Audacity is one of the most popular audio recording and editing applications on the market and is beloved by users who do voice recording for podcasts and similar endeavors.
Mixcraft, developed by Acoustica, is a multi-track recording application with a digital audio workstation (DAW) interface. It supports various advanced audio recording, editing, special effects and burning features.
WavePad continues the NCH Software tradition of making superb multimedia applications. It’s an outstanding, intuitive voice recording program.
AV Music Morpher is a multi-tool voice recording suite that lets you record, edit, convert and burn clear audio. Despite lacking a few editing effects and missing the mark in file format and operating system compatibility, it is a solid program overall.
Logic Pro X may seem like expensive music production software, but it’s editing and production tools are comparable to those in programs that cost three times as much.
Ableton Live Intro is the entry-level version of the Ableton Live Suite. The Intro version of this music production software has the same user interface but a more limited selection of instruments and sample loop packs than the Suite and Standard versions.
FL Studio has one of the most intuitive and customizable interfaces of the music production programs we reviewed. You can detach and resize all its windows to speed up your workflow and make the tools you use most easy to access.
Mixcraft Pro Studio has the largest loop library of all the music production programs we tested. Its huge, diverse loop library; user-friendly interface; and deep editing toolbox make this a great program for producing music if you have limited experience playing musical instruments.
Cubase Elements 9.5 is more than just entry-level music production software – it’s also a comprehensive Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).
MagicScore Maestro 8 doesn't have the most visually appealing interface, and it isn't as intuitively laid out as the best programs we reviewed. Still, it's an excellent choice for music notation software.
QuickScore Elite Level II is notation software with some unique audio and MIDI editing tools. Its interface is arranged in a familiar window system that contains all the editing and note input tool palettes.
FileZigZag is a free audio converter tool that does not require you to download any software. The upside of using an online converter tool like FileZigZag, aside from it being free, is that you can use it on any computer and from anywhere you have access to the internet.
AnyMP4 Audio Converter is a unique program that has more features than your average audio converter software. In addition to using it to import and convert audio, you can extract audio from video and make some general video edits.