Free Audio Editing Software Part II


For Part I of this series, I featured several free audio editors or free audio editing software for different operating systems. Now, I’ll be featuring audio editors exclusively for computers running Windows.

Audioblast
Audioblast is a program to edit sounds (WAV or MP3). It has all the basic edit functions, but also some special functions that you won’t find in other sound editors. Cool effects: soften, alien, satellite, creaking, shrink. Other features include adding echo, changing the volume and reversing the sound. It also lets you convert your message to Morse.
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Asia 2.12
ASIA 2.12 is the digital audio software you’ve been waiting for. It’s very easy to learn and offers the professional user top-quality digital effects. ASIA 2.1 is the professional’s choice for editing and producing .wav files. It’s ideal for games, video films, multimedia applications and, of course, web pages.
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Encounter 2003
Encounter2003 Release 4.1 is the first and only fully multithreaded sound editor in the Windows world today. Load files and work on files while other filters are still running in the background. Encounter2003 also features the EncounterExtension plug-in architecture, which works similarly to plug-in architectures that are know in the graphic world for years. Encounter2003 can add functionality directly via it’s web plug-in.
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QuickAudio
QuickScore Elite is comprehensive, integrated software for music composition, incorporating notation, arranging, MIDI and audio sequencing and recording. Create publication-quality scores, musical content for the desktop and world wide web, audio CDs, MP3s and soundtracks for film, video and games.
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ModuLoop
Moduloop is a standalone sound mangling/manipulation tool made using MAX/MSP, specifically geared towards users of drum loops – there is, however, no limitation as to what grooves you decide to moduloop! You can import any wav or aiff file, although the program works best on predefined loops of audio, as it syncs the BPM of the loops to the modulation matrix.
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Soliton II
Soliton II is a simple and easy to use editor that lets you record and edit wav files. Soliton lets you view spectrums, change sample rates, amplitude and resolution. It also lets you apply common filters and effects like fade, echo, delay, normalize, signal generation and wall transmission simulation.
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SoundEditor
SoundEditor is a free sound editor used to edit, filter and modify sound files. It is an Open Source freeware program with no limitation of usage or distribution. Our aim is to meet or surpass current software standards. SoundEditor is constantly evolving.
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SoundEngine Free
SoundEngine is used for creating and editing music, processing sound effects, recording and creating podcasts, and creating melody signaling an incoming call. SoundEngine is the best tool for personal use, because it enables you to easily edit a wave data while it has many functions required for a mastering process.
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Tiny Wave Editor
Tiny Wave Editor is a fast and simple WAV/AIFF editor which features basic editing tools and SCSI sample transfer for Yamaha A3000, EX series and CBXD5 devices. It allows easy manipulation of sample data to and from the devices themselves using SCSI transfers.
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Wavosaur
Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert. Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing.
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X-Razor
X-Razor is a solution for processing, mangling, creating, reverse engineering, decimating, and reconstructing drum and percussive loops. XRAZOR adds a whole bunch of new and useful functionality to the set of features found in previously released beat manipulation programs.
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ZS-1 Amen
ZS-1 Amen is a very easy to use basic loop arranger. Amen has been designed so simplify the process of rearranging waveforms. Amen is specially useful for arranging ‘Drum and Base’ style rhythms. The program features onset location and sequencing as well as sequence generation.
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Feel free to leave a comment regarding any errors, corrections or if you know of any other free audio editing programs exclusively for Windows.

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7 Comments

  1. lee

    April 26, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    Hi
    I wanted to know if there r others like audacity that are free thanks

  2. JP Habaradas

    May 15, 2007 at 11:55 AM

    @bluepanjeet – You have more experience with audio editing than me. I rarely do any audio editing except when I cut mp3s or wav files and make the size smaller for my cellphone. Hehe :D

    @K – You guys know more about audio editing than I do! Hehe..your comment was considered spam coz of the link you inserted. :)

  3. K

    May 15, 2007 at 9:16 AM

    Ouch, I think my comment was caught by the Akismet spam.

  4. K

    May 15, 2007 at 9:15 AM

    Agree with Ade, Audacity is one of the best audio recorder. I'm using the easy recording (when I use online karaoke recording hehe) available for Mac OS "Audio Recorder". It's a scriptable application that records audio from any default input device and saves it directly to an AIFF, Apple Lossless (M4A and MOV), MP3, MP4 (M4A and MOV), or WAV file. There are a lot to download from Mac actually.

  5. bluepanjeet

    May 15, 2007 at 4:38 AM

    I use nero wave editor and audacity. they are also great in editing and converting mp3s, wav and wma plus with audacity, you can actually record any podcast straight into your pc with the same clarity and quality of the original sound. the trick is, you have to moderate the decibel coming from the original source. then record it. I always record podcasts for my personal pleasure. :)

  6. JP Habaradas

    May 14, 2007 at 1:40 AM

    @ade – Ei, long time no see! Hehe :D

    No I didn't forget everyone's favorite. I already featured it in Free Audio Editing Software Part I.

  7. ade

    May 14, 2007 at 12:48 AM

    You forgot everyone's favorite: Audacity.

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