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Downloads of v 6.78.0:


Last Update:

27 Sep 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • GoldWave Inc.


goldwave audio record editor mixer analysis convert trial shareware

GoldWave Audio Editor

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6.78.0 | Updated: 27 Sep 2023



Downloads of v 6.78.0:



Software Author(s):

  • GoldWave Inc.

GoldWave Audio Editor 6.78.0

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install GoldWave Audio Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade GoldWave Audio Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall GoldWave Audio Editor, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade goldwave -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade goldwave -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install goldwave
    name: goldwave
    version: '6.78.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'goldwave' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '6.78.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller goldwave
    Name     = "goldwave"
    Version  = "6.78.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'goldwave':
  ensure   => '6.78.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Sep 2023.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support


GoldWave is a highly rated, professional digital audio editor that turns your computer or mobile device into a recording studio at your finger tips. Do everything from the simplest recording, editing, and mixing to the most sophisticated audio processing, restoration, enhancements, and conversions. With millions of downloads over 29 years, GoldWave is a widely used, trusted and dependable program. It is easy to learn and use and is fully accessible.

Many languages are supported including German (Deutsch), Spanish (Español), French (Français), Chinese, and more!

GoldWave Screenshot


  • Easy To Use
  • Multiple Document Interface
  • Configurable Keyboard
  • Configurable Interface
  • Variable Speed Playback
  • Audible Rewind/Fast Forward
  • Audio Recording
  • Timer Recording
  • Level Activated Recording
  • Non-Destructive Sound Editing
  • Fast Virtual Editing
  • Fast RAM Based Editing
  • Huge (4GB+) File Editing
  • Sound Mixing
  • Multiple Undo Levels
  • 40+ Audio Effects
  • 100+ Effect Presets
  • Audio Restoration
  • Remove Vocals
  • Effect Plug-ins
  • DirectX Effects
  • VST Effects (Beta)
  • Effect Preview
  • Multiprocessor Processing
  • Batch Processing
  • Batch Conversion
  • Command Line
  • Signal Analysis
  • 15+ Real-time Visuals
  • Visual Plug-ins
  • Cue Points
  • File Splitter
  • File Merger
  • CD Reader
  • Expression Evaluator
  • Tag/Metadata Editor
  • Text-to-speech
  • Speech recognition
  • Transcription Foot Pedal Control
  • MP3 Open/Save/Convert
  • iTunes Plus Open/Save/Convert
  • Extract Audio From Video
  • File Format Plug-ins
  • 192kHz, 24-Bit Quality
  • Detailed Built-in Help
  • HTML Manual

Package Parameters

  • /NoShim - Opt out of creating a shim, and removes any existing shim.

Package Notes

The uninstaller does not support a silent uninstallation option. This package depends on AutoHotkey to implement a best-effort workaround of scripting an unattended uninstallation via GUI automation. GUI automation is not 100% reliable, and may occasionally fail or require manual input to complete.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$processName = 'GoldWave'
$process = Get-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

if ($process) {
    Write-Warning "$processName is currently running, stopping it to prevent upgrade/uninstall from failing..."
    Stop-Process -InputObject $process -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    Start-Sleep -Seconds 3

    $process = Get-Process -Name $processName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    if ($process) {
        Write-Warning "$processName is still running despite stop request, force stopping it..."
        Stop-Process -InputObject $process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

    Write-Warning "If upgrading, $processName may need to be manually restarted upon completion"
else {
    Write-Debug "No running $processName process instances were found"
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$installerFileName = 'InstallGoldWave678.exe'
$filePath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath $installerFileName
$softwareNamePattern = 'GoldWave v*'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  file64         = $filePath
  softwareName   = $softwareNamePattern
  silentArgs     = '-s'
  validExitCodes = @(0)
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs

$appInstallLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation -AppNamePattern $softwareNamePattern
if ($null -ne $appInstallLocation) {
  $installedApplicationPath = Join-Path -Path $appInstallLocation -ChildPath 'GoldWave.exe'
else {
  Write-Warning 'Install location not detected'

$shimName = 'goldwave'
$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if ($pp.NoShim) {
  Uninstall-BinFile -Name $shimName
else {
  if ($null -ne $installedApplicationPath) {
    Install-BinFile -Name $shimName -Path $installedApplicationPath
  else {
    Write-Warning 'Skipping shim creation - install location not detected'

#Remove installer binary post-install to prevent disk bloat
Remove-Item -Path $filePath -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#If installer binary removal fails for some reason, prevent an installer shim from being generated
if (Test-Path -Path $filePath) {
  Set-Content -Path "$filePath.ignore" -Value $null -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'GoldWave v*'
  fileType       = 'EXE'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

[array] $keys = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($keys.Count -eq 1) {
  $keys | ForEach-Object {
    $uninstallStringTokens = [Regex]::Matches($_.UninstallString, '\"(.*?)\"')

    $packageArgs['file'] = $uninstallStringTokens[0].Value
    $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($uninstallStringTokens[1].Value) $($uninstallStringTokens[2].Value)"

