Wavelab Alternatives

    Wavelab is described as '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' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Wavelab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wavelab are Reaper (Paid), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Adobe Audition (Paid) and Sound Forge (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 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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      Most users think Audacity is a great alternative to Wavelab.
    2. REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows, Mac and Linux, offering a full multi-track audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering tool set.
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    3. Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use.
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      I still have to use it_haven't even dowloaded it yet. The prism logo was enticing so I want it.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    4. Sound Forge Pro software efficiently and reliably provides audio editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing and mastering.
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      Some users think Sound Forge is a great alternative to Wavelab, some don't.
      Sound Forge is an audio editor that focuses on stereo tracks rather than most DAWs that try to be a multitrack audio editor - or audio, midi and VSTs.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    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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      Almost everyone thinks WavePad is a great alternative to Wavelab.
    6. 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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      • 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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    7. 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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    8. 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.
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