The Only Free Audio Editor You'll Ever Need
August 23, 2021

The Only Free Audio Editor You'll Ever Need

Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Audacity

As a film, TV & Commercial composer, I spend my live inside DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation) - I started my career on Pro Tools, moved to Cubase, then Abelton. One DAW I consistently come back to is also one that costs nothing - Audacity. As robust as the other DAWs are, there are often things that Audicity can do faster, and small footprint makes it easy to jump in and out of.
  • Splitting broadcast WAV files
  • Editing audio files quickly
  • Fast loading
  • More robust mixing
  • Better plugin support
  • Splitting WAVs
  • Editing dialogue clips with precision
  • Free to use
  • There's zero cost to use it
  • Saves time, which is the crux of my business
  • Regular updates, because it's open source
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.

Do you think Audacity delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Audacity's feature set?

Yes

Did Audacity live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Audacity go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Audacity again?

Yes

If you've got a WAV or AIFF file that needs editing or tweaking, for me, it's faster to drop it into Audacity and make the changes than do it in my DAW. Also, if you've got a WAV file that needs splitting (multiple tracks in one file), most paid DAW's won't do this for you - Audacity does it free and fast.