Audio Editing Software

Audio Editing Software Overview

Audio editing software allows the user to create audio recordings, and edit them. Also called DAWs (digital audio workstations), audio editing software can be used for creating podcasts, music, or to create and mix complex audio productions.

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Adobe Audition

Adobe offers Audition as part of the Creative Cloud suite, a sound and audio editing and creation application.


Audacity is a free and open source audio recording and editing software.


Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, that works like a doc. It includes transcription, a screen recorder, publishing, full multitrack editing, and AI tools.

Anchor by Spotify

Anchor, by Spotify, is a podcasting platform, enabling the user to create, distribute, and monetize a podcast. It is available via a free plan. It features built-in uploading, recording, and editing tools so the can easily create and publish episodes.

Logic Pro X

Apple offers Logic Pro X, an audio editing application.


Apple offers GarageBand, a digital audio workstation packaged with its operating system.

Ableton Live

Ableton headquartered in Berlin offers Ableton Live, the company's flagship digital audio workstation and audio editing suite.

Avid Pro Tools

Avid offers Pro Tools, the company's flagship music and audio editing and recording suite.


Steinberg Media Technologies headquartered in Hamburg offers Cubase, a digital audio workstation and audio editing application.

FL Studio

Belgian studio Image-Line Software offers FL Studio, the company's digital audio workstation (DAW) and audio editing application.

Propellerhead Reason

Propellerhead Software headquartered in Stockholm offers Reason, the company's flagship digital audio workstation and audio editing application.


Avid offers Sibelius, a musical notation, creation, and publishing application.


Hubhopper is a holistic podcast platform, providing popdcasting tools for content creators while also helping podcast enthusiasts to discover the best of podcasts across genres and languages. With the Hubhopper android mobile app, users can create, manage and distribute podcasts…


German company Magix Software offers ACID Pro, the company's audio editing suite and digital audio workstation (DAW).


WavePad is an audio editing application from NCH Software headquartered Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Express Scribe

Express Scribe Professional is a foot pedal controlled audio player software specifically designed for typists and transcription work. Featuring foot pedal control, variable speed, speech to text engine integration and support for a wide variety of audio formats including .dss, .dct,…

Sound Forge

Magix Software offers Sound Forge, the company's audio editing and digital audio workstation. Magix acquried Sound Forge from Sony in 2016.


Steinberg Media Technologies headquartered in Hamburg offers WaveLab, an audio editing application.

Audioburst Creators

Audioburst Creators is a service offered to help podcasters grow their podcast audience. Using NLP (Natural Language Processing) technology, Audioburst will analyze, index and segment talk audio. The AI-powered solution takes podcasts or radio shows, automatically transcribes it…


TuneBlades helps cut, adjust and remix any audio track automatically while keeping proper musical structure. TuneBlades can shorten or extend any music track to match a video, remove vocals from songs, and stream indefinitely for live presentations or programs. TuneBlades goes beyond…

DSP Concepts Inc.

DSP Concepts is an Audio of Things (AoT) provider.


OKmusi is an MP3 converter, that enables users to: Convert URL to MP3 320kbps Convert link to MP4 in 1080p And it does not: Trim audio Merge video

Filmage Editor

Filmage Editor is a video editing app with editing tools and drag-and-drop effects. Filmage Video Editor makes the user a video creator by speeding up the workflow of creating & editing videos, even for those new to video editing. >>> A Video Editor- Cut, merge, trim,… is a digital recording studio for audio and video recording with multiple participants.


Speechactors is AI Driven Text to Speech Generation cloud tool. Users can convert the text into natural human-sounding speech and download it as an MP3 file. Currently, it supports 130+ languages and more than 300+ voices. Different voice styles like Angry, Cheerful, Whispering,…

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What is Audio Editing Software?

Audio editing software allows the user to create audio recordings, and edit them. Also called DAWs (digital audio workstations), audio editing software can be used for creating podcasts, music, or to create and mix complex audio productions.

Features of Audio Editing Software

Audio editing software provides the following features:
  • Record live audio, or upload prerecorded files
  • Save and output audio as a variety of file types (e.g. .wav, mp3, etc.)
  • Simultaneously record multiple tracks for large complex productions
  • Virtual mixing device for live instruments or microphone
  • Virtual instrument rack
  • Swappable patches via a sound / instrument library

Pricing Information

Audio editing software is generally available via purchase of an installed license, and free editions with limited capabilites are common. Some audio software packages are available via subscription, or as part of a creative cloud suite.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What audio editing software do professionals use?

Without a question, Ableton, Adobe Audition, and Logic Pro X are among the most popular tools amongst professionals in the music, radio, podcast, etc. industries. However, tools like GarageBand and Audacity are just as popular for those running indie productions with smaller budgets.

What are some free or open-source audio editing tools?

A popular, free audio editing program that is known for also being very robust and easy-to-use, is Audacity. Other popular free or open-source audio editing tools are Audiotool, Ocenaudio, and GoldWave.

What does audio editing software do?

Simply put, audio editing software enables users to edit or create audio files. Audio editing software has a variety of uses from the music industry to radio and podcasts.