Open Source Audacity Alternatives

Audacity is a free and open source audio track editor available for every major desktop operating system.

Audacity's support for multiple operating systems while also being free and open source software is commendable, with highlighted features including the ability to correct pitch and reduce noise, alongside support for multitrack editing.

Many alternatives to Audacity have features such as support for frequency spectrum analysis, while some alternatives also support non-destructive editing, which Audacity does not.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/21/2020 12:50:00 AM

Alternatives to Audacity for all platforms with Open Source License

  • WaveShop

    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. Blocks of audio can be cut and pasted without changing their contents at all. This is especially useful for patching a finished master without corrupting its dither.

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      The program is no longer updated.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

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Radium

    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. - Compared to trackers, note positions and effects are edited graphically, which should be quicker, provide more vertical space and give a better musically overview. However, despite its unusual appearance, it's a design goal for Radium to be straightforward to use, and easy to learn.

    • This is a DAW, NOT an audio editor fernandomanuelrodriguesJun 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Traverso DAW

    Traverso DAW is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a whole orchestra or any other source of music! Both the home and professional user will find Traverso attractive, it's clean interface is easy to learn, and enables you to work quickly and efficiently!

    • It's a DAW, NOT an audio editor fernandomanuelrodriguesJun 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • AudioMass

    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. AudioMass also supports more than 20 hotkeys combinations and a dynamic responsive interface to ensure ease of use and that your producivity remains high.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted

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  • Frinika

    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. The goal of Frinika is to be a complete platform for making music with your computer, using the versatile Java platform to be able to run on several operating systems, and being open source to be able to embrace the best open source technology being available at any time.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • DarkWave Studio

    DarkWave Studio is a free, open source, Digital Audio Workstation for Windows. Featuring a modular Virtual Studio, Pattern Editor, Sequence Editor and Multitrack Hard Disk Recorder. It has support for VST/VSTi instrument and effect plugins. The virtual studio has a modular design allowing machines to be connected in an ad-hoc fashion. The pattern editor enables the quick creation and modification of patterns by clicking to add or delete notes and dragging notes to move or resize them.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • EKO (simple sound editor)

    EKO is a simple sound editor. EKO understands all popular sound formats and useful in simple editing (cut/copy/paste) with a minimum FX processing. External fx currently are not supported. Features: - real-time FX rack - generators of sine, noise - channel converter - RMS and level analysis - DC offset corrector - reverese - handy editing - color palettes - hotkeys customizations

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • vsound

    Vsound a virtual audio loopback cable - Vsound is an application which allows you to digitally record the output of another program such as RealPlayer. The recorded output can be saved to a WAV file or can be piped into another program such as an MP3 encoder.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • KWave

    Kwave is a sound editor designed for the KDE Desktop Environment. With Kwave you can record, play back, import and edit many sorts of audio files including multi-channel files. Kwave includes some plugins to transform audio files in several ways and presents a graphical view with a complete zoom- and scroll capability.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Fillmore

    Fillmore is a multitrack audio recorder/editor for GNOME, based on GStreamer and Gnonlin. Features Record audio from a microphone Arrange audio clips on a timeline Copy, paste, split, trim clips Adjust panning and volume User-specified time signature and tempo Metronome plays during recording and/or playback

    • Discontinued
      github.com/yorba/media: "Fillmore and Lombard are no longer being actively maintained by Yorba."

    Free Open Source Linux

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