Audio Quality Matters! 8 Free Audio Editors 2020

The most important thing that will pay off and save you loads of time is to get the recording of the best quality possible during the production process. But if you need audio editing software, in this article, I list the best free audio editing software for PC, Mac, and Linux and web.

Audio quality matters. In fact, it is probably the most important element of any multimedia production. This applies to online training content or any other content that you publishing your website or social media channels.

The most important thing is to get the recording of the best possible quality during the production process. Prepare your work station, the room and test your equipment before you start recording! If can avoid post-production, avoid it! It will pay off and save you loads of time

However, if for various reasons you are facing audio editing, you need audio editing software. In this article, I am focusing on the best free audio editing software for PC, Mac, and Linux. there are also a few online editing packages.

I present a selection of professional-quality free tools that can be used for recording and editing audio. I usually advise to test a few audio editing software listed. Once you do that, you can then decide which one you like and stick to using only one or two programmes.

It is one of the first free audio editors, probably the most popular but quite complex to master.

Operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux

  • Huge library of plugins
  • Supports many file formats
  • Stream directly to podcast listeners
  • A bit overwhelming for beginners
  • The interface looks outdated and complex

Powerful audio editor and probably easier to use than Audacity.

Operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
  • Clean interface with nice colours
  • Can be used to edit online audio files
  • You can hear changes in real-time
  • Not regular updates

Media player and audio editor in one.

Operating system: Windows

  • Great for beginners
  • Extra file management tools
  • Rips and burns CDs
  • Only for Windows
  • No multi-track support
A free online audio editor with decent mixing facilities. Operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux (in browser)
  • Syncs tracks between devices
  • Exports files in MP3 format
  • The option of virtual instruments
  • Only works in Chrome

An advanced free audio editor for complicated work.

Operating system: Windows
  • Well designed interface
  • Supports CD ripping
  • Lets you layer effects
  • No multi-track mixing

A free online audio editor.

Operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux(in browser)
  • Clean and user-friendly
  • Easy to use
  • Ideal for recording or editing on the fly
  • You can load and save in the cloud
  • Url track sharing
  • Doesn’t support multi-tracking
Operating system: Windows, Mac OS,iPad, Linux
  • Batch processing
  • Lots of bundled effects (noise removal, compression and reverb)
  • Analysis tools for more advanced users
  • Supports pitch and speed changes
  • Doesn’t support multi-tracking
A free audio editor
Operating system: Web app, Mac, iPhone
  • Clean and user friendly
  • Easy to use
  • Ideal for recording or editing on the fly
  • Doesn’t support multi-tracking

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