Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. The interface is translated into many languages. 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, Ogg Vorbis sound files.
  • AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC), WMA, Opus and other formats supported using optional libraries.
  • Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
  • Numerous effects including change the speed, pitch or tempo of a recording.
  • Write your own plug-in effects with Nyquist.
  • And more! See the complete list of features.
Platform(s)
GNU/Linux
BSD
macOS
Windows
Software type
ALSA
JACK
PulseAudio
Software language
C++
Software features
LV2 host
VST2 host
MIDI
Audio editing
Analysis
Metering
Spectrogram
Audio FX
Conversion
License
GPL-2
Developer(s)
Audacity team

Recent releases Release Date
Audacity 3.2.0 Beta 14 Sep '22
Audacity 3.2.0 Alpha 1 30 Aug '22
Audacity 3.1.3 Beta 1 23 Nov '21
Audacity 3.1.0 Beta 14 Oct '21
Audacity 3.1.0 Beta 1 14 Oct '21
Audacity 3.0.5 29 Sep '21
Audacity 3.0.3 RC3 22 Jul '21
Audacity split-3.0.3 18 Jun '21
Audacity Dark-2.3.2x 7 May '19