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Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
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Wavepad Free Review

Fernando Ortega

Free audio editor or recorder for Windows

A review of Wavepad Free by

Wavepad Free is a very well-designed and extremely flexible sound editor for the Windows operating system. It functions both as an audio recording AND an advanced mixer which functions perfectly if you're wishing to convert those old record LPs and tapes to a digital format like MP3 or OGG.

Like the professional version, this program can capture audio from various devices. Pretty much anything that Windows can hear, Wavepad Free can hear. With the tracks that you've recorded, you can easily add certain audio effects, fade tracks, merge tracks, split tracks and many other functions that are included with the free version by NCH Software.

Though the features included in the professional version certainly do turn eyes, the freeware version is a little bit reduced in terms of functionality. Although one can certainly say that the freeware version is light years ahead of anything that has been included on default Windows installations over the years.

If you're looking for something simple and don't require all of the features, say, a DJ might require to get a party happening, Wavepad Free is the perfect lightweight addition and runs perfect on all modern versions of Windows.

Wavepad Free can edit audio, convert audio and record audio.

Installation note: When you run the setup for this program, you may be asked to install the Google Toolbar. To avoid installing adware on your system, we recommend deselecting the optional addon which is checked by default.

Wavepad Free features and highlights:
  • Sound editing functions include 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
  • Supports almost all audio and music file formats including mp3, wav, vox, gsm, wma, au, aif, flac, real audio, ogg, aac, m4a, mid, amr, and many more
  • Batch processing allows you to apply effects and/or convert thousands of files as a single function
  • Scrub, search and bookmark audio for precise editing
  • Create bookmarks and regions to easily find, recall and assemble segments of long audio files
  • Tools include spectral analysis (FFT), speech synthesis (text-to-speech), and voice changer
  • Audio restoration features including noise reduction and click pop removal
  • Supports sample rates from 6 to 96kHz, stereo or mono, 8, 16, 24 or 32 bits
  • Works directly with MixPad Multi-Track Audio Mixer
  • Easy to use interface will have you editing in minutes

Wavepad Free is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from sound/audio recorders without restrictions. Wavepad Free 6.11 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware). Though marketed as 'freeware', Wavepad Free actually includes adware or something which resembles adware like toolbars or browser modifications.

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  • Wavepad Free Download
  • Freeware Sound/Audio Recorders
  • Software Reviews

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

Wavepad Free has been picked by our users as excellent.

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