Whether you’re editing the audio for podcasts, narration, or sound effects, you want something
that will allow you to make simple cuts, add transitions, and control the decibels.
1. Audacity: Windows, Mac, Linux
Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
Audacity is free, open source software.
it’s a well-made digital audio workstation (DAW) that has earned this spot at the top of the list. It’s intuitive. You can use effects like transitions, noise reduction, and even “truncate silence.”
Even though it’s a free program, Audacity still has a plethora of effects and plug-ins that are super easy to use. It has your classic reverb, delay, noise reduction, volume automation, EQ controls, pitch controls, and many more.
2. DaVinci Resolve: Windows, Mac, Linux
DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy for new users, yet powerful for professionals.
DaVinci Resolve lets you work faster and at a higher quality because you don’t have to learn multiple apps or switch software for different tasks.
The tutorial below has all the information on this awesome piece of software. It pretty much goes over every single thing you can do for your audio files within the program.
GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio right inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists.
With an intuitive, modern design, it’s easy to learn, play, record, create, and share your hits worldwide. Now you’re ready to make music like a pro.
If you’re a Mac user, GarageBand comes free with the computer. It’s used for music production and is a great and easy tool to edit any audio.
*If you own an iPhone or an iPad, GarageBand is also available entirely on-the-go! You can trim audio tracks, split them, automate the volume or use some of the effects including reverb, delay, distortion, modulation, and many more.