BEST AUDIO EDITING SOFTWARE | Popular Sound Editors for PC & Mac: Audacity, Adobe Audition, Fission

I got a very interesting comparison for you today about the top 10 most popular audio editing software. If you have seen my other comparisons, you know that the data usually comes from Google Trends. Now, let’s dive right into it.

Audio editing software

So, which popular sound editors are battling it out? In no particular order, here are the contenders:

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Audition
  • Sound Forge
  • WaveLab
  • WavePad
  • Wavosaur
  • Free Audio Editor
  • Fission
  • Power Sound Editor
  • AVS Audio Editor
  • Ocenaudio
  • TwistedWave
  • Hindenburg Journalist

Most popular audio editing software in 2004

Back in the day, I’m talking about the year 2004, the market share of audio editors was complete different from today. Just like any market, evolution is what forces progressive change.

Nonetheless, looking back to the history of audio editors will put things into an interesting perspective. So, here are the top 5 sound editors of 2004:

  1. Sound Forge (44%)
  2. Free Audio Editor (19%)
  3. Wavelab (14%)
  4. Audacity (10%)
  5. Adobe Audition (9%)

Best audio editor of today

Obviously, this list has changed and new audio editors have risen to the top. I won’t spoil it here, but surprise yourself by watching the whole video.

In the end, you would say that audio editors are very prone to personal preferences. So, do we have a tight battle at hand? Or will the number one spot be easily taken by a dominant force?

Which audio editing software do you use?

Personally, I sometimes use Adobe Audition alongside FL Studio for making my music. But which tool do you like to use to edit your audio? And, have you ever considered switching to a different sound editor?

Let me know by dropping your answer in a comment below. And of course, don’t forget to subscribe to Screech House for much more special music production content like this.

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