Goldwave is a competent, low-cost stereo/mono WAV editing program. I
maintain an up-to-date copy as it handles a wide variety of formats and
also batch-automated some tasks which, at one time, were not batch
automated in earlier versions of Samplitude.
I have not used it much of late, but I did use it a fair amount a few
years ago. The license is for Lifetime, so you buy it once.
I have not done a lot of effects in it, so I don't know the quality of
those, but for editing, and level adjusting it seems neutral.
I personally think it is a far better program than Audacity for people
on an extreme budget in that it natively works with WAV files. It will,
however, strip out BEXT and other chunks, at least in some save modes, I
believe, but that is sometimes useful when there is a corrupt chunk. So,
if you want to keep your extra chunks, testing is in order.
Honestly, I can't think of a better $49 WAV editor.
On 2011-09-27 6:01 PM, Sarah Norris wrote:
> I am working to resurrect a cassette digitization program at a library and archives. The legacy software is GoldWave. Does anyone have any experience with or opinions about using this software in a preservation context? My previous experiences have been in Sound Forge and ProTools.
> Sarah Norris
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Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.