Kwave Homepage

Latest version 0.8.11 - for KDE 4
© by Thomas Eschenbacher and Martin Wilz 1998 - 2013
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Kwave is available under the conditions of the GNU GPLv2+.



Kwave is a sound editor designed for the KDE Desktop Environment.

With Kwave you can record, play back, import and edit many sorts of audio files including multi-channel files.
Kwave includes some plugins to transform audio files in several ways and presents a graphical view with a complete zoom- and scroll capability.

Please click [here] for a more complete list of features.

(For all who are interested in the latest development news and changes of Kwave should go to the kwave-project-newspage )

Some history

Version 0.8 was the first version for KDE-4 / Qt-4, a nearly complete reimplementation.

Version 0.7 was the first one with recording support.

After the port from KDE-1 to KDE-2 (v0.5 to v0.6) Kwave has temporarily fallen back to alpha state and some of the features of the old v0.5 had to come back slowly, one by one. However, the program already seemed to be useful for many people for most all-day work.

The step from v0.5 to v0.6 was nearly a complete rewrite of the whole program and it's internal architecture! The main focus was on robustness and a clean design, not on the pure amount of features.