Audacity is a popular, free and powerful audio editing software that has been available for years. With the app you can easily import, mix and combine audio files.
However, Audacity is not available for Android users. Not only that, but edits you make are usually destructive, meaning they are written permanently to the original audio file, so it’s impossible to recover after making mistakes. It’s no wonder that Audacity is the best choice for people who just want fast, dirty audio work.
Here’s a rundown of the capable Audacity alternatives for Android to help you do all your basic and advanced editing on the go.
Best Audacity Alternatives for Android
WavePad is a free and full featured Audacity for Android alternative with professional audio editing capabilities† The app supports a wide range of effects, bookmarks, batch processing, compression, Audio Unit plugins, scrubbing and spectral analysis.
You can create and edit sound recordings, including music and speech, duplicate sections of recordings, and add echo or effects such as noise reduction and amplification.
WavePad has a simple user interface and allows you to share your final edited audio with family or friends.
In addition, the app offers features such as a voice changer and text-to-speech (speech synthesis), which is ideal if you are working on audio that requires multiple voice types. Video editors can also edit the audio in their videos in WavePad without separating the audio from the video first with another tool.
The app is free for personal use, but you can purchase the premium version if you want to use it for commercial purposes.
MixPad is a free, easy-to-use mixer studio with professional recording and mixing features that you can use to create your music, mix songs or record podcasts underway.
The app works like a digital mixing console where you can mix, pan, fade and adjust the volume your own music, vocal and audio tracks.
Like Audacity, MixPad is packed with audio effects, including reverb, compression, and EQ, plus royalty-free sound effects and a music library with many clips to use in your productions.
You can mix an unlimited number of vocal, music and audio tracks, save them in popular file formats like MP3, split, trim and copy tracks. The app supports sample rates from 6 kHz to 96 kHz and ASIO for sample-accurate recording.
Moreover, you can use the Beat Designer to create your own beats, export all popular bit depths and upload them to cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox and SoundCloud†
Music Maker Jam is a simple beat making app that is easy to use no matter what level you are as a music maker. The app allows you to create or remix beats or tracks for any music genre so you can unleash your musical skills and creativity.
Powerful features include over 300 mix packs with over 500,000 loops to create your own music style, and the ability to record your tracks on the 8-channel mixer.
You can also arrange song parts, change harmonies and tempo, or play with real-time effects such as delay, stutter, or reverb. You can also remix tracks by shaking your Android device, record your vocals and mix them into your beats, and share songs on social media networks such as Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud or TikTok†
If you just want to get through some audio editing or mixing tasks, the Lexis Audio Editor is worth considering. While the app isn’t as powerful as Audacity or other alternatives listed here, it will still get the job done if you want to quickly split something before saving or sharing it with others.
Some of the basic functions that you will find in the app include a recorder, player, cut, copy, paste, delete, trim, insert silence, fade in, fade out, noise reduction and normalization. You can also record or import an audio file in an existing file, change the speed, tempo or pitch and mix the current file with another file.
The app supports mainstream audio formats such as MP3, flac, aac, m4a, wma, and wav, as well as video formats such as MP4, 3g2, and 3gp. A trial version is available with all features except save to MP3, which you can only access in the paid version.
5. music editor
The Music Editor app is a free Audacity alternative for Android with a feature-packed audio editor.
You can merge two songs into one, adjust volume levels, compress audio by changing the bit rate, sample rate and channel. In addition, you can omit certain parts of the music and set it as your device’s alarm tone, ringtoneor notification tone.
The app also allows you to convert your music to various formats, such as AAC to MP3, MP3 to WAV, or M4A to MP3 and so on. If you need to split audio into two parts, there is an audio split function for that, and all your processed files will be listed under the My Creations section.
Music Editor allows you to mute part of the audio, edit the audio speed to move forward or slow down, reverse the audio to play it backward, and edit meta tags such as album, title, year, composer and cover.
The Audio MP3 Cutter Mix Converter and Ringtone Maker is a powerful and complete app with the features you need in an audio editor.
The app allows you to trim, mix or merge audio files, change metadata fields such as the name of an artist’s music album or cover art, and convert from one format to another.
You can also set trimmed audio as a ringtone, alarm or notification tone, create remixes with two songs in the same or different format, adjust the volume in your mashups, and easily access your music creations.
The app also allows you to record speech or music and then share your creations on social platforms including Facebook or WhatsApp. The app has no audio compressor and is ad-supported.
Record, edit and share audio on the go
Every Audacity alternative for Android we’ve picked here has a full set of basic editing buttons, which is the life of audio manipulation. You should be able to use any of these six apps to perform simple operations, but your final decision will depend on the task at hand and your level of expertise.
What is your favorite Audacity alternative for Android? Tell us in the comments.