The best free Audacity Alternatives


Audacity is a popular open source audio editor that is available for Windows, Mac and Linux devices. It is free to use and supports a wide range of editing features. It is used for a wide range of activities, from mixing YouTube video sounds to creating soundtracks or audio samples, or analysis of audio files. Other features include converting audio files, ripping tracks from audio CDs, or cutting, splitting or joining sounds.

Project ownership of Audacity changed in 2021 and one of the first planned changes to the project was the introduction of Telemetry. The plan was abandoned, but the controversy continued with the publication of a new Privacy Notice.

Alternatives to Audacity

Audacity is an excellent audio editor. It is free, open source and available as a cross-platform application. An alternative should offer a similar feature set, which means that the list that follows does not include commercial applications.

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