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Version 6.35
  • Release Date: Aug 9, 2018
    • Fixes for screen reader related crash and cue points exception

Version 6.34
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2018
    • Added Dictation mode to Record settings
    • Added peak value to Analog Meter
    • Added more position settings for cue points
    • Added colour setting to cue points
    • Added more help for Batch Processing logic
    • Several improvements and fixes
Version 6.32
  • Release Date: May 12, 2018
    • Added Crossfade to Batch Processing
    • Added Playback Rate to Batch Processing
    • Added check for Read Only attribute during Batch Processing
    • Added transparent colours to Crossfade preview
    • Added Location to Insert Silence
    • Included LAME MP3 encoder
    • Many improvements and fixes
Version 6.31
  • Release Date: Sep 22, 2017
    • Added text search to Find
    • Added precision context menu to Set Selection up/down controls
    • Several improvements and fixes
Version 6.30
  • Release Date: Jul 23, 2017
    • Added Loudness effect (LUFS based)
    • Added Amplitude Statistics tool
    • Replaced old MP3 decoder
    • Improved VST stability
    • Several improvements and fixes
Version 6.28
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2017
    • Drag-and-drop tab reordering for Sound windows
    • Presets added for file attributes
    • New Converted Save menu
    • New option to retain view after Undo
    • More telephone tones added to Expression Evaluator
    • Several improvements and fixes
Version 6.27
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2017
    • Several fixes and improvements.
Version 6.26
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2017
Version 6.25
  • Release Date: Feb 2, 2017
    • New Blend At Marker command
    • New Frequency Blend effect
    • Added more Trim commands into a submenu
    • Added more folder settings to Storage Options
    • Added average line to Spectrum visual
    • Updated Opus, Ogg, and FLAC plug-ins
    • Added "Time To Next" column and Cull button to Cue Points tool
    • Added Ctrl-click mouse setting to Window Options
    • Added "smp" notation to enter time in number of samples
    • Many improvements and fixes
Version 6.24
  • Release Date: Jul 5, 2016
    • Added coordinates to Spectrum visual
    • Added more channels to custom Raw File Format window
    • Improved VST plug-in
    • Other fixes and improvements
Version 6.23
  • Release Date: May 17, 2016
    • Fixed several high DPI issues
    • Fixed Paste, Mix, Crossfade in one channel
    • Fixed Effect Chain Editor reordering
    • Other fixes and improvements

Version 6.22
  • Release Date: May 10, 2016
    • Small icon toolbar button setting
    • Drop-drop list for Chain toolbar button
    • Improvements to Voice Over effect
    • More items in the Recent Files list
    • Lower playback latency setting
    • UTF8 Cue File
    • CSV file attributes for Raw/Text type
    • Several fixes and improvements
Version 6.20
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2016
    • Preview checkbox in File Open window
    • Resizeable Cue Points window
    • Duplicates filter for Auto Cue
    • Several fixes and improvements

Version 6.19
  • Release Date: Jan 9, 2016
    • New Noise Gate effect
    • New Multichannel Mixer effect
    • Several fixes and improvements

Version 6.18
  • Release Date: Dec 2, 2015
    • Fixed more problems related to themes and high DPI
    • Fixed 3gp support
    • Several other fixes and improvements
Version 6.17
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2015
    • Fixed problems related to themes in the recent Windows 10 update and high DPI.
Version 6.16
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2015
    • Improved graphs for Noise Reduction and Spectrum Filter
    • Marker preview option when moving markers with the mouse
    • Windows file type associations
    • Descriptions for keyboard functions
    • Updated connection protocol for GWRemote
    • Updated Ogg Vorbis plug-in
    • More themes
    • Many fixes and other improvements
Version 6.15
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2015
    • Fixed missing Record Stop button when controls are docked
Version 6.14
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2015
    • Added up/down buttons to Toolbar Options and Effect Chain Editor
    • Many important fixes and improvements
Version 6.13
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 2015
    • Fix for FLAC encoding
Version 6.11
  • Release Date: May 28, 2015
    • New Music Staff visual
    • New Batch Processing "Add Logic" button
    • New Batch Processing Selection Store/Recall/Exchange edit commands
    • Updated FLAC encoder
    • Several fixes and improvements
Version 6.09
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2014
  • GoldWave v6.09 is now available.

