GoldWave 6 is a small, yet powerful software designed specifically to aid people in processing their audio files, applying a long list of effects and playing them back to be sure that the end result is what you wanted it to be.
GoldWave 6 Packed with both basic and advances features, this straightforward application provides users with a simple means of editing and enhancing audio files
Quick setup, yet cluttered environment
The installation takes place in quick steps, yet the user interface can appear overwhelming for some people, as it consists of multiple buttons, a comprehensive menu bar and a pane in which to view the waveform of the uploaded item. As a result, beginners might have a hard time in navigating it, yet the extensive Help contents provided might come in handy.
Preview visuals and some of the built-in effects
A “Control” window is enclosed in this utility, which allows you to view real-time visuals and sound device controls. You can display sound during playback or while it is being recorded. It is important to keep in mind that you can open as many sound files as you like, yet you can edit them one at a time.
The effect menu offers quick access to commands like censor (replace the selection with silence, a tone, noise, the clipboard), Doppler (dynamically change pitch), dynamics (distort, compress or limit output levels), echo, compressor/expander, filter (e.g. auto offset removal, equalizer, noise or silence reduction, smoother), and flanger.
Some other options you can use to enhance audio tracks
In addition to that, you can use interpolate (to smooth out waveforms between start and finish markers), invert, mechanize, reverb, time warp, voice over, resample, and others.
In the Tool menu, you can select Cue Points to mark and describe specific positions within audio tracks, Effect Chain Editor (to create and edit chain effects), Expression Evaluator, File Merger (for audio files only), or Speech Converter (converts text to speech, and spoken audio to text).
A last assessment
This utility uses a low amount of system memory, and it did not crash or jam during our tests. The Help file is well-drawn, the response time is good, yet the interface could benefit from a lift up.
All in all, GoldWave is a great audio editor, bundled with both basic and advanced audio effects and it is definitely worth your time.
oldWave is one of the better rated professional audio editors for Windows.
If you decide to use GoldWave you will be able to play, edit, mix and restore audio files.
You can add effects like reverberation, fades, noise reduction, echoes,…
One of the features which distinguishes it from the rest is that it can record from any input device like cassette, radio, cd or microphone. While the file is being played it displays several images on screen.
Maybe you find it difficult the first time due to the high number of features offered and the lot of icons shown on screen, but after one or two sessions, you’ll master it.
Gold Wave supports wav, mp3, ogg, aiff, au, vox, mat, snd, voc, raw and more formats of up to 4GB, which will be able to be converted from/into all of them.
In addition if you make a mistake while editing the audio file you can restore it and go back to the initial point.