WavePad Audio Editor

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WavePad Audio Editor
Developer(s)NCH Software
Initial release2004 (2004)
Stable release
16.92[1] / 3 November 2022; 17 months ago (2022-11-03)
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Android, iOS
Available inEnglish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian
LicenseProprietary Software

WavePad Audio Editor Software is a multi-platform, digital audio editor and recorder. It supports VST and integrates a stock audio library.[2]


The primary functions and tools of WavePad are:[3]

  • Sound editing functions: cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, auto-trim and more
  • Audio effects: amplify, normalize, equalize, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse and many more with VST plugin compatibility
  • Batch processing allows users to apply effects and/or convert thousands of files as a single function
  • Scrub, search, and bookmark audio to find, recall and assemble segments of audio files
  • Spectral analysis (FFT), speech synthesis (text-to-speech), and voice changer
  • Audio restoration tools including noise reduction and click pop removal[4]
  • Supports sample rates from 6 to 96 kHz, stereo or mono, 8, 16, 24 or 32 bits
  • Remove vocals from music tracks[5]
  • Create ready to use ringtones for mobile phones[6]


Previously, WavePad and other NCH products came bundled with optional browser plugins like the Ask and Chrome toolbars, which sparked complaints from users and triggered malware warnings from antivirus software companies like Norton and McAfee. NCH has since unbundled all toolbars in all program versions released after July 2015.[7] PUTO

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "WavePad Audio Editor Versions".
  2. ^ "Audio Editing Software. Sound, Music, Voice & Mp3 Editor". www.nch.com.au. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  3. ^ "WavePad Review 2016 - Specs". TopTenREVIEWS. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  4. ^ "Download WavePad Audio Editing Software 6.37 (Free) for Windows". Tom's Guide. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  5. ^ Waddilove, Roland (25 February 2016). "February 2016 Audio Special". Micro Mart.
  6. ^ "NCH WavePad". www.comparedandreviewed.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  7. ^ "Is NCH Software Safe to Use?". nch.com.au. NCH Software AUS.

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