Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. It is a free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Audacity is a powerful tool for recording and editing audio on a home computer. It’s is a very sophisticated program and can do everything one would expect from a modern audio editor. As a free, open-source tool, Audacity is not quite as feature-rich as some expensive audio editing software used by professional recording studios, but more and more independent musicians (as well as podcasters and others) are using it in their own audio creations.
You can use Audacity to:
- Record live audio.
- Record computer playback on any Windows Vista or later machine.
- Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
- Edit WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3 or Ogg Vorbis sound files.
- AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC), WMA and other formats supported using optional libraries.
- Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
- Numerous effects including change the speed or pitch of a recording.
- Write your own plug-in effects with Nyquist.
- And more! See the complete list of features.
Free software gives you the freedom to use a program, study how it works, improve it and share it with others. One can install and run Audacity on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows and is available in 36 languages.