WavePad Audio Editing Software

WavePad Audio Editing Software 6.55

Excellent free sound editor

Wavepad is a feature-rich, free sound editor for Windows. You can record from audio inputs, like a microphone or a record player, or import and edit sound files. View full description


  • Lots of features
  • Accessible
  • Supports most formats


  • Some features are only available in Master or Standard editions

Very good

Wavepad is a feature-rich, free sound editor for Windows. You can record from audio inputs, like a microphone or a record player, or import and edit sound files.

Easy to use and flexible

The range of options in WavePad 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).

Not quite an Audacity beater

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.

Overall. Wavepad is a great alternative to Audacity, the open source standard for sound file editing. However, of the two apps, Audacity still wins in terms of flexibility and you get all of its features for free (some of Wavepad's options are only available in paid editions of the program).

A great free way to edit sound files

For anyone that wants to mess around with sound files - WavePad is an excellent, lightweight program to use.

WavePad Audio Editing Software supports the following formats


WavePad Music Editing Software for Windows

WavePad is a music editing program for Windows PC computer. WavePad allows you to create and edit music and other audio recordings. You can duplicate sections of recordings and add echo, amplification, noise reduction and other effects. Recorder supports autotrim and voice activated recording. Music editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, autotrim and more. Music restoration features including noise reduction and click pop removal.
WavePad Audio Editing Software


WavePad Audio Editing Software 6.55

— User reviews — about WavePad Audio Editing Software

  • RoninSATX

    by RoninSATX

    "NOT free! Limited Use Before LOCKDOWN demanding 70 bucks! "

    It seems good but they won't let you do more than 10 uses before it totally blocks you from using it demanding a purchas... More.

    reviewed on March 25, 2017

  • milan.jovicic

    by milan.jovicic

    "I can't use any features in unlicensed use. I don't like it"

    I can't use any features in unlicensed ( non commercial use). I don't like this app. More.

    reviewed on June 1, 2016

  • markzak

    by markzak

    "Not Free tool"

    I had worked for hours and finally the save option is gone. Wasted my efforts. Creators, be clear to tell the complete i... More.

    reviewed on January 21, 2016

  • pvictor

    by pvictor

    "Very good and fast"

    Very good and fast. Did exactly what I wanted. I needed something to edit a voice recording. Found this. Download was qu... More.

    reviewed on November 16, 2015

  • EC144

    by EC144

    "Very impressive; super friendly interface, transforms music instantly."

    This program is FAST. It loads files quickly (even large ones) and instantly transforms them with the super-user-friendl... More.

    reviewed on June 3, 2015

  • harry.segal

    by harry.segal

    "This is not a "Free" editing program"

    When I went to save the 2 hour of editing, it required I buy a license on the 'free version". It acted like it... More.

    reviewed on November 9, 2014