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.
Audacity 3.2.2 changelog:
This is a patch release for Audacity 3.2. It enables use of VST2 as realtime effects and fixes some bugs.
- #2850 VST2 effects are now realtime capable.
- Additional plugins have been added to plugins.audacityteam.org
- #3696 Improved accessibility of the meters
- #3769 Fixed a crash when editing some macro parameters
- #3792 Fixed some play commands getting stuck in play mode
- #3670 Audacity no longer quietly discards changes in realtime effects but instead asks if you want to save before quitting
- #3838 Plugin scanning now lets you skip individual plugins if scanning gets stuck on them
- #3980 Plugin scanning no longer produces "Audacity crashed" windows when a plugin fails validation,
- and no longer shows the plugins in the macOS dock during validation
- #3883 Fixed an issue with labels losing focus on macOS Ventura
- Fixed various plugin-specific issues
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