May 2, 2024 - Audacity Development Team Open Source

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Audacity is freeware as well as a powerful tool for creating good audio through recording and editing multiple audio files. The tool works as an open-source and cross-platform that easily records live audio with the help of a microphone. You can easily import audio files, mix them for creating a new recording and export them to different common formats.  The editing style of the tool is no doubt old fashion but is very sharp and skilled. The software enables you to play, edit, organize and convert formats, playback all popular audio formats as well as record CDs, podcasts, and a lot more.

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Audacity for PC Main Features

Easy-to-use Interface

The pleasant and versatile interface with a customized theme in dark and light modes offers a menu bar, different buttons, and a pane for viewing the uploaded file. You can easily cut, copy, paste and join the sounds together by applying filters and effects. The tool offers a Quick Help Guide, a full Manual, a Wiki, and user Forums for getting information through asking questions from other users. Audacity offers multiple audio editing tools such as Ableton, GarageBand, and WavePad serve you without any cost, but you have to purchase some Pro tools like CakeWalk, FLStudio, Logic Pro, and Reaper. 

Compatible with Windows

With vary compatibility with all types of devices, the app has special compatibility with all types of Windows———-Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP are mainly operating systems to run the app very smoothly and reliably. In addition, it requires a 32-bit and 64-bit setup.

Support Multiple Audio Formats

Use all popular audio formats such as MP3, WMA, AC3, FLAC, and AIFF for editing and recording sounds. The high-quality conversions; 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit along with convenient commands simply applicable. Manipulating tracks is possible with keyboard shortcuts. You can also use some plug-ins such as MP4, M4A, and AC3 for supporting additional file formats. 

Addition of Effects

The great variety of effects includes Amplify, Auto Duck, Compressor, Hard Limiter, Leveler, and much more. The addition of your own voice right from the app into an existing recording is possible with Audacity. You can create a perfect high-quality recording by removing hissing, humming, and other disrupting noises. 

Free of Cost 

The Audacity with freeware license is available for Windows 32-bit as well as the 64-bit operating system of a laptop and PC without limits and is presented for all software users as a free download. It is belonging to the audio editor category.

Multiple Editing Tools

A large variety of editing features such as cut, trim, merge, copy, paste, and a lot of others help you to create a unique and attractive recording. The undo and redo history easily correct flaws. The editing tools enable you to import, process, and export WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AU, and OGG files. Additionally, the “Draw” feature helps you to alter personal sample points. “Auto Duck” is another wonderful feature for lowering the volume on a specific track during another track is played. You can also use the Auto Duck tool for podcast recording which enables you to run live audio with the background score. 

Time Toolbar

Select the time off from the toolbar, especially for the users who record themselves playing an audio instrument. You can ‘undock’ the toolbar from the downside of the screen. Compared to other sound recorders, Audacity offers a clear interface including all buttons such as play, pause, back, forward, record, and stop in the large-sized icons. It is easy to rewind the track, play with controlled volume, trim silence, the setting of the trimmer, and much more. 


Support Plug-ins and Microphone

Use the option of microphone and playback from PC for recording. The high-quality audio and sample rates have a capacity of 192,000 Hz. Auto-checking of volume through level meters can discover mistakes. Enhance performance by adding plug-ins such as integration of tools with other apps enabling you to add new effects. The tool lets you complete different projects such as the creation of podcasts, sound recordings, and much more. 

Malware Free

100% secure and safe program which saves your system from any spyware, viruses, as well as any type of malware.

View Audio Mode

The view Audio mode enables the user to view both waveforms as well as spectrogram simultaneously. Go to the left of the wave, click the down-pointing triangle on the side of the track name, a drop-down menu will be open, select the multi-view mode from the menu. If you like a dark theme, it can also be selected from your preferences. 

Main Features

  • A complete suite, along with useful utilities
  • Easy-to-use Interface
  • Compatible with Windows
  • Support Multiple Audio Formats
  • Addition of Effects
  • Free of Cost 
  • Multiple Editing Tools
  • Time Toolbar
  • Support Plug-ins and Microphone
  • Malware Free
  • View Audio Mode
App NameAudacity
AuthorAudacity Development Team
Latest Version3.5.1
UpdateMay 2, 2024
Size(15.34 MB)
LicenseOpen Source
RequirementsWindows (7/10/11)
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