GoldWave is a tiny, yet effective piece of software designed for audio processing. It is a complex program, with robust set of features and great performance.
The installation is simple, however the user interface is a bit old school, and working with it requires a bit more knowledge.
GoldWave's interface comprises three windows: the main window, Control window, and Sound windows.
The Control window features options for recording, playback, visuals and sound device controls. There are so many tool to choose from in the effect menu, that you really can get lost in the mix. Some of these include a noise reduction tool; a pop/click filter; a CD ripper; a multiformat audio converter; and an expressions evaluator, to name the most important ones. It supports various formats such as iTunes Plus, M4A, WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, AIFF, AU, VOX, FLAC. The application is famous for highly customizable interface and the list of options it makes available. Effect Chain Editor allows you to create and edit chain effects as well preview in real-time. The well-drawn guide file is another plus for the software.
All things considered, GoldWave is an excellent audio editor, equipped with all essentials tools and advanced audio effects and it is definitely worth checking out.