Audacity Alternatives for Linux

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: 7/15/2019 12:38:00 PM

Alternatives to Audacity for Linux with any license

  • Ocenaudio

    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. This software is based on Ocen Framework, a powerful library developed to simplify and standardize the development of audio manipulation and analysis applications across multiple platforms.

    • As opposed to Audacity's mess of a ui this is quite nice. Has all the effects I needed. Looks good even in a KDE environment. Cknight70Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Perfect for MAC users! Audacity is a WIN program adapted for mac, but is still to "win 98 style". I had troubles with the mic in audacity. Oceanaudio is very easy to use, the scrolling with the magic mouse works perfectly, it saves in so many audio formats (without putting the extension at the end, like in audacity). yesdinoFeb 2018 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Easy to use and stable. Auto noise reduction is an excellent feature not available in Audacity. But an equally missed feature is "Truncate Silence" that is found in Audacity. srinath1234May 2018 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free and multiplatform. Also it's easy to use and has a lot of features. EliasNSJan 2018 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Ardour

    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. NOTE: Ardour source code is freely available but pre-built binaries are commercial free-libre software: users who download from ardour.

    • Ardour is a complete DAW, which is overkill when you simply need to cut some audio. Guest • Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it is not a proper audio editor as what audacity made for. rishabhistwalNov 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ardour is a DAW, not an audio editor fernandomanuelrodriguesJun 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While Ardour doesn't provide all the functionality of Audacity, it offers many features Ardour doesn't such as automation and non-destructive effects (unlike Audacity). Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Reaper

    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. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified. FEATURES: - Efficient, fast to load and portable. Can be installed and run from a portable or network drive.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Spek

    Spek helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram. Spek is free software available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X. Features: - Supports all popular lossy and lossless audio file formats thanks to the FFmpeg libraries. - Ultra-fast signal processing, uses multiple threads to further speed up the analysis. - High number of frequency bands for the best spectrogram quality. - Shows the codec name and the audio signal parameters.

    • audacity is a full-blown audio track editor, spek is just a mere spectrum analyser Guest • Jul 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • 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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  • Ecasound

    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. Ecasound is a command-line tool, several GUI front-ends have been written for it.

    Free Open Source Mac 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 "Fillmore and Lombard are no longer being actively maintained by Yorba."

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • GTK Wave Cleaner

    GTK Wave Cleaner (formerly Gnome Wave Cleaner) is a digital audio editor application. The graphical user interface for the editor has been produced employing GTK+ for the GUI widgets. Its primary author is Jeff Welty. Gnome Wave Cleaner is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Equalizer

    Equalizer is an application to assist when capturing and restoring audio from gramophone records whose equalization and/or speed does not match your equipment. Perfect to compensate for records that have equalization curves other than the RIAA standard. It has been developed over a period of many years. Works on uncompressed audio files. Cross platform. Requires Java run-time environment. Freeware.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Java

  • DeNoise

    DeNoise is a mature, well-tested, application for reducing broad-band noise, such as hiss, rumble, and hum in uncompressed audio files such as .wav format. It has been developed over a period of several years. Ideal for digitizing LPs, 45s, and 78 rpm records as well as audio tapes. Cross platform. Requires Java run-time environment to run. Free fully functioning trial for 21 days. License cost $40AUS. Free upgrades.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Java

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