Open Source Sound Forge Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Sound Forge is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Sound Forge and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Sound Forge are AudioMass (Free, Open Source), WaveShop (Free, Open Source), KWave (Free, Open Source) and DarkAudacity (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 2021

    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.

      Warning

      After being bought by Muse Group in April 2021, Audacity has changed its privacy policy and may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)". It's now considered as a spyware by many.

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      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
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      9
      It has so many things that Soundforge has, it has excellent output quality and many tools
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      3
      I've recorded many CDs with Audacity and it's so far the best audio editor for me so far
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      3
      Free-Portable-Easy to use.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      • 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.
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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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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    3. Kwave is a sound editor designed for the KDE Desktop Environment. With Kwave you can record, play back, import and edit many sorts of audio files including multi-channel files.
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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback, recording and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling.
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