Goldwave audio editor on Linux WINE

WINE 2.x finally allows Goldwave 6.x to work on Linux. If you have issues running Goldwave 6.x on WINE, Goldwave 5.x is more stable on WINE.

Goldwave 5.x setup on WINE 2.x or WINE 1.x

  1. Download Goldwave 5.x
  2. Install Goldwave in WINE on Linux

     WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 winetricks wmp10
     WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine gwave5*.exe

This creates a 32-bit winearch (default .wine directory is 64-bit)

Setup Goldwave 5.x soundcard on WINE

  1. open Goldwave
  2. F11 key: Control Properties
  3. System tab
  4. click Use DirectSound AP radio button
  5. click OK to save configuration

Test Goldwave 5.x on WINE

  1. F11 key
  2. Device tab
  3. Test playback button

you should hear a brief test tone.

You should be able to create new/save/play sound files with Goldwave 5.7 in Linux WINE

Goldwave 6.x on Linux WINE 2.x

There are some errors but Goldwave 6.x still works to record and playback on WINE 2.x only with a Windows 7 Wineprefix.

  1. Download Goldwave 6.x
  2. configure your Wineprefix for Windows 7 using winecfg > Applications > Windows Version > Windows 7
  3. install Goldwave 6.x on WINE 2.x

     wine InstallGoldwave6*.exe

Errors with Goldwave 6.x on WINE 2.x

As of WINE 2.1, error upon opening include

Floating point overflow

and there are also

Unhandled exception

on closing Goldwave 6.x and it will keep asking you to reset Goldwave settings. Nonetheless Goldwave 6.x does record/play on WINE 2.1.

Alternative to Goldwave for Linux recording/editing

Audacity is a well-regarded free audio editor.

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