Audio Editing Software

Best Audio Editing Software include:

Adobe Audition and Audacity.

Audio Editing Software TrustMap

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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.

Audio Editing Products

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Adobe Audition
28 ratings
21 reviews
Top Rated
Adobe offers Audition as part of the Creative Cloud suite, a sound and audio editing and creation application.
Audacity
28 ratings
17 reviews
Top Rated
Audacity is a free and open source audio recording and editing software.
Logic Pro X
5 ratings
5 reviews
Apple offers Logic Pro X, an audio editing application.
Avid Pro Tools
11 ratings
5 reviews
Avid offers Pro Tools, the company's flagship music and audio editing and recording suite.
Ableton Live
3 ratings
4 reviews
Ableton headquartered in Berlin offers Ableton Live, the company's flagship digital audio workstation and audio editing suite.
GarageBand
6 ratings
3 reviews
Apple offers GarageBand, a digital audio workstation packaged with its operating system.
Sibelius
1 rating
2 reviews
Avid offers Sibelius, a musical notation, creation, and publishing application.
Descript
0 ratings
1 review
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.
Propellerhead Reason
0 ratings
1 review
Propellerhead Software headquartered in Stockholm offers Reason, the company's flagship digital audio workstation and audio editing application.
WavePad
0 ratings
1 review
WavePad is an audio editing application from NCH Software headquartered Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Sound Forge
1 rating
1 review
Magix Software offers Sound Forge, the company's audio editing and digital audio workstation. Magix acquried Sound Forge from Sony in 2016.
WaveLab
0 ratings
1 review
Steinberg Media Technologies headquartered in Hamburg offers WaveLab, an audio editing application.
ACID Pro
1 rating
1 review
German company Magix Software offers ACID Pro, the company's audio editing suite and digital audio workstation (DAW).
Cubase
1 rating
1 review
Steinberg Media Technologies headquartered in Hamburg offers Cubase, a digital audio workstation and audio editing 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, .wav, .mp3, and…
FL Studio
Belgian studio Image-Line Software offers FL Studio, the company's digital audio workstation (DAW) and audio editing application.
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 for iPhone, users si…
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 into text, analyze …

Learn More About Audio Editing Software

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.