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Windows Voice Recorder Alternatives

Windows Voice Recorder is described as 'Record sounds, lectures, interviews, and other events. Mark key moments as you record, edit, or play them back' and is an app. There are more than 100 alternatives to Windows Voice Recorder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Voice Recorder are Reaper, Ocenaudio, Adobe Audition and GarageBand.

Windows Voice Recorder alternatives are mainly Audio Editors but may also be Audio Recorders or Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Voice Recorder.
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Record sounds, lectures, interviews, and other events. Mark key moments as you record, edit, or play them back.

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  1. Audacity icon

    Audacity

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    131 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
  2. Reaper icon

    Reaper

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    84 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


  3. Ocenaudio icon

    Ocenaudio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 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.
    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with an audio file open.
    Ocenaudio version 3.7.19 running on Windows with no file open.
  4. Adobe Audition icon

    Adobe Audition

    • Mac
    • Windows
    97 alternatives to Adobe Audition 

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

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  5. GarageBand icon

    GarageBand

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    101 alternatives to GarageBand 

    Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.

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    1.  Works OfflineGarageBand can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Virtual InstrumentGarageBand uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with GarageBand, by handling note and performance information.
    iPad Version: Tracks
    iPad Version: Piano Roll Editor


  6. Cakewalk icon

    Cakewalk

    • Windows
    109 alternatives to Cakewalk 

    Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering. It features a full suite of high quality audio and MIDI effects and instruments and composition tools ranging from drum sequencer and piano roll...

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCakewalk support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Ad-freeCakewalk doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for MIDICakewalk includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    4.  Works OfflineCakewalk can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  7. Sound Forge icon

    Sound Forge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    67 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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  8. WavePad icon

    WavePad

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    56 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
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    Wavosaur

    • Windows
    49 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
  10. DarkAudacity icon

    DarkAudacity

    • Windows
    123 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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