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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 a Audio Editor in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Wavelab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wavelab are Reaper, Ardour, Tenacity and Adobe Audition.

Wavelab 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 Wavelab.
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  1. Audacity icon

    Audacity

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    129 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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    Audacity 2.2.0 in default Light theme running on Windows 10
    Audacity vs Wavelab opinions
    Most users think Audacity is a great alternative to Wavelab.
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    Reaper

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    83 alternatives to Reaper 

    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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    1.  Support for VST PluginsReaper support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Support for scriptingReaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  PortableReaper can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Support for MIDIReaper includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Full screen in Linux with inline MIDI editor using REA Evolution theme


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    Ardour

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    87 alternatives to Ardour 

    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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    1.  Non Destructive EditingArdour allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsArdour support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Ardour, by handling note and performance information.
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    Ardour with a custom theme
    main window + mixer
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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.

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    Tenacity

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    87 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.
    3.  LightweightTenacity consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Works OfflineTenacity can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Adobe Audition

    • Mac
    • Windows
    95 alternatives to Adobe Audition 

    Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.

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    Sound Forge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    65 alternatives to Sound Forge 

    Sound Forge Pro software efficiently and reliably provides audio editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing and mastering. Whether in the studio or field, it's the ultimate all-in-one production suite for professional audio recording and...

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    Some users think Sound Forge is a great alternative to Wavelab, some don't.
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    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.

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    WavePad

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    54 alternatives to WavePad 

    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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    1.  PortableWavePad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Non Destructive EditingWavePad allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsWavePad support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    WavePad Audio and Music Editor Main Screen
    WavePad Audio and Music Editor Record Control
    WavePad vs Wavelab opinions
    Almost everyone thinks WavePad is a great alternative to Wavelab.
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    Spek

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    51 alternatives to Spek 

    Spek helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram. Spek is free software available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X.

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    1.  LightweightSpek consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Wavosaur

    • Windows
    47 alternatives to Wavosaur 

    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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    1.  Support for VST PluginsWavosaur support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    multiple views
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    DarkAudacity

    • Windows
    121 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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