Wavosaur is a free audio editor for Windows that just hit version 1.0. It’s really good stuff: not only is it free, but the whole app is tiny (488kb), it’s designed to fit on a portable USB key, it hosts VSTs, and it’s an elegant waveform editor reminiscent of early versions of SoundForge. Even if you’ve got a wave editor of choice, might be worth sticking this on your USB key when you’re on the go — especially since it supports Windows 98, XP, and Vista. And it doesn’t have an installer or touch the Registry.
I just gave it a spin on my Vista install, and really enjoy it — clean interface, lots of features.
- Multiple file editing
- All the editing and processing you need (convert channels, normalize, cut and paste, trim, fade in / out, the usual)
- Pitch shift, vocal removal (karaoke, whoo!), loop points and markers
- ASIO, VST support
- Support for MP3, Akai, Amiga, and many other file formats
- Analysis features (2D, 3D)
Hmmm, look out — some more popular wave editors might get a run for their money. Thanks to Art from Russia for the tip!