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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 Adobe Audition, MixPad, Reaper and TwistedWave.

Audacity alternatives are mainly Audio Editors but may also be Audio Recorders or Music Production Apps. 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 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.

    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with an audio file open.
    Ocenaudio vs Audacity opinions
    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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    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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  2. Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.

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    Most users think Adobe Audition is a great alternative to Audacity.

    It is less buggy. Updated interface but not open source

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    It has great frequency spectrum analysis features, a nice display and streamlined workflow.

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  3. 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

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  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.

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    TwistedWave

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    TwistedWave is a very easy to use and powerful audio editor.

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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

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    Tenacity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    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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    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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  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.
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    Sound Forge

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    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.
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    Radium

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

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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

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    fernandomanuelrodrigues

    This is a DAW, NOT an audio editor

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  10. Audio Hijack icon

    Audio Hijack

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    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 is great for recording, but it's not meant for editing

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