Thought audio editing was something you had to do on a laptop or PC? It definitely was. But nowadays, you don’t have to look hard to find some sophisticated audio editing apps. If you’re someone that does audio editing for work or pleasure, and you would benefit from being able to do it on the go, check out these great phone apps – all available on Android! A number of these also support other operating systems. There’s an audio editing app available for everyone – from the beginner to the dabbler, the aspiring musician or DJ, and the professional. And, not just that – there’s an app available for every price range! A large portion of the apps listed here are available for free, with ads. Some offer the ability to pay for the ‘premium version’ which would remove the apps, while others have a fee for purchase, but come with extensive features and tools.
1. Lexis Audio Editor
This is being hailed as ‘Audacity in an app’! Currently available as both a trial version and a full paid version, this app gives you the ability to create new audio files or edit existing ones. You can save audio files in a wide range of formats: WAV, M4A, FLAC, AAC, and WMA. The paid version also allows you to save files in MP3 format. For those of you that are starting to dip your toes into the world of audio editing and don’t want to pay for an all-singing, all-dancing app, this could be a great one to begin with.
On the Google Play Store, this was featured in the 20 best paid-for apps in the music category, not a meager accolade by any means. This app certainly has a fairly substantial price tag given how affordable or free most apps are nowadays, but it comes with a range of features and options that justify it. Audio files can be saved as any one of 30 formats, and you can make and store audio recordings within the app itself. You also have the ability to remove background noises and remove the vocal track from an audio recording. Additionally, if you’re willing to pay a little extra, you’ll be able to add a feature to that app that will automatically create a text file, converting any speech in an audio file. It can also translate that text into more than 40 languages! For experienced, professional audio editors in need of advanced tools, this could be the one for you.
3. FL Studio Mobile
For those of you that are looking for some great audio editing tools, but also want flexibility with creating music files too, this app could have what you’re looking for. FL Studio Mobile is a ‘digital audio workstation’, meaning you are able to create music tracks by using or ‘playing’ instruments embedded in the app, such as on a piano roll, keyboard, and drum pad. To fill out those tracks, you’re also able to add in over 130 sampled instruments. Once you’ve got your track laid down, the app enables you to edit tracks you’ve created in the app or uploaded to it, add in reverb, echo, play around with the equalizer and resonance. Within your track, you can also increase or decrease the volume of each instrument. And, while the app doesn’t allow for the importing of samples, the developers have announced plans to include that in future versions, so stay tuned!
4. Music Editor (Smart Mobile Tools)
For budding musicians and DJs, this free (with adverts and in-app purchase) app is ready to help you with those compositions and mixes. With classic features such as audio file cutting, making creating ringtones easy, and the ability to merge two or more MP3 files into a single song together, this free app packs a punch. It can also convert files to a large number of formats and has an in-built music player and MP3 recorder. And, if those adverts are getting in the way of your creative flow, there’s always the option to shell out for the premium version too. As well as getting rid of those pesky adverts, you’ll have access to additional features like reversing audio files, changing the speed, audio file splitting and converting video files to audio ones.
5. Audio Cutter Merger Joiner & Mixer (Android Rock)
This free (with ads) app has been praised for it’s easy to use interface. The Audio Cutter Merger Joiner & Mixer is perfect for those that want to personalize their phone notification sounds and ringtones or assign a different ringtone for the special person in your life or that joker friend of yours. This app enables you to edit, cut, join and save audio files, and also to set your newly personalized ringtones to a particular contact, or set it as your default. You can also set an audio file tas your notification sound within the app too! A special feature of this app that sets it apart from the others in this list is the option to convert video files from MP3 to M4A. In spite of offering these technical audio editing tools, users of this app have commended its simplicity and ease of use. So if you’re new to editing audio files and want to get started, but also want access to a range of advanced editing tools, this one could be the right one for you!
6. WavePad Audio Editor Free (NCH Software)
Alongside a swathe of recommendations for this app was the suggestion that you get your loved one to make a voice recording through it, and then use the image of the WAV as a novel tattoo idea! Just one of the many uses for this app! Despite being free, the tools available with the WavePad app place it firmly in the camp of innovative applications for professional use. As well as being able to make recordings, edit audio files, add sound effects and remove background noise, you can also use the auto-trim editing feature and edit multiple file formats.