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  • Adobe Audition icon

    Adobe Audition

    Adobe Audition software delivers the professional tools you need to make your video and audio productions sound their best. Handle a wide range of audio production tasks efficiently, including recording, mixing, and sound restoration.

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • It is less buggy. Updated interface but not open source Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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

  • 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

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  • MixPad icon

    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

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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

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  • GoldWave icon

    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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  • 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

  • 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

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  • Radium icon

    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

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  • Wavosaur icon

    Wavosaur

    Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze...

    Free Windows

    • best 4 chop loop & clips. no multi track. Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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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  • TwistedWave icon

    TwistedWave

    TwistedWave is a very easy to use and powerful audio editor. It supports Audio Unit plug-ins and many file formats, including wav, aiff, caf, mp3, mp4, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis and ambisonic sound files. Good multichannel support....

    Commercial Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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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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    TapeMachine

    TapeMachine ia a graphical sound editor and recorder for Android smartphones. - Play, record, convert WAV, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, and MP3 under certain conditions - Scroll and zoom the waveform for easy forward/backward seeking -...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

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  • 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

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    • Discontinued Last version, 0.49.3, was released on July 2014, but it is still downloadable from the official website
  • Harrison Mixbus icon

    Harrison Mixbus

    A full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by Harrison with mixing that mimics the properties of an analogue mixer. Harrison consoles are world-renowned and they have put their expertise into improving and extending...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    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

  • Sound Studio icon

    Sound Studio

    Record, edit, and produce your audio with Sound Studio, an easy-to-use Mac app for recording and editing digital audio on your computer. Digitize tapes and vinyl records, record live performances, create your own mixes with...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Wavelab icon

    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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    Fission

    Edit audio in minutes, not hours. With Fissions streamlined audio editing, you can quickly copy, paste and trim audio, as well as split files. Fission also works with compressed MP3 and AAC formats to edit without the quality loss...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Awave Studio icon

    Awave Studio

    Awave Studio is a multi-purpose audio tool that reads a veritable host of audio carrying file formats from different platforms, synthesizers, trackers, mobile phones… — It can be used in a variety of ways — as a file format converter...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Quick Record icon

    Quick Record

    “Record anything, quickly.” Quick Record is the fastest way to record audio with your device. It can record in one tap or even automatically, sync to multiple devices with iCloud, record in High/Medium/Low quality, share via...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • 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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  • Moo0 Voice Recorder icon

    Moo0 Voice Recorder

    Moo0 Voice Recorder is a very simple sound recorder. It is very easy to use, and you can start recording "Any PC Audio" / "Any PC Audio and Voice" / "Only Voice" just by one-click. It supports MP3 and...

    Free Personal Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.43, released in October 2013, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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    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

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  • 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

  • Total Recorder icon

    Total Recorder

    Total Recorder is a multi-purpose audio and video recording software program with a wide variety of editing and sound processing capabilities. Total Recorder is distributed in the following editions: Standard Edition (SE)...

    Commercial Windows

  • JamHive icon

    JamHive

    Online music recording & collaboration. JamHive empowers musicians to record directly into their browser, invite band members to listen, edit, & add accompaniments, and jam out! Sign up for access and to reserve your...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • Amadeus Pro icon

    Amadeus Pro

    Amadeus Pro is a powerful multitrack audio editor supporting a variety of formats including MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, AIFF, Wave and many others. Click on one of the thumbnails below to see a larger version of it.

    Commercial Mac

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    Acoustica

    Acoustica is a comprehensive audio editor for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. The intuitive user interface was designed with speed, accuracy and ease-of-use in mind and offers a large set of high quality processing tools to...

    Freemium Windows

Audacity Comments

Good for what I need

Positive Comment by markradbourne
about Audacity Dec 2016

I've used Audacity for a number of years now, the only drawback for me is that when you're recording an LP you have to export the tracks as individual files, then use a seperate CD burning program to reconstruct the album with the original running order. Otherwise it's a good basic recording program.

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Worthless

Negative Comment by rikskepatat
about Audacity Sep 2016

OK, It can open a couple of audio files, but it has the crappiest user interface I've ever seen for an 'Editing' app.

Thumbsdown.

[Edited by rikskepatat, September 30]

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Great for beginners and quick tasks 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by rogerharden
about Audacity Jan 2016

I've used Audacity for a long long time, everything from editing early music attempts, to podcasts, to interview audio. It's definitely not the most powerful software in the world, but for the price of free, it does plenty.

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The worst audio editor in existence -4 Helpful

Negative Comment by svadhisthana7
about Audacity Mar 2014

This program is bottom of the barrel. It doesn't even have native VST support. If you don't know what VST is, then maybe this is the program for you since you're obviously a novice with no idea what you're doing.

The only upside is that it's free. So if you're broke and paranoid and willing to settle for the smallest possible set of features and a crap interface (as it appears the community here is), this is the program for you.

Reaper (the cheapest DAW) is a better audio editor, and it's not even designed for that.

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Powerful and simple 1 Helpful

Comment by Thelle
about Audacity and Adobe Audition Dec 2011

Audacity is a powerful free and open source app, but the interface is clunky in my opinion. I find Small Adobe Audition iconAdobe Audition so much better, but it's also very expensive..

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'stereo mix' button

Comment by Floria
about Audacity Dec 2011

For everyone that doesn't have a 'stereo mix' button on the drop down, choose the Wave/MP3 button instead if you have it. It works in recording the live stream of whatever you have playing in? the background.

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It's not a multi-track editor like Audition and many others ... -1 Helpful

Comment by l3lin
about Audacity Jun 2011

It's not a multi-track editor like Audition and many others, but is more similar to Soundbooth. (Although Soundbooth CS5 has added multi-track editing.) Anyway, Audacity is an AWESOME program. Download the 1.3 beta or newer if you have windows vista/7, and make sure to download all of the extra effects plugins at the Audacity website. As far as I'm concerned Audacity is better and faster than many other audio editors of it's kind, and all that for free!!!

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It's nice that there's a free, cross-platform audio recordi ...

Comment by endolith
about Audacity Jun 2011

It's nice that there's a free, cross-platform audio recording/editing software, but it's very limited and the interface really sucks.

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I used this a lot on Windows. It is a nice program that let ...

Comment by Aaron
about Audacity Jun 2011

I used this a lot on Windows. It is a nice program that lets you edit audio quickly and easily.

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It was real easy to get going with this application. Even t ... 1 Helpful

Comment by Morg
about Audacity Jun 2011

It was real easy to get going with this application. Even though I couldn't mic properly, I was able to record some simple things through the pc mic. Also has filters that you can apply etc.

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