Total Recorder Alternatives

    Total Recorder is described as 'multi-purpose audio and video recording software program with a wide variety of editing and sound processing capabilities' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Total Recorder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Total Recorder are Ocenaudio (Free), Audio Hijack (Freemium), AudioMass (Free, Open Source) and Loopback (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 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.


      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 Total Recorder opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Audacity is still a legitimate alternative to Total Recorder, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Total Recorder is a small in background recording tool with functions specific for that task. Audacity is an audio editor.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      cannot schedule recordings
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Danilo_Venom Audacity can be used to record computer audio, including radio, streaming audio or audio calls
      Positive comment almost 5 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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    3. Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.
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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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    4. Create virtual audio devices to take the sound from applications and audio input devices, then send it to audio processing applications. Loopback is a software solution that provides the power of a high-end studio mixing board.
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    5. Acoustica is a comprehensive audio editor for recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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    6. Audio Editor Free is a all-in-one audio editor, converter, recorder, player, splitter and joiner.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Create new audio records or edit audio files with the editor. Save the files in the desired audio format. Lexis Audio Editor provides a familiar interface with all the classic tools for cutting, copying and pasting as well as normalization, noise reduction and more.
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    7. Nero WaveEditor allows you to record pieces of music and edit the corresponding audio files, for example using various filters and sound enhancement methods.


      The installation tries to install other programs in addition to WaveEditor. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    8. The Microncode Audio Tools is an app for Windows desktop which allows you to do many operations on audio (and video) files, fast and easily.
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