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Likelihood to Recommend

Cubase

While Cubase is great at editing audio, and songwriting, it's a champ at creating music to video. It's easy to import the videos into a session, and syncing up the music to the video is very easy for even a beginner. And Cubase can be used all the way through the process - writing, recording, mixing and mastering, and exporting back out is practically a one-step process!
Cubase is also really adept at MIDI, something that was lacking for me in Pro Tools at the time, and allows you to render MIDI to audio in place at a high speed rate, saving you tons of downtime.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

WavePad

Highly recommended for voice over recording and editing. Great for splicing together several different recorded files to create a final track. Our voice over talent typically sends us their unedited recordings with multiple recordings of the script. Then we can listen to the different versions to select the best fit for our client. We just select the sections we like and copy them into a new file, then continue to add the sections until we have the final voice over. It is easy to tighten up or stretch out the recording to better fit our timeline.
We have not used WavePad for recording live music so not sure how well it is suited for that. If you need multi-track editing you will need another product. MixPad makes a nice companion.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cubase

  • Writing music to video
  • Quick rendering
  • Easy learning curve
  • Moderately priced for anyone starting out in the industry
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

WavePad

  • Voice recording is our most used function. It is simple and straight forward. We have trained non-technical voice over talent to use it.
  • The cleanup tools have saved us from having to go out and rerecord some bad original recordings.
  • Being able to cut out sections of recordings and insert a different audio piece is a great time saver.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cubase

  • Shortcuts aren't easy to learn
  • Can be a bit of a resource hog
  • Upgrades don't necessarily have enough features to make the worthwhile
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

WavePad

  • WavePad only works with a single audio track. NCH does offer MixPad for multi-track editing. We also use MixPad occasionally to mix background music with voice.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cubase

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WavePad

WavePad 10.0
Based on 1 answer
An important product for our production of customer ads.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cubase

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WavePad

WavePad 9.0
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Easily handles basic audio recording and editing. Advanced editing features are there but if you don't already understand audio editing you will need to watch some of the provided videos to learn how to use the tools.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cubase

Cubase 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Any time I've had to reach out to customer support, they've been fast to respond and answered my questions to the best of their ability. Authorization of the software is easy, and the company is great about emailing you promptly. Overall, they do a great job.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

WavePad

WavePad 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Phone support is not available.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cubase

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WavePad

WavePad 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a simple product to start using.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cubase

While Pro Tools is the industry standard when it comes to recording and audio mixing, I've found Cubase to be superior when it comes to writing with MIDI. Also, it comes with a lot of features (MP3 exporting, time code) that Pro Tools charges you extra for. They're both about the same price to buy, but learning Cubase is much easier than Pro Tools, which can be a bit cumbersome because it does so much.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

WavePad

We ran across WavePad years ago and used it for some simple music file edits. Cutting out some parts to make it fit better into the time slot. Audacity was recommended by a friend and we installed it and give it a brief try. We didn't find anything bad about it but came back to WavePad.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cubase

  • Overpriced upgrades
  • Can be a resource hog with RAM when you have a large session
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

WavePad

  • We are able to work with local voice-over talent and amateurs and that allows us to keep our cost low to our clients.
  • WavePad is so inexpensive that is pays for itself on the first project. The Master's edition is less than $100 and the standard edition is less than $50.
Eric Lennep | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cubase

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cubase Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$579.90
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    WavePad

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    WavePad Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standard Edition$39.951
    Master's Edition$69.951
    1. per user
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