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Current version 3.5.1

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Universal dmg (recommended)

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ARM 64 dmg (Apple Silicon)

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x86_64 dmg (Intel)

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Additional resources

FFmpeg import/export library

An optional library which handles additional file formats (like WMA, M4A, AC3 and others)

Link to FFmpeg library


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

Link to plugins page

About these downloads

System requirements

Audacity is tested on macOS 12 & 13, and may also work on any OS X version released after and including OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Both Intel (x86_64) and Apple Silicon (ARM 64) versions are available, as well as a universal binary. There are no specific CPU or GPU requirements.

Mac OS X 10.14 and earlier don't support the universal dmg. Use the Intel-only dmg instead.

Note: Audacity requires fast, uninterrupted access to a hard drive or SSD to operate. Network storage, consumer-grade external hard drives or USB thumbdrives may be unreliable.

Older versions of Audacity

You can download older versions of Audacity on Fosshub.

The last tested compatible versions for relevant operating systems are:

  • OS X 10.6-10.8: Audacity 2.2.2
  • OS X 10.5: Audacity 2.1.1 (Intel), Audacity 2.0.6 (PPC)
  • OS X 10.4: Audacity 2.0.6