What are the best audio recording software?

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    #1WavePad Audio Editor

    WavePad Audio Editor

    WavePad mp3-cutters is an editing audio software for professionals available both for Windows and Mac. You can record and edit any audio file from music to voice. It converts file from different formats to work with and for final audio results.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Free trial available

    Christopher Alexander
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "I searched for a long time on what audio recording and editing software would best fit my Mac computer and glad to have found WavePad. It's basically what you expect from a good recording and editing software but with really reliable and good sound quality. Top of my list for sure"
  2. 11

    #2SOUND FORGE Pro 12

    SOUND FORGE Pro 12

    SOUND FORGE Pro 12 is an advanced audio waveform editor software which features VST3 effect support, music effects and plug-ins, multichannel recording and editing, and comes with a 64-bit version.

    Software

    Windows

    $399

    Justin Hu
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "This is one of the best software in case you are into down-the-line sound editing and recording. Almost like a tool for professional music producers but it's quite affordable too so it's easy to get "
  3. 6

    #3Audacity

    Audacity

    Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. It was first released on May 28, 2000.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Sue Mao
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "Great for kids who want to experiment with recording audio because it has a very easy to use interface. The layout of the software is very basic yet the tools are complete. Great sound too"
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    #4Mixcraft 8

    Mixcraft 8
    Mixcraft 8 is a digital audio workstation that features advanced routing for audio and MIDI, native sidechaining, and Audio Control. It also has a panel for live performance panel recording, nested submixes, track groups, and more.
    Software

    Windows

    $89.95- Varies by plan

    Arjun Chattopadhyay
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "This is especially good when you want to put effects in your recorded audio without sounding too processed. I had to find another computer though because too bad it won't work for Mac OS but good for Windows XP so i'm cool now"
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    #5Avid Pro Tools

    Avid Pro Tools
    Avid Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation that has up to 128 audio tracks, 512 instrument or MIDI tracks, and over 60 plug-ins users can use to mix and edit audio. It was released by Avid and can be installed on Windows and macOS computers.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $24.92- Varies by plan

    Billy Fox
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "This is more of a really experienced and professional music engineers to use since it features complicated mixing and recording interfaces. But if you're into quality of audio recording then this is one of the best. have tried in in the studio and its all good"
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    #6Ardour

    Ardour

    Ardour is a Digital Audio Workstation that allows you to record, edit and mix tracks, in a complete professional interface but also easy to learn and to use. Ardour is a very helpful tool for professionals such as audio engineers, musicians, and composers.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Liu Du
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "I've used this audio recording software for film class and I have produced really great musical scores I think. I just use my phone and jack and I'm okay"
  4. 1

    #7Wavosaur

    Wavosaur
    Wavosaur is a free sound and audio editor that allows you to edit any audio format. You can record, process and edit sound as Wavosaur features a complete set of tools that allows you even to create music loops, convert and edit your sounds.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Carol Gray
    Written on February 20, 2019
    "This doesn't have the complicated components for audio recording but it's very portable and I got the free version too"
  5. 1

    #8RecordPad

    RecordPad
    RecordPad is a simple sound recording program for Windows and Mac OS X.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $34.99- Free trial

    Wei Lai
    Written on February 20, 2019
    " Great for starters! It has features like noise reduction, pitch shifting, fades and equalizing that just made my audio recording sound much better "

Summary

Best What are the best audio recording software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WavePad Audio EditorSoftware 18 Free
2SOUND FORGE Pro 12Software 11 Paid
3AudacitySoftware 6 Free
4Mixcraft 8Software 4 Paid
5Avid Pro Tools Software 3 Paid
6ArdourSoftware 2 Free
7WavosaurSoftware 1 Free
8RecordPadSoftware 1 Paid
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