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GoldWave Alternatives for Linux

GoldWave is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GoldWave and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to GoldWave are Tenacity, Ocenaudio, Spek and KWave.

GoldWave 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 GoldWave.
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GoldWave is the most reliable and complete audio editor available in its price range.

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  1. Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ PortableAudacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAudacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Most users think Audacity is a great alternative to GoldWave.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTenacity is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeTenacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Discontinued

    The project is currently on an indefinite hiatus. Tenacity will probably merge with Saucedacity icon Saucedacity : https://github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity/discussions/733

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightOcenaudio consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsOcenaudio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ PortableOcenaudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with an audio file open.
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    Spek

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightSpek consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    KWave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kwave is a sound editor designed for the KDE Desktop Environment.

    ⚫︎ LightweightKWave consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Audacium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAudacium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Sneedacity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ No TrackingSneedacity will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeSneedacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Saucedacity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Saucedacity is a free, open source audio editor based on Audacity with the same features and the same project format, but without the autoupdater and telemetry that originally came with Audacity.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSaucedacity can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsSaucedacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingSaucedacity supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    ClickRepair

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    ClickRepair is a mature, well-tested, application for declicking and decrackling audio in uncompressed audio files. It has been developed over a period of many years. Cross platform. Requires Java run-time environment to run. Free fully functioning trial for 21 days.

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    DeNoise

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

    DeNoise is a mature, well-tested, application for reducing broad-band noise, such as hiss, rumble, and hum in uncompressed audio files such as .wav format. It has been developed over a period of several years.

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