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A free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software

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Audacity imports sounds and music, puts sound effects against individual tracks and mixes things like music tracks and podcasts together. Audacity comes with many professional editing and recording functions. It's possible to create both live recordings as well as cut tracks. In addition, Audacity has an audio toolbox with countless effects, an equalizer and frequency analysis on board.

Audacity is a digital audio editor with 1500+ stars on GitHub and is present in Software Repositories of major Linux distributions.

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System Requirements

1512MB to 1GB RAM for Windows | 256MB for linux | 1GB (2GB for OS X 10.7 and later or macOS) RAM for mac2GB to 4GB RAM for Windows | 1GB for Linux | 2GB (4GB for OS X 10.7 and later or macOS) RAM for mac
21GHz processor speed for Windows | 700MHz for linux | 1GHz (2GHz for OS X 10.7 and later or macOS) for mac1GHz to 2GHz processor speed for Windows | 2GHz for Linux | 2GHz for mac


TechRadar: 4.5
5  based on professional's opinion

TopTenReviews: 9.5
10  based on professional's opinion

G2CROWD: 4.5
5  based on 220 reviews

PCMag: 4
5  based on professional's opinion

CNET: 4.2
5  based on 799 reviews

5  based on professional's opinion

SourceForge: 4.6
5  based on 304 reviews


The Audacity Team

Written in

C, C++, Shell, Python

Initial Release

1 June 2000


GPL v2+

You may try

Digital Audio Editor


  • Legacy versions for Windows and mac are also available.