Last modified
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Description of App

WavePad Sound Editor

WavePad is a full featured professional audio editor program for Mac OS X perfect for any audio project in the sound studio or at home. Easily record and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. Cut, copy and paste audio clips, add effects like echo, amplification and noise reduction and explore the other powerful tools designed with the professional sound engineer in mind to take your audio projects to the next level. The easy-to-use interface will have you up and running quickly with all the powerful tools you need at your fingertips.

Audio editing features:

  • Sound editing functions include cut, copy, paste, delete, insert, silence, autotrim and more
  • Audio effects include, amplify, normalize, equalizer, envelope, reverb, echo, reverse and many more
  • Integrated VST plug-in support gives access to top of the line effects
  • Includes free sound effect and music library
  • Special effects include reduce vocals, distortion, chorus and more
  • Supports almost all audio formats including mp3, wav, vox, gsm, wma, flac, ogg, m4a and more
  • Batch processing allows you to apply effects and/or convert your files as a single function
  • 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
  • Tools include spectral analysis (FFT), speech synthesis (text-to-speech) and voice changer
  • Includes its own CD ripper with 'ultrafast' rip mode and cddb music database lookup
  • Ability to work with multiple files at the same time in separate screens
  • Precision sample-accurate editing
  • Allows you to set user assigned keys and macro
  • Easy to use interface will have you editing in minutes



Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Some unknown elements, unlabelled buttons and other issues. Transport controls are the most accessible I have found, no focus on a particular area is required.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

In spite of VoiceOver not working as well as it might, the app is so good in its transport, editing and access to effects, it is well worth purchasing. A 14 day free trial is available.


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Submitted by Darrell Hilliker on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I am trying to save a WAV file as MP3, but this is just not working for me. I'm opening File > Save File As and changing the file extension from WAV to MP3 as instructed by NCH. Anyone out here have any ideas? Thanks.

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