Wavepad Masters Edition for Mac

Wavepad Masters Edition for Mac

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Very good
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out of 18 votes
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Date Added:
June 09, 2014
Free to try (N); $79.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
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Mac OS X Intel 10.3 and above

Editors' review

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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  • 5 stars

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

    September 07, 2014   |   By wrbtu

    Version: Wavepad Masters Edition 5.82


    ?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


    ?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


    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


    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!


    No problems on my end!

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