WavePad Tutorial


WavePad Sound Editor is an easy-to-use and powerful audio editor. To help you learn your way around the program, we have put together the following video tutorials to introduce some of the basic sound editing features. You can read more about all of the features in the WavePad manual, which you can access from within the application.

Getting Started
Saving & Exporting
Editing & Effects
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Navigating the WavePad Interface

This video includes a tour of the layout of WavePad. In this overview of the interface, we look at the tabbed toolbar, play controls, help menu and other useful features of the main screen.


Open and Play Audio Files

This video shows you how to open files, create new projects and play audio files.


Record an Audio File

This video shows you how to record a file in WavePad and points out what to watch for during recording to make sure that you are successful. It also shows you how to select from multiple microphones and to make adjustments using the Windows Record Mixer for optimal settings.


Zoom for Precision Editing

This video shows you how to zoom in and out on your waveform, which is important in precision editing.


Selecting Your Waveform

This video shows you how to select an entire file, a portion of a file and how to adjust a selection. It also shows you how to zoom to show only the selection.


Basic Sound File Editor Techniques

This video guides you through some basic editing techniques used in audio cutter software and by sound file editors, such as cut, copy, paste, delete and silence. It also points out the location of the ever helpful undo and redo buttons.


Trimming Audio Files

This video shows you how to use Auto-Trim for easy audio file trimming, as well as, trimming silences and trimming based on cursor position.


Adding a Fade

This video shows you how to add a Fade In, Fade Out or Fade Out and Trim to an audio file.


Adding Special Effects to Audio

This video shows you how to add audio effects to your file. Add Echo, Reverb, and more. It also shows you how to change the speed and pitch of your audio file.


Amplify or Normalize Audio Files

This video shows you how to edit the levels in your audio file using Amplify and Normalize tools.


Background Noise Removal

This tutorial shows you how to reduce background noise in an audio file with WavePad. There are many different options, we cover the easiest and best noise removal tools in this video.


Split Audio Files into Shorter Segments with WavePad v 6.18

Learn how to split long audio files into shorter segments using silences, fixed intervals, equal pieces, bookmarks or your cursor location. It's easy and fast.


Use Paste Mix to Mix Files Together

Learn how to use Paste Mix to mix two files together. This is useful for adding a voiceover to a music track or applying background music to an audio file.


MP3 Track Editor

This video shows you the options that you have when editing mp3 files. You can edit the ID tags, cut, copy, split, join, amplify, add effects and more.


How to Set Track Markers

This tutorial will show you how to set track markers (bookmarks), to easily return to a particular position.


Combine Files

This video shows you how to use the Join tool to combine two or more audio files into a single audio file.


Using the Compressor

This video shows you how to use the Compressor Tool to limit the volume levels of a sound recording so that it stays within a certain loudness range.


Using the Equalizer

This video will show you how to use the Equalizer Tool to change the frequency response of a signal so it has different tonal qualities.


Saving and Converting Audio Files

This video shows you how to Save a new file in WavePad. It also shows you how to use Save As to maintain the integrity of your original file. Finally learn how to use WavePad to convert between audio file formats.


Make a Ringtone for Android with WavePad v 6.11

Learn how to make ringtones for Android in 3 easy steps from any audio file. We show you how to make a ringtone and how to load it to your mobile device.



Note: unless otherwise indicated, the tutorials on this page are for WavePad beginning with version 7.00. For tutorials on earlier versions of WavePad as well as tutorials for other NCH Software products see the NCH Software YouTube Channel.




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As you can see, WavePad Sound Editor is very easy to use. Simply import your audio file and you are ready to begin editing. Download WavePad to get started editing audio.


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