WavePad Masters Edition

WavePad Masters Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 339 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.05
  • Total Downloads:
    4,189,399
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $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

"Very useful app to make ringtones for my phone"

March 01, 2015

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.05

Pros

i love it!!!

Cons

The trail version

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5 stars

"GREAT DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

February 16, 2015  |  By mikeanderson83

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 6.02

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-discounts.com/wavepad.htm

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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5 stars

"Excellent Programme!"

December 19, 2014  |  By andyinteractive2006

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 6.02

Pros

On the fly editing, very easy to use with lots of features to edit any track. A great feature of this programme is that it allows you to 'completely' remove any silence at the beginning and at the end of any track. Regardless of what format your edited track is, the end result will be in MP3 format (Even when mixing WAV and MP3 together) This also has a direct 'line-in' recording facility for recording any source.

Cons

My only minor disappointment is that I couldn't seem to find the 'record' level tab as occasionally a message appears asking you to increase the record level on 'below-normal' tracks - although this can be rectified after you have recorded by using the 'normalize' or 'amplify' facilities. One or two advanced facilities are disabled in the free version but for the average user, this shouldn't be a problem.

Summary

Overall one of the very best audio editing programmes I have used and it is so much better than other similar programmes who claim to be top dog!

I strongly recommend this for audio editing.

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5 stars

"robdowson <br /> <br />DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

November 27, 2014  |  By robdowson

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 6.02

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-discounts.com/wavepad.htm

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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5 stars

"DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

September 12, 2014  |  By robdowson

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.96

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-discounts.com/wavepad.htm

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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1 stars

"Helpful software but the developers are suspect"

September 11, 2014  |  By Petrostman

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.96

Pros

Works fairly well

Cons

It's a ripoff

Summary

I purchased v5.33 (Masters Edition) a couple years ago and used it quite a lot. My problem is the very moment that I looked into whether there was an update my version started to behave strangely. For example, the 'batch edit' feature was suddenly disabled when I had been using it all along without problems. In my opinion, it was disabled by NCH to motivate me into buying the update which was conveniently discounted from $130 to $60. While I have no proof, I strongly suspect a fraud has been perpetrated here. A feature that I already paid for years ago suddenly was removed the very moment I clicked on 'check for updates'. Their tech support, basically a popup, recommended that I update my product. I recommend to NOT buy this software.

Updated on Sep 11, 2014

I wish to retract this review but the most I can do is update it according to CNET's review policy. It appears I was wrong about disappearing features. I discovered that the error was actually mine, and I am writing this to apologize to NCH and to correct my false accusations regarding WavePad v5.33. Furthermore, that I am posting this retraction freely and I have not been contacted by anyone as of this time. I found the error completely on my own and I only wish I would have found it before writing the above review. I regeret that I cannot change my scoring, as of now I would give this software four out of five stars. Again, I apologize for stupidly writing a review before thoroughly investigating a simple technical issue. I do, however, continue to have an issue with the tech support at NCH. A little help from them would have prevented my exaggerated knee-jerk reaction to a minor but frustrating issue with the software.

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5 stars

"It does everything I want it to"

September 04, 2014  |  By TaoDragon

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.96

Pros

Easy to use, clear interface, intuitive for the most part and very user friendly.

Cons

NCH are a bit heavy on the marketing, and sometimes intrusive. This program could occasionally do with better labelling.

Summary

I'd recommend it.

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5 stars

"Gold Metal Winner"

August 29, 2014  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.96

Pros

For the 3rd year in a row this is toptenreview's Gold Metal winning audio editor! It's the only one with all the features they judge and I have to agree that I love this product after using it for years. Highly recommend!

Cons

No problems on my end.

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5 stars

"DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

June 25, 2014  |  By robdowson

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.90

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-discounts.com/wavepad.htm

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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1 stars

"Trial only means files inaccessible"

November 08, 2013  |  By HaroldMitford

 |  Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.48

Pros

Good intuitive and easy to use. BUT

Cons

The 14 days expired, and I no longer have any access to the ringtones I created, which took me about five hours work. Absolutely unacceptable not to disclose this outcome as a result of the free trial process.

AS a result I will never by this product or any other from that company, and recommend same to readers.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.05
Version 6.05 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date January 25, 0015
Date Added February 17, 2015
Version 6.05
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 940.05KB
File Name wpsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,189,399
Downloads Last Week 2,534
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $79

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