Adobe Audition Alternatives for Linux

    Adobe Audition is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Audition and 15 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Audition are Reaper (Paid), Ocenaudio (Free), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Qtractor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    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.


      After being bought by Muse Group in April 2021, Audacity has changed its privacy policy and may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)". It's now considered as a spyware by many.

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      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.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      Audacity has a limited feature set in comparison to Audition. It lacks the majority of the editing features found in Audition.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      sedeti its missing a shit ton of functionalities compared to audition
      Negative comment 6 months ago

      Audacity lacks waveform editing for seperate clips specifically. It does not have as many features either. Not able to use professionally
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      Very rudimentary compared with AA3. Yes, it's free, which is nice, but it doesn't have the power or capability to use professionally.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      It is not nearly as advanced as Audition.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    2. REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows, Mac and Linux, offering a full multi-track audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering tool set.
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      Most users think Reaper 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.
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      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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    4. 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.
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      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Adobe Audition.
    5. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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    6. 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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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. Every track includes real time equalization and dynamics processing to sweeten and fine tune your mix. This is in addition to your six real time track effects, making Fairlight far more powerful than other digital audio workstation software!
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    10. energyXT is an advanced but streamlined, multi-platform digital audio workstation (DAW) known for its speed, fast loading time and workflow features.
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