We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Audio and music software Reviews
15,670 Reviews

Wavosaur 1.0.7 review


Manufacturer: Wavosaur

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Wavosaur is a tiny and free, full-featured audio editor. Here's our Wavosaur 1.0.7 review.

Wavosaur is an impressive programming feat with full support for VSTfx and ASIO. It's a good little audio editor. See all Audio/Music software reviews.

A portable, full-featured audio editor that supports ASIO and VST FX in a mere 225KB download? Wavosaur is tight programming and then some. But despite its tiny footprint, this free audio editor has tons of features so you can change bit rates, convert, create and apply volume envelopes, cut, dice, slice,  detect beats, normalize, and much more. See all: PC Advisor Software Downloads.

It's also very fast in applying those edits and non-destructive, which means you may undo your actions without reloading the original file.. What Wavosaur doesn't do is reverb, chorus, flange, and compress, etc. Instead, the program relies on VST effects plug-ins (Virtual Studio Technology, a standard from industry heavyweight Steinberg) for FX. That's no doubt part of the reason it's so efficiently-sized. You can find download links and listings of many free VST effects plug-ins on the Wavosaur website if you've none of your own.

Wavosaur also supports ASIO (ASynchronous Input/Output), another Steinberg standard for low-latency audio so you can record alongside a wave file you're editing without a lot of lag.

The Wavosaur interface is efficient, though a bit old-school in appearance. You can dock the numerous toolbars at the top or bottom of the editor window or detach them to float. It isn't particularly pretty, but it gets the job done quite nicely.

Wavosaur is impressive, and for straight audio editing, it's amazingly powerful. Download it, even if it's just to see how small you can go when you write tight code.

Wavosaur 1.0.7 Expert Verdict »

Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop/7/Vista/XP
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

Wavosaur is an impressive programming feat, with full support for VSTfx and ASIO. This full-featured audio editing (sans FX) program is a tiny, ultra-efficient, and free package.

  • Magix Music Maker 16 review

    Magix Music Maker 16

    Magix Music Maker 16 is a relatively simple to use digital audio software package.

  • Sony Acid Music Studio 9 review

    Sony Acid Music Studio 9

    Sony's Acid Music Studio 9 is a surprisingly powerful digital audio workstation considering its rather diminutive price. Here's our Acid Music Studio 9 review.

  • Studio One Artist 2 review

    Studio One Artist 2

    Studio One Artist 2 is the best entry-level audio and music recording software available, but it's pricey.

  • Digidesign Pro Tools 8 review

    Digidesign Pro Tools 8

    Almost since its inception, Pro Tools's outstanding mixing board mimicry has made it the pro's choice for intuitive, upscale audio recording and manipulation - the DAW's DAW, as it were.

  • Nu-Audio Duo Pro

    Nu-Audio Duo Pro

    The laptop market may have entered an era of wireless internet access for all, but somebody forgot to tell Nusystems.

IDG UK Sites

Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

IDG UK Sites

Swatch launches a colourful smartwatch

IDG UK Sites

New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: TV streaming service delayed, hand gesture interface being...