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{{ednote|'''Peter 15Dec16:''' '''CDex''' Site looks up-to-date:  "New stable version: CDex 1.81 released Fri, 04/22/2016"
*'''Steve 18Dec16:''' Sadly it appears that CDex has become closed source bundle-ware. They have removed links to their source code from their website, and only now offer an "installer" version (no Zip version) for recent releases (and their website is packed with dubious adverts). I was not able to test a download from their website as none of the download links go to an actual download, but just cycle through advert laden pages.
***'''Peter 18Dec16:''' See this [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDex#Potential_risk Wikipedia page] re CDex risk.

Revision as of 11:47, 7 September 2017

This page provides links to projects and products that are related in functionality to Audacity.

These are all Open Source projects, so the applications are all free to download and use and additionally the source code can be obtained.

Other Open Source Audio Software


SOX (Sound Exchange) is a great command-line tool for converting between different audio formats and applying certain effects.


TiMidity can turn a MIDI file into a wav file that can then be edited with Audacity. The application is Open Source. An easy to install Windows version of Timidity is available here .

You can use soundfonts from sites like Freepats  (which has Open Source sound samples and soundfonts) to customize instrument sounds in Timidity.

To create MIDI and karaoke files yourself, you can use some of the abc notation tools such as abc2midi . Other abc notation tools let you convert midi back to abc (midi2abc) or create sheet music (abcm2ps) for viewing and printing.

Note that this application was last updated in 2004, so it may no longer be being actively supported or developed.
Bulb icon TiMidity is currently required on Linux if you wish to play Note tracks (MIDI and Allegro files) with Audacity.

See: Enabling Note Track playback on Linux.


Mixx is free cross-platform digital DJ mixing software with features like automatic BPM matching and seamless looping.


Gramofile is a free tool for capturing and cleaning recordings from vinyl records.

Open Source Audio-Visual Software

  • Blender is a free, cross-platform 3D content creation suite for animations, interactive applications and video games.
  • VLC media player is a free, cross-platform media player for most audio and video files as well as DVD, Audio CD and VCD. VLC can also send, save and convert audio and video streams.
  • MediaInfo is a free, cross-platform tag and codec analyzer for audio and video files.

Video editing/capture

Other applications

See also these pages containing links to other related applications (these are not all open source and a few are non-free):