Audacity is a free audio editor that can record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files, and more. Use it to edit your sounds using Cut, Copy, and Paste (with unlimited Undo), mix tracks, or apply effects to your recordings. It 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, Wahwah, and Noise Removal, and it also supports VST plug-in effects.
- (OS X) Crashes when importing audio files are fixed
- (OS X) Files can now be opened using Finder "Open with", and by double-click or dragging to the Audacity icon
- (OS X) Audio Unit plug-ins are not loaded until used. This makes Audacity start faster and avoids startup crashes due to incompatible plug-ins
- (Windows) On a very few machines, the Windows WDM-KS low latency host caused Audacity 2.0.4 to hang or the computer to crash. WDM-KS has been removed from Audacity 2.0.5 while we work on safely enabling this host. WDM-KS will still be available for testi
- (Windows) Fixed a bug where Audacity would not record until the current input was reselected
- (Linux) You can now navigate through an effect or other dialog using keyboard TAB
Reviewing 2.0.4 (Sep 10, 2013)
"I, roj, have uttered a maxim and thus it is true and applies to everything I get for free and to which I did not contribute a single line of code."
@Roj: You are a mental midget. What are you some kind of friggin' Tory or BNP member? You sure speak like one you audacious wank. If you didn't contribute one iota of code to the program or donate to support the programmer, you have no expectation of ANYTHING. You didn't PAY for anything. You got something for nothing and are complaining about it! It's akin to being given a free car but complaining because it's not a Bugatti Veyron. You have debunked NOTHING. The only thing you've debunked is that you are a waste of a sperm cell. If you don't like it because it's missing features, learn programming and write the code or code an audio editor yourself, you fap slap.
As for Audacity, it's a great free program for doing basic audio editing tasks. Throw money at the developers for their hard work. Throw rocks at FAILroj.
Reviewing 2.0.3 (Jan 23, 2013)
To those who trumpted the whole "it's FREE" rubbish as if that excuses shortcomings:
FREE is not an excuse for lack of features or usability. I and anyone who uses an application has every right to expect a certain level of ease of use or functionality given that the author of the program undertook the endeavor in the first place. In short, get a grip and stop being apologists.
Now that this point is crystal clear and the "FREE so don't complain" nonsense thoroughly debunked and consigned to the dung heap where it belongs, Audacity is a very competent beginners audio editor. I would appreciate the versatility of Goldwave's mixing and cue functions and expect to see the program evolve more towards them in the future just for the sake of ease of use.
I'd give it a FOUR and a recommendation as an excellent work in progress.
Reviewing 2.0.3 RC1 (Jan 21, 2013)
I use this program all the time. Works very well, it is a must have for audio editing.
Reviewing 2.0.2 RC4 (Aug 21, 2012)
Yes the look is "retro", it's still an excellent sound editor and it's free.
Reviewing 2.0.1 (Jul 3, 2012)
Very nice program
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