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Free Sound Forge Alternatives

The best free alternative to Sound Forge is Audacity, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sound Forge and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Sound Forge are Ocenaudio, Tenacity, GarageBand and Wavosaur.

Sound Forge 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 Sound Forge.
This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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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.

    Audacity vs Sound Forge opinions
    Most users think Audacity is a great alternative to Sound Forge.
    naryandria

    Very powerful, like Sound Forge, but its interface is quite messy and not user-friendly

    Top positive comment  over 6 years ago
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    I've recorded many CDs with Audacity and it's so far the best audio editor for me so far

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    stevetf

    Excellent open source audio editor with 20+ years development history. The interface may look a bit primitive, but it is both easy to use and very powerful. The "warning" about spyware is nonsense.

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    Free-Portable-Easy to use.

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    It has so many things that Soundforge has, it has excellent output quality and many tools

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  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.

    Ocenaudio vs Sound Forge opinions
    Most users think Ocenaudio is a great alternative to Sound Forge.

    its free and has great features but lacks more advanced ones.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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    naryandria

    It has the most usual functionalities of sound forge (cut/select/normalize/) and supports VST effects. Last but not least, its interface is amazingly neat and efficient!

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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    This alternative is disputed. GarageBand is still a legitimate alternative to Sound Forge, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  5. Wavosaur

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Almost everyone thinks Wavosaur is a great alternative to Sound Forge.


  6. WavePad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    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.

  7. DarkAudacity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. AudioMass

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

  10. KWave

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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