There are a lot of audio editors all over the Internet, so to find the right
one can be puzzling. Powerful multisource open-source editor Audacity, with
comfortable interface, excellent features, and support for 32-bit floating-point
audio is the best that you can find.
Audacity is flexible and at the same time
feature-rich, the toolbar and the workspace is short of unnecessary things.
Only the most important functions like effects, edits and project management.
Such uncompressed audio standards as WAV and AIFF are supported by Audacity,
in addition to OGG and MP3 files. You can find there a full set of basic effects
such as reverb, delay, and compression. Such plug-ins as Virtual Studio
Technology (VST), Linux Audio Developers Simple Plugin Architecture (LAPSDA),
and Nyquist are available. Another key-feature of Audacity is the Beat Analyzer,
which helps you peg the beats per minute of a phrase.
Do not waste you time with other audio editors, because the performance of most
functions is fast - even CPU-hogging tasks such as exporting to MP3 or adding complex effects will not take you very long.
You can go to download page for free downloading of Audacity.
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Advantages: Flexibility. You can adjust every functional aspect of the software to suite every project, and every hardware setup, you are working with. In addition, seamless export to major formats; basic plugins for every sort of post-production[...]
- Importing and exporting of WAV, AIFF, MP3 (via the LAME encoder, downloaded separately), Ogg Vorbis, and all file formats supported by libsndfile library. Versions 1.3.2 and later support Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC). Version 1.3.6 and later also support additional formats such as WMA, AAC, AMR and AC3 via the optional FFmpeg library.
- Recording and playing back sounds
- Editing via Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited levels of Undo)
- Multitrack mixing
- and many more
Although it is not the end-all be-all of audio editors, Audacity has a simple tool set that works well, and many people decide to stay with it because it works for them. For those ready to take a step up to a more powerful audio editor, Adobe's Audition offers tremendous power and flexibility, which has earned it the top spot among radio stations everywhere.
I was looking for an editor to create separate mp3 files on some album wraps that my extractor couldn't handle. It does that job easily. My wife uses it to create mp3 files from cassette by plugging a cassette player into the computer's microphone jack. Very versatile editor.