If you are passionate about making music and you want to put out the best and most unique sound possible then you need the best music editing software around. Music editing software has come a long way and is capable of doing some amazing things, you can take some pretty awful vocals and give it near perfect pitch. However, each audio editing solution comes with different features and at very different price points. Let’s look at some of the best tools on the market and see which one fits your needs.
This suite is created by NCH Software and it is easy to use, there are free and premium versions of the tool and you can still get some professional editing done for incredible sound. It comes with the standard features you’ll find in any audio editing software like copy, insert, silence and auto-trim. You can add effects to your work and the interface is easy to use. This software is great for blending tracks and uses all of the popular audio formats. This software is easy to learn and the premium version is less than $40. Here is what it looks like.
Audacity is an open source software suite and completely free. It still comes with professional features that you need like live recording and multi-track editing. The interface is super simple to use and it exports to all the popular formats like MP3 and WAV files. You will have to get a encoder to use MP3 files. It is easy to edit your tracks using noise and vocal reductions along with cut and paste options. Audacity can be used on a variety of platforms so you can edit absolutely anywhere. The software comes with a bunch of different sound effects that you can use too.
Audition is a professional level tool that is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. If you are already familiar with Adobe products then it will be really easy to get started with Audition. However like any of the Adobe products it offers professional level editing on a 64-bit application, lots of support but it won’t come cheap. You can get a free 30 day trial to check it out but after that you will be paying $30 per month to use the tool. It does come with multi track editing and almost any feature that you can imagine but at a price. Being part of the Adobe suite there are lots of tutorials to help you use the software and you can count on continued support and updates.