Goldwave 5.x is stable and the recommended version to use on Linux via WINE. An open source alternative to Goldwave is Audacity.
Install Goldwave 5
- Download Goldwave 5
Install Goldwave prereqs. 32-bit
WINEPREFIXis mandatory due to
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 winetricks wmp10
This creates a 32-bit winearch (default
.winedirectory is 64-bit). The default install options are fine.
Install Goldwave in WINE.
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 wine gwave5*.exe
This also creates a Goldwave icon in the Ubuntu apps menu.
- open Goldwave
- F11 key → Control Properties → System tab
Use DirectSound APradio button
OKto save configuration
You can select “loopback” what you hear audio under F11 → Device → Record and pick Loopback Pulseaudio
Test Goldwave 5
- F11 key → Device tab
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
Useful Goldwave settings
These settings are useful for Goldwave on Windows as well as WINE/Linux.
- Constantly monitor audio levels: F11 → Record → monitor input
- label VU graph axes in dB: Right click VU meter → Properties → Show Axis
Install Goldwave 6
It’s recommended to use Goldwave 5.x as above on WINE instead.
There are some errors but Goldwave 6 still works to record and playback on WINE ≥ 2 using a Windows 7 Wineprefix.
- Download Goldwave 6
- configure your Wineprefix for Windows 7 using
winecfg→ Applications → Windows Version → Windows 7
- Install Goldwave 6 on WINE
As of WINE 2.1, error upon opening Goldwave 6 include
Floating point overflow
and there are also
on closing Goldwave 6 and it will keep asking you to reset Goldwave settings. Nonetheless Goldwave 6 does record/play on WINE 2.1.
- Audacity is a well-regarded free audio editor.