software with straight forward menu functions and numerous file destination types. A child could figure out how to use this software...It's that easy

Cons

NCH does not allow version updates to wavepad. Basically, if you want the update you have to repurchase the software. This is poor customer relations if you ask me and a bit tacky on them. Make sure you save the download file of the version you purchase to an external device for future reinstalls ..if needed. Also save both the activation and most importantly the registration code you receive at time of activation as they wont give it to you again.

Summary

Great software...would be a five star product if they understood customer loyalty.

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5 stars

"I just love it!"

November 30, 2015  |  By Andrew Zemek

2015-11-30 07:41:27  |  By Andrew Zemek

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.33

Pros

In spite of having many audio editing programs like Adobe Audition, Cubase and PreSonus Studio One or Avid's Pro Tools First I was willing to dish out some cash to have the full version of WavePad! It's so intuitive, so easy to use, does all I want it to do - just brilliant. No need for a manual. I use it for speech/voice-overs editing and it is just so perfect for it!

Cons

Hardly any. Conversion of stereo to mono could be better automated.

Summary

I don't do much music editing, but for speech there is no better tool, really.

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5 stars

"Clean Easy Nice"

October 28, 2015  |  By CY Yap

2015-10-28 03:00:56  |  By CY Yap

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.31

Pros

Easy for beginner like me :D

Cons

not yet found

Summary

NICEEE

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5 stars

"NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEee"

October 27, 2015

2015-10-27 05:24:04

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.31

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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5 stars

"Great program for amateur's use"

October 18, 2015  |  By daikha

2015-10-18 17:47:53  |  By daikha

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.31

Pros

Intuitive approach

Cons

None for my use

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4 stars

"Great Program"

October 18, 2015  |  By philshoe

2015-10-18 15:04:33  |  By philshoe

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.31

Pros

I did need to buy it but beleave it was worth it

Cons

That I needed to pay for it.

Summary

Over all this works great I make mp3 of CD's I have with windows and then put them together to make one mp3. Windows makes a mp3 for each track. So this program come in real handy.

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4 stars

"Easy to use, effective and free."

August 31, 2015  |  By manatthewindow

2015-08-31 18:35:45  |  By manatthewindow

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.21

Pros

For basic editing functions (splicing, cropping, normalising etc.) it's very efficient. It's very easy to learn how to use it and the display of the wave forms makes it even easier to home in on the exact point you want to work on.

Cons

Understandable, the free package doesn't provide much more than the most basic functions so all quibbles should be seen in that context.
However, applying effects such as compression or EQ is very slow and cumbersome. These parameters can't be adjusted in real time as you listen to the track. If there's a way to build up a library of your preferred settings, I haven't found it yet. Apart from the standard, fixed presets that are offered, you can only keep the last user modification that you created but you have to rebuild that from scratch if you abandon it to try another setting. I don't know if that restriction applies to the full professional version; if it does, it's a major drawback that would stop me from even considering buying the upgrade.

Summary

It's an excellent free product which is easy to use and will definitely help you to improve the basic quality of your audio tracks without too much fuss and bother. So long as you don't expect too much, it's really good at what it does.

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5 stars

"GREAT DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

August 13, 2015  |  By mikeanderson83

2015-08-13 01:15:27  |  By mikeanderson83

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.21

Pros

Simple to use and serves my needs - which is at present to edit music to play as ringtones for my phone. Plus I've found a great discount here:
www.best-software-coupons.com/wavepad.htm

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.52
Windows 10 compatible.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date June 01, 2016
Date Added June 09, 2016
Version 6.52
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.06MB
File Name wpsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,296,825
Downloads Last Week 681
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited features
Price $79

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