Audacity 2.1.2


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
  • And more!

Audacity 2.1.2 changes:



  • Noise Reduction defaults changed.


  • We’ve made several improvements to the spectrogram view of tracks which are particularly valuable for vocal work.
  • New option ‘Spectral Reassignment’. This algorithm deduces a ‘finer’ spectrogram for vocal work.
  • Four new Spectrogram scales.
  • Improvement to the Pitch (EAC) algorithm – cleaner (sharper) display.
  • Spectrogram Settings are now available per-track.

Other Changes

  • Upgraded from wxWidgets 2.8.12 to wxWidgets 3.0.2.
  • Restructuring of the Preferences Menu
  • Restructuring of the Track Dropdown Menu (for the Spectrograms)
  • The Noise Reduction "Frequency smoothing" default has been increased to 3 to help avoid metallic artifacts. Resetting Preferences or deleting audacity.cfg will set the new default.
  • (Windows) The location of Audacity's work-in-progress folder has been changed, to avoid problems where certain disk cleaners treated them as deletable temporary files.

Bug Fixes

  • Crashes on reading very large .wav and .mp2 files have been fixed.


  • Mac OS X

Download page: Audacity 2.1.2 | Open Source
View: Audacity Home Page

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