Spek Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Spek for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people 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 10 alternatives to Spek and five of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Spek are Ocenaudio (Free), Adobe Audition (Paid), Lossless Audio Checker (Free) and sndpeek (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 17, 2020

    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.


      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's spectrum analyser is limited to 8 kHz, where high quality audio files require a much higher spectrum.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    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.
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      Easiest and fasted alternative for Spek, works great on Mac!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Ocenaudio is able to analyse high quality audio files, where some other tools have their limitations. Also, it's very easy to use, with a user friendly interface.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.
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      Adobe Audition vs Spek opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Adobe Audition is still a legitimate alternative to Spek, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      audition is a full studio, spek is just an analyzer
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

    4. Lossless Audio Checker is a utility to check whether a FLAC or WAVE file is truly lossless or not, by detecting cutoff frequencies. It can show you the full frequency range for each file.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      sndpeek is just what it sounds (and looks) like: - real-time 3D animated display/playback - can use mic-input or wav/aiff/snd/raw/mat file (with playback) - time-domain waveform - FFT magnitude spectrum - 3D waterfall plot
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