WavePad

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 339 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.12
  • Total Downloads:
    4,208,069
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 04, 2008
  • Price:
    Free; $49.40 to buy

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 339 votes

    • 5 star 133
    • 4 star 90
    • 3 star 36
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 56
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1 stars

"Don't waste your time with"

November 16, 2008  |  By biganth

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

Its simple to use and looks better then most the other free stuff around

Cons

It is a nightmare to uninstall in both XP and vista XP can not uninstall it at all leaving you to manually do it. Vista when you uninstall it removes part of the media player and media centre.

Summary

I never usually review products like this but this one has really wound me up. Ok so it?s free so you don't expect the world but when simple feature like uninstall does not work it is rather a let down. XP it?s not too bad because you can manually remove everything but Vista it takes part of the media centre with it meaning Vista will not open or play any music or video files. Spent ages trying to put it right but in the end formatted the laptop. I really would try a different program first

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2 stars

"Mediocre and such."

November 09, 2008  |  By JoyceNgo

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

I can convert files from FLV to MP3, it's lightweight.

Cons

I never found this program as irritating as it used to. I used this a few years ago and it was working great, the new version as I recall constantly crashes with an unexpected error and said I should contact the publisher. That happened many times.

Summary

Not exactly as wonderful as it should be, it crashes a lot when I edit music, but I still use it anyway, because I have yet to try Goldwave and Audacity.

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2 stars

"Its so so ... could be better"

November 06, 2008  |  By DJHavoc

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

Some decent tools but not that great.

Cons

I have seen and used a lot of other better tools
Interface
Performance
Its not the easiest tool in the world to use.

Summary

I have been trying out quite a few audio programs to find out which ones I would like to use, this one just isn't it.

Unfortunately.

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3 stars

"Very good sound editing software and very easy to use"

October 14, 2008  |  By innovator64

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

Gives full fredom to play around sound quality

Cons

Nothing specific

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4 stars

"Does what it says. A Joy !!"

September 30, 2008  |  By newsman1122

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

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1 stars

"NOT FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!"

September 25, 2008  |  By jck288

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

NOT FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

NOT FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

NOT FREE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 stars

"Great product"

September 22, 2008  |  By rijyak

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

Easy to use software. Perfect for those into audio editing. Does the job very well.

Cons

Pricing might be an issue. A little bit of research will make you aware of more products similar to WavePad but lesser in price. However, they aren't as good as WavePad.

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1 stars

"Attention! Trojan threat!"

September 21, 2008  |  By dcdmq

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

I really don't know.

Cons

Had a call from AntiVir that the download file includes a trojan

Summary

Just watch out when downloading. AntiVir found twice the Dropper.Gen Trojan in the download file. Something is wrong with the programme. Do not download it..

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4 stars

"Great audio editor"

September 20, 2008  |  By Geistwulf

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

Simple interface, with easy-to-use controls.

Cons

None I noticed.

Summary

While I haven't used WavePad much, it allowed me to take mp3s and edit them down to what I wanted to use with relative ease. Very simple, yet versatile interface, with good features.

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5 stars

"It's easy to use"

September 16, 2008  |  By bnichols1996

 |  Version: WavePad 3.12

Pros

I have used it do fix songs for our children's group to use during song time. It was very easy to use. I love it.

Cons

I so far haven't found any cons.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.12
Version 3.12 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date August 04, 2008
Date Added August 04, 2008
Version 3.12
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.05MB
File Name wpsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,208,069
Downloads Last Week 2,412
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Some features disabled after 14 days
Price Free

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