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     Audacity is a free program for recording sound from a microphone or line input, digitize analog recordings (cassettes or LPs), as well as the processing of music in formats OGG Vorbis, MP3 and WAV.

     License: Open Source (Free)
    Platform: Windows, Mac OS X
    Latest version: 2.1.2 2.1.2
    File size: 25.3 MB - 33.1 MB
    Language: English, Deutsch and others
    Author / Product: The Audacity Team / Audacity
    Updated: August 28, 2016
    Before you free download Audacity for your PC, we are advising to learn its features and see what's new in the latest version.

    Program overview

     Audacity is a software for processing audio files, won first place among the free programs in the same area. The program is intended for common users and for professionals. The arsenal of the program includes a variety of functions and filters for processing music.

     ATTENTION! In order to save the processed music in MP3 format on a computer with Windows OS, you should load LAME MP3 encoder, and decompress the file lame_enc.dll anywhere on the local disk. When you first save MP3 music, program will prompt to specify the path to the file.

    System requirements

    • Operating System: Windows 10 / Windows 8 (8.1) / Windows 7 / Vista / Windows XP (32-bit or 64-bit) | Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
    • RAM: 1 GB or above.
    • Processor: 1 GHz or above.

    Features of the program

     Supported formats
    • Import / export of audio files in the following formats: WAV, AAC, WMA, AMR, AC3, AIFF, AU, MP3, MP2, OGG Vorbis.
      Recording and Playback
    • Record sound from microphone or line input.
    • Record streaming audio, if you have several sound cards.
    • Play the audio track during recording.
    • Simultaneous playback of multiple audio tracks.
    • Continuously customization of volume during recording.
    • Convert audio from cassettes and LPs into tracks by searching pauses.
    • Support timer. You can specify the start and end of the record.

     Music Processing

    • Support of standard operations on audio fragments: copying, pasting, cutting, and pasting multiple audio tracks. If desired, during editing, you can cancel the current action to go back to the previous state.
    • Support of 12-band equalizer to change the tone of the sound.
    • The use of special effects and sounds. For example, you can enhance the bass, add echo, normalize or invert of sound, change the sample rate, normalized signals, add the effects of fading in / sound attenuation,  change of pace, turn on repeat mode, etc.
    • Change the speed of sound playback, saving the tone.
    • Find and remove noise, hiss, crackling, clicks and other defects, that will significantly improve the sound quality.
    • Sort tracks by title.

     Information and notices

    • Presentation of detailed information about the audio tracks and devices.
    • Support of the log file.
    Connecting of the additional modules
    • Support of Module VST, PortMixer, SoundTouch and LADSPA. If you wish, you can create your own modules in the language of Nyquist.


    • Scaling of sound fragments.
    • Support of "hot" keys.
    • Plotting spectrum. This feature analyzes the frequency.
    • Capture screen shots.

    What's new in the latest versions?

    Audacity 2.1.2 for Windows

    • The settings as default are changed in order to reduce the noise.
    • The view of spectrogram of the tracks is changed.
    • The several scales of  spectrogram are added.
    • The Pitch is optimized.
    • Now  you can configure the spectrogram for each musical composition.
    • Settings of menu are changed.
    • The WxWidgets  is updated  up to version 3.0.2.
    • The user interface is updated.
    • The performance is improved.

    Audacity 2.1.2 for Mac OS X

    • Fixed bugs.


     Thus, the audio editor Audacity is a multi-functional software for recording and editing music. Plus, you may use it for any personal, commercial or educational purpose, including installing it on as many different computers as you wish.

      Supported Systems Links to the download  

    (Version: 2.1.2 | File size: 25.3 MB)

    Mac OS X

    Download Audacity
    (Version: 2.1.2 | File size: 33.1 MB)

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