Sound Forge Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Sound Forge for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Sound Forge are FL Studio (Paid), Ocenaudio (Free), Adobe Audition (Paid) and Wavosaur (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 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

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      It has so many things that Soundforge has, it has excellent output quality and many tools
      Positive comment almost 2 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
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Free-Portable-Easy to use.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    2. 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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      FL Studio vs Sound Forge opinions
      Some users think FL Studio is a great alternative to Sound Forge, some don't.
      Sound Forge is audio editor and FL studio is audio workstation
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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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.
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      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 4 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!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    4. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Wavosaur is a great alternative to Sound Forge.


    5. 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.
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      GoldWave is the most reliable and complete audio editor available in its price range.
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    6. 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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    7. Steinberg's WaveLab allows quick audio editing and professional mastering with sample-accurate precision. High-quality EQs, dynamics and effects are included, and the software can integrate additional effects processors.
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      Wavelab vs Sound Forge opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's an audio editor that doesn't try to be a multitrack DAW, it's more mastering or broadcast centered
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    8. Acoustica is a comprehensive audio editor for recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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