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Produce music. Produce podcasts. Take total control of your sound.

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Record anything

Excellent for podcasts, voice-over work or even just recording memos.

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All you need to create


Runs on all major operating systems – Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Import, export, convert

Audacity supports all major audio formats, allowing you to convert WAV to MP3, FLAC, Ogg and much more.

Plugin support

Elevate your productions with a vast selection of third-party plugins, including VST3, Nyquist and more.

Deep audio analysis

Visualize frequencies in Audacity's Spectogram view or use scientific Vamp analyzers to make discoveries.

Audacity is free, forever

Download Audacity 3.5.1

Installs with no extras

Audacity + free effects & samples

Requires the Muse Hub installer

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What is Audacity?

Audacity is the world’s most popular free software for recording and editing audio. So if you're producing music, a podcast, or just playing around with audio, Audacity is for you.

Who is Audacity for?

Audacity is for anyone who wants to get creative with sound. It’s also the perfect tool for anyone who needs to quickly edit or export audio, for any reason.

Is Audacity free?

Yes! Audacity has always been and will always remain free for everyone.

Is Audacity open source?

Audacity is proudly open source. This means its source code remains open to anyone to view or modify.
A dedicated worldwide community of passionate audio lovers have collaborated to make Audacity the well-loved software it is today. Many third-party plugins have also been developed for Audacity thanks to its open source nature.