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
- Download Goldwave 5.x
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
- open Goldwave
- F11 key: Control Properties
- System tab
Use DirectSound APradio button
OKto save configuration
Test Goldwave 5.x on WINE
- F11 key
- Device tab
- 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.
- Download Goldwave 6.x
- configure your Wineprefix for Windows 7 using
winecfg> Applications > Windows Version > Windows 7
install Goldwave 6.x on WINE 2.x
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
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.