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Audacity v3.2.0 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Sep 2022
  • 26MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Sep 2022
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Audacity is a multi-track sound recorder and editor with support for most audio formats and sophisticated effects such as noise removal and studio reverb. Users can record live audio, compress or convert file types, as well as cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.

Cross platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Alternatively, Audacity Portable and X-Audacity are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty folder and name it Portable Settings in the same directory
  3. Launch Audacity.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Wavosaur
What's new? See:https://github.com/audacity/audacity/releases/tag/Audacity-3.2.0
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anon2219 on 2021-12-29 23:12

My understanding is that data collection concerns can be disabled: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/1213#issuecomment-892556317

Ultra7ven on 2021-12-31 13:06

After years of not being able to just drop-in a recent version of ffmpeg in Audacity's application folder, you can finally just do that.

Tried on recent version Audacity_x64 with ffmpeg_x64 (needs the shared builds) and it works! Just have to update location folder of ffmpeg on main gui.

Audacity-win-3.1.3-64bit.zip

ffmpeg-4.4.1-full_build-shared.7z https://www.gyan.dev/ffmpeg/builds/

[ Audacity ]
[ ffmpeg ]
avcodec-58.dll
avdevice-58.dll
avfilter-7.dll
avformat-58.dll
avutil-56.dll
ffmpeg.exe
ffplay.exe
ffprobe.exe
postproc-55.dll
swresample-3.dll
swscale-5.dll
[ help ]
[ Languages ]
[ modules ]
[ nyquist ]
[ plug-ins ]
Audacity.exe
.
.
.

NB: on the portableapps version I replaced the old ffmpeg binaries with new versions, and it works too.

freakazoid on 2021-12-31 16:28

@Ultra7ven - I have a forum post written up about how to set ffmpeg as a portable relative path: https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=101359#p101359

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ocenaudio v3.11.12

Special on 24 May 2022

ocenaudio is a fast and easy audio editor and recorder that supports most audio formats. It includes a variety of audio edit tools and effects as well as VST plug-ins support, real-time preview of effects, multi-selection for delicate editions, efficient editing of large files, spectrogram and more.

ocenaudio is a cross-platform program available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. It creates an empty folder in AppData.
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ocenaudio.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new? See: https://www.ocenaudio.com/changelog
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Midas on 2019-10-14 09:36

@Fire The Fox: Have you submitted it to V!rusTotal to substantiate you allegation?

Antiv!rus false positives are overly common and Norton isn't exempt from them. Without having tested it, I doubt a proven reliable (multi-platform) software like Ocenaudio has all of a sudden become a source of malware.

Until then, please keep your recommendations to yourself as they amount to little more than public slander.

Midas on 2019-10-14 09:41

On a side note, I had to disguise my reply because it fell foul of the site's banned word list while Fire The Fox accusation of Ocenaudio sailed through by using plurals...

webfork on 2019-10-15 22:48

@Fox: You might want to run files you test through VirusTotal before posting. I rechecked both 32 and 64 bit and both are safe.

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BatchEncoder v5.1

webfork on 16 May 2022
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by giulia

BatchEncoder is a fast, highly configurable conversion tool for a wide array of audio formats. The program can compress or decompress audio using "lossy" formats (like MP3) or "lossless," meaning a perfect copy of the original.

Note that the program is a front-end interface for a variety of tools that the software downloads automatically for you, and then runs them in the background based on the set configuration.

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Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: MIT
How to extract: Download the 32 or 64 ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch BatchEncoder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LameXP
fre:ac

Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.11

webfork on 29 Jan 2021
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV, ALAC, WavPack, AIFF; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM and OGV.

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding, which is faster but may result in a format that some devices can't read. The program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users, but you can also customize audio encoding and output parameters.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AudioExtractor.exe or AudioExtractor64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and styles.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, Free Audio Extractor
What's new? See:
https://pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/#changelog
Latest comments
bitcoin on 2018-02-28 12:02

nice program, i use all the time

should be a pause button and also if the program is minimized the popup screen wont close when finished, have to close the entire program. other than that excellent

bitcoin on 2019-11-04 11:58

forum topic goes to the wrong thread

webfork on 2019-11-04 21:45

@bitcoin - fixed forum link, good catch

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Wavosaur v1.7.0.0

billon on 27 Jul 2020
  • 770KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2020
  • Suggested by NewKreation

Wavosaur is a fast and easy multi-audiowave file editor created for editing audio clips, sound design, mastering, managing and recording. The program is compatible with VSTs and capable of using them in real time to listen to effects-processed audio. It can also monitor audio ports and is MIDI-controllable.

Features include ASIO support, import (MP3, aiff, raw binary, au/snd, ADPCM and so on), MP3 export, statistic/analysis tools (2D/3D spectrum, real time oscilloscope), process tools (resample, bit-depth convert 8, 16, 24, 32 bits, pitch shift, vocal removal, etc.), batch processing and more.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Wavosaur.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Audacity
What's new? See:
https://www.wavosaur.com/history.php
Latest comments
zorro on 2020-03-21 07:25

The update to 1.4.0.0 applies only for the x86-version - interestingly the x64-version remains at 1.3.0.0 (last update 06.12.2016!)

freakazoid on 2020-03-21 18:15

@zorro - Looks like the Wavosaur team updated the x64 version after you mentioned it :)

fcomer on 2022-07-16 20:39

Great software! The real time effects support is what sets it apart from Audacity. I wish it was open source though...

