Friday, September 24, 2010

Wavepad free audio editor app.

Ever have an audio file that was in the wrong key for your band or choir to rehearse? Ever wish you could slow down the practice audio files without having it interfere with the sound quality?

Here is a totally free audio app called, Wavepad, that will do the task in just one click.

Wavepad is a feature rich sound editor for Windows and Macintosh platforms. You can record from audio inputs, like a microphone or a record player, import and edit sound files. It is good for making mixes, or digitizing vinyl.

The range of options in WavePad basic - there is a commercial "Masters" version - is impressive. You can add effects, fades, split tracks, merge tracks, and much more. Performing all of these tasks is easy, and easy to undo if you make a mistake. It's certainly user friendly, and the fact you can import more or less any sound file format makes it incredibly accessible for anyone (there's no need to mess around with file conversion).

As well as importing from your hard drive, you can also import directly from CD, and there's a tool to burn whatever you want. There is a tone generator, and even a text to speech generator, so you can express yourself with a robotic voice.

There are tabs at the bottom of the edit window for you to move easily between open files, a zoom tool so it's easy to highlight exactly the part you want when editing, and the highlighting itself is really intuitive, allowing you to apply effects with precision.

The one function I think WavePad is missing is a BPM analyzer - although this is sometimes unreliable in other programs, it's a nice feature to have.

For anyone that wants to mess around with their sound files - WavePad is a great and lightweight program to use.



WavePad supports the following formats:


You can obtain a free download at:

Good gigging!

Larry Marra

1 comment:

Rachel Ridings said...

Hey Larry!

So glad you enjoyed using WavePad for your sound editing endeavors. Since you liked WavePad, I'd like to suggest you use MixPad for even more audio editing. You can edit multiple tracks within one application.

We also offer another easy-to-use program for your sound editing needs called Crescendo. It's an excellent musical notation software that allows you to create, save and print your musical inventions.

We offer many, many more musical software pieces for your collection. Feel free to check them out here:

Hope you enjoy the rest of our software as you did with WavePad!

Rachel Ridings
NCH Software