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

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

Descript

Descript

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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.

Logic Pro X

Apple offers Logic Pro X, an audio editing application.

Ableton Live

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

GarageBand

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

Avid Pro Tools

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

Cubase

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.

Sibelius

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

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,…

Propellerhead Reason

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

WavePad

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

ACID Pro

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

WaveLab

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

Sound Forge

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

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…

VideoProc Vlogger

VideoProc Vlogger is presented as a free, and capable, video editing software for all creators. It is designed to help the user make cinematic videos for everyday creativity, special moments, or fun.

Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter is a universal tool to convert and edit video files. It supports the majority of video formats and converts videos to MP4, AVI, MKV, MPEG, and other popular extensions. The software has ready-to-use conversion options for mobile gadgets. To convert video…

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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.

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.