Awave Studio is a multi-purpose audio tool that reads a veritable host of audio carrying file formats from different platforms, synthesizers, trackers, mobile phones… — It can be used in a variety of ways — as a file format converter, as an audio editor, or as a synth instrument editor. It is the swiss army knife for anyone working with digital audio and music.
Screenshot of the main window
Here are just a few examples of common tasks:
Convert between different audio and synthesizer file formats.
Buy a sample CD and use Awave Studio to convert it to a format that your own synth understands. Besides a vast array of different synth-formats, it also supports MIDI SDS, and SMDI transfers.
Play MIDI songs that comes with custom instrument banks, or render them to an audio clip using the built in high-quality software synthesizer.
Do audio editing tasks such as resampling, fading in and out, normalizing amplitudes, applying effects, et c.
Use it as an instrument editor for your synthesizer, sound card, or soft-synth / virtual instrument plug.
Full support for up to 32-bit floating point sample data format guarantees that the highest audio quality is maintained during all conversion and audio processing operations.
The program does so many different things — even this list is far from complete…
Do conversions from the circa 300 audio related file formats that it can read (no kidding - you read that right!) into any of the ~140 audio file formats that it can write! No other software even comes close to such a wide format support! See the complete list.
Read and write the instrument formats of many commercial synthesizers, hardware modules, sound-card based synths, as well as many popular software synths. This including formats from Akai, Ensoniq, Korg, Kurzweil, Roland, Yamaha, Native Instruments and many more. High quality conversion can be made between most formats - preserving important synthesis parameters!
Read several disk formats that can not normally be accessed by Windows, including formats used by AKAI S-1000 CD's, AKAI S-3000 CD's, Roland S-5xx and S-7xx series CD's and floppy disks, Kurzweil "native" format CD's… See the complete list.
Convert song data between several formats (e.g. you can convert MOD-tracker modules into MIDI-format accompanied by custom instruments).
Convert your MIDI songs (with or without custom instruments) into audio clips with superior audio quality using the bult-in Awave Software Synthesizer (which can also be used for real-time auditioning of instruments).
Convert melodies between different mobile phone ring signal formats (from simple monphonic beeper-songs, to current MP4 audio clips - and also including support for accurate emulation of the FM-instruments used by japanese phones using the Yamaha MA-chip series).
Send or receive waveforms to professional synthesizers using standard SDS transfers over MIDI or really fast SMDI transfers over SCSI.
Convert FM-synthesis (phase modulation synthesis) instruments into wavetable synthesis (sampling synthesis) instruments — with conversion support for all major Yamaha DX-series SysEx formats as well as PC Adlib file formats.
A 'Batch Conversion Wizard' makes converting large numbers of audio files extremely simple - including optional effects processing.
The 'Audio Processing Wizard' helps you with common editing tasks like resampling, fading, merging and combining waveforms, normalizing, time stretching, pitch scaling, smoothing, recombining, searching and replacing text, et c, et c. VST and DX plug-ins are also supported opening up a world of 3rd party plug-ins. And you can process multiple waves as easily as a single one!
Up to 32-bit floating point data precision for mono and stereo data is supported.
Several studio quality resampling algorithms are available.
The 'Instrument Processing Wizard' helps you avoid manually repetitive editing tasks for instruments.
It is a fully featured DLS level 2+ and SoundFont 2 instrument editor. You can also use it as an editor for a lots of other synths - for some, it is the only PC editor.
Data is organized in an easy to use "two panes" layout — with a hierarchical instrument 'tree' to the left, and waveforms (samples) to the right.
Graphical editors available for instrument parameters — e.g. the much applauded loop editor that let's you easily find the best loops.
Play MIDI files using the 'MIDI Player', including support for custom instruments.
Audition (play & listen to) your instruments directly using the PC keyboard or with an external MIDI keyboard.
Record new waveforms using the Waveform Recording Wizard.
Ok, so what doesn't it do?
It does not convert from WAV to MIDI.
It can only do very basic MIDI editing (so look elsewhere for a good sequencer).
