NGWave is a fast Audio Editor for Windows. Features include unmatched wave display technology, full 32-Bit internal processing, lightening fast editing, unlimited Undo/Redo, many processing functions, and much more.
Record sound using any installed sound card. NGWave's recording dialog features a built-in mixer to let you adjust your input levels for the sound card currently in use.
The interface is completely customizable, letting you select colors manually, or choose from one of several predefined "presets".
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NGWave supports all basic editing functions. Editing is extremely fast, and NGWave's integrated Multiple-Clip Clipboard lets you quickly Copy, Cut, and Paste between files. Unlike other editors, you can copy and paste between different file formats seamlessly -- NGWave will automatically convert sample rates, bit resolutions, and convert between mono and stereo on the fly.
NGWave's user interface is extremely powerful and easy to use. With full support for 5-button pointing devices, mouse-wheel zoom, and even support for the Griffin PowerMate and various MIDI controllers, you have loads of power to manipulate your audio easily.
Full unlimited Undo and Redo history, along with saved-sessions and true Crash Recovery let you work without worrying about damaging your data. With NGWave's Safe-Save features, you know that NGWave will never overwrite a file with bad data or corrupt existing files.
NGWave uses a revolutionary internal storage format that makes most edits lightening fast. While other editors often take massive amounts of time to do something as simple as deleting a bit of silence, NGWave doesn't break a sweat.
Many of NGWave's features work much faster than in other sound editors. See our comparison pages for more details.
Basic Editing Functions
Of course NGWave supports your standard editing functions. You can select any portion of audio, and Copy, Cut, Paste Insert, Paste Replace, Paste Mix and Delete.
Adding to this, however, most features give you the option to Fade Edges. This means that when you, for example, Mute a selected portion of audio, the edges will fade out and back in. Likewise, if you perform an EQ, AGC, or any other processing function on a selection, you won't have to worry about pops or clicks when it transitions between processed and unprocessed audio.
Fade Edges Unlike a lot of editors, you can preview most edits in realtime. For example, when you click the Reverb button, you can click on Preview to start playing back your selection. You can then change your parameters, and hear the results in realtime -- without having to stop playback!
NGWave also features a Bypass button, allowing you to easily A/B the processing for quick comparison.
Presets NGWave allows you to save Presets. A Preset is a saved setting, and you can save settings in every processing dialog. Recall your favorite EQ settings, compressor adjustments, and even color schemes, with the click of a button.
32-Bit Internal Format
For a quality that is unmatched, NGWave utilizes a 32-Bit unbounded floating-point data format. This allows hundreds of decibels of headroom, so you will never have to worry about clipping. If an edit caused your audio to go above 0db, simply reduce the volume. NGWave does not actually clip your data until you choose to save the file -- and you can optionally have NGWave warn you if saving the file will result in clipping.
This also helps make many of NGWave's processing functions very fast. Many editing functions require floating-point numbers internally, and with NGWave there's no need to constantly convert back and forth.
File Formats Support
NGWave supports most WAV file formats. You can open, save, and create 8-, 16-, 24-, or 32-Bit integer files, as well as 32- and 64-Bit IEEE floating point formats. One or Two channels are supported (Mono or Stereo). Sample rates from 4 kHz to 192 kHz are available, and can be arbitrary.
New: NGWave also supports standard AIFF files, as commonly used on the Mac platform. You can open and save 8-, 16-, 24- and 32-Bit signed integer AIFF files just as easily as WAV files.
With the right CODECs installed, NGWave also supports MP3 files, supporting virtually all bitrates.
NGWave supports sample rates up to 192 kHz, and can playback and record 16 or 24 bits.
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