Free, open source, cross-platform audio software
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- Code activity: the daily number of commits and merges;
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Development status: stable
Last release 2021-12-23 (3.1.3)
Type of maintenance community
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Enabling platforms None
List of dependencies None
Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Audacity is free, open source software.
Audacity is a fast multi-track audio editor and recorder for:
Windows 7 and later
Macintosh OS X 10.6 and later
Linux/Unix and other *.nix-based systems
For older versions of Audacity that support older operating systems, see https://audacityteam.org/download/#legacy.
For a fuller list of Audacity’s features please see the Features page of our Audacity website.
Supported file formats
Audacity supports several digital audio file formats with support for 24-bit and 32-bit sample formats as well as 16-bit. Supported formats include:
Sound manipulation and analysis
For sound analysis you may use the spectrogram mode or a spectrum analyzer window. Also Audacity has built-in effects and supports the following plug-ins (providing additional effects and processing):
All plug-ins except Nyquist and Vamp support real-time preview.
Advanced features include:
Recording overdubs while playing previously recorded tracks
quickly navigate the waveform to find a particular event of interest