Creative WaveStudio is a comprehensive software application designed for recording, creating and editing Wave files. It also supports the RAW and WMA formats.
The interface of the program is user-friendly. Opening a sound file is done with the help of either the file browser or "drag and drop" method.
Alternatively, you can start a new project by selecting the sample rate, bit depth, channel mode, recording and playback device.
It is possible to use some standard audio editing functions, such as cutting, copying, deleting or cropping a selected part of the sound file.
Furthermore, you can enable playback scrolling, zoom into the selection, jump to the start or end of a file, insert or remove silence, reverse the waveform data, normalize the volume, add an echo effect and swap channels, among others.
As far as sound recording goes, you may record over a selection, file or cursor. From the Preferences panel you can change the recording and playback device, customize colors for the edit and preview windows, as well as specify the number of undo operations. Settings can be restored to their factory values.
Creative WaveStudio is not a concern for the computer's activity, since it uses a minimum amount of CPU and system memory. The tool has a good response time and includes a help file. We have not come across any problems throughout our tests, since the app did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. All in all, Creative WaveStudio comes packed with options and configuration settings to please the entire audience.