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wxMP3gain Portable v4.0

billon on 15 Nov 2019
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Nov 2019
  • Suggested by joe

MP3Gain is an audio normalization software that helps minimize audio changes from file to file, especially very loud to very quiet. The program analyzes MP3 files and changes the volume without re-encoding or modifying quality. Batch operations are available and changes can be reversed.

wxMP3gain is a cross platform front-end for the MP3gain tool and wxMP3gain Portable version is a container format to help manage settings.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch wxMP3gainPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
https://github.com/cfgnunes/wxmp3gain/blob/master/docs/CHANGELOG
Latest comments
PAFuser on 2017-10-05 16:28

Also, available from programmer's website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wxmp3gain/files/3.7/. On web site it is under: "browse all files". "3.7". wxmp3gain-v3.7-win32-portable.zip. Have not checked for stealth, etc. Seems to work the same as PortableApps.com version. Both version will work at the same time.

JohnTHaller on 2017-10-05 16:45

The 'portable' version from the programmer stores settings in the registry.

Midas on 2017-10-06 11:25

Always good to know... :)

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Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch Portable v2.2-2 Rev 2

billon on 19 Feb 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Nov 2014
  • Suggested by Emka

Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch is a program for modifying audio, although its most noted feature is stretching. The program includes the capability for (8x, 50x etc.) sound stretching, as well "spectral smoothing" the sounds to escape the audio artifacts common in other audio editors when dramatically slowing audio. Includes many post-processing effects including filters, pitch/frequency shifters and more. The program imports WAV, OGG and MP3 files and can export to WAV or OGG.

The program can be used as an audio toy or in creating ambient or "screw"-style music.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL v2
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch PaulStretchPortable.exe.
What's new? See:
http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/
Latest comments
dmg on 2010-10-21 07:43

Very nice! The controls are a bit confusing, but if you play around with it the results can be astounding.

Checker on 2010-10-21 07:50

For a little help go to: http://hypermammut.sourceforge.net/paulstretch/

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The Levelator v2.1.1

webfork on 16 Jun 2022
  • 24MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Feb 2010
  • Suggested by freakazoid

The Levelator is an easy-to-use audio optimization tool that fixes volume inconsistencies for WAV or AIFF files. Developed specifically for podcast voice and music recordings, it ensures a consistent volume level using both gain optimization and RMS normalization.

Works via drag-and-drop and supports batch operations (dragging multiple files). Clients available for Linux and OSX.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch levelator.exe
What's new?
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-02-26 23:38

Great program. Using it more and more for various voice audio recordings.

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Milkytracker v0.90.86

webfork on 15 Oct 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Nov 2013
  • Suggested by Kmuland

Milkytracker is a cross-platform tracking software based on Fasttracker 2 for creating and playing music. It supports the module music formats including 669, AMS, AMF, CBA, DIGI, DSM, FAR, GDM, IMF, MOD, MDL, MTM, MXM, OKT, PLM, PSM, PTM, S3M, STM, ULT, UNI and XM.

Exports to XM, MOD and WAV formats and comes with a built-in sample editor.

Note that although development is ongoing, the Windows version has not been updated since 2013.

Category:
Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL (donate)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MilkyTracker.exe.
What's new? New:
  • Unsafe notes now shown in red when "PT 3 octave limit" option enabled.
  • Haiku port.
  • Additional FT2 shortcuts.
  • Android port.
  • Jack driver now connects to first available physical device.
  • MilkyTracker source code now hosted on GitHub.
Bugs Fixed:
  • Loss of data when using 'backward' sample filter.
  • Warning displayed when exporting .mod files with samples over 64k.
  • Default panning settings applied when adding channels.
  • One-shot looping now works correctly.
  • First 2 bytes of samples cleared to zero when exporting to MOD (Amiga compatibility).
  • FT2 weirdness emulated when using the arpreggio command.
  • In live mode, don't switch from pattern to song play when selecting a new pattern from the order list.
  • Check config file is open for writing before attempting to save to it.
  • Don't assume BACKUPxx.XM has been saved.
  • Crash when storing colour presets.
  • Segfault when loading XMs with zero-length loop.
  • Emulate FT2 behaviour for arpregios when speed>18.
  • Able to load some non-standard S3M files.
  • Incorrect sample format assumptions in IT loader.
  • Various build warnings and errors.
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Kmuland on 2006-10-16 13:31

New versions available at www.milkytracker.net with new features, and bugfixes

Program continue working portable as usual ;)

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MP3 Quality Modifier v2.53

Andrew Lee on 2 Jun 2021
  • 945KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Jun 2013
  • Suggested by trpplayer79

MP3 Quality Modifier lets you change the bitrate of your MP3 music collection so that the filesize can be dramatically reduced while retaining the ID3 tags. It supports advanced options like presets, downsampling, variable bit-rate, changing the used channels, etc.

Some users have contributed to an available forum thread with recommended settings.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch using MP3QualityModifier.exe -portable.
What's new?
  • Changes: Fixed wrong handling of slightly corrupt or very small MP3 files.
  • Improved the detection of processing problems.
  • Added a confirmation question for the shutdown option at the progress window.
Latest comments
rodger123 on 2012-09-20 22:18

Midas you are correct however I burned the same CD at 128 and 192 and could not hear any difference-I have a 2 CD drive player on my home system and could not tell which was which.

DarkShadow on 2013-12-31 19:49

Check links !

Cornflower on 2020-10-30 15:14

I found the web page archived on the [Wayback Machine](https://web.archive.org/web/20180618114039/http://www.inspire-soft.net/software/mp3-quality-modifier)

and a valid download link [here](https://web.archive.org/web/20180618114039/http://www.inspire-soft.net/data/mp3-quality-modifier.zip)

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