Edit audio files in Windows with these five apps

Audacity 2.0.2

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Whether you have that killer recorded presentation you need to pare down to a succinct and to-the-point minute-long sound-bite, or whether you have more ambitious goals like creating music and voiceover tracks for training videos, website material, and other content, Windows plays host to numerous audio editors that truly get the job done. Out of all of the ones I have tried up to this point, here are a few that stood out as worthy and brought music to my ears.

Five Apps

1. Audacity 2.0.2

When it comes to the open-source realm, you simply can't go wrong with Audacity. In development since 2000, this software is surprisingly powerful and robust, yet doesn't cost a measly dime to use and operate. The special effects and filters library is fairly decent, if not dicey at times from a quality perspective.

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