WavePad continually receives praise for its user-friendliness. The interface isn’t intimidating to the beginner, yet doesn’t bury the advanced features more experienced audiophiles use on a regular basis. Its feature set includes recording, editing, and effects such as amplify, normalize, reverb, echo, and reverse and is extended by DirectX effects and VST plugin support, and an included royalty-free sound effect library. The new ribbon toolbar organizes all these aspects of the program, improving an already easy-to-use workspace.
Here is the Effects toolbar. Look how the features pop out at you:
There’s more to this latest version of WavePad, including the following features and tools:
- Wah-wah effect, for emulating wah-wah guitar pedals
- Vibrato effect, for modulating the depth and frequency of an audio sample’s pitch
- Tremolo effect, for modulating the depth and frequency of an audio sample’s amplitude
- Doppler effect, for simulating the sound of a passing vehicle from a higher to a lower pitch
- Pitch speed profile tool, for changing the speed or pitch of select portions of an audio sample