Best Free Audio Editing Software 2017

This time we are going to be looking at audio editing software, and this is going to be a quick one because there is really only one program that I can recommend.

The free audio editor that I use, and the only one I can really recommend, is Audacity, which is a free open source audio editor developed by volunteers at The Audacity Team. The program is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

With Audacity you can import and export audio in various formats such as WAV, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA and MP3, although MP3 requires the LAME encoder to be installed separately, and I’ll show you how to do that in a bit.

You can also edit audio clips by cutting, copying and pasting, and mixing multiple audio tracks. Audacity also has noise reduction features, and you can do a lot of things such as changing the pitch, speed and tempo of your audio tracks, amplifying the volume, fading the tracks in and out or crossfading them, you can use effects such as Phaser, Reverb and Echo, and even making your own plugins with the Nyquist programming language.

Personally when I do unscripted videos I end up rambling a lot, so I actually prefer to type down a script and then read it as I record with Audacity. This just helps to keep me focused, because I am not a natural speaker or entertainer.

Audacity Mini Basic Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you the absolute basics of using Audacity.

Links & Downloads

Audacity Homepage

Download Audacity

Download LAME Encoder

 

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