AlternativeTo Logo

Open Source Audacity Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Audacity is Tenacity. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Audacity and 17 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Audacity are DarkAudacity, WaveShop, Audacium and Radium.

Audacity alternatives are mainly Audio Editors but may also be Audio Recorders or Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Audacity.
This page was last updated
Audacity iconAudacity
  2104
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • PortableApps.com
  • LAME

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert...

Learn more about Audacity

  1. Tenacity icon

    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.

    Screenshot
    Tenacity vs Audacity opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    Trevo525

    It's a fork of Audacity started when they added some questionable privacy policy changes.

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    5

    It is a fork removing analytics

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3
    Arkl1te

    Has no downloadable build release for Windows

    Top negative comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
    stevetf

    Tenacity appears to be a dead fork of Audacity.

    Comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
    aidan_mullen23

    A good alternative to Audacity as it is just a fork that removes any privacy concerns.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    It is the audacity fork made after audacity was bought and started to have bullshit put in by a company.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
    argyll

    This the fork of Audacity you've been probably looking for.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    2
  2. DarkAudacity icon

    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.

    Discontinued

    Last release was 2016, last changes on github repo was 2~3 years ago.

    Screenshot
    DarkAudacity vs Audacity opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    Danilo_Venom

    As a fork of the original Audacity, DarkAudacity can read mogg MultiTrack files too

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0


  3. WaveShop is a free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7. WaveShop is fast, lightweight, and bit-perfect, meaning samples aren't altered unless they need to be. Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that portion; the rest of the file is untouched.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.14, released in November 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Screenshot
    Almost everyone thinks WaveShop is a great alternative to Audacity.
  4. Audacium icon

    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.

    Screenshot
    Audacium vs Audacity opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    stevetf

    Another dead fork of Audacity.

    Comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
  5. Radium icon

    Radium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    Radium 6
    Radium vs Audacity opinions
    Most users think Radium is a great alternative to Audacity.

    Radium is not an audio editor but a music sequencer. Not an alternative to Audacity

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
    fernandomanuelrodrigues

    This is a DAW, NOT an audio editor

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    4


  6. KWave icon

    KWave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kwave is a sound editor designed for the KDE Desktop Environment.

    Screenshot
  7. AudioMass icon

    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.

    Screenshot
  8. Sneedacity (named after Sneed's Feed and Seed from The Simpsons episode, "E-I-E-I-D'oh") is a free (libre), open source, and privacy-respecting audio recording and editing suite forked from Audacity.

    No screenshots yet
    Sneedacity vs Audacity opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    stevetf

    Another dead fork of Audacity.

    Comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    2
  9. Frinika icon

    Frinika

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.1, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Screenshot
    Some users think Frinika is a great alternative to Audacity, some don't.
  10. EKO sound editor icon

    EKO sound editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    EKO is a simple sound editor.

    Screenshot
Showing 10 of 17 alternatives