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Open Source Adobe Audition Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Adobe Audition is Audacity. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Audition and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Adobe Audition are Ardour, Tenacity, DarkAudacity and Audacium.

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.

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    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.

    Top positive comment  about 3 years ago
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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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    sedeti

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

    Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Adobe Audition.


  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

  7. 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.

  8. AudioMass

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    AudioMass lets you record, or use your existing audio tracks, and modify them by trimming, cutting, pasting or applying a plethora of effects, from compression and paragraphic equalizers to reverb, delay and distortion fx.

  9. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.

  10. Radium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface.

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