Software : SoX : SoX

SoX

Version
(as of 5/7/2015)
14
Platforms
LicenseOpen Source
CategoryAudio

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Convert various audio formats to other formats, such as .AU, .MP3, and .AVI
  • Apply many different effects to your audio, including filtering out noise and changing the tempo
  • Subscribe to their mailing list to discuss SoX-related topics with other users

SoX, which stands for Sound eXchange, is an open source, cross-platform digital audio editor. The program is written in standard C and features a command-line interface.

SoX is dubbed the "Swiss Army knife of sound processing programs" by some users because of its ability to convert various computer audio formats to other formats, such as .MP4, .AVI, .AAC, .VOC, .8SVX, .C01, .GSM, and .SPH. The program also gives you the ability to apply effects to the audio files, such as changing the tempo, reversing the audio, filtering out noise, swapping stereo channels, and adding an echo. To get more involved with the program, SoX provides an active community of users as you can subscribe to a SoX users mailing list to discuss SoX-related topics with other users.

Sox is a free program used by a variety of users, some that just need to convert a file from one sampling rate to another rate and others that want to apply effects to their audio. If you are comfortable working with a command line interface, SoX provides some helpful audio editing and file converting capabilities.

Supported File Types


Primary file extension

.AVI – Audio Video Interleave File

Other file extensions used by SoX 14

Supported File Types
.8SVXAmiga 8-Bit Sound File
.AACAdvanced Audio Coding File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.AMRAdaptive Multi-Rate Codec File
.AUAudio File
.AVRAudio Visual Research File
.C01Typhoon Wave Audio File
.FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec File
.GSMGlobal System for Mobile Audio File
.MP2MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MP4MPEG-4 Video File
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.SPHNIST SPHERE Audio File
.UBUnsigned Byte Audio File
.VOCCreative Labs Audio File
.VOXDialogic Voice Audio File
.WMVWindows Media Video File

Updated: May 7, 2015