Audacity Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Audacity for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Audacity are MixPad (Freemium), Adobe Audition (Paid), Reaper (Paid) and TwistedWave (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 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  over 1 year ago

      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

      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 over 1 year ago

      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 about 3 years ago

      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 over 3 years ago

      EliasNS It's free and multiplatform. Also it's easy to use and has a lot of features.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    2. MixPad is free music Music Mixer and Recording software designed for easy audio production. Mix music, vocal and audio tracks, adjust the volume, pan, fade and more with MixPad as your digital mixing desk.
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      MixPad vs Audacity opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MixPad is a great alternative to Audacity.
      fernandomanuelrodrigues This is NOT an audio editor
      Negative comment about 4 years ago


    3. Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.
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      Adobe Audition vs Audacity opinions
      Most users think Adobe Audition is a great alternative to Audacity.
      It is less buggy. Updated interface but not open source
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      It has great frequency spectrum analysis features, a nice display and streamlined workflow.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    4. 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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      Reaper vs Audacity opinions
      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 25 days ago

    5. TwistedWave is a very easy to use and powerful audio editor. It supports Audio Unit plug-ins and many file formats, including wav, aiff, caf, mp3, mp4, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis and ambisonic sound files.
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      TwistedWave vs Audacity opinions
      Most users think TwistedWave is a great alternative to Audacity.
      you have to have a pre made file
      Negative comment over 3 years ago


    6. Sound Forge Pro software efficiently and reliably provides audio editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing and mastering.
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      Most users think Sound Forge is a great alternative to Audacity.
    7. Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.
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      Almost everyone thinks GarageBand is a great alternative to Audacity.
    8. Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.
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      Audio Hijack vs Audacity opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Audio Hijack is great for recording, but it's not meant for editing
      Negative comment 9 months ago

    9. Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio—in the studio or in the cloud, from anywhere.
    10. 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.
      fernandomanuelrodrigues This is a DAW, NOT an audio editor
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      Radium is not an audio editor but a music sequencer. Not an alternative to Audacity
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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