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Can't you edit in Mixpad? I don't really understand the difference between Wavepad and Mixpad. If I want to record myself, and then invite friends to add tracks for me to mix together, can I not just use Mixpad? Or am I better to record in Wavepad and then mix in Mixpad?

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You can edit the track and add effects in MixPad. What you cannot do is edit the wave form such as Normalize without a wave form editor. Although I have other editors (Ozone, Twisted Wave, RX, DP etc.), those require me to edit the file, then load the results in MixPad. I Normalize most files before I go to work and having the ability to do it from within makes WP well worth the dough for the do-re-mi.

What WavePad brings to the table is the ability to do this within MixPad. The interface is clunky (at least on the Mac) and not intuitive but I figured it out quickly enough. I notice there are other effects not found in MixPad though I've not explored them.

WavePad also functions as a stand-alone converter and can do batch processing (most of the shareware can't). I've been using TwistedWave (Mac only) for years and am not likely to switch (the devil I know) but WavePad costs less than half and is cross-platform.

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