Important Notice: XO Wave is now discontinued as we prepare to bring you the next generation Digital Audio Workstation called Xonami. This site remains available for anyone who purchased XO Wave in the past. However, please keep in mind that as discontinued software:

  • This site may not contain up-to-date information.
  • Technical support is discontinued, though we will do our best to continue to provide email support, especially to anyone who purchased recently.

XO Wave: Editions

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XO Wave

Table Key
yes = Yes
Feature is fully supported.
partial = Partial
Feature is partially supported.
(Hover mouse over star for details.)
no = No
Feature is not supported.
XO Wave Open XO Wave Free XO Wave Pro
Operating System: Linux/x86 Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.5 Mac OS X 10.4 & 10.5
Built-In: yes yes yes
Audio Units: no no partial
Number of Effects: Unlimited Up to 31 Unlimited
Automation: yes yes yes
Non-Destructive Editing: yes yes yes
Unlimited Undos:
(25 by default)
yes yes yes
Edit Softening:
(Adjustable per channel)
yes yes yes
Flexible, Real-Time Cross Fades: yes yes yes
Unlimited Tracks: yes yes yes
Recording Bit Depth: 8, 16, 24, or 32 8, 16, 24, or 32 8, 16, 24, or 32
Record from Any 2 Inputs: no no yes
Playback Requirements: OSS/ALSA/Jack
on most systems.
Core Audio
Most devices supported
Core Audio
Most devices supported
CD Burning Support
CD Burning: yes partial yes
CD Subcode
no no yes
File Import/Export & Video Sync
File Import from AIFF/WAV2: yes yes yes
File Import from Other Formats: no yes yes
Import from iTunes Playlists: no yes yes
File Export to AIFF/WAV: yes yes yes
QuickTime/AVI Sync: partial yes yes
File Export to QuickTime, AVI, AAC, iPod video files, MP33 and more4: no no yes
Numerical Precision: 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit or 64 bit
Offline Operations: yes yes yes
Technical Support: Mailing list and e-mail support as time permits. 90 days priority e-mail support and one "callback" support issue included.
Cost: Free for personal use. $95 US or equivalent5

1A total of 3 built-in effects may be used in any one session. The Meter, Volume, and Aux Send effects are "free" -- they do not count against the 3-effect limit in XO Wave Free. For example, if you have a compressor one one track and an EQ on another, and both tracks have volumes and meters, that counts as two effects.

2 8/16/24/32 bit AIFF and WAV files supported as well as many AIFC formats, including AIFC floating point.

3 MP3 support requires a third-party plug-in.

4 Exported movies may be audio-only or may be audio plus the synchronized movie.

5 Many currencies supported.

For questions about volume licensing or special requirements, including support for Sassafras K2 KeyServer, please contact XO Audio.

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