    #GoldWave's uninstaller does not support a silent option.
    #Script an unattended uninstall with AutoHotkey.
    $ahkVersion = (Get-Command -Name 'AutoHotKey.exe' -CommandType Application).Version
    if ($ahkVersion -lt '2.0.0') {
      $ahkScriptPath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath 'uninstall_v1.ahk'
    else {
      $ahkScriptPath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath 'uninstall_v2.ahk'

    Start-Process -FilePath 'AutoHotKey.exe' -ArgumentList $ahkScriptPath
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($keys.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($keys.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($keys.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning 'To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled.'
  Write-Warning 'Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:'
  $keys | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }

Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'goldwave'
#SingleInstance Force
DetectHiddenWindows, off
SetWinDelay, 100
SetTitleMatchMode, 3 ;Exact
SetControlDelay, -1
DetectHiddenText, off
SendMode Input

WindowClass = #32770
WindowProcessName = gwunstal.exe
WindowTitle = ahk_class %WindowClass% ahk_exe %WindowProcessName%

WinWait, %WindowTitle%
YesButton = Button1
ControlClick, %YesButton%, %WindowTitle%,,,, NA
WinWaitClose, %WindowTitle%

WinWait, %WindowTitle%
OKButton = Button1
ControlClick, %OKButton%, %WindowTitle%,,,, NA

#SingleInstance Force
DetectHiddenWindows "Off"
SetWinDelay 100
SetTitleMatchMode 3 ;Exact
SetControlDelay -1
DetectHiddenText "Off"
SendMode "Input"

WindowClass := "#32770"
WindowProcessName := "gwunstal.exe"
WindowTitle := "ahk_class " WindowClass " ahk_exe " WindowProcessName

WinWait WindowTitle
ControlClick "Button1", WindowTitle,,,, "NA"
WinWaitClose WindowTitle

WinWait WindowTitle
ControlClick "Button1", WindowTitle,,,, "NA"

md5: 6F7ED0A5C897E45BD7C07BC59307033A | sha1: DD9C041386219EC86CFEF2F995616B3F0B094C64 | sha256: CC1F6A92DBFB1FA0ECD405935E16FFC8BFD4838937415AFB69AD55C4680BD46B | sha512: 274314C71AFD2D11E7FDA765DAC9BB18300AFB0C98D822D28FA3D25AD8BEE9C03C26C28CCB82787C10681E9CCAB4B80E9DFC16E915D1A27B70D24E43E05F845B

GoldWave ("the package") includes the following software and documentation:

GoldWave.exe         GoldWave application file
GWSpeed64.dll        Accelerated multithreaded code
GoldWave.html        GoldWave manual layout
GoldWaveManual.html  GoldWave manual
Index.html           GoldWave manual index
Style.css            GoldWave manual style
Images (*.png;*.jpg) All images associated with this manual
GWPreset.xml         Presets and shapes
ReadMe.txt           Important information
WhatsNew.txt         Revision history
FLACFile.pig         FLAC file plug-in
en.lang              English language File
OggFile.pig          Ogg Vorbis file plug-in
OpusFile.pig         Opus file plug-in
QTFile.pig           QuickTime file plug-in
WMAFile.pig          Windows Media Audio file plug-in
GWVST32.pig          VST effect wrapper
GWVSTBridge.pig      VST 64 bit to 32 bit bridge
GWVST.html           GWVST manual

The package is provided as is, without warranty of any kind. GoldWave Inc. shall not be liable for damages of any kind. Use of this software indicates you agree to this.

The package and this documentation are copyright © 2020 by GoldWave ® Inc. All rights reserved. This document and associated images may not be shown on a public website.

Copies of the evaluation version of GoldWave may be given to anyone. Magazine and book publishers may include the evaluation version on cover and companion CDs and DVDs. Only the original GoldWave self-installing evaluation file may be distributed. This ensures everyone receives a complete and working copy. Distributing modified or incomplete copies is a violation of the copyright. Please note that GoldWave is not free software and should not be described as such.
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The packaged binary was sourced via the project's website.
The project's Release page is located at the following URL:

For convenience, the packaged binary was downloaded via the following URL:

Note that the download URL is not versioned. Therefore, this URL will only be a valid reference source if
the latest available version and packaged version are one and the same. A newly released version
should be expected to invalidate a checksum verification for an older version when using this URL.

As a workaround, this package's creation process includes the creation of a historical snapshot via
the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine to create a permanent backup source.
This snapshot can be accessed at the following URL:

The following PowerShell command will print a calculated SHA256 hash:

    (Get-FileHash -Path InstallGoldWave678.exe -Algorithm SHA256).Hash

This command should be executed against an independently downloaded binary, as well
as the copy distributed with the package. Both hash values should be identical. A
matching hash value should confirm that no corruption or tampering has occurred
during this package's generation process.

For reference, the following SHA256 hash was calculated during the package's automated creation:

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GoldWave Audio Editor 6.77.0 124 Monday, August 7, 2023 Approved
GoldWave Audio Editor 6.76 109 Monday, May 1, 2023 Approved
GoldWave Audio Editor 6.75 87 Saturday, April 8, 2023 Approved
GoldWave Audio Editor 6.74 15 Saturday, April 8, 2023 Approved
GoldWave Audio Editor 6.73 15 Saturday, April 8, 2023 Approved
GoldWave Audio Editor 6.72 35 Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Approved
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