Have a recording that needs a bit of editing magic? This is the best time to shop for audio editing software. The number of choices out there can put Baskin and Robbins to shame. You can have the grainiest of audio and still make it sound like it was recorded in a plush studio.
Whether you are a backyard rockstar or a journalist struggling with a noisy recording, there is an audio editing software or app, made just for you.
A list of the softwares you should be taking a serious look at…
Audacity. Obviously. An open source audio recording and editing software it comes with a range of effects such as equalizer and makes cutting, splicing and mixing audio a cakewalk.
WavePad sound editor lets you edit and create, music and audio recordings easily. The master’s edition has a VST plugin and sound effects library. It also comes with a CD burner to backup files, quickly.
Power Sound Editor is a smart audio editor and is very functional. The voice breath reduction tool in particular is a useful noise reduction option.
The AVS Audio Editor has smart audio editing features such as cross-fade, expander etc. It also has flexible recording abilities and can work with any platform.
Don’t have the time for bells and whistles? DJ Audio Editor is for you. It is, basic, software, with user friendly noise reduction features. The interface is clean and uncluttered.
WaveShop is one of the most intuitive softwares out there. It offers non-destructive editing. Only the portion of the file you have applied edits or effects to is altered. The rest of the file remains the same.
A software tailored for podcasters! Audiobook Cutter splits podcasts neatly. The split points are automatically created based on silence detection.
Acid Music Studio is for all you backyard jammers out there! It offers a huge array of virtual instruments. With 3000 loops and 90 virtual instruments, it is the go to choice for music albums.
Wavosaur has cool editing features, supports realtime effects processing and produces music loops. It is, a Windows, only editing software and is widely used for editing and processing files.
And for all you Mac users, there is Fission a freemium app! It doesn’t recode or decode files so there is no loss of audio quality. Batch convert files and use some super cool editing effects.