Audacity is a free, open source digital audio editor and recording application. Edit your sounds using cut, copy, and paste features (with unlimited undo functionality), mix tracks, or apply effects to your recordings. The program also has a built-in amplitude-envelope editor, a customizable spectrogram mode, and a frequency-analysis window for audio-analysis applications. Built-in effects include bass boost, wah wah, and noise removal, and the program also supports VST plug-in effects.
You can use Audacity to:
- Record live audio.
- Record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine.
- Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
- Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files.
- AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC), WMA and other formats supported using optional libraries.
- Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
- Numerous effects including change the speed or pitch of a recording.
- Write your own plug-in effects with Nyquist.
- And more! See the complete list of features.
What's new in Audacity 2.3.2:
- Audacity now includes the LAME mp3 encoder. Previously, due to now expired patents, you had to download it separately.
- There is a new ‘Select’ button in the track panel to select the whole track.
- Audacity mod-script-pipe for driving Audacity from Python now comes with Audacity and can be enabled via preferences.
Options and preferences:
- Type to Create a Label is now off by default.
- A plug-in installer for Nyquist now provides a file browser for
- selecting ‘.NY’ files to install.
See: 2.3.2 New Features for longer descriptions and links on how to use the new features.
Over 20 bugs that were in 2.3.1 fixed, including:
- Audacity 2.3.1 would crash if append-recording to a collapsed track.
- Many accessibility bugs on macOS fixed
See also: 2.3.2 Release Notes
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