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WavePad Alternatives for Linux

WavePad is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WavePad and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WavePad are Ocenaudio, Tenacity, Ardour and Spek.

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 icon

    Audacity

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
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    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.  LightweightAudacity consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  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
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    Most users think Audacity is a great alternative to WavePad.
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    Ocenaudio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 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.
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    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with no file open.
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    Easier to navigate, yet powerful. It's everything I need for editing recordings.

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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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    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
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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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    Audacium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    124 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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      Sneedacity

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      109 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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      AudMonkey

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      22 alternatives to AudMonkey 

      "The free and open source audio editor" is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It is a fork of Audacity that respects your privacy and the GNU License.

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      1.  Privacy focusedAudMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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