Editing Audio is the most important task after video editing, and when it comes to the best in class Videos, audio has to be mixed well and edited to the best level. There are many software’s out in the market which works the same in a better way, more refined way, and there are even some which are not that great and Audacity is the one to choose.
Audacity is an open source software which is supported by most of the platforms, hence using Audacity have been an easy task. Today we are going to look after the alternatives to the best free software available in the market, some of the application can be paid as they might offer the premium in a feature as compared to Audacity.
Talking about some of the features of audacity then you can easily remove the noise from the audio tracks, can trim and join different audio tracks, editing and post-processing of videos on Audacity have been great. There are a lot of different plugins available for the software which can be used with it to offer the best value. Now let us have a look at the best of software alternatives for Audacity.
This is another freely available software which is also often quoted as the best alternative to Audacity. This software can easily manage the audio editing functions such as trimming, cutting and pasting, but it can also add the normalize effect to the audio, can even reverb and echo the sound.
There is native support for VSt plug-ins enabled which makes it really easy to add different kind of processing tools and effects without any issue. The software comes preloaded with a host of bookmark functionality where you can bookmark audio sections and regions which can be used while editing long audio tracks. The best thing about the software that it is available straight from Windows XP to Windows 10, and even for all the Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
This is an extremely small software that can be used for editing. This software weighs at just under 1 MB in size. There are many different features available which make it unbelievable for such as small software. There are editing functions which can enable you to trim the files, add silence to the tracks and even more. You can even edit more than one file using this software at once. The software also has a batch processing mode which can easily apply VST effects to an entire folder of an audio file, while you can also record the audio files from your PC’s input card.
3. Cakewalk Sonar
If you are looking for an all in one software then this is the one, as it can do composition, recording, mixing, mastering and more. There are track templates, step sequencers and many other. The software also comes with a 64 – bit engine mix that will help you to record audio with enhanced precision. There is also added support for Direct Stream Digital 1 bit audio format.
You can use the Cakewalk Sonar on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7, for mac you can use the software on devices running Mac OS X 10.10 or later. There is a paid version available at 49$ although there also comes a free trial facility.
Another loaded software available in the market targeting to be an alternative to Audacity. This is a cross-platform audio editor hence it is available for all the different kind of operating system. The software enables you to provide a real-time preview of audio effects and it makes fine tuning of any audio possible.
The multi-selection tool which is a part of the software will enable you to have a look at the audio file and edit them without any issue. The software has enabled support for advanced memory management system which will enable you to edit large sized files which are available with longer durations without any issue. This will even save you from getting the files corrupted. This software also gets support for spectrum analysis and support for VST plugins.
This software is used for multi-track audio and MIDI recording. Editing, mixing, mastering can be done via this software with ease. This one has been the topmost alternative for the software. It can be used for real-time pitch shifting, non – destructive FX rendering, and any other sort of things. ASIO to Core Audio to WASAPI all are supported by audio systems.
You can even run and debug scripts on to the software. If you are running Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows XP then you can easily use the software without any issue. The paid version starts at 60$ while a free trial is available for the same.
AudioDope has been around in the market but still comes with a feature module which is much less contained as of the others. It does counts as an alternative and will let you edit all the parts of the files. It will even enable you to modify the files separately or in a bulk. There are many common audio features such as flanger, phaser, chorus, etc.
The software also has many inbuilt tools such as the frequency analyzer and tone generator. The software comes with a VST Plugin option and hence can create ringtones from audio files. AudioDope is available to be used with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. There is no paid version of the software and it is available for free.
7. Sound Forge Audio Studio
This software comes from the house of Sony who has been the pioneers in the field of audio. It is one of the most powerful audio software system available in the market. This is the only software which supports audio capture at resolutions supported up to 24 bit/ 192 kHz.
This is known as studio quality signal, there are even different kind of audio processing tools which have over 30 different built-in processors. The software is capable of processing the files which are larger than 4GB in size, there is even option for vinyl recording and restoration. The software is compatible with all the different Windows versions, and also it is available for free as a limited period trial and you can buy it for 59.95$s.
8. Steinberg Cubase
If you want an audio program which is the best then it has to be the Steinberg Cubase which his developed in accordance with Yamaha Corporation. The software comes pre-installed with a verity of MIDI editors and will enable you to create chords and score payouts and even beats layout within time.
The software has been awarded for being the best engine that can deliver 32 – bit/192kHz resolution audio. There is also a feature of unique Control Room Recording and monitoring environment, this will let you create and manage studio mixes. The software can be used with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. There is also a version for Mac OS X 10.10 and later, do note that this is a paid software and you will be required to pay 49.99$.
MIDI sequencing is available on basically all the different platforms and Muse is the best MIDI sequencer when it is coming for Linux. It is an open source software and comes with an option to record, playback, import, export and other functionalities. There are even modules like Piano Roll, Drum Editor etc. It has been supporting plugins which are enabled for DSSI or VST. This software is only available with Linux and that too free of cost.
10. Accustica Mixcraft
It comes with a mixed feature bag where you can get the mix of all the above software. There are a ton of virtual instruments and emulation of classical synthesizers that you can use in accordance with the music. The plugins included here cost more than 1100$. The latest generation of software comes with both 32 bit and 64-bit instruments and effects, there are over 7500 royalty free loops, sound effects, and samples these all are available for building tracks in no time.
The software is available to be used on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. There is a paid version available for 89.95$ while another version available which is a trial one hence available for free.
11. AV Audio Editor
If you liked any of the above then most likely it can be the ocean audio and wavosaur, but if you are looking for the features of the two in one then AV Audio Editor is the best one to choose. It comes with robust audio editing features and also supports the most common audio formats. We can easily edit a number of files at once without any issue. But if you want a recording software also then you will have to download a separate software from AV, and hence it is a mess as compared to the other two. It is also available only for Windows systems.
12. Adobe Audition CC
The best in the line is the Adobe Audition CC it has been the best in class audio editor available from Adobe. If you are someone who likes to have the best that too without considering the amount you are throwing then for sure Adobe Audition is going to make it the of experience for editing the audio. Adobe has been helping digital artists, graphic designers, and photographers, and now they are even helping with audio editing and sound works also.
There are a bunch of features and you can easily create 5.1 enabled audio with the help of this software. Do note that you will have to get a plan in order to use the program, and the dependency on the computer’s internal hardware is much more as compared to the above software which is lightweight and can work on most of the PCs.
What do you think about all the above audio editors? Which is the best one according to you? Do let us know the software that you have been using in the recent times, also if you have used any of the above let us know your thoughts about them in the comment section below.