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Free WavePad Alternatives

The best free alternative to WavePad is Audacity, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WavePad and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to WavePad are Ocenaudio, Tenacity, Cakewalk and Wavosaur.

WavePad 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 WavePad.
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  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.

    Most users think Audacity is a great alternative to WavePad.
  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.

    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with an audio file open.
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    Easier to navigate, yet powerful. It's everything I need for editing recordings.

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  3. Tenacity icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tenacity is an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems.

  4. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.

  5. Wavosaur icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  6. DarkAudacity icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.


    Last release was 2016, last changes on github repo was 2~3 years ago.

  7. Audacium icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  8. AudioMass icon


    • 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.

  9. 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.


    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.14, released in November 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  10. 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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