Best Audio Editing Software

Audio editing software allows users to edit and generate audio files. These tools are used by audio editors and engineers to mix or delete audio sections, edit and rearrange audio regions, and record and generate new audio components. Audio editing programs may also offer effects for manipulating the sound of audio files in a variety of ways. Audio editing software generally complies with a variety of file types including MP3s, WAVE, Windows Media, and MPEG-4. Audio editing software is commonly used by audio engineers (i.e. mixers, editors, sound designers) for use in music, films, and television shows, often in conjunction with video editing software and the video production team.

To qualify for inclusion in the Audio Editing category, a product must:

  • Allow users to upload and/or record audio files
  • Provide tools for clipping, arranging, and manipulating audio
  • Save and export completed files in one or more file types

Audio Editing Software Grid® Overview

The best Audio Editing Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Audacity, Audition, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, and Ableton Live
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the Leaders.
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution.
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: FL Studio, Reason, Sound Forge, and Pro Tools
G2 Crowd Grid® for Audio Editing
Leaders
High Performers
Contenders
Niche
Audacity
Fl studio
Audition
Reason
Sound forge
Logic pro x
Garageband
Pro tools
Ableton live
Market Presence
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