Last modified
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Description of App

Take your creativity with you or work wherever you are. GoldWave is a professional digital audio editor you can use on-the-go. Do everything from the simplest recording and editing to the most sophisticated audio processing, restoration, enhancements, and conversions. It is easy to learn and use.

Play all your favourite songs. Watch real-time visuals. Listen to the audio while fast-forwarding or rewinding. Change the playback speed to hear your music in a whole new way, or to learn a song by ear, or transcribe dictation.

Record new audio. Recording audio through the device's microphones to capture your own music, speeches, or reports. Set a timer to start recording at a certain day and time. Use level activated recording to continue and pause recording automatically whenever the signal is above or below a given level.

Edit audio with all the familiar commands. Includes Cut, Copy, Paste, Trim, Replace, and Overwrite. GoldWave's fast virtual editing means you can slice, dice, and merge large audio files in seconds. Mix and Crossfade songs together with just a few taps. Combine audio for podcasts, radio spots, presentations, or music for dance programs, figure skating, gymnastics, and aerobics.

Analyze audio with real-time visuals. View spectrograms, bar graphs, waveforms, level meters, and other useful graphs. Instantly see any audio problems during recording and playback. Isolate that high pitch whine or low rumble by sight, making filtering much easier. Demonstrate engineering and mathematical concepts, such as filters, Fourier transforms, and signal processing. Analyze human speech, bird song, whale song, engine noise, and other interesting sounds.



Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

simple and easy to use with VoiceOver

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

I love it!! simple audio recording/editing. one of the features I love the most is the ability to use an external keyboard, for faster audio editing. I'm glad I was able to beta test the app and provide accessibility feedback. Hopefully they will add in more features in future updates.

Developer's Twitter Username



3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Blind angel 444 10 months 4 weeks ago



Submitted by Voracious P. Brain on Thursday, October 8, 2020

although I use reaper for multi track editing, gold wave on windows remains my go to for single track audio editing. I’ve used it for over 10 years, or is it 20, and every time I think of a feature that I would want, I emailed the developer and he points out that it’s already there. The Windows version has a special screen reader mode, so I’m glad to see accessibility in mind on the iOS version as well.

Submitted by JC on Thursday, October 8, 2020

me too. I was glad to beta test the mobile version when it became available. I, too, have used gold wave when I was a windows user using Jaws, and the same keyboard shortcuts also work on iOS as well.

Submitted by Seedy Seed on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Either I'm doing something stupidly wrong or VO just doesn't like GoldWave's "number fields". It is always a pain in the butt to access a number field. Double-tap, triple-tap, double-tap and hold... nothing works. On the occasion that I do finally manage to allow myself to be able to edit the field, I either end up typing data in an unwanted place or setting the value to 50 or 200 when I meant to set it to 0 or clear the field entirely

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Saturday, October 31, 2020

I had this app on Windows am glad to see it on iOs.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Sunday, November 1, 2020

Wow! I'm super excited to try this out. When I found out a few months ago that they were making it accessible, I was so happy! I've heard a lot about this app. I'm super happy it's accessible. Just downloaded it now! Huge shout out to the entire company and beta testers! Keep up the amazing work.

Submitted by wheelysneakycat on Monday, January 4, 2021

Hi, is anyone using goldwave with dropbox? I’d like to, and I signed into dropbox and allowed goldwave to access it. Now in goldwave it shows a few of my dropbox folders but not all of them, I don’t know why. Has anyone any ideas? Also I’m wondering what the in-app purchase is, as so far the app doesn’t explain what can/can’t be done before purchasing it...

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Saturday, January 23, 2021

I had a laptop ages ago and I had that app. I am glad it is no subscription but rather saves. They aren't expensive by the way.

More Like This