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Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 13, 2018
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WavePad Review

Fernando Ortega
Audio editor software to edit voice and other audio recordings on a Windows PC
A review of WavePad by Fernando Ortega

WavePad is an Audio/Sound editor for the Windows OS (XP, Vista, 7) which lets you make and editing recordings that you've made either with or without this particular software. It allows you to copy, paste and cut parts of the audio recording.

Moving on from the basic audio editing functions, WavePad is also a great companion for adding audio effects to your files. Some effects worth mentioning are amplify, echos, noise reduction, reverberation, reverse and sample rate conversion. While these are some of the main features, WavePad offers even more if you take the time to explore the software.

Another cool feature is removal of voice from recordings. Say you open up an MP3 file and you'd like to turn it into Karaoke music; easily accomplished with this tool. Text-to-speech is also a similar function that this download can perform.

Batch processing is another useful feature of WavePad which allows you to take a list of files or rather even a folder filled with audio files and perform the exact same operations on each file in that folder.

All-in-all, WavePad can do a lot of things though you are required to pay a price. If you're not feeling up to paying for such trivial software, you might even want to give Audacity a try: it can do all of what this program can and it's free. Though NCH software *does* offer a free version which is easier to use than Audacity. Check it out.

WavePad can apply effects to music, edit audio and record audio.

WavePad features and highlights:
  • Cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, auto-trim and more
  • Audio effects include amplify, normalize, equalizer, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse and many more
  • Integrated VST plugin support gives professionals access to thousands of additional tools and effects
  • Create ringtones from music files or recordings
  • Trim sound bites out of longer audio files
  • Reduce vocals from a music track
  • Cut together audio for radio broadcasts or podcasts
  • Save files for your iPod, PSP or other portable devices
  • Record voice-overs for multimedia projects
  • Restore audio files by removing noise, hissing or hums
  • Normalize the level of audio files

WavePad is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from audio and video editors and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 14 days). The WavePad 8.25 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

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Compatibility with this sound editor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of WavePad may be available from NCH Software.

WavePad has been picked by our editors as excellent.
WavePad has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested WavePad 8.25 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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Audio editor software to edit voice and other audio recordings on a Windows PC
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