Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
A feature-rich free sound editor for the Windows platform, WavePad allows users to record audio from inputs such as the microphone or record player, import sounds and edit music files. The user-friendly software makes it easy for musicians to make their own mixes or digitize their favorite vinyl records as the software imports almost every sound file format, allowing you to important from hard drives, CDs and even flash drives or memory cards. Burning any type of music that you want into the software is very easy.
Once you've uploaded the music that you wish to have in the software, you can easily add effects to the music, such as a basic fade. Users can also split or merge their tracks to make mash-ups or remixes. Tasks are easy to perform in WavePad and also easy to undo if you decide that you don't like the resulting sound. Other features of the program include a tone generator and text-to-speech generator. The text-to-speech generator allows users to record their own voice and digitize it, resulting in a robotic sound for your track.
The software's interface is also very easy to use and navigate. Tabs on the bottom of the screen allow the user to easily move between open files, separating and integrating them as needed. The zoom tool easily highlights specific parts of your sound files so that you can mix and master them to perfection.
WavePad is a free software download, although it does have a "Master" version for a price. The ability to burn music and the tone generators are both extra downloads, though they are free.
Whether you are a beginner mixer or a seasoned professional in the music business, WavePad will help you mix your sound until you've got it just as you envisioned it and are ready to let the world hear you.