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Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. Audacity is open source software licensed under GPL, version 2 or later.

  • Recording from any real or virtual audio device that is available to the host system.
  • Export / Import a wide range of audio formats, extensible with FFmpeg.
  • High quality using 32-bit float audio processing.
  • Plug-in Support for multiple audio plug-in formats, including VST, LV2, and AU.
  • Macros for chaining commands and batch processing.
  • Scripting in Python, Perl, or any other language that supports named pipes.
  • Nyquist a powerful built-in scripting language that may also be used to create plug-ins.
  • Editing multi-track editing with sample accuracy and arbitrary sample rates.
  • Accessibility for VI users.
  • Analysis and visualization tools to analyze audio or other signal data.

Getting Started

For end users, the latest Windows and macOS release version of Audacity is available from the Audacity website. Help with using Audacity is available from the Audacity Forum.

Build instructions are available here.

More information for developers is available from the Audacity Wiki.