8.11 / July 2018
|Operating system||Windows, macOS, Android, iOS|
|Available in||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese|
WavePad Audio Editor Software is an audio and music editor for Windows and Mac (also available for iOS and Android). It lets users record and/or edit music, voice and other audio recordings. As an editor, users can cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, and auto-trim recordings, then add effects like amplify, normalize, equalize, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse, and more with the help of VST plugin support and a free stock audio library.
The primary functions and tools of WavePad are:
As indicated by author Victor C.X. Wang/Florida Atlantic University in his book Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society, WavePad's Free Trialware Version is more than adequate for educational institution use. WavePad is linked or referenced for download on many notable university websites for students requiring complex audio manipulation (note 2016 WavePad is now a Free Trialware Version). NCH Software offers Academic pricing.
Previously, WavePad and other NCH products came bundled with optional browser plugins like the Ask and Chrome toolbars, which sparked complaints from users and triggered malware warnings from antivirus software companies like Norton and McAfee. NCH has since unbundled all toolbars in all program versions released after July 2015.
aac (not .aacplus), 3gp, act/rcd/red (newer format versions not supported), aif/aiff/aifc, amr, ape, au, asf, avi, caf, cda, dct, ds2, dss, dvf (Not all dvf recorders are supported), flac, flv, gsm, m3u, m4a, m4r, mid(General MIDI only), moh, mov, mp2, mp3, mpc, mpga, mpg/mpeg, msv (Not all msv recorders are supported), ogg, pls, ra (ram, rm, rmj), raw, shn, spx, sri, voc, vox, wav (pcm, adpcm+, aLaw, uLaw, and others), wmv, wv