Audacity Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Audacity for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is WavePad, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Audacity and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Audacity are Ocenaudio (Free), MixPad (Freemium), Adobe Audition (Paid) and Reaper (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2021

    1. WavePad is Music and Audio Editor that allows you to create and edit voice, music and other sound recordings. You can duplicate sections of recordings and add echo, amplification, noise reduction and other effects.
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      WavePad vs Audacity opinions
      Most users think WavePad is a great alternative to Audacity.
      Clear interface, efficient zoom, lots of effects and very easy to use
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      You can edit your voice, add implication and voice reduction with music and voice overs
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Cannot mix more than one track
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

    2. 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


    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
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    4. 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

    5. 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 about 1 month 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. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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    8. Wavosaur is a cool free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
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      Wavosaur vs Audacity opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Wavosaur is a great alternative to Audacity.
      best 4 chop loop & clips. no multi track.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    9. WaveShop is a free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7. WaveShop is fast, lightweight, and bit-perfect, meaning samples aren't altered unless they need to be. Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that portion; the rest of the file is untouched.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.14, released in November 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Almost everyone thinks WaveShop is a great alternative to Audacity.
      • Windows
      GoldWave is the most reliable and complete audio editor available in its price range.
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      Most users think GoldWave is a great alternative to Audacity.
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