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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Final Cut Pro X is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Audacity

86%
22 Ratings
9.3

Final Cut Pro X

93%
29 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Audacity

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Final Cut Pro X

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Audacity

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Final Cut Pro X

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.7

Audacity

77%
19 Ratings
8.8

Final Cut Pro X

88%
10 Ratings

In-Person Training

Audacity

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Final Cut Pro X

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

Audacity

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Final Cut Pro X

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Audacity

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Final Cut Pro X

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Audacity

For just a quick down and dirty audio recording from computer source, Audacity is a no-frills solution that any user can get up and running with quickly without the intimidating functions seen in most standard DAWs. This would be a great tool to start with to record church services, or basic live performances where someone wouldn't want to use a full DAW like Ableton Live or Studio One.
Carey Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut really is a great software for video editing (hey, The Matrix was made completely on Final Cut!), but for someone who works heavily in Photoshop, After Effects, Audition and Illustrator- it's probably best for you to stick with Premiere. If you are solely looking for a great editing software for your mac that is a step up from iMovie, Final Cut Pro X would be perfect for you.
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Audacity

  • Audacity has a wide variety of controls and capabilities for editing, making it a very robust tool for audio editing.
  • Even though it's a robust tool, it is very easy to use to get many basic things done in audio editing. The learning curve is small.
  • Love that audacity is free! What else could you ask for? There really is no reason not to use it.
Jarem Atkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Final Cut Pro X

  • Adheres to the conceptually easy timeline model, thus making simple onboarding.
  • Feature-rich toolset which allows for incredible product manipulation from the get-go
  • Expandability via a vibrant plugin ecosystem. Final Cut plugins are broadly developed.
  • Rich integration with studio products: Motion, Compressor
  • Version updates exhibit a product team in touch with what the market needs
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Audacity

  • The user interface theme has only two options, light and dark. It would be better if it was more customizable.
  • Sometimes there is a lag or break when opening the software.
  • There is no option to listen to the audio live with effects while you are recording.
Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Final Cut Pro X

  • Would be nice to have more built in exporting options for those of use who don't know how to compress videos well.
  • More built in effects would be a plus.
  • I always struggle with adding text but it could just be me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Audacity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Audacity Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Final Cut Pro X

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$29,999 per license

Final Cut Pro X Editions & Modules

Edition
Final Cut Pro X299.991
  1. per license
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Audacity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Final Cut Pro is a great software package for editing, and obviously, good things require training to understand and comprehend what your are editing. I do not give a 10/10 because it would be easier to have a comprehensive manual inside the software, rather that researching or getting yourself trained.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Audacity

Audacity 7.7
Based on 19 answers
We have not used direct support for Audacity, other than using the information available on their website, which resolved the issues we were experiencing so we had a good experience in that regard.As this is Open Source FREE software, I don't believe there is direct support available. In saying that, it has the following great support options:
  • Online documentation and FAQ
  • Online tutorials covering all functions
  • Online user forums where questions are asked and answered by other users
  • Online wiki with more information
With these options most issues should be able to be resolved to get full use from Audacity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X 8.8
Based on 10 answers
Most of the support I need, I find online. While Apple has a Q/A section on their site, it's not always beneficial in answering the questions that I have. With that said, they regularly update the software, and when updates lead to crashes, they usually have another update not far behind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Audacity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Implementing Final Cut Pro into the organization was a smooth transition from what we didn't had. We felt we went from zero to hero with this software, due to all the great features that we learned. We took some time in training staff on how to use the software but at the end, this was very useful and important.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Audacity

All of the DAW's listed above are great for scoring to picture, which is something Audacity doesn't do. But it's an excellent standalone audio editor, which is a vital tool in any studio. It's very easy to transfer the clip, make the changes, and import it back into your session.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut [Pro X] has way more features in a much better layout. Although it is more expensive, I believe the improved performance and advanced level of features is worth it if you are serious about video production and professionalism.
Alex Pegg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Audacity

  • I was able to make loops of my music to sell on royalty-free music sites years before I had my Mac Pro.
  • Able to quickly edit music and other audio tracks on a PC without having to purchase a separate program, allowing us to upload more creative videos without having to spend extra money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Final Cut Pro X

  • We are regularly lauded for our high-quality videos by donors and prospects, which greatly improves our standing in their eyes.
  • Our Final Cut Pro X-created videos have contributed to our receiving large grant awards.
  • Our videos have been shared and promoted by similar organizations, which has improved our standing in our field and adjacent fields.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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