Audacity Audio Software - Download Free Audio Editor

Audacity Audio Software - Download Free Audio Editor

Audacity is an open-source audio editor and audio recording software, available for operating systems such as Windows, macOS / OS X, and Unix. It was introduced in 1999 by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Danberg at Carnegie Mellon University and released as version 0.8 on May 28, 2000.
As of 10 October 2011, it was the 11th most popular downloaded software from SourceForge with 76.5 million downloads. Audacity won the SourceForge 2007 and 2009 Community Choice Awards for Best Project for Multimedia. The hosting was moved to FosHub in March 2015 and by May 2019 it had reached 73.3 million downloads.

Audacity Features

  • Recording — Audacity can record live audio through a microphone or mixer, or digitize recordings from other media.
  • Export / Import — Import, edit and combine sound files. Export your recordings in many different file formats, including multiple files at once.
  • Sound Quality — Supports 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit. Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality resampling and dithering.
  • Plug-ins — Support for LADSPA, LV2, Nyquist, VST, and Audio Unit effect plug-ins. Effects can be easily modified in a text editor – or you can even write your own plug-in.
  • Editing — Easy editing with Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete. Also unlimited sequential Undo (and Redo) in the session to go back any number of steps.
  • Effects — Real-time preview of LADSPA, LV2, VST, and Audio Unit (macOS) effects. Plug-in Manager handles plug-in installation and addition/removal of effects and generators from the menus.
  • Accessibility — Tracks and selections can be fully manipulated using the keyboard. Large range of keyboard shortcuts.
  • Analysis — Spectrogram view mode for visualizing and selecting frequencies. Plot Spectrum window for detailed frequency analysis. Support for Vamp analysis plug-ins.

Limitations Of Audacity

Audacity only supports 32-bit or 64-bit VST audio effects plug-ins, depending on which architecture it was built for, but not both at the same time. This tool does not support VST (VSTi) plugins.

Audacity does not natively import or export WMA, AAC, AC3 or other proprietary or restricted file formats; Rather, an optional FFmpeg library is required.

    System Requirements For Audacity

    • Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit)  — 2 GB RAM / 1 GHz Processor Speed
    • Windows 7 & Windows 8 — 1 GB RAM / 1 GHz Processor Speed 

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