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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 many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Audacity are Reaper, Tenacity, Spek and KWave.

Audacity alternatives are mainly Audio Editors but may also be Audio Recorders or Digital Audio Workstations. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Audacity.
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  1. Ocenaudio icon

    Ocenaudio

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    45 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  LightweightOcenaudio consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsOcenaudio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  PortableOcenaudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think Ocenaudio is a great alternative to Audacity.
    EliasNS

    It's free and multiplatform. Also it's easy to use and has a lot of features.

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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.

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    Olorin

    A great alternative to Audacity, if you don't need multi-track editing.

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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.

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    Guest

    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.

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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.

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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).

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    Reaper

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    83 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsReaper support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Support for scriptingReaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  PortableReaper can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Support for MIDIReaper includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Most users think Reaper is a great alternative to Audacity.
    Guest

    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.

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    Tenacity

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    87 alternatives to Tenacity 

    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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    1.  Privacy focusedTenacity is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Ad-freeTenacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  LightweightTenacity consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Works OfflineTenacity can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Trevo525

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

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    Guest

    It is a fork removing analytics

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    Arkl1te

    Has no downloadable build release for Windows

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    stevetf

    Tenacity appears to be a dead fork of Audacity.

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    aidan_mullen23

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

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    Guest

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

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    argyll

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

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    Spek

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    51 alternatives to Spek 

    Spek helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram. Spek is free software available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X.

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    1.  LightweightSpek consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Spek vs Audacity opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Spek is still a legitimate alternative to Audacity, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    Audacity is an audio editor. Calling Spek an alternative to Audacity would be like calling a tire an alternative to an automobile.

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    Guest

    This isn't an audio editor.

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    Guest

    Not an audio track editor.

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    Guest

    It's not an audio editor!

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    Guest

    audacity is a full-blown audio track editor, spek is just a mere spectrum analyser

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    KWave

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    27 alternatives to 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 wit.

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    1.  LightweightKWave consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Guest

    It's extremely limited in functionality

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    Radium

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    70 alternatives to Radium 

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

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    1.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Radium, by handling note and performance information.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsRadium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Most users think Radium is a great alternative to Audacity.
    Guest

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

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    fernandomanuelrodrigues

    This is a DAW, NOT an audio editor

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    jebofponderworthy

    It's not the same kind of application, it's not an audio editor.

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    Audacium

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    124 alternatives to Audacium 

    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.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsAudacium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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      stevetf

      Another dead fork of Audacity.

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      DaVinci Resolve Fairlight

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      11 alternatives to DaVinci Resolve Fairlight 

      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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      Sneedacity

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      109 alternatives to Sneedacity 

      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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      1.  No TrackingSneedacity will not track you or use your personal data.
      2.  Ad-freeSneedacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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      stevetf

      Another dead fork of Audacity.

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      Frinika

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      55 alternatives to 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...

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      1.  Support for VST PluginsFrinika support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
      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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