Download Audio Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Realtek HD Audio Drivers

    Vista/7/8 (32 bit) 2.75

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The official drivers for High Definition Audio

    7
    2313 votes
    • PROS: Listen to audio in HD
    • CONS: Can be challenging to manage from Device Manager
  • Realtek HD Audio Drivers x64

    (Vista/7 64 bits) 2.75

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The official drivers for High Definition Audio

    7
    792 votes
    • PROS: Listen to audio in HD
    • CONS: Somewhat challenging to access and manage
  • Audacity

    2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free virtual studio for Windows computers

    7
    687 votes
    • PROS: Works with all popular audio formats, Contains all relevant filters and tools
    • CONS: Crashes occasionally, Program interface no longer appropriate
  • Realtek HD Audio Drivers

    (2000 / XP / 2003) 2.74

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The official drivers for High Definition Audio

    7
    2799 votes
    • AIMP

      4.02.1713

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An excellent audio player with handy extra tools

      8
      1057 votes
      • PROS: Nice interface design with support for skins, 18-band equalizer, Support for online radio, Full featured tag editor, Support for all popular audio formats
      • CONS: None so far
    • Audio Recorder

      Pro 3.53

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      Mac

      Go Beyond Recording with Audio Recorder

      6
      349 votes
      • PROS: Record straight to MP3., Tweak file size and quality., Record various input sources.,
      • CONS: Not a great interface design., Could have more features for the price tag.,
    • Free Alarm Clock

      4.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Set up multiple customizable alarms on Windows

      7
      773 votes
      • PROS: Attractive minimalist interface, Built-in alarm sounds, Lets you use custom audio files
      • CONS: May be too simple for some users
    • DJ Mixer Express

      5.8.3

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Mix and play songs on two turntables

      7
      4277 votes
      • PROS: Lots of functions and tools , Well laid out, easy to understand interface
      • CONS: Trial only 20mins
    • Balabolka

      2.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Excellent free text-to-speech app

      7
      132 votes
      • PROS: Excellent configuration options, Timer, File management tools, Supports a large range of file formats
      • CONS: Text-to-speech quality can vary
    • Voicemeeter

      1.0.4.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Audio Software for Professionals

      7
      159 votes
      • PROS: Supports all types of audio interfaces, Free to download and use, More powerful than other tools,
      • CONS: Can be difficult to learn,
    • Mp3tag

      2.81

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats

      7
      348 votes
      • PROS: Very quick and lightweight application, Powerful FreeDB track look-up, Built-in cutting and joining tools
      • CONS: Album look-up is sometimes inaccurate, A few small bugs reported by users
    • Virtual DJ Pro Mixer

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Mix and Remix Your Favourite Tracks For Free

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Mix and remix your favourite tracks, Features a variety of tools
      • CONS: Frequent crashes and freezing, Infrequent updates
    • MixPad Free Music Mixer

      4.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Mix Some Music with MixPad Free Music Mixer

      6
      51 votes
      • PROS: Free and easy to use, even for a beginner., Has a wide range of mixing tools.,
      • CONS: Experienced users may prefer industry standard mixing software., Full version requires payment.
    • OpenAL

      2.0.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An Open Audio Library With Amazing Positional Audio

      6
      346 votes
      • PROS: Simulating attenuation is very clever, Employing the Doppler Effect is impressive, Amazing at creating positional sound,
      • CONS: There are some proprietary programs that are better, The current version is not open source, It works on 15 operating systems but it should work on more,
    • Free Screen Recorder

      3.1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get audio and video captures from your screen

      6
      13 votes
      • PROS: Five capture modes, Some effects available
      • CONS: Lack of advanced functions, No integrated editor
    • Acid Pro

      e 7.0

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Produce Music in Style with Acid Pro

      7
      855 votes
      • PROS: Mix audio at high resolution quality., Tons of professional tools., Support many formats.
      • CONS: Beginners may not get the full value of the paid version.
    • Flip4Mac

      3.3.5

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Microsoft endorsed WMV player for Mac

      5
      184 votes
      • PROS: Plays WMV files in standalone Flip Player or QuickTime, Doesn't obscure playback with controls, Converts video and audio to other formats, Optimized for OS X 10.7+, Powerful tools for video editors working with WMV, Playback support in Office 2011 for Word and PowerPoint, Keynote can import Windows Media files through Flip4Mac , Supports video previews in Finder, Supports WMV in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Mail, Official Windows Media Player
      • CONS: Does not support Snow Leopard, Does not support screencasting, Leaves a watermark in QuickTime, Advanced features only in Pro version
    • Aimersoft Video Editor

      3.6.2

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Free and Comprehensive Video Editing Software

      6
      28 votes
      • PROS: Aimersoft Video Editor is free to download and install on a personal computer., More than 100 editing tools are provided alongside 50 special effects.,
      • CONS: Modern operating systems are not supported by this bundle., There is no version currently available for smartphone users.
    • Free Any Photo Recovery

      5.1.8.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free software for photo and audio recovery

      9
      206 votes
      • PROS: Recovers all sorts of files, Works with any device, Simple to use,
      • CONS: Recovering files is not free, Finds files for free,
    • Apowersoft Screen Recorder

      3.0.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Schedule screen recordings

      6
      939 votes
      • PROS: Record entire screen or regions , Schedule recordings and shutdown times, Can capture computer or microphone audio
      • CONS: Links appear in the middle of menus and toolbars
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    14.02.171310577.7Windows
    2(2000 / XP / 2003) 2.7427996.9Windows
    3Vista/7/8 (32 bit) 2.7523136.6Windows
    45.8.342776.6Windows
    53.0.69395.9Windows