    GoldWave v6 requires Windows 7 64 bit or later. It will not run or install on any older or 32 bit versions of Windows.

    GoldWave v6 is a major update to with
     many changes across the entire program, primarily for multichannel support for up to 8 channels and 64 bit executable for accessing more than 2 GB of memory. The WhatsNew file located in the folder where GoldWave is installed lists all the changes.

    Larger tool bar buttons, themes, and many other interface changes have been made to improve usability. The old compiled help system and manual have been replaced with a unified help file in standard HTML format.

    Notes:

    • Only mono, stereo, 3.1, 5.1, and 7.1 channel layouts are supported. 4 channel stereo front/rear is not supported.
    • Memory storage is now used by default for faster processing. To use hard drive storage, use Options | Storage to change the setting. Files stored in memory cannot be recovered if a crash occurs.
    • Settings are now stored in a file in standard XML format in the application data folder instead of the Windows registry. Licenses, which were stored in the registry, are not found automatically. A license must be entered again. Custom settings and presets from older versions of GoldWave will not be carried over to v6.
    • APEFile, GWBPMCounter, GWMPVisual, DirectX plug-ins have not been updated yet.
    • Some plug-ins are cannot supported. These include:
      • QTFile - 64 bit version of QTMLClient.dll is not provided by Apple.
      • GWAMP - 32 bit plug-ins cannot be loaded into a 64 bit program.
Version 5.70
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2013
  • Optional audio notification after processing
  • Support for older VST plug-ins
  • Faster waveform drawing
  • Increased recent file history on File menu
  • Several other improvements and fixes
Version 5.69
  • Release Date: Jun 2, 2013
  • Download signed with a digital certificate
  • Greatly improved Analog Meter visual
  • Support for sampling rates up to 500kHz
  • Properties for Time and Status visual
  • More options for Split File naming
  • Several other improvements and fixes
Version 5.68
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2013
  • Loopback recording devices for easier stream recording.
  • Volume modulation in Flanger effect.
  • Improved quality for Similiary mode in Time Warp effect.
  • Improved volume in Pitch effect.
  • Grid/Snap-to-grid settings.
  • Opus file format support.
  • Improved playback and recording on multichannel devices.
  • Portable installation option.
  • Several other improvements.
  • Important fixes.
Version 5.67
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2012
  • Several improvements
  • Important fixes
Version 5.66
  • Release Date: Jan 20, 2012
  • Improved audio I/O for Windows Vista/7
  • Improved support for VST plug-ins*
  • Search box for Keyboard Options
  • Invert option in Mix edit command
  • Several other improvements and fixes
Version 5.65
  • Release Date: Dec 7, 2011
  • Slightly reduced size of Control buttons
  • Noise Only option in Noise Reduction
  • Option to discard cue points when splitting a file
  • Several fixes
Version 5.58
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2010
  • Slightly reduced size of Control buttons
  • Noise Only option in Noise Reduction
  • Option to discard cue points when splitting a file
  • Several fixes
Version 5.57
  • Release Date: Jun 25, 2010
  • Larger Control buttons
  • A third playback button
  • Larger status and level visuals
  • New Digital Time visual
  • Improved keyboard assignments for Speech Converter tool
  • Several other improvements and fixes
Version 5.56
  • Release Date: May 13, 2010
  • New Speech Converter tool
  • Additional Batch Processing settings
  • Additional Spectrum visual settings
  • Many fixes and other improvements
Version 5.55
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2009
  • Expanded right-click context menu for Sound windows
  • Added more keyboard commands for changing the selection markers
  • Preserved cover art when converting file types
  • Several fixes
Version 5.54
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2009
  • Some fixes: MP3 metadata, cue points.
