Audacity is a free audio editor that handles all well-known audio formats – MP3, Ogg / Vorbis, WAV, MIDI, AIFF. With the program you can mix, remove noise or change the playback speed of a song. It also has a built-in function for real-time sound recording. You can extend the available effects through extensions (plugins).
Audacity’s capabilities include audio recording and playback, import and export of WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and more. With it, you can edit sounds by cutting, copying and pasting (and undoing an unlimited number of operations), blending tracks and applying effects to recordings, as well as annotating important moments in the recording.
Audacity has a built-in amplitude envelope curve editor, flexible spectrogram mode and a frequency sound analysis window. Built-in effects include equalizers, bass boost, “wow”, fiberboard, noise cancellation, reverberation, pitch change without changing the speed (and vice versa) and much more. If you don’t have enough built-in effects, Ladspa and VST plug-ins and Nyquist scripts are also supported. Another convenience is the ability of the program to work with the original files, saving in the project file only the changes to save disk space.
License: Free (GPL).
Whats New in Audacity 3.0.5 Final:
3.0.2 has some simple to do but important bug fixes. The compressor effect was not working for longer selections. We were also very occasionally getting an error messages at start up of Audacity, requiring a restart of Audacity. You can read more about what we did for 3.0.2 on the New Features page of the manual.
We hope you enjoy Audacity 3.0.2. We’ve made the big move to aup3 format and Paul has untangled a lot of our code for easier future work. We’re hoping we can now start moving forward more quickly with more visible improvements with these changes done.
Download: Audacity 3.0.5 Final for Windows 32-bit (53.7 MB)
Download: Audacity 3.0.5 Final Portable for Windows 32-bit (63.7 MB)
Download: Audacity 3.0.5 Final for Windows 64-bit (54.6 MB)
Download: Audacity 3.0.5 Final Portable for Windows 64-bit (64.8 MB)
Download: Audacity 3.0.5 Final for Linux (51.1 MB)
Download: Audacity 3.0.5 Final for MacOS (65.8 MB)