Best WavePad Alternatives in 2021

    WavePad is described as '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' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WavePad 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 WavePad are Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Ocenaudio (Free), Adobe Audition (Paid) and Cakewalk (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 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.

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      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 WavePad.
    2. 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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    3. 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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      pasiojunk Easier to navigate, yet powerful. It's everything I need for editing recordings.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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    5. 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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    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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      • Windows
      GoldWave is the most reliable and complete audio editor available in its price range.
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