Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ride The Wave Like PRO

WavePad is a serious audio editor for people not so serious about spending money. They offer a pro version designed for professional use, imagine that.

I use to copy my audio books on tape to CD using Nero Wave editor. The process is quite simple and the editing features allows you to run multiple streams together or create page breaks for easier navigation. WavePad is a few branches higher in the geek tree compared to NERO. Its also free where the NERO wave editor can cost extra depending on the version you have.

One nice feature is being able to modify the volume to be able to hear weak or poor recordings.

WavePad sound editing software includes a recorder that supports autotrim and voice activated recording. Tools include spectral analysis (FFT), tone generation and speech synthesis. WavePad’s easy to use interface will get you started running. Player includes Scrub/Cue control for precise editing.

Effects include, Amplify, Normalize, Equaliser, Envelope, Reverb, Echo, Reverse, Noise Reduction, Sample Rate Conversion and more.

  • Sound editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, autotrim and more.
  • Audio effects include, amplify, normalize, equaliser, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse, sample rate conversion and more.
  • Supports a number of file formats including wav (multiple codecs), mp3, vox, gsm, real audio, au, aif, flac, ogg and many more.
  • Batch processing supports up to 32000 files allowing you to apply effects and/or convert your files as a single function.
  • Tools include spectral analysis (FFT) and speech synthesis (text-to-speech).
  • Recorder supports autotrim and voice activated recording and more.
  • Audio restoration features including noise reduction and click pop removal.
  • Supports sample rates from 6000 to 96000Hz, stereo or mono, 8, 16, 24 or 32 bits.
  • Includes its own CD ripper with 'ultrafast 'rip mode and cddb music database lookup.
  • Works directly with MixPad multi-track audio mixing software.
  • Links directly to the Express Burn CD Recorder to burn your sound files to CD.
  • Easy to use interface will get you started editing in just minutes.

Typical Editing Applications
  • Software audio editing for studios and professional journalists.
  • Edit sound files to broadcast over the internet with the BroadWave Streaming Audio Server
  • Normalizing the level of audio files during mastering before buring to CD.
  • Editing mp3 files for your iPod, PSP or other portable device.
  • As a music editor (includes ringtones creator formats).
  • Music editing and recording to produce mp3 files.
  • Voice editing for multimedia productions.

System Requirements
  • Windows 95/NT4/98/2000/Me/XP/2003/Vista or later;
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later; or,
  • To run under Linux use WINE.

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