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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. Total Recorder is distributed in the following editions: Standard Edition (SE), Professional Edition (PE), VideoPro Edition (VE), and' and is a Audio Editor in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 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 Tenacity, Ocenaudio, Saucedacity and DarkAudacity.

Total Recorder 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 Total Recorder.
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    Audacity

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    130 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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    This alternative is disputed. Audacity is still a legitimate alternative to Total Recorder, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Audacity can be used to record computer audio, including radio, streaming audio or audio calls

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    Total Recorder is a small in background recording tool with functions specific for that task. Audacity is an audio editor.

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    cannot schedule recordings

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    Tenacity

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    88 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.
    Discontinued

    The project is currently on an indefinite hiatus. Tenacity will probably merge with Saucedacity icon Saucedacity : https://github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity/discussions/733

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    Ocenaudio

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    47 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.
    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with an audio file open.
    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with no file open.
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    Saucedacity

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    51 alternatives to Saucedacity 

    Saucedacity is a free, open source audio editor based on Audacity with the same features and the same project format, but without the autoupdater and telemetry that originally came with Audacity.

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    1.  PortableSaucedacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Ad-freeSaucedacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  LightweightSaucedacity consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSaucedacity can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Support for VST PluginsSaucedacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    6.  Support for scriptingSaucedacity supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    DarkAudacity

    • Windows
    123 alternatives to DarkAudacity 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeDarkAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2019. Last version, 2.3.2, released in May 2019, can be still downloaded from FossHub. The GitHub page shows an older version (2.1.3) that dates back to 2016.

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    Audacium

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    126 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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      AudioMass

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      119 alternatives to AudioMass 

      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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      1.  Works OfflineAudioMass can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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        Audio Hijack

        23 alternatives to Audio Hijack 

        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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        Sneedacity

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        110 alternatives to Sneedacity 

        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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        1.  No TrackingSneedacity will not track you or use your personal data.
        2.  Ad-freeSneedacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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        Loopback

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        19 alternatives to Loopback 

        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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