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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 many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Audition are Reaper, Ocenaudio, Ardour and Tenacity.

Adobe Audition alternatives are mainly Digital Audio Workstations but may also be Audio Editors or Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Audition.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableAudacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAudacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    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. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsReaper support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableReaper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingReaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableReaper can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIReaper includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightOcenaudio consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsOcenaudio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ PortableOcenaudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with an audio file open.
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    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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    Ardour

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    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsArdour support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Tenacity

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTenacity is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Discontinued

    The project is currently on an indefinite hiatus. Tenacity will probably merge with Saucedacity icon Saucedacity : https://github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity/discussions/733

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    Spek

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Spek helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram. Spek is free software available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSpek consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Audacium

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAudacium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Radium

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

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsRadium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Bosca Ceoil

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIBosca Ceoil includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ PortableBosca Ceoil can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Easy to use music sequencer
  10. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentBespoke Synth uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBespoke Synth supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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