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Open Source Audio Hijack Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Audio Hijack is Equalizer APO. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Audio Hijack and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Audio Hijack are Spek, DarkAudacity, Audacium and Winyl.

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

    Equalizer APO

    20 alternatives to Equalizer APO 

    Equalizer APO is a parametric / graphic equalizer for Windows. It is implemented as an Audio Processing Object (APO) for the system effect infrastructure introduced with Windows Vista.

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    1.  Works OfflineEqualizer APO can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Spek

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    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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    DarkAudacity

    • Windows
    123 alternatives to DarkAudacity 

    DarkAudacity is a build/fork of the the well known free sound editor, Audacity, customized with a darker, more modern theme - and a few small tweaks. The audio engine underneath is the same audio engine. The same code powers it. Like Audacity, it is completely free.

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    1.  Ad-freeDarkAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.3.2, released in May 2019, can be still downloaded from FossHub. The GitHub page shows an older version (2.1.3) that dates back to 2016.

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    Audacium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    126 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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    • Winyl icon

      Winyl

      • Windows
      338 alternatives to Winyl 

      Winyl is a free digital audio player and music library application for organizing and playing audio on Windows.

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      1.  PortableWinyl can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      2.  LightweightWinyl consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      Discontinued

      No updates since late 2018

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      AudioMass

      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      119 alternatives to AudioMass 

      AudioMass lets you record, or use your existing audio tracks, and modify them by trimming, cutting, pasting or applying a plethora of effects, from compression and paragraphic equalizers to reverb, delay and distortion fx.

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      1.  Works OfflineAudioMass can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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      • Sneedacity icon

        Sneedacity

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        110 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.
      • Pedalboard 2

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Mac
        • Windows
        23 alternatives to Pedalboard 2 

        A VST (plus AudioUnit on OSX) plugin host designed for live use. Based on the JUCE 'audio plugin host' code, heavily modified to better suit my purposes.

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        1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPedalboard 2 can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
        2.  Support for VST PluginsPedalboard 2 support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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        AudMonkey

        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        22 alternatives to AudMonkey 

        "The free and open source audio editor" is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It is a fork of Audacity that respects your privacy and the GNU License.

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        1.  Privacy focusedAudMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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