WaveShop provides you with an open-source alternative to complex audio editing packages, offering an extended range of tools that work together to enhance your sounds and mixes.
The main distinctive feature of WaveShop that makes it stand out from the crowd is the possibility to patch file segments without affecting the rest of the song, which remains untouched. Furthermore, sections can be cut without modifying their content whatsoever.
The interface is not the best we've seen and its look can make you think about older Windows OS versions. However, this shortcoming is compensated by functionality, since it offers fast access to all the options and the customizable toolbar helps you customize the working environment to your liking.
The application is compatible with most popular audio formats, such as WAV, MP3, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, M4A, MP2 and the list does not stop here. It enables you to process files that exceed 2GB and work on more than one project simultaneously within the same window.
WaveShop comes with audio amplification capabilities, as well as channel insertion, removal, swapping and maximization. Furthermore, the array of effects (normalize, amplify, fade in/out/custom) are ready to enhance your tracks.
The program is capable of performing RMS and real-timespectral analysis, generating peak statistics and extract channels to mono files. It allows format conversion and audio generation with customizable frequency, modulation and amplification settings.
Audio reversal and inversion, clipping identification, surround speaker assignment editing, multithread processing, no-limit recordings, DirectSound playback are other features that this application bundles. The plugin system it comes with only adds to its value by implementing extra functionality.
Its fast speed, along with the array of effects and editing tools make WaveShop a reliable audio processing tool. And since it comes with no price tag, it is worth a try.