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GoldWave is a highly rated, professional digital audio editor. It's fully loaded to 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, so get started now by downloading the fully functional evaluation version! Windows 7 (64 bit) or later required for version 6+.

Trialware ($50)
File size:12.2MB
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  Latest version:
6.19 (January 08, 2016)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
GoldWave v6.19 is now available.

Changes include:
New Noise Gate effect
New Multichannel Mixer effect
Several fixes and improvements

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All features / Full description:
Play all your favourite songs and view 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 or a lesson.

Record any source your computer supports, including microphone, line-in, and what-you-hear. Connect a turntable to record LPs, a cassette deck to record tapes, a receiver to record radio, or a microphone to record your own music, speeches, or reports. Use the 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 basic commands such as 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 clicks. Whip together audio for podcasts, Flash animations, radio spots, PowerPoint presentations, or music for dance programs, figure skating, gymnastics, and aerobics.

Process dozens of different audio effects. Adjust bass or treble with the Equalizer. Even out volume levels with Auto Gain. Easily fade in and out background music with Voice Over. Replace profanity with beeps or other sounds with Censor. Add echoes, reverbs, flangers, and much more. Change the pitch of your voice or make it sound mechanical for unique video game expansions. Preview effects real-time before processing them. Most effects include presets for commonly used settings so you don't have to be an audio expert.

Remaster old vinyl or tape recordings. Use Noise Reduction and Pop/Click filters to clean up the audio and take out the buzz, hiss, crackle, and clicks. Use the Spectrum Filter for precise control over frequency and tone. Remove offsets and long silences.

Analyze audio with frequency and amplitude 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.

Includes a collection of powerful tools. Copy audio directly from an audio CD with the CD Reader tool. Join many files together with the File Merger tool. Generate your own sounds and effects using the Expression Evaluator tool. Chain together effects for faster processing or create new effects using the Effect Chain Editor tool. Bookmark places within the file using the Cue Points tool, or split a long file into pieces defined by cue points. Create audio versions of websites, books, and other text documents with the Speech Converter tool so you can listen to them while doing other things. Dictate into a microphone to transcribe the text. Proofread your writing.

Process an unlimited number of files in many different formats. Use Batch Processing to process and convert your complete library of songs: match volume levels of different songs, boost the bass, trim leading and trailing silences, convert to MP3, and much more. Supports iTunes Plus, m4a, wav, wma, mp3, ogg, aiff, au, vox, FLAC, and even raw binary data. Entire folders and subfolders can be processed with just a few clicks and the entire hierarchy preserved. Advanced users can take advantage of the power and flexibility of command line processing.

Very configurable. Assign your own keystrokes for almost any function in the program. Perfect for anyone with fast fingers or visual impairments. Arrange the windows, tool bars, effect bars, and controls the way you want. Change colours of the waveform and some of the visuals. Create your own presets for effects. Add plug-ins for more functionality.

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Alternative to GoldWave:
Adobe Audition
Sound Forge Pro

Guides and How to's:
Asafs AVI TV Episodes to one DVD(6hr/DVD) - Read
How to convert AVI(DivX/XviD/AC3) to WAV using GoldWave - Read
OGM to SVCD easy Guide - Read
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Gold Wave


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I absolutely love this program!! I tried others like Audacity, Adobe Audtion, and SoundForge, but this one is the easiest to use for all your editing needs. Efficient and simple. After using it for so many years, I don't even bother looking at other programs anymore. I just keep waiting for updates! Total win!!

Posted May 18, 2010 by . Tool version 5.55 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I have used this audio editing software for quite a while now and couldn't be happier.It's worth every penny,you can do so much with it easily and the price is so afforable compared to other audio editing software available.

Its so good that even the BBC use it.Check out Goldwave's main page.

Posted October 11, 2006 by . Tool version 5.14 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Performs any audio operation that you can think off-once you figure out that you need to copy lame.dll in windows\system32, it needs that to convert to mp3. Easy to use interface.

Posted October 11, 2006 by . Tool version 5.06 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Aside from its features & ease of use, Goldwave also features excellent support through the Goldwave forums. The author & many users are ready to answer questions, help noobs, etc. in a very timely fashion. Chris (GW author) even added a BPM counter to the prg because I asked for it!

Posted June 20, 2006 by . Tool version 5.14 using OS WinME
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

This editor provides pro quality editing ability. Some tools could work a little better but mainly they just require a little tweaking. You can get the results you want. Works well with every format I've tried. It's very intuitive to learn and comes with a nice set of presets for noise reduction. You can also isolate sections of noise and then remove that noise from the entire recording so if you have hiss you sample that from an otherwise silent section and then remove all hiss from the file. Undo's are quick and easy. Processing for example a filter can take a little time but the results are always quality. I've been using this program for many years after trying out every program on the market. It's simple yet powerful. I find it very hard to beat. Possibly there could be more filters available and more tools but what's there is very effective.

Posted June 13, 2006 by . Tool version 5.08 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Goldwave is the best audio editor you can get for its price.It has a nice interface,functions smoothly and gives you a good selection of audio effects.
I have used it for quite a long time and have no problems with it.The audio files saved after editing have always been to the highest standards of audio quality.

Posted December 08, 2004 by . Tool version 5.08 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Goldwave will accept the avi directly and convert audio so able to a wav file. Repaired the audio noise and saved the newly created wav file. Imported the wav file into the music track in my NLE. Video and audio are in-sync for the entire movie, no problems.
Goldwave is a incredible bargain for a great tool.

Posted December 08, 2004 by . Tool version 5.08 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I haven't used it for audio editing on video files yet, but its great for hiss and hum removal on LP's and cassettes going to CD. You can also take out serious pops by drilling down to a 1/10 of a second and just deleting them. No bugs that I've found.

Help pages assume you already know some jargon like compression, low pass filter, etc. But its also good for beginners. You can also take "protected" music downloads from various pay providers and re-record them into an unprotected format without appreciable loss of quality. Not saying you should, just that you can.

Posted December 31, 2003 by . Tool version 5.06 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

Fine, mature and bug free program. Handy for working with video. Can open an avi file, for example, and save the audio as a wav file. Recommended for beginning and intermediate users who want an audio editor that's relatively easy to learn.

Posted December 31, 2003 by . Tool version 5.06 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Great program to cancel hiss, hum and pop noise found on most vhs tapes. Definetly worth the money to clean up the audio before burning dvd. I use it in combination with Studio 8 to capture and edit and TMPGEnc to encode and author.

Posted December 30, 2003 by . Tool version 5.06 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

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