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Free Audio Editing Apps

Acoustica | Digital Audio Editor

Before you install Acoustica, please make sure your computer fulfills the following requirements: A Pentium IV or higher Minimum 256 MB RAM (1 GB recommended) A Windows MME or ASIO compatible sound card Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP


Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Audacity is available for Windows®, Mac®, GNU/Linux® and other operating systems.


AudioTool is a great beat-making app, similar to GarageBand. It has a simple, visually pleasing interface, and lets you create complex audio arrangements with more than 14 effects.

Tunekitten Audio Editor

Fast and lightweight audio editor that can cut audio and apply simple effects. Powered entirely by javascript. No flash!

MP3 Cutter - Download FREE

MP3 Cutter - Cut MP3 and Popular Audio & Video Formats Easily and Fast.

Helps you edit MP3 files into small audio snippets and export it as an MP3, WAV or OGG file.


MP3Gain analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume. MP3Gain does not just do peak normalization, as many normalizers do. Instead, it does some statistical analysis to determine how loud the file actually sounds to the human ear.

Audio Joiner

Online Audio Joiner is a free tool that enables you to join multiple audio files into a single one. It supports most audio formats and allows crossfading you tracks.

REAPER | Audio Production Without Limits

Reaper offers a 30 day free trial and plans are either $50 or $225 thereafter.

Reaper is a compact, downloadable digital audio workstation. Using it, you can record, arrange, edit, mix, layer and render audio. It's non-destructive, so you can undo and redo edits without corrupting your file.

Reaper is compatible with almost all operating systems; however, you can only use the editor while connected to the Internet.

TwistedWave, an Audio Editor

TwistedWave for Mac a very powerful and yet very easy to use audio editor.

NCH Software | Audio Editing Software. Sound, Music, Voice & Mp3 Editor

Download sound editing software to edit music, voice, wav, mp3 or other audio files. Free program for PC or Mac. This audio editor has all the audio effects and features a professional sound engineer could need to record and edit music, voice and other audio recordings.


WaveShop, for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Vista, is a bit-perfect audio editor that doesn't modify samples needlessly. When you edit a portion of a file, only that portion will be adjusted -- the rest remains unaffected.

WaveShop supports most file formats, including AAC/MP4, MP3, FLAC and OGG/Vorbis. It allows for non-destructive editing, fade-in and -out and audio file format conversion. Additionally, you'll find an extensive support page.

Wavosaur free audio editor with VST and ASIO support

WAVOSAUR is a free audio editor for Windows with VST plugins support that lets you record, render and mix audio. The program is ASIO compatible, can do loop points edition, auto-trim, and noise removal etc.

The file is extremely small, taking up only 225 KB of storage, but still boasts some of the best features for editing. You can change the bit rates of files, convert file formats, normalize and apply other edits to audio files; plus, the editing process is non-destructive, so you can easily undo and redo any changes.

It's compatible with other downloadable software additions and plugins, too.


Fission is a freemium app exclusively for Macs.

Crop and trim audio, paste in or join files, or just rapidly split one long file into many. Fission is streamlined for fast editing. Plus, it works without the quality loss caused by other editors, so you can get perfect quality audio even when editing MP3 and AAC files.

Wave Editor " Free Sound Editor

Unlike the other sound editors based on the same ActiveX engine, our editor developed from the ground up to be easy in use and fast. The user interface was designed with speed, accuracy and ease of use in mind.