This article provides basic comparisons for notable text editors. More feature details for text editors are available from the Category of text editor features and from the individual products' articles. This article may not be up-to-date or necessarily all-inclusive.
iMovie for iOS and iMovie for macOS are designed to work together. You can start cutting a project on your iPhone, then use AirDrop or iCloud Drive to wirelessly transfer it to your iPad. You can also send a project from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac for finishing touches like color correction and animated maps. And you can even open iMovie projects in Final Cut Pro to take advantage of professional editing tools. Time to take a bow.
Browser based DAWs could be the future of audio editing. There are several out there for music composition already and now more audio editors are appearing too. Click here to see how to master a song at home.
Easy to set up a project and start recording. It has a scrub tool which can be extremely useful! Unfortunately the basic edition does not support multi-tracking but there are some great analysis tools.
This is also the only free audio editor that I have come across that comes with a convolution reverb (a special type of digital reverb you can use to semi-accurately model any room). You have to use your own impulse files though.
RX8 will edit surround formats and lets you view the audio as a waveform or a spectrogram. It has a built in FFT and hosts AUs and VSTs. There are many forensic tools in RX8 and it also has a batch processor.
1. Two track editing, (mono and stereo).2. Red Book audio preparation and CD burning.3. AU/VST host and recorder. Hosts AUs and VSTs, (as VIs and effects), applies effects and records input and output streams.
Wavosaur has more tools and helpful calculators than most of the other editors (among which I use audacity and Ocenaudio for different matters). It has many decent though minimal real time and offline monitoring visualization and statistic rendering and gets the job done.
Last but not least, it loads up to 255 VSTs in Rack as FX-chains (with re-ordering, mute/solo function) open/save FXB/FXP which is a HUGE advantage for flexibility. It allows any kind of non destructive sound design and processing. None of the other free editors can beat this one on this aspect of edition I believe. It makes mastering tasks a breeze and super fast.
MP3 is a copyrighted, non-free compressed data format. Several open source audio editors deliberately avoid building MP3 support into their own source code because of the licensing problems this may cause. Instead they rely on the user adding 3rd party plugins/software to address support for these formats. This puts the licensing burden on the user and/or the 3rd party software (e.g. LAME or ffmpeg).
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