10 Free Audio Editing Softwares (Mac and PC)

Have you recorded your audio and are now looking for the best editing software? Regardless of if you have a Mac, PC, or Linux operating system, the suggestions below will provide you options of free downloadable or browser-based editors.

After you’ve finished recording your audio, it's now time to mix clips together and make the course sound great for your listeners. There is a ton of great software out there for both Mac and PC that are completely free. Explore the options below depending on which operating system you have to find what works best for you. If you’re feeling stuck while using one, watch a YouTube tutorial or Google it--there’s information out there, you just have to look for it. Don’t let the frustration of learning a new audio editing software stop you from producing your audio course. 

Mac Only

Garageband

Comes pre-installed on any Mac device

Instrument plugin

Pre-built amps and effects


For both Mac and PC

Audacity

Write your own plug-in effects with Nyquist

Supports: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3, Ogg Vorbis 

Open source


Free Audio Editor

Supports: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, AC3, AIFF, MP2

30 built-in effects

Real-time preview


Ocenaudio

Spectrogram view

Real-time preview

Multi-selection edits


WavePad

Batch processing (edit multiple audio files at once)

Audio restoration

Supports: MPC, WAV, VOX, GSM, OGG, AMR, AU, AAC, AIF


Studio One 5 Prime

Unlimited audio and instrument tracks and virtual instruments

Only for 64-Bit operating systems

Drag-and-drop functionality


Hya-Wave

Browser editor (Chrome works best)

Does not support multi-track editing

Apply live effects


Sound Nation

Browser based

Live collaboration (100% real-time)

20,000+ pre-mixed beats, drums, and melodies


Audio Cutter

No installation, directly in the browser

File is deleted from the server once finished

Video sound extraction capabilities


DVDVideoSoft

Supports: MP3, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, MP2, OGG, WMA, FLAC

Waveform editing

Video sound extraction capabilities

Final Notes

Good quality audio editing software does not have to come attached with a hefty price tag. If you try out the suggestions above and need to upgrade, go for it. Before you do, try out at least two of the programs to see if you prefer one over the other.

Happy editing--you're getting so close to completing your course!

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