WavePad Masters Edition

WavePad Masters Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
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Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 342 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.18
  • Total Downloads:
    4,217,278
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 01, 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

"NCH WavePad is the best sound editor I had ever used"

June 02, 2015  |  By Pastor Lenuf

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.18

Pros

It handles virtually all I need to do when it comes to sound editing

Cons

I have never detected any defects yet.

Summary

We've used WavePad to edit almost 1000 audio MFF sermons (www.hameocbp.org/mff) already. We are always confident of WavePad; we will use it over and over for as many more audio sermons that need to be edited. We encourage all sound-handing people to go for it.

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5 stars

"The Best Music Editor on the Market"

May 29, 2015  |  By Addiction Place

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.17

Pros

Price
Easy to Use
Excellent Interface
Makes Editing Music Easy and Fun
Powerful

Cons

I have not found any cons with this music software

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5 stars

"Purr-fect for home!"

May 27, 2015

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.17

Pros

I find this program great. It helps me in everyday mixing and stuff. Hard to create a detailed opinion, I'm not a pro in mixing and stuff. Yet enjoy it!

Cons

Hard to find, if any are. Maybe just that it's no freeware, but I ain't seen such a good one that is freeware. Guess you have to pay for good stuff... :)

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5 stars

"Fantastic audio editing tool"

May 04, 2015  |  By Quaker540

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.17

Pros

-Well-made effects.
-Highly customizable audio conversion.
-Adjust the volume of a sound.
-Enhancing the pitch of a sound.
-Multi-tasking.
-Extremely small to RAM and CPU, you can open multiple audio files without stressing your computer.

99% of it is awesome, in general.

Cons

My only real gripe with WavePad Audio Editor is the audio graph. Not saying it is bad, but it feels a bit different from other audio editors (Like Adobe Audition, it is hard to get used at first).

Summary

Other than the audio graph, I highly recommend this product and even better, buy it to support the developers and have the best features. The trial version, to be honest, needs to be extended because it has REALLY limited features.

This comes from an audio engineer that works on sounds for over 8 years.

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5 stars

"i absolutely love it"

April 21, 2015  |  By izzy gray

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.11

Pros

Lots of options
amazing sound
awesome effects
lots of editing tools
just a lot of fun

Cons

A little overwhelming to use at first

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5 stars

"been using for years great"

March 12, 2015  |  By doro1920

 |  Version: WavePad Masters Edition 6.05

Pros

do everything you want, yet ease of use is awesome. like all NCH programs no unwanted frills that you never use

Cons

there are a few things I would like to see on the same menu. one extra click so I guess I'm just a sniveler

Summary

haven't found anything simpler that does everything I want at any price

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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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.18
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General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date May 19, 2015
Date Added June 01, 2015
Version 6.18
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 1.06MB
File Name wpsetup.exe
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Total Downloads 4,217,278
Downloads Last Week 1,995
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $79

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