XO Wave is now discontinued
as we prepare to bring you the next generation
Digital Audio Workstation called
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: Features
XO Wave is a digital audio workstation designed to meet the needs of
audio and video professionals, with a focus on CD Mastering and
audio for video work.
XO Wave provides professional-grade capabilities for
manipulating audio, with a familiar and elegant interface.
Support for direct recording from any
Core Audio device, importing and exporting files in a variety of
formats (including songs from iTunes playlists), CD burning,
multi-track editing, support for many Audio Units,
and QuickTime synchronization and export,
make XO Wave a great tool for all kinds of
audio work, including podcasting, vodcasting, CD Mastering, mixing
Don't let all that power fool you, though. XO Wave has been designed
to be easy to use, and many of its features
should be familiar to anyone who has worked in a professional
audio studio, or just picked up a microphone. Plus, the XO Wave site
has loads of tips and tricks for people just getting started.
- Red Book CD Mastering: CD Mastering is
easy -- just mark your tracks, create a master and
burn! You can even create a session from an iTunes
playlist or other files on your system, and have
XO Wave set the levels and create CD Track Markers for
you automatically. With support for CD Text,
ISRC, and MCN/UPC sub-code data, you've got
everything you need for your next commercial
- Video Support: XO Wave supports syncing to
and encoding in any QuickTime video format, making it
great for a variety of projects -- from pure music, to
audio for video work, to podcasting, and even video
podcasting (vodcasting)! There's even a dedicated menu
option for creating iPod video files.
- Multi-Track Recording: XO Wave supports
multi-track recording and editing -- great for recording songs
with the whole band, doing multiple takes, and more.
- Real-Time Cross Fades: Unlike some other
workstations, cross fades are calculated in real time,
meaning no truncation or round-off noise and
faster editing -- especially on the long fades.
- Unlimited Effects, Tracks, Undos: Still
using an editor with only one level of Undo? Just 8 tracks?
Get XO Wave! By default, XO Wave gives you 25 levels of
Undo; if that isn't enough you can raise it to 'unlimited'.
- Built-In Effects and Audio Units: XO Wave
has great built-in effects, including a compressor, reverb,
and EQ; XO Wave Pro also support most Audio Units for unlimited expansion.
Automation is available on most effects' built-in parameters
and on all Audio Unit parameters that support it.
- Edit while XO Wave works: With XO Wave's
"Offline Operations" feature, you can keep working on your
session while XO Wave imports, exports, and burns CDs in the
background. No more waiting for a file format conversion
or CD burn to finish!
- Edit Softening: XO Wave automatically
removes those annoying pops and ticks that occur at edit
- Double-Precision Math: Internal
calculations are made using at least 64-bit
double-precision math. What does that mean? It means
better sound than the 32-bit workstation you're using
now. What's more, all lower-precision output is
- Intuitive, Non-destructive Interface: XO
Wave is easy to use and you're never at risk of deleting
a recording by editing over it -- so you're always free
- Versioning: Versions let you save a session
as it was at a particular time -- great for
experimenting without worrying if you'll be able to get
back to the way it was before.
Pricing and Availability
XO Wave is available as a free download for both Mac OS X and Linux.
For $95, Mac users can upgrade to XO Wave Pro, and gain features such as QuickTime
export, Audio Unit support, full-speed CD burns, and a 64-bit audio engine (see
Editions for details).