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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "It does everything I want it to"

    September 4, 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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  • 5.0 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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