There is a huge range of open source free audio software available for Linux which is both mature and feature-laden. Linux has all the tools needed to be a serious contender in music production without a user having to venture into the commercial software world. Linux is a superior platform for professional audio production: rock solid, efficient, and you don’t get fleeced for software licenses. Software that creates music can often be expensive.
Do you need to convert music files to a different audio format? Unsure of what tool is best suited for the job? To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 high quality free and open source Linux audio converters.
Here’s our verdict summarized in one of our legendary ratings chart.
Let’s explore the 9 audio converters at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|fre:ac||High quality audio converter and CD ripper|
|Flacon||Split single audio file containing an entire album into separate audio tracks|
|SoX||Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs|
|Ecasound||Software package designed for multitrack audio processing|
|SoundConverter||GNOME-powered sound conversion|
|caudec||Multiprocess audio converter supporting many formats|
|Gnac||Audio converter for GNOME|
|soundKonverter||Frontend to various audio converters|
|FFaudioConverter||Graphical audio converter and filter tool|
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