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Sound Forge Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Sound Forge for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Sound Forge and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Sound Forge are FL Studio, Ocenaudio, Tenacity and Adobe Audition.

Sound Forge 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 Sound Forge.
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  1. Audacity icon

    Audacity

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    129 alternatives to Audacity 

    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.

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    1.  Ad-freeAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  PortableAudacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsAudacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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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

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    Guest

    I've recorded many CDs with Audacity and it's so far the best audio editor for me so far

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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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    Guest

    Free-Portable-Easy to use.

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    Guest

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

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  2. FL Studio icon

    FL Studio

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    90 alternatives to FL Studio 

    FL Studio (originally known as FruityLoops) is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) offering a complete range of professional tools for everything from audio editing and beat creation to advanced arrangement, composition, mixing and mastering.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsFL Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with FL Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    3.  LightweightFL Studio consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Works OfflineFL Studio can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    FL Studio vs Sound Forge opinions
    Some users think FL Studio is a great alternative to Sound Forge, some don't.
    Ugotsta

    While FL Studio is a DAW, it provides everything needed for multi-track editing, with general purpose arrangement of audio tracks through its sequencer and fine-tuned editing through Edison, its full featured editor. FL includes VST support as well, but already has advanced modules for EQ, compression and visualization, not to mention Edison's world class noise reduction. The workflow is clearly different from Sound Forge, but it's definitely capable.

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    Guest

    Sound Forge is audio editor and FL studio is audio workstation

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    Ocenaudio

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 alternatives to Ocenaudio 

    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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    1.  LightweightOcenaudio consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsOcenaudio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  PortableOcenaudio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Ocenaudio vs Sound Forge opinions
    Most users think Ocenaudio is a great alternative to Sound Forge.
    Guest

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

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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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    Tenacity

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    87 alternatives to Tenacity 

    Tenacity is an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems.

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    1.  Privacy focusedTenacity is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Ad-freeTenacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  LightweightTenacity consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Works OfflineTenacity can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Adobe Audition

    • Mac
    • Windows
    95 alternatives to Adobe Audition 

    Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.

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    GarageBand

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    101 alternatives to GarageBand 

    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.

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    1.  Works OfflineGarageBand can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Virtual InstrumentGarageBand uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with GarageBand, by handling note and performance information.
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    iPad Version: Piano Roll Editor
    GarageBand vs Sound Forge opinions
    This alternative is disputed. GarageBand is still a legitimate alternative to Sound Forge, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Logic Pro

    • Mac
    81 alternatives to Logic Pro 

    Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips, and complete surround support lets you make incredible, immersive music.

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    1.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Logic Pro, by handling note and performance information.
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    Spek

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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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    Audacium

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    124 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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      TwistedWave

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      • Online
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      49 alternatives to TwistedWave 

      TwistedWave is a very easy to use and powerful audio editor.

      It supports Audio Unit plug-ins and many file formats, including wav, aiff, caf, mp3, mp4, FLAC, Ogg/Vorbis and ambisonic sound files.

      Good multichannel support. TwistedWave lets you easily add, remove or reorder chan.

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