Audacity

Audacity 2.2.0

Free virtual studio for Windows computers

Audacity allows you to edit all popular formats of audio files for free. View full description

PROS

  • Works with all popular audio formats
  • Contains all relevant filters and tools

CONS

  • Crashes occasionally
  • Program interface no longer appropriate

Excellent
9

Audacity allows you to edit all popular formats of audio files for free.

The freeware imports sounds and music, puts sound effects against individual tracks and mixes things like music tracks and podcasts together.

Professional functions

Audacity comes with many professional editing and recording functions. It's possible to create both live recordings as well as cut tracks. The results are saved as one of the many supported audio formats. In addition, Audacity has an audio toolbox with countless effects, an equalizer and frequency analysis on board. If necessary, you can also extend Audacity with free plug-ins from the manufacturer's site.

Settings at your fingertips

The user sets all settings on the Audacity user interface. The commands Cut, Copy and Paste allow you to tinker with your own tracks. You can also link Audacity to the microphone for you to add your own voice tracks.

Audacity represents the course of a musical fragment on the horizontal timeline. In case of emergency everything can be undone with one click....which can be helpful! 

Audacity doesn't reach the level of some of the paid professional design programs. The interface looks kind of sober, sometimes even a bit stale. In our test, the application also crashed several times.

Conclusion: Excellent free audio editor

Audacity will let you mix your own tracks in no time at all. With the convenient array of tools and effects you can get decent sound quality on smaller productions. Just remember that a little training time and patience are required to get the most from the tool. On the Audacity website you will find more information about this software, and in case you'd like to download an alternative, you may want to try WavePad Audio Editing Software or Nero Wave Editor.  

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Audacity 2.2.0

User reviews about Audacity

  • jg4jc

    by jg4jc

    "Crashes more than a stunt driver in Fast and Furious."

    It crashes too much!! I thought it was only crashing for certain file types but it crashes with all my file types, and i... More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2016

  • "google audacityflex"

    Audacity is one of the best free recording software by far. with the audacityflex course it teach you a lot help save 80... More.

    reviewed on June 5, 2016

  • zorbon23

    by zorbon23

    "Audacity the best free recording software by far even than paid ones"

    Audacity is One of the best and simple recording software to use. But for someone who never used it or have never used a... More.

    reviewed on May 17, 2016

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    by IIEedTfIuDCcHjDhUJJAaslILftWEz

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    What do you think about Audacity? Questions need to contain at least 60 characters. More.

    reviewed on January 14, 2016

  • SteamDoodHelli

    by SteamDoodHelli

    "Audacity Is a Good starter Tool."

    It's a good starter for users who use YouTube and Music Producers. This is what PewDiePie used before switched it. More.

    reviewed on October 21, 2015

  • reginawozniak

    by reginawozniak

    "Distortion with a laptop"

    The way big majority of Windows laptops have a Mic-In that's mono, not stereo and produces distortion if you try to plug... More.

    reviewed on August 9, 2015