Open Source Audacity Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Audacity for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Ocenaudio. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Audacity and 17 is available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Audacity are Reaper (Paid), Tenacity (Free, Open Source), Radium (Paid, Open Source) and Frinika (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. Tenacity is an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems.
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      Trevo525 It's a fork of Audacity started when they added some questionable privacy policy changes.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      It is a fork removing analytics
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      argyll This the fork of Audacity you've been probably looking for.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      It is the audacity fork made after audacity was bought and started to have bullshit put in by a company.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

    2. 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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      Most users think Radium is a great alternative to Audacity.
      fernandomanuelrodrigues This is a DAW, NOT an audio editor
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Radium is not an audio editor but a music sequencer. Not an alternative to Audacity
      Negative comment 5 months ago


    3. 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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      Some users think Frinika is a great alternative to Audacity, some don't.
    4. 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.
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    5. 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.

    6. 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.
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      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.
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    7. Fillmore is a multitrack audio recorder/editor for GNOME, based on GStreamer and Gnonlin.

      Discontinued "Fillmore and Lombard are no longer being actively maintained by Yorba."

    8. Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback, recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling.
    9. "The free and open source audio editor" is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It is a fork of Audacity that respects your privacy and the GNU License.
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