Wavepad Masters Edition for Mac

Wavepad Masters Edition for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.11
  • Total Downloads:
    152,686
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (N); $79.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Those who want to edit audio files may not be satisfied with the native options available on their Mac. WavePad for Mac functions well and has most of the features users look for in a usable audio editor.

WavePad for Mac is available as a free trial version with a 14-day usage limit, while the full version requires payment of $129 to unlock. Despite requiring the user to accept a lengthy licensing agreement, the program did download and install quickly. Video tutorials and technical support were both available. The program's main menu is cluttered but well designed. Buttons for creating a new file or opening an existing one are also well positioned. The program opened an existing MP3 file quickly and with no errors. The main window displays the audio file's sound output visually, which makes it easier for editing. In addition to major features like cutting and copying sections, the program can also process files in batches, making working with a number of audio files a lot easier. After editing, the audio output file's sound matched the original and the changes incorporated well.

For users who want to edit large numbers of audio files, WavePad for Mac contains all of the features expected of this type of program and performs well.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WavePad for Mac 5.14.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"A brilliant piece of Audio Editing Software"

December 19, 2014

 |  Version: Wavepad Masters Edition 5.82

Pros

I edit a podcast every week using this app and it makes my workflow seamless. The assignable keystrokes are splendid and the UI is easy to master. The service and support from NCH Software is top shelf and instant. I had problems with my old version running on Yosemite and the team at NCH verified my purchase and gave me a code to access the new update instantly.

Cons

It would be awesome if in a future update you could set the app to remove silence by choosing the length, ie. 1 second to 10 seconds depending on the gaps and pregnant pauses in your interviews or conversations. Other than that it's excellent.

Summary

I highly recommend this app to anyone who edits tedious recordings such as interviews, monologues or radio plays. Two thumbs up.

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5 stars

"Does All I Need, & Does It Very Well"

September 07, 2014  |  By wrbtu

 |  Version: Wavepad Masters Edition 5.82

Pros

?customizable too-bar
?easy to use by exploring features
?good help features, fully explanatory
?has every audio editing feature I can imagine
*reasonable upgrade price (currently $50)
?program has never crashed, in 3.5 years of use

Cons

?allows use on only 1 device; when upgrading to a new Mac, I was forced to upgrade WavePad
?bookmarking feature does not allow direct entry of time, & it can be difficult to select exact time with cursor; but alternately, I can enter a time range for the "Go to" feature & select music passages from there

Summary

I don't do a whole lot of things when editing music & I stick to the most basic (I need only to trim & insert silences, cut, paste, fade in & out, amplify, change tags, change bitrates, & a few other things), but WavePad performs all of these directly & simply & quickly. It works with all common file types that I've encountered, including mp3, wav, ogg, arc, m4a, mov, etc.).
I tried other audio programs years ago, & WavePad suited me the best; I have no reason to need another audio program.
It's quite intuitive after getting the hang of it. The trick is not to get intimidated by the multitude of tasks it performs-if you don't need it, just ignore it. If an audio task you need to perform, this program has it.
I'd like to see a WavePad "Light" (similar in concept to PhotoShop "Elements"), a program that's not for pros, just for amateurs like me who want to do the simple stuff.
Also, I'd appreciate not having to upgrade WavePad when upgrading my computer.

Updated on Sep 7, 2014

Please forgive the question marks at the front of each line. On my monitor, they appeared as "bullets", & I don't see a way to edit my review to correct this.

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5 stars

"Gold Metal Winner"

August 29, 2014  |  By HeavySoftwareUser

 |  Version: Wavepad Masters Edition 5.82

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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3 stars

"Very useable interface"

March 05, 2014  |  By r-cnet

 |  Version: Wavepad Audio Editor 5.41

Pros

easy to use, intuitive interface
works well

Cons

pricey
too many extra-cost add-ons - are they selling this piecemeal?

Summary

not worth the price when there are similar useable produces that are free

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4 stars

"This program works the way I would expect!"

May 01, 2011  |  By lathangt

 |  Version: WavePad 4.54

Pros

The whole concept of Skype is great, especially when you get to see and talk with our grandchildren.

Cons

This application still seems to take up a lot space on my desktop, so I am forced to move it all to the right off screen most of the time.

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5 stars

"Works great!"

April 14, 2011  |  By LetsSewItNow

 |  Version: WavePad 4.53

Pros

Understandable at a glance!

Cons

My 14-day trial ran out in 7, giving me time to convert into mp3s only 11 audio cassettes out of fifty!

Summary

I'm going to have to buy this software! Got LPs I want to convert into mp3s, too!

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4 stars

"Good learning program"

October 13, 2010  |  By boopx2

 |  Version: WavePad 4.53

Pros

Easy controls

Cons

I have a lot to learn

Summary

Worth starting here!

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5 stars

"WavePad audio editor is a winner on Mac."

May 26, 2010  |  By asdfghj01

 |  Version: WavePad 4.53

Pros

I like the easy to use interface and the simplicity of the program. WavePad has sophisticated tools that are easy to use.

Cons

It seems to me they should create one program that would run on a PowerPC or Intel operating system.

Summary

I was very happy with Mac version of WavePad and performed beyond my expectation.

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4 stars

"Short and Simple."

April 02, 2010  |  By mac737

 |  Version: WavePad 4.53

Pros

Very easy to edit. Anyone ,not dumb enough, could use it effectively.

Cons

My only gripe is that when I finish editing I hear (barely) some clicks and Pops

Summary

I recommend it. Excellent product.

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1 stars

"Terrible compared to Wavepad for PC Greatly disapointed"

February 09, 2010  |  By Slaesing

 |  Version: WavePad 4.53

Pros

There are no pro's compared to the MANY of pros their were with Wavepad for PC

Cons

clicks and pops when saving any format.
distortion in files
terrible quality when saving files (sounds like a recording.)

Summary

I greatly disliked wavepad sound editor for mac computers, Wavepad sound editor for PC was amazing and i never had any problems with it when i was using a PC. I find the quality of any music format saved in wavepad on a mac is greatly decreased with clicks and pops. I found if you load a wav file on Wavepad and then save it without even making any changes to the file, the quality will be greatly decreased no matter how you are saving it, This problem i never had with Wavepad for a PC

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.11
New Release
General
Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site http://www.nch.com.au
Release Date March 25, 0015
Date Added April 17, 2015
Version 6.11
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.05MB
File Name wavepadmaci.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 152,686
Downloads Last Week 102
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License Model Free to try
Limitations N
Price $79

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