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Audio Editor

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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.

  • 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.
  • Plugin Support for multiple audio plugin 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 plugins.
  • 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.


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


Build instructions are available here.

Additional development resources may be found here.


Audacity is open source software licensed GPLv3. Most code files are GPLv2-or-later, with the notable exceptions being /lib-src (which contains third party libraries), as well as VST3-related code. Documentation is licensed CC-by 3.0 unless otherwise noted. Details can be found in the license file.

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