Open source software is just plain great, and in the realm of audio editing, you’ll find no open source program more lauded than the popular Audacity. Truth be told, Audacity is useful for more things than simple audio editing. But the fact remains that Audacity isn’t loved by everyone. If you’re one of those people, be glad to know that there are plenty of alternatives available.
Not that there’s anything wrong with Audacity. I’ve used it on a number of occasions and it’s never given me trouble. If you’re happy with Audacity, then feel free to keep using it. If it does what you want it to do, then there’s no reason to switch away. But for those who are looking for something a little different, the following alternatives may impress you.