Best FREE Audio Editing Softwares : Windows, Linux & MacOs

Audacity (Windows, Mac, Linux)

audacity This is the godfather of free audio editing software. You can multi track to a degree (have something other than one stereo track e.g. a full band recording). There are a  range of effects and plugins, and it’s easy to use once you become used to it. It’s by far the most popular free audio editing software. Volume automation is easy using the envelope. Deleting and muting sections of sound is additionally a breeze. Recording is simple as well.

It has its drawbacks however. The User Interface isn’t especially appealing, and there a ton of features that you’ll rarely use that clutter the tool bar.

It looks somewhat ancient, however it gets the job done. This is a marvelous beginning stage for anybody needing a free editor.

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WavePad (Windows, Mac, iPad, Android)

wavepad sound editorA somewhat older DAW, yet at the same time very helpful. The interface may not be as smooth as some of the editors recorded here, however it compensates for this in features.

It’s easy to install and simple to use. There are bunches of bundled effects including noise removal, compression and reverb. There are additionally some incredible analysis tools for more advanced users.

Pitch and speed changes are possible. So is audio scrubbing, which can be extremely helpful. It doesn’t support multi-tracking so you can just edit stereo or mono audio files.

The absolute most loved feature of this software is the batch processing. You can apply compression, reverb, EQ or any effect to various audio files at once. This can spare you HOURS in the right situation.

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TwistedWave (web application, Mac, iPhone)

online audio editorAnother marvelous online web application for editing sound. Once afain, it can’t multi-track, yet it compensates for this with usability and features.

It’s easy to normnalize your audio and the effects are easy to apply.

Quick tip: like a great deal of audio editing software, in the event that you erase a section of audio the rest will ‘shuffle’ back so that there aren’t any gaps. In the event that you need to remove voice without shuffling the sound, you have to ‘mute’ or ‘silence’ the section with noise.

In TwistedWave you can do this effortlessly by highlighting the section of sound that you need to mute and hitting ‘s’ on your keyboard!

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Wavosaur (Windows)

WavosaurThis one is somewhat ancient. Dinosaur… Wavosaur… get it?!

This application might be basic, yet it works. The download is just 1.3MB. Now that is small!

What’s more, it isn’ that old. The most recent version was released in 2013. It’s a good piece of classic Windows software. No frilly bits, no messing about. Straight to the point.

It supports VSTs however doesn’t come with any. In the event that you need to apply effects you’ll need your own. There are lots of awesome analysis tools and volume automation is easy.

It’s extremely basic and doesn’t look extraordinary. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you simply need to done job without downloading a huge application, it’s ideal.

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Soundation (web application)

soundnationThis is an awesome online application that likewise functions as a multi-track DAW. This means you can have several audio tracks playing at once.

The interface is alluring. It’s easy to record. Volume and pan automation are easy to perform. You can change the color of the tracks to keep them more sorted. Time streching is likewise supported and there are a range of effects and plugins.

There is a great looping feature reminiscent of Logic Pro. This application is geared just as much to music composition and arrangement as audio editing.

However this might be it’s downfall when considered an audio editor – it’s featuress and work flow are maybe more suited to arranging music.

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Acoustica Basic (Windows)

accousticaSimple to set up a project  and begin recording. It has a scrub tool which can be to a great degree helpful! Unfortunately the basic edition does not support multi-tracking but rather there are some incredible analysis tools.

This is likewise the main free audio editor that we have come across that accompanies a convolution reverb(a special type of digital reverb you can use to semi-accurately model any room. You need to use your own impulse files though.


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Audio Cutter Pro (web application)

audio cutter proOn the off chance that you simply need to crop a few tracks and add some fades, this tool is great. It’s basic, the interface is extraordinary and the keyboard controls are intutive.

You can likewise import files from Dropbox or Google Drive so it fit’s in impeccably with cloud based storage.



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Nero Wave Editor (Windows)

nero wave editorAnother basic and free audio editor. There’s nothing particularly extraordinary about this one, however it will meet basic audio editing needs.

You can apply effects non-destructively which is truly helpful. You can likewise make your own presets.




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WaveShop (Windows)

waveshop logoWaveShop underpins multi-channel audio (up to 18 outputs) which could be valuable in the right situation . It likewise claims to be ‘bit-perfect’, so samples aren’t changed unnecessarily.

I can’t think about any more reasons why you would need to usee this over any of the other editors listed here. In any case, it worth taking a look in the event that you need a simple Windows application for basic audio editing.



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Qtractor (Linux)

qtractorA colorful and smooth UI, multi-track support and even a mixer! This one is ideal for Linux users.

Qtractor, another free online audio editing application for Linux.





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Audio MP3 Cutter Mix Converter (Android)

On the off chance that you have to make edits on the go, look at this Android app.

It has more than 1 million downloads, 55,000 ratings and range of features.

These are some of the editing softwares which may help you in editing sounds. All of these has its own merits and demerits so according to your specifications you can select the best among them.

Erwin Cooper

a sound and video production expert who blogs about gadgets & accessories to help you select perfect equipment. The site is supported by commissions I receive from Amazon, please purchase items via my affiliate links to support me and this blog.

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