WavePad Sound Editor

WavePad Sound Editor 6.3

Full-featured audio editor with an extensive list of audio enhancing utilities
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Among many audio editors available on the market today, WavePad Sound Editor stands out from the rest not only for its extensive audio editing tools and effects, but also for the wide choice of collateral utilities. They will allow you to create audio recordings and speech from text, tag your music tracks, and restore audio files by removing all kinds of noises and clicks. Its support for all the most popular audio codecs and its professional editing interface add value to this audio editing and enhancing tool.

Audio files open as waveform graphs to help you perform any of the actions supported with the utmost accuracy (down to the millisecond). The program offers you all the functions that you would expect to find in any professional audio editor, such as cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, mix, silence, fade in and out, normalize, equalize, and so on. All of these more or less standard editing features are nicely complemented with more sophisticated ones, such as the noise reduction algorithms and the TTS engine. The former includes audio restoration and pop and click removal, which will allow you to turn noisy vinyl and cassette rips into pristine digital recordings. The latter, on the other hand, will turn any text into synthetic speech using any of the voices installed on your system.

Splitting and merging audio files is another of the highlights that you will find in WavePad. You can extract audio fragments manually or let the program do it automatically for you by slicing your audio files using silences as cutting points (there is no easier way to split a vinyl rip into its corresponding tracks). Putting them all back together is just as easy just select the tracks you wish to join, put them in the right order, and let the program do the hard work for you. The final tracks can be easily bookmarked and tagged using the latest ID3 standards.

Audio effects and audio conversion can be easily performed in batches of thousands of files at a time, allowing you to apply your own editing profiles to entire collections of audio tracks. If so, you can enlarge the list of existing editing features with any Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plug-in, thus increasing its versatility. Add this to the program’s support for MP3, WAV, VOX, WMA, FLAC, Real Audio, Ogg, M4A, AAC, AC3, and many other lossy and lossless audio codecs and you will have one of the more comprehensive professional audio editors on the market.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Waveform graph.
  • Text to speech capabilities.
  • Accurate editing tools.
  • Splits and merges audio files.
  • Excellent noise reduction features.
  • Wide variety of audio effects.
  • Supports all the most widely used audio codecs

Cons

  • None
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