It won't handle more than 2 audio channels (so no 7.1 sound).
It needs to fit all sound data into memory (so no 10 hour recordings — but do check out Awave Audio if you need a tool for converting large recordings and/or multi-channel audio).
If you are unsure — then why not download the free 30 day-trial version?Seeing is believing!
You can try almost all functionality — we don't hide any ugly surprises — we have confidence in our product!
The Awave Studio main window
The instrument layer overview tab
The layer keymap editor
The drum kit editor
Articulation overview page
The envelope editor
The waveform editor
The loop editor
The audio processing wizard - step 1
The audio processing wizard - step 2 (example)
The Batch Conversion Wizard - Step 0: Selecting batch type
The Batch Conversion Wizard - Step 1: Selecting input files
The Batch Conversion Wizard - Step 2: Selecting output options
The vast majority of formats that Awave Studio supports can be handled as normal files using Windows.
However, a few hardware synthesizers use disk formats and/or file systems that are not compatible with Windows and can not be accessed in a normal manner.
The program can directly read the following 'special' formats by communicating directly with the hardware and directly interpreting the file system and/or disk formats:
After saving a file, you must restart before you can save again.
You can save waveforms and single instruments, but not 'collections'.
Experimental version of Awave Studio for running on Mac (OS X 10.6 and up)
Please note that this is an experimental version. We do not guarantee any functionality!
Also note that it is not really a "native" Mac application — it is in fact a modified Windows binary running under Wine. You can run it as a normal Mac app though — you don’t have to know anything about Wine. It has been set up as a Mac application bundle using WineBottler.
How to install:
Download awave112_mac.zip. Uncompress it, then move "Awave Studio.app" to your Applications folder.
Note The very first time that you start it, MacOS may refuse to open an application from an "unidentified developer". Then you need to hold down the Control-key while clicking on it, then select Open and in the warning pop-up, again select Open.
Note: If you are upgrading from an earlier version, you first need to follow this procedure:
Delete the old version from your Applications folder.
Open the Finder.
Hold down the Option-key (aka Alt) while selecting "Go" from the top menu.
Select the "Libraries" option that should now be visible.
Go to the "Application Support" folder.
Delete the sub-folder named "com.fmjsoft.awave_<lots-of-numbers>"
Playback of MIDI songs & tracks is not possible.
Special I/O formats are not supported, i.e. you can't read AKAI discs, audio CD's et c.
Reading/writing AAC compressed audio is not working.
Do let us know if you encountering anything else that doesn’t work!
How to buy it:
Like the Windows version, the download is a 30-day free trial. A registration code unlocks that into the full version. The code is the same as for the Windows version, so buy it here to get a code that works with both.
Awave Studio is commercial software marketed as Shareware.
This means that you get to "try it before you buy it".
If you find that you like it and wish to continue using it past the 30 day free trial period, then you need to buy a license.
There's also more some incentives for buying it:
Removes the "nag screen" and annoying reminders.
Removes the "restart after each save" limit.
Enables "locked" features — e.g. copy/paste, saving collections and batch conversions.
This page is for buying our product called Awave Studio.
Don't confuse it with our similarly named product Awave Audio.
Buy it on-line here:
Payments are handled by PayPal.
Most credit cards are accepted.
EU-customers: VAT will be added the price.
License and delivery terms:
After we have received your order, you will be sent an email containing a registration code.
This is your license key that unlocks the trial version into the full version.
Please note: The code is normally sent within 48 hours, but not immediately (also, do check your "spam" or "junk" folders if you don't find it in your in-box).
What you buy is a "single user" license.
It is valid for the current program version, and for any minor version number updates (major version updates may require an upgrade fee).
You are allowed to install it on more than computer, but you are not allowed to "borrow" it to other persons. The license is personal and can not be transferred or resold.
Thank you for your order!
If everything went fine with the PayPal transaction, an email containing your reg-code and further instructions should arrive within the next 48 hours.
Please be patient, orders are manually verified before delivery. If you don't see an email, be sure to check you junk-mail folder before contacting support.