Top 4 Free Audio Editing Software For Podcasts

Your podcast won’t be complete without the right audio editing software. In this post, I share the top tools you can use to edit your podcast episodes so they sound professional. These applications can also be used to edit audio for audiobooks, audio downloads, and more.

Top 4 Free Audio Editing Software For Podcasts

1. Audacity

Runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems.
Audacity is one of the most recognizable names in the audio editing world. And it’s for good reason, too. The software is free, open-source, and can run on multiple platforms.

While there’s a bit of a learning curve involved and it doesn’t look as pretty as many high-end options, Audacity will get the job done. You can record and edit your entire show in this software, and you’ll end up with audio some people will never think was edited on free software!

2. Ocenaudio

Runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems.

Ocenaudio is another free, open-source, and multi-platform audio editing software. However, the difference lies in that Ocenaudio is geared toward users who aren’t all that technically inclined.

Admittedly, Audacity can be intimidating with the number of features jampacked into the software. For those averse to complex-looking interfaces, Ocenaudio may be a better choice for you. Another benefit of using Ocenaudio is that it promises to efficiently handle large files thanks to its advanced memory management system.

3. Garage Band

Runs on the MacOS.

If you’ve got a Mac, as I do, then there’s no need to download the cross-platform software Audacity or Ocenaudio. You can simply download Garage Band if it’s not already pre-installed on your Mac. This software has a ton of features included, and to top it off, the interface looks really sleek and sexy (which is typical for Mac products).

Garage Band is designed to be newbie-friendly, so the whole system is pretty intuitive. If you’re not sure about some functions, there are tons of videos on YouTube that can help you out. The main reason I don’t use it is that I learned Audacity first and don’t see a reason for switching.

4. WavePad

Runs on Windows and MacOS.

WavePad is a full-featured editor that runs on both Windows and Mac. If you want to check out how this program works, you can download the free version to try it out. Note, however, that the free version is for non-commercial use only. So, if you’re planning to monetize your podcast, then you should upgrade to the premium version. Paying for premium will give you access to additional effects and even more awesome features!

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Carma Spence, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Superpowers and turning their knowledge and interests into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

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