GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.4/5 16
A simple digital sound signal editor tailored specifically for the KDE desktop environment

editor's review





Kwave is an open source and completely free graphical software project implemented in C++/Qt, designed for the KDE desktop environment, and aimed at people who are looking for a modern, intuitive, feature rich and easy-to-use sound editor.

Features at a glance

Key features include an attractive graphical user interface (GUI) designed especially for the KDE4 desktop environment, support for 24-bit audio, undo and redo support, simple drag & drop support, real time pre-listen for various effects, as well as support for multi-track files.

Additionally, the application features complete scroll and zoom functionality, support for recording via OSS and ALSA sound servers, loading and editing of large files, reading and auto-repair of damaged WAV files, support for multiple windows, and a powerful plugin architecture.

Includes a wide range of plugins

In addition to the above features, Kwave includes a wide range of plugins that will greatly enhance your sound editing experience. Among these, we can mention amplify free, fade in, fade out, lowpass filter, notch filter, pitch shift, playback, recording, silence, sonagram, volume, select range, and noise.

The software is capable of importing and exportingall file types supported by the libaudiofile project, lets users to import MP3 audio files through the id3lib and libmad programs, allows importing and exporting of Ogg Vorbis audio files, as well as of FLAC sound files.

Under the hood and availability

Taking a look under the hood of the Kwave program, we can notice that is has been written entirely in the C++ programming language, and the cross-platform Qt GUI toolkit is used for its beautiful and modern graphical user interface.

The software is available for download as a source package, as well as binary for the Gentoo Linux operating system. It can be installed on any GNU/Linux distribution and supports both 32 and 64-bit computer platforms.

Kwave was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on May 26th, 2015
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