HOW TO INSTALL KWAVE SOUND EDITOR APP IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST AUDACITY ALTERNATIVE FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install Kwave sound editor app in Ubuntu 16.04. Kwave is a open source sound editor application for Linux and a nice alternative to Audacity. This application is developed for KDE Frameworks 5 environment (K Desktop Environment). Kwave application was developed by multiple developers and released under GNU GPLv2 License. It’s an nice light weight and user friendly application comes with various features listed below :
- This application is available for almost all Linux distros i.e. Redhat, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Gentoo…etc…
- Kwave sound editor app can be used to record audio.
- Supports various audio file formats i.e. Mp3, wav, Ogg, Carl, FLAC…etc…
- You can edit multiple sound files using multiple tracks.
- Normalize sound files.
- You can Control Volume using Kwave audacity alternative application.
- Supports 24 Bit audio.
- You can insert audio files by drag and drop.
- Kwave sound editor app supports undo and redo options for your changes.
- So many official plugins are available to extend the features of this application.
For more information’s and features you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install Kwave sound editor app in Ubuntu 16.04 – a best audacity alternative for Linux
Before start the installation of Kwave sound editor app let’s update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
After updating the Packages & Repositories now we are ready to install the Kwave audacity alternative package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install kwave # Install the Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: breeze-icon-theme docbook-xml docbook-xsl fonts-dejavu fonts-dejavu-extra icoutils kactivities kate-data katepart kde-runtime kde-runtime-data kde-style-breeze kde-style-breeze-qt4 kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data kdelibs5-plugins kdoctools kpackagelauncherqml kpackagetool5 kwayland-data kwayland-integration libattica0.4 . . The following packages will be upgraded: libnl-3-200 libnl-genl-3-200 2 upgraded, 163 newly installed, 0 to remove and 505 not upgraded. Need to get 92.3 MB/92.3 MB of archives. After this operation, 350 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
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As you can see above we have successfully installed the Kwave sound editor app package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l kwave # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii kwave 0.9.0-1-2 amd64 sound editor for KDE
Now to open the application just type the command kwave on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ kwave # Open the application
To uninstall the package use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r kwave # Uninstall the Package (Reading database ... 206498 files and directories currently installed.) Removing kwave (0.9.0-1-2) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
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