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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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. Ardour's intention is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub

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    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

    With MixPad multi-track recording and mixing software, you can access all the power of professional recording and mixing equipment...

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • WavePad icon

    WavePad

    WavePad is a full featured professional audio editor for Windows and Mac. Create and edit music, voice and other audio recordings....

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

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Wavosaur icon

    Wavosaur

    Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files....

    Free Windows

    • best 4 chop loop & clips. no multi track.
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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...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • 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...

    Free 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...

    Commercial Windows

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    Traverso DAW Discontinued

    Traverso DAW is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Ohm Studio icon

    Ohm Studio

    Ohm Studio is the first real-time collaborative digital audio workstation. Start a project, invite musicians and make music together....

    Freemium Mac Windows Steam

  • Frinika icon

    Frinika

    Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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...

    Commercial Mac

  • TapeMachine icon

    TapeMachine

    TapeMachine ia a graphical sound editor and recorder for Android smartphones. - Play, record, convert WAV, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, and MP3...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • Leapic Audio Editor Free

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

    Free Windows

  • Wavelab icon

    Wavelab

    Steinberg's WaveLab allows quick audio editing and professional mastering with sample-accurate precision. High-quality EQs...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Fission icon

    Fission

    Edit audio in minutes, not hours. With Fissions streamlined audio editing, you can quickly copy, paste and trim audio, as well as...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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...

    Free Windows Web / Cloud

  • Moo0 Voice Recorder icon

    Moo0 Voice Recorder Discontinued

    Moo0 Voice Recorder is a very simple sound recorder. It is very easy to use, and you can start recording "Any PC Audio"...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Leawo Music Recorder icon

    Leawo Music Recorder

    Leawo Music Recorder is the best audio recording software which can record music and audio easily on Windows 8. It is also an online...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • energyXT icon

    energyXT

    Create music now With energyXT you will be creating tracks faster than with any other music application out there. Launch energyXT...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • JamHive icon

    JamHive

    Online music recording & collaboration. JamHive empowers musicians to record directly into their browser, invite band members...

    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...

    Commercial Mac

  • Acoustica icon

    Acoustica

    Acoustica is a comprehensive audio editor for recording, editing, mixing and mastering. The intuitive user interface was designed with...

    Freemium Windows

Audacity Comments

Worthless -1 Helpful

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 -3 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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