NCH's WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edition v 5.96 analyzes and edits audio, burns discs, converts text to speech, and adds all kinds of effects to WAVs and additional audio formats.
Intuitive layout: WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edition's Office-style Ribbon toolbar, integrated media player, and large spectral display create an intuitive user interface. Like other NCH tools, WavePad avoids dark themes in favor of a less flashy but more efficient layout.
Pro tools: WavePad boasts Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and Temporal Fourier Transform (TFFT) frequency analysis, peak sample, beat detection, surround sound, stereo pan, reverb, multiple chained effects, click and pop repair, text to speech, a tone generator, a noise reduction menu, and many more pro-quality audio tools.
Bookmarks: You can bookmark clips for quick access to start and stop points, beats, and so on.
Automatic beats detection: WavePad finds and combines beats and displays beats-per-minute for fast sampling.
Pop-ups et al: Pop-up nags, ads in browser pages, and even the NCH Suite might strike some users as a bit heavy-handed for shareware, even during a trial.
WavePad isn't as flashy as some audio editors, but megabyte-sized WAVs loaded quickly, and it's full of features and extras.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edition 5.96.
WavePad Pro is a professional audio and music editing software for Windows. With the easy-to-use interface, simply drag and drop one of the many audio file formats that WavePad supports, like wav, mp3, vox, gsm, wma, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg.
Extract audio from movies or create your own sound files by recording from within WavePad. If you are looking for a new sound, use the royalty free NCH Sound Library. Clean up your tracks by cutting them and using other editing tools, like trim, silence, join, mix, duplicate and many others. Control levels by applying compress, normalize, envelope and other levelling tools. Customize your audio clips with fun effects, including: wah-wah, echo, doppler and vibrato.
To perfect your music, clean up your audio tracks with noise reduction and click/pop removal or change the pitch and speed. With WavePad Pro, you can create a ringtone or convert text to audio with the Text-to-Speech feature. When you're done, upload your masterfully created music directly to DropBox, SoundCloud or Google Drive or save in one of the many file formats available. WavePad is the perfect profession recording studio and music mixing software to create audio and music tracks you can be proud to share with your audience.