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Audacity

Version 3.1.3

Audio recording, editing and mixing tool.

Audacity overview

Audacity is a free audio recorder/editor/mixer. You 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 together, 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.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 3.1.3

Updated on Dec 23 2021

  • Context menus have been added in more places.
  • In the preferences, Tracks > Track behaviors > Editing a clip can move other clips is now disabled by default
  • The spectrogram defaults have been changed: scale type to Mel (was Linear), top of scale to 20000 Hz (was 8000 Hz), window size to 2048 (was 1024), and zero padding to 2 (was 1).
  • The main volume controls no longer change the system volume.
  • Raw Import now will remember the previously used settings. Automatic detection of the format now is a button.
  • A journaling feature has been added for QA purposes.
  • Generate > Tone now supports triangle waves.
  • There now exist "What's new" screens for the update and welcome dialogs.
  • Timeline Quick Play for regions and locked regions have been replaced by playback looping.
  • The shortcut to rename labels and clip names has temporarily been hardcoded to Ctrl+F2.
  • This conflicts with the default xfce shortcut to change workspaces.
  • FFMPEG now supports avformat 55, 57 and 58.
  • PortAudio has been updated to version 19.7 and devendored (so it can be built against 19.6).
  • Several libraries (expat, libsndfile, ...) have been devendored. The CMakeLists.txt lists which versions we build against.
  • AppImages support localization. #1382
  • Progress bars for Nyquist generators have been made more accurate. #1856
  • Rhythm tracks can no longer drift off-time by 2ms over 9 minutes; they're now sample-accurate. #1853
  • The play button has regained a pixel or two to become a triangle once more. #1792
  • Auto Duck has been made way more accurate and should no longer miss sections above the threshold. #1389
  • The manual now only is included in the executable once #1917
  • Shift-clicking a menu item no longer opens the settings menu #1358
  • FFMPEG no longer segfaults ALSA #1170
  • Audacity no longer crashes when macros output directory is set to C: #1174
  • A bouncing ball of death problem has been fixed #1312

Information

License

Free

Size

45.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.audacityteam.org/

Downloads

443973

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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Stability
Regular updates
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What needs improvements

Design

Audacity qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
4.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
5.0
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melanie-18
melanie-18
Jan 10 2022
3.1.3
0.0
Jan 10 2022
0.0
Version: 3.1.3
I recently updated to mac OS 12.01, Monterey but the audacity requirements don't include this new OS so I didn't download audacity 3.1.1 Will this new audacity work on Monterey?
steppr
steppr
Dec 7 2021
3.1.2.0
0.0
Dec 7 2021
0.0
Version: 3.1.2.0
...also, "ZoomAudioDevice" appears under "Built-In Microphone" selection, which never appeared before nor I have ever chosen... Thanks!
steppr
steppr
Dec 7 2021
3.1.2.0
0.0
Dec 7 2021
0.0
Version: 3.1.2.0
Hi, Just attempted to record like usual with my Audio-Technica 2020 USB microphone on Audacity on my MacBook. However, this version: Audacity3.2.1 is not recognizing my mic. After checking possibilities, I believe it may be due to this last version of Audacity, but not sure at all. Anyone able to assist me regarding this issue?!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 26 2021
3.0.4.0
3.0
Aug 26 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.4.0
If the link above for Audacity dumps you at an XML server page, try this URL: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jul 27 2021
3.0.3.0
3.0
Jul 27 2021
3.0
Version: 3.0.3.0
If the link to Audacity fails, use this link: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/mac/
Hermie
Hermie
Jul 5 2021
3.0.2.0
0.0
Jul 5 2021
0.0
Version: 3.0.2.0
WAARSCHUWING: Audacity registreert en verkoopt uw prive-gegevens! Caveat Emptor. https://www.computeridee.nl/nieuws/audio-editor-audacity-gaat-ip-adressen-en-meer-verzamelen/
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Jul 5 2021
3.0.2.0
0.0
Jul 5 2021
0.0
Version: 3.0.2.0
Audacity has recently been accused of being spyware. Before using, please read this: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/audacity-spyware-claims-follow-privacy-policy-changes-by-new-owner.2303275/
Sjha
Sjha
Jun 24 2021
3.0.2.0
5.0
Jun 24 2021
5.0
Version: 3.0.2.0
Audacity is my go-to app for sound editing. It does everything so well. And the help available frok the website is second-to-none. A brilliant free app.
anilmushi
anilmushi
Dec 1 2020
2.4.2.0
5.0
Dec 1 2020
5.0
Version: 2.4.2.0
Great. My go to for quick audio editing and format conversion.
AnthoLogical
AnthoLogical
May 18 2020
2.4.0.0
5.0
May 18 2020
5.0
Version: 2.4.0.0
Wait before installing v2.4.0 !!! audacityteam.org: "We're currently looking into a serious bug with 2.4.0 and have paused release of it." But you can still download it from macupdate.com...
ertidshehu
ertidshehu
Mar 27 2020
2.3.3.0
0.0
Mar 27 2020
0.0
Version: 2.3.3.0
good
dwchandl
dwchandl
Mar 26 2020
2.3.3.0
5.0
Mar 26 2020
5.0
Version: 2.3.3.0
I have used Sound Studio for years, but rather than spend $40 to upgrade I decided to check out Audacity. It does everything Sound Studio does with a clean intuitive interface.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Jan 28 2020
2.3.3.0
0.0
Jan 28 2020
0.0
Version: 2.3.3.0
Haven't been able to DL for a couple days now, Cloud Flare error message. I hope it's not been abandoned.
bilancia051
bilancia051
Mar 31 2019
2.3.1.0
5.0
Mar 31 2019
5.0
Version: 2.3.1.0
Ho zbagliato instalarlo e lo rifaccio dinuovo
rajeckas
rajeckas
Mar 23 2019
2.3.1.0
4.0
Mar 23 2019
4.0
Version: 2.3.1.0
Love Audacity. With a paucity of sound editing/mixing apps I love Audacity for its comprehensive toolkit and ease of use. Unfortunately the latest version screws up the menu bar on any open audio file, I am running High Sierra OS.
Scion777
Scion777
Sep 20 2018
2.3.0.0
0.0
Sep 20 2018
0.0
Version: 2.3.0.0
There is no mention of any release 2.3.x on the Audacity home site. Is this a real release? MU should delist this until it is confirmed.
anonymous-antelope-2748
anonymous-antelope-2748
Jul 11 2018
2.2.2.0
5.0
Jul 11 2018
5.0
Version: 2.2.2.0
A great free audio recorder, editor.
www-purabume
www-purabume
Jul 10 2018
2.2.2.0
5.0
Jul 10 2018
5.0
Version: 2.2.2.0
nice
Atalantia
Atalantia
Mar 26 2018
2.2.2.0
4.0
Mar 26 2018
4.0
Version: 2.2.2.0
Ist schliesslich brauchbar geworden. Weiter so. Das Program wird langsam richtig gut.
Hilbo60
Hilbo60
Feb 22 2018
2.2.2.0
5.0
Feb 22 2018
5.0
Version: 2.2.2.0
Use it almost exclusively for changing tempo of my backing tracks, and as such, it performs superbly, being the quickest and fuss-free way of doing this I know!
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