How to install Kwave Sound Editor App in Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Kwave sound editor app in Ubuntu 18.04. Kwave is an 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). The kwave application was developed by multiple developers and released under the GNU GPLv2 License. It’s nice lightweight 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.
How to install Kwave Sound Editor App in Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Kwave Sound Editor App in Ubuntu 18.04

Follow the below steps to install Kwave sound editor app in Ubuntu 18.04 – the best audacity alternative for Linux

Before starting the installation of the Kwave sound editor app let’s update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for mangesh: 
Ign:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease 
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release 
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Ign:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/i-nex-development-team/daily/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:8 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease 
Ign:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/jd-team/jdownloader/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:10 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease

After updating the Packages & Repositories now we are ready to install Kwave audacity alternative package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get install kwave
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
catdoc digikam-data digikam-private-libs ffmpegthumbs freepats gconf-service
qt-at-spi qtchooser qtcore4-l10n
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
libaudiofile1 libflac++6v5 libid3-3.8.3v5 libqt5multimedia5
Suggested packages:
libid3-tools
The following NEW packages will be installed:
kwave libaudiofile1 libflac++6v5 libid3-3.8.3v5 libqt5multimedia5
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,489 kB of archives.
After this operation, 15.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libaudiofile1 amd64 0.3.6-4 [93.8 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libflac++6v5 amd64 1.3.2-1 [27.7 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libid3-3.8.3v5 amd64 3.8.3-16.2build1 [74.9 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 libqt5multimedia5 amd64 5.9.5-0ubuntu1 [293 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 kwave amd64 17.12.3-0ubuntu1 [3,999 kB]

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Kwave sound editor app package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -l kwave
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 17.12.3-0ubu amd64 sound editor for KDE

Now to open the application just type the command kwave on the shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ kwave
How to install Kwave Sound Editor App in Ubuntu 18.04

Kwave Sound Editor App

You can also open the Kwave Sound Editor application using Search your computer box. Refer to the snapshot below.

Also Read – How To Install Audacity Digital Audio Editor In Ubuntu 18.04

How To Uninstall Kwave sound editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reason, if you don’t like the Kwave sound editor Application and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -r kwave
[sudo] password for mangesh: 
(Reading database ... 166605 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing kwave (17.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to install Kwave sound editor Application in Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment

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