WavePad

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 335 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1
File Size:
871.55KB
Date Added:
November 19, 2004
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
4,108,623
Downloads Last Week:
4,317
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 335 votes

    • 5 star: 129
    • 4 star: 90
    • 3 star: 36
    • 2 star: 24
    • 1 star: 56
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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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  • 3 stars

    "NCH WavePad is AWESOME, BUT???"

    June 07, 2013   |   By aloneinelcajon

    Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.48

    Pros

    Awesome for doing sound editing, etc.. But, doesn't let ME choose where I want music ripped to. SEE CONS BELOW.
    Worked AWESOME to rip music to blank CD with.
    I HIGHLY recommend this program, UNLESS? SEE CONS BELOW.

    Cons

    I can NO LONGER RIP my personal CD's to my Windows Media Player library, Microsoft Media Player popped up with ERROR message EVERY time I try to rip from a CD. So? I uninstalled it today and told them why I was doing so, in their comments uninstall log.
    WHY?
    VERY SLOW RIPPING, and I mean EXTREMELY slow compared to Windows Media Player for MS-7.

    Summary

    IF? I can make MY Windows Media Player my MAIN one for ripping music to my library & playlist of MY choosing? Then I'd keep this, cause it's awesome. I rip my music for continuous ALL DAY & NIGHT play or ripping only tracks I specify on blank CD's to take in my car, and no annoying talking, announcers, ads, etc...just what I want to play & hear.
    ~Pat B.

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  • 4 stars

    "Nice software "required some more""

    May 28, 2013   |   By mypclab

    Version: WavePad Sound Editor Plus 5.46

    Pros

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    Cons

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  • 2 stars

    "Works but hits you with spam"

    April 27, 2013   |   By Petrostman

    Version: WavePad Sound Editor Masters Edition 5.40

    Pros

    Intuitive, easy to use

    Cons

    Trial period is only 24 hours; not long enough to examine all the features. Contains ad popups that appear at regular intervals even after you purchase the full version. I hate that!!! I don't like paying for spyware, or even if it's free.

    Summary

    Don't buy this unless you like to be harrassed by adware when you're just trying to edit some audio files.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very intuitive! I'm a newbie and I figured it out."

    March 13, 2013   |   By donmarvin

    Version: WavePad Sound Editor 5.33

    Pros

    I don't know anything about editing audio. I needed to do it for a video (screencast) project (don't know much about editing video either!). This made the task so much easier. I was able to not only cut out bad portions, but also reduce extraneous noises. I don't know the terminology so on any other editor I would not have found those functions. With wavepad I did not need to know what I was looking for. All the functions were laid out nicely in plain English and appropriate icons, and I used the default settings.

    Also, the use of the keyboard was very intuitive. Spacebar to stop and start, scroll wheel to zoom in/out, etc. The window that shows where you are in the timeline is easy to understand and manipulate.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons yet. Everything is laid out so nicely and it's so user-friendly.

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