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  • Audacity icon

    Audacity

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    Ardour

    Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X and Windows. Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use. Ardour...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Reaper icon

    Reaper

    REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Sony Sound Forge icon

    Sony Sound Forge

    Sony Sound Forge (formerly known as Sonic Foundry Sound Forge) is a digital audio editing suite by Sony Creative Software.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Logic Pro icon

    Logic Pro

    Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips, and complete surround support lets you make incredible, immersive...

    Commercial Mac

  • Reason icon

    Reason

    Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    GoldWave

    GoldWave is the most reliable and complete audio editor available in its price range. It includes all of the common audio editing commands and effects, plus powerful built-in tools such as a batch processor/converter, a file merger, a...

    Commercial Windows

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    Ocenaudio

    Ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Spek icon

    Spek

    Spek helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram. Spek is free software available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X. Features: - Supports all popular lossy and lossless audio file formats thanks to the FFmpeg...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WaveShop icon

    WaveShop

    WaveShop is a free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7. WaveShop is fast, lightweight, and bit-perfect, meaning samples aren't altered unless they need to be. Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    Qtractor

    Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for...

    Open Source Linux

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  • WavePad icon

    WavePad

    WavePad is a full featured professional audio editor for Windows and Mac. Create and edit music, voice and other audio recordings. When editing audio files you can cut, copy, and paste parts of recordings and, if required, add effects...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Kindle Fire

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    Studio One

    Artists of all levels, from beginner to seasoned professional, will find Studio One a serious alternative to the intimidating, bloated offerings currently considered the standards. It's a groundbreaking music creation and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Bosca Ceoil

    Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Adobe AIR

  • Nero WaveEditor icon

    Nero WaveEditor

    Nero WaveEditor allows you to record pieces of music and edit the corresponding audio files, for example using various filters and sound enhancement methods.

    Free Windows

  • Audio Evolution icon

    Audio Evolution

    Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the main features of Audio Evolution 5: Completely new audio system called 'eXtream'. It features 32-bit floating point processing from begin to end with lots of headroom, flexible...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android

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    Mixcraft

    Mixcraft is a recording studio with effects, featuring Reverb, Delay/Echo, EQ, Compression, Flanger and Chorus, as well as resonant filters and a powerful loop editor. The high performance 32 bit sound engine supports broadcast...

    Commercial Windows

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    Open Octave

    Open Octave Midi is a Linux based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) designed to give musicians the tools needed to make composing on a computer possible, and even fun! The project is focused on orchestral and film writing and recording.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, oomidi-2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad
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    Radium

    Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface. - Compared to the normal sequencer interface editing is quicker and more musical data fits on the screen. - Compared to trackers, note positions and effects are edited...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Anvil Studio icon

    Anvil Studio

    Anvil Studio is a free Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 program designed for people who want to: -- record music with MIDI and Audio equipment, -- compose music for MIDI and Audio equipment, -- sequence music with MIDI equipment, or ...

    Free Windows

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    MixPad

    With MixPad multi-track recording and mixing software, you can access all the power of professional recording and mixing equipment through a single platform that streamlines the process and makes mixing a breeze. Create audio...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • FileLab Audio Editor icon

    FileLab Audio Editor

    FileLab Audio Editor is a free web application that allows you to rework your audio files online and get a completely new refined and enhanced with effects output track! Features Open Any Audio Files Open MP3, WAV, WMA...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

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    Wavelab

    Steinberg's WaveLab allows quick audio editing and professional mastering with sample-accurate precision. High-quality EQs, dynamics and effects are included, and the software can integrate additional effects processors.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Cakewalk SONAR

    Cakewalk SONAR is a computer program made by Cakewalk for recording, editing, mixing, mastering and outputting audio. SONAR is an example of a digital audio workstation (DAW). Sonar is like most DAWs, however SONAR lets the user: ...

    Commercial Windows

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    energyXT

    Create music now With energyXT you will be creating tracks faster than with any other music application out there. Launch energyXT and you are ready to make tracks in a split second * No need to enter a project name or...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

  • Leapic Audio Editor

    Leapic Audio Editor is a all-in-one audio editor, converter, recorder, player, splitter and joiner.

    Free Windows

  • Zynewave Podium icon

    Zynewave Podium

    Podium is a modern digital audio workstation (DAW) for Windows. It supports recording and editing of audio and MIDI, and hosts VST instrument and effect plugins.

    Freemium Windows

  • Doninn Audio Editor icon

    Doninn Audio Editor

    The full-featured audio editor which allows to record, play, process, and analyze voice, music and other sound recordings.

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • Traverso DAW icon

    Traverso DAW

    Traverso DAW is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a whole orchestra or any other source of music! Both the home and professional user will find Traverso...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last version, 0.49.3, was released on July 2014, but it is still downloadable from the official website
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    Sony ACID Pro

    ACID Pro 7 software is a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless music-creation and post-production environment. More creative partner...

    Commercial Windows

  • Frinika icon

    Frinika

    Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers, audio recorder, piano roll/tracker/notation editing and more. The goal of Frinika is to be a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • AudioDope icon

    AudioDope

    Audiodope is an audio editor. You can load and listen to music files of various formats such as wave, MP3, wma etc. You can also edit part or the whole stream.

    Free Windows

  • WaveMax Sound Editor icon

    WaveMax Sound Editor

    WaveMax Sound Editor is an ideal solution for audio editing and mastering. The program contains everything you need to create great sounding recordings and audio CDs, including professional tools for recording, analysis and editing....

    Commercial Windows

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Adobe Audition Comments

Great integration with other adobe products

Positive Comment by Thelle
about Adobe Audition Dec 2012

I've used Adobe Audition in combination with Small Adobe Premiere Pro iconAdobe Premiere Pro and I love the smooth integration between to two products. I could almost certainly do the same in Small Audacity iconAudacity but the integration is so nice - and if you pay for the Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Audition comes at no extra cost..

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