WavePad

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 332 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.05
File Size:
871.55KB
Date Added:
September 03, 2007
Price:
Free to try (14-day trial); $38.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
4,091,095
Downloads Last Week:
3,129
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

In spite of its tiny size, WavePad packs a big audio punch.

The app furnishes plenty of tools for recording and editing sound. WavePad's interface is fairly well-organized, and the Command Bar feature provides quick access to the most frequently used functions. WavePad supports a variety of popular audio formats, including MP3, OGG, WAV, and WMA, and it includes a ripping function.

Once you open a file or begin recording via your sound card, you'll see a large rendering of the waveform, and you can choose to apply edits to the entire track or only certain parts. The application lets you open several files at once and move sound fragments among them, and the inclusion of a batch-conversion utility is a nice touch. WavePad offers a decent number of basic effects, such as noise reduction, normalizing, fading, amplification, echo, changing speed and pitch, and reverb, and you can preview any edits before saving. There are also text-to-speech and speech recognition functions, impressive for a free app.

All told, this utility's many capabilities and lack of restrictions make it a fine pick for all but the most advanced, hard-core audio junkies.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 332 votes

    • 5 star: 127
    • 4 star: 90
    • 3 star: 36
    • 2 star: 24
    • 1 star: 55
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 15
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 4
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