About Audacity

Audacity is an on-premise audio editing solution, which helps musicians export, modify, import, create and record audio files and soundtracks in multiple file formats including WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AU, AIFF, and FLAC. The open-source platform enables producers to preview LADSPA, LV2, VST and Audio Unit effects in real-time.

Audacity lets audio engineers modify a soundtrack's pitch or tempo and create voiceovers for podcasts or DJ sets. Musicians can cut, copy or paste audio tracks, monitor volume and use the device toolbar to manage multiple playback or recording devices. Additionally, artists can remove background noises and manipulate soundtracks using various keyboard shortcuts according to requirements.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10

126 Reviews of Audacity

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.44 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(78)

78

4 stars

(53)

53

3 stars

(9)

9

2 stars

(3)

3

1 stars

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June 2021

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Deepak from Rhapsody Theatre

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Review of Audacity audio software

Audacity has been extremely useful in several projects, including the making of short films, YouTube videos, voice overs for various applications, etc. It can be used by different people with varying levels of expertise and can solve many simple problems in audio manipulation with ease.

Pros

The product is easy to use and lean in terms of disk space. At the same time, its features are quite adequate for most audio applications. Some of its features, such as the noise removal tool, are truly revolutionary and greatly enhance audio for various projects.

Cons

Laying of multiple tracks is a bit difficult. It will help if the software provides drag and drop features in moving individual tracks.

Reasons for Switching to Audacity

Audacity is considerably cheaper than Sound Forge and provides much better features in noise reduction, addition of flanging, changing of pitch without affecting speed of the audio clip, etc. Various add-ins available from those associated with the project as well as independent operators makes the software very versatile and robust.

April 2021

Joe from KALW Public Radio

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2021

Audacity is that free little program that does a wonderful job.

I have had a joyous experience with Audacity.

Pros

Recording software is extremely expensive. Other brands can make it big impact on your financial situation. For a long time I have been a user of a very popular software editing program. My job requires me to have several computers. Many times I have faced the inability to install software on many machines. So I went with the next best thing. I looked for free stuff. I was so surprised when I started using Audacity. Not only did it have all the same functions, but it produced great sounding audio. Editing was simple, and I didn't have to go through complicated setups just to get the job done. It was like it worked right out of the box.

Cons

I really don't have anything to complain about Audacity. I would even recommend that this is the go-to software for anybody on a budget.

Reasons for Switching to Audacity

It wasn't really a switch. I use both. When pro tools does not allow me to use my ilock on another machine, Audacity is the way I go.

October 2021

Frederic from Hamelin Technologe

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Consumer Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

Audacity a free recording software that compete with major very more expensuve

You download it from the internet , you install it in 2 minutes and it works....No worry , no fees

Pros

First it's totally free and also this software is very simple to intall.

Cons

The interface and the menu are a little bit not very great looking like cubase or other major but if you keep in minds that it's free , i think we can do with it

Reasons for Choosing Audacity

The software is very stable and efficient and again it's totally free

Reasons for Switching to Audacity

The software is free completly it make available funds to buy other things in my monthly budget

August 2021

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Cristhian Josue from El Punto Lab

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Design

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2021

Audacity, a simple and always useful audio recording software

Personally, I use this software to record some voices in low spec PC's or when I need to record something quickly and easily, for these functions audacity is a great option, but when it comes to doing the full project I don't have the tools I would like to have, do I recommend audacity? Yes, but only as an alternative, not to use it as the main software.

Pros

Audacity is that software with most of us start in the audio recording and editing world, its facility of use and simplicity make it one of the most notable options for people who only want to record audio (plus it's free). Personally, I recommend this daw for people who only want to record voices for a podcast, or for musicians who only want to record demos in a quick and easy way, just by clicking the record button we will be doing everything we want.

Cons

Audacity is... very limited, it is good in its main function, but it really can't offer us much more, today there are daw's and free software more complete than audacity, searching in the web we can find advanced options for any musician, especially for people who focus on mixing and mastering, functions that are very difficult to do in audacity.

August 2021

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Juanito from Work Corp

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

La mejor aplicación de edición de audio de código abierto

Pros

Me encanta que es una aplicación multiplataforma de uso libre, te permite grabar y editar audio profesional. Compatible con archivos de audio de tipo Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV, AIFF, AU, LOF y WMP.

Cons

En abril de 2021 fue adquirido por la compañía Muse Group, algo que no vino bien para la gran comunidad detrás de la aplicación.

Reasons for Choosing Audacity

Audacity es una aplicación de edición de audio de código abierto, su uso es libre.

Reasons for Switching to Audacity

Su gran resultado profesional que no tiene nada que envidiarle a aplicaciones de pago.