Version 5.53
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2009
  • Up/Down buttons in Batch Processing and File Merger
  • Redesigned file plug-ins to support more forms of metadata
  • One Year licensing option
  • Range settings for Spectrum Filter
  • Many fixes and improvements
Version 5.52
  • Release Date: May 17, 2009
  • Work-around for Microsoft HHCTRL address range problem.
  • Fixed cue points.
Version 5.51
  • Release Date: May 10, 2009
  • Gradient Colour option
  • Fixed invalid numbers related to decimal point
  • Extended range of bars visuals
Version 5.50
  • Release Date: May 9, 2009
  • Unicode interface
  • Integrated GWVoice effects
  • Faster processing for some effects using SSE and multiple processors
  • Cleaner polyphase resampling
  • Higher resolution frequency visuals
  • Updated FLAC and Vorbis codecs
  • Many fixes and improvements
Version 5.25
  • Release Date: May 7, 2008
  • Changed device naming to work better with Vista.
  • Fixed index out of bound problem on some Vista systems.
Version 5.24
  • Release Date: May 1, 2008
  • Sortable columns in File Merger tool
  • New fade curves for Crossfade
  • Click-and-drag scrolling using middle (wheel) button
  • Increased ranges in Parametric Equalizer
  • Recognition of files with ID3v4 tags
  • Replaced font in all dialogs (more readable in Vista)
  • Several fixes and improvements
Version 5.23
  • Release Date: Jan 31, 2008
  • Playback cursor appearance
  • Option to hide cursor
  • Window to set cursor (Ctrl+G)
  • Option to delete files in Batch Processing
  • Minimize button on Batch Processing Progress window
  • Realtime previewing of changes in Spectrum Filter
  • New keyboard commands to set cue points (Q, Shift+Q)
  • "Select Between Cues" in right-click cue context menu
  • Several fixes and improvements
Version 5.22
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2007
  • Fix for Vista open/save compatibility
Version 5.21
  • Release Date: Oct 17, 2007
  • New Spectrum Filter
  • Keyboard configuration options
  • New accessibility topic in the help and manual
  • Persistent playback cursor
  • Significantly enhanced keyboard audio navigation
  • Marker preview (scrubbing) playback setting
  • Additional settings for Silence Reduction
  • Cue file export option for File Merger
  • Updated QTFile plug-in
  • New command line options for Batch Processing
  • Many fixes and improvements
Version 5.20
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2007
  • Updated FLAC and WMA file plug-ins
  • QTFile plug-in
  • "Check for Updates" feature
  • Several fixes and improvements
Version 5.19
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2007
  • Updated help (Vista compatible)
  • Eject button in CD Reader
  • M3U support in Batch Processing and File Merger
  • Some fixes and improvements
Version 5.18
  • Release Date: Dec 22, 2006
  • New Waterfall visual
  • Minimize option for Batch Processing
  • Graph lines for cue points (button on left side of cue slot)
  • Frame values accepted when entering time (HH:MM:SS.XX/YY)
  • Work-around for WMA encoder bug
  • Several fixes and improvements
Version 5.17
  • Release Date: Nov 16, 2006
  • Noise Reduction fixed on multiprocessor/dual core computers
  • Some minor improvements
Version 5.16
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2006
  • Partial support for dual processors in Noise Reduction, Time Warp, and Pitch
  • New keyboard shortcuts
  • Preview button on CD Reader "Read Tracks" tab
  • Track titles on CD Reader "Read Time Range" tab
  • New Edit | Marker | Previous command
  • Many fixes and improvements
Version 5.14
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2006
Version 5.13
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2006
  • Support for XP Themes
  • New tool bar images
  • Faster Ogg Vorbis support
  • Backup/restore buttons for settings under Setup
  • Volume control added to Channel Mixer
  • Ability to Apply batch processing to opened file
  • Preservation of subfolder layout when batch processing
  • Several fixes and other improvements
Version 5.12
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2005

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