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, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Audacity and 17 are 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 Nov 15, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Ocenaudio vs Audacity opinions
      Most users think Ocenaudio is a great alternative to Audacity.
      I needed to do spectral analysis of an audio file, but audacity didn't support hidpi. Ocenaudio does, and overall it is capable and pleasing to use.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      Cknight70 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.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Olorin A great alternative to Audacity, if you don't need multi-track editing.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      Ugotsta Ocenaudio has all the editing capabilities of Audacity but wrapped in a much more streamlined, modern and intuitive interface. It's not open-source, but it's free, doesn't have ads, is also cross-platform and runs fast at native speed.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      srinath1234 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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      yesdino 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).
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      EliasNS It's free and multiplatform. Also it's easy to use and has a lot of features.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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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.
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      Most users think Reaper is a great alternative to Audacity.
      Reaper, while beeing less ressource hungry (totaling to about 15mb portable/installed) has everything you need to start recording and mixing music. The only thing 'missing' would be sound librarbies to use with MIDI, which most people order seperately for specific content.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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    3. 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 3 months ago

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      It is a fork removing analytics
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      argyll This the fork of Audacity you've been probably looking for.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      It is the audacity fork made after audacity was bought and started to have bullshit put in by a company.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    4. 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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      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 6 months ago

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      fernandomanuelrodrigues This is a DAW, NOT an audio editor
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    5. 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.

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


    6. A full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by Harrison with mixing that mimics the properties of an analogue mixer.
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    7. 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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    8. Every track includes real time equalization and dynamics processing to sweeten and fine tune your mix. This is in addition to your six real time track effects, making Fairlight far more powerful than other digital audio workstation software!
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    9. 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.
    10. 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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