My favorite music editing software

 

Many of us complain nowadays that music is not what it used to be, because there are plenty of musicians and bands using editing software to improve the quality of their voices, and even alter them to the extent they don’t even sound as the original anymore.

But I’m not saying editing software is no good. On the contrary, I strongly believe that these programs can provide an even and polished sound so that the band or musician really manages to deliver a meaningful message to the audience.

This is why I reckon it would be useful to make a list of my favorite music editing programs so you can go through my top selections and pick the one you think might help you out.

But, before jumping to my suggestions, keep in mind that some of these programs are free and you can download them in a jiffy, while others will require you to pay significant amounts of money to enjoy all their features.

In the end, it is up to you to make the right choice for your own requirements, but if you’re a newbie, you should work your way around with the free software first.

 

WavePad

This program has been voted for years in a row one of the most reliable music editing programs in the industry. It is provided by NCH Software, a company known for its user-friendly and easy-to-use tools it provides.

What I like about this program is that it is ready to use once you install it and supports almost all important audio formats, including AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, VOx, and others. The software also provides plenty of functions to cope with, from silence to copying, inserting, auto-trimming, and more.

However, if you’re looking for additional plug-ins and extended features, you’ll have to download the Premium version. The program is compatible with newer versions of Windows (7, 8, 8.1) and Mac OS X (10.4 and above). You can also download this application on your Android or iOS smartphone.

 

Audacity

This program was also rated as a good one by all its users. Despite its incredible features and numerous plug-ins, this software is completely free of charge, so you can start practicing with your favorite tunes without worrying about your finances.

The software supports the most popular audio formats such as MP3 and WAV but you’ll have to separately download an encoder to be able to use the former. The user-friendly interface and the number of available functions will definitely make this software your favorite.

You can cut and paste, reduce the volume or the background noises, as well as prepare your tracks for live recording.

The software is compatible with all PC operating systems, including Windows XP, 7, and 8, Mac OS X up to 10.10, and Linux.

 

 

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