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Free Adobe Audition Alternatives

The best free alternative to Adobe Audition is Audacity, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Audition and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Adobe Audition are WavePad, Ocenaudio, Tenacity and GarageBand.

Adobe Audition alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Audio Editors or Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Audition.
This page was last updated Feb 28, 2022
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Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.

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  1. 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.

    Audacity vs Adobe Audition opinions
    Some users think Audacity is a great alternative to Adobe Audition, some don't.
    Blaster84x

    Open source, and if you miss some Audition features, most of them can be added with plugins.

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    Audacity lacks waveform editing for seperate clips specifically. It does not have as many features either. Not able to use professionally

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    its missing a shit ton of functionalities compared to audition

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    Very rudimentary compared with AA3. Yes, it's free, which is nice, but it doesn't have the power or capability to use professionally.

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    It is not nearly as advanced as Audition.

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    Audacity has a limited feature set in comparison to Audition. It lacks the majority of the editing features found in Audition.

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  2. WavePad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    WavePad is Music and Audio Editor that allows you to create and edit voice, music and other sound recordings. You can duplicate sections of recordings and add echo, amplification, noise reduction and other effects.

    Almost everyone thinks WavePad is a great alternative to Adobe Audition.


  3. 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 more advanced users.

    Ocenaudio vs Adobe Audition opinions
    Most users think Ocenaudio is a great alternative to Adobe Audition.

    it has almost all the most used features except for Mix paste option. Hope it comes soon. my first impression is great

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  4. Tenacity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tenacity is an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems.

  5. Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.

    Some users think GarageBand is a great alternative to Adobe Audition, some don't.


  6. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.

  7. MixPad is free music Music Mixer and Recording software designed for easy audio production. Mix music, vocal and audio tracks, adjust the volume, pan, fade and more with MixPad as your digital mixing desk.

    Most users think MixPad is a great alternative to Adobe Audition.
  8. DarkAudacity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    DarkAudacity is a build/fork of the the well known free sound editor, Audacity, customized with a darker, more modern theme - and a few small tweaks. The audio engine underneath is the same audio engine. The same code powers it. Like Audacity, it is completely free.

  9. Audacium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Audacium is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.

  10. Bosca Ceoil

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Adobe AIR

    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 you start making variations.

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