Audacity Portable

Audacity Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    128,416
  • Date Added:
    January 24, 2013
  • File Size:
    19.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    423
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Audacity is one of our favorite audio tools, so we were interested in seeing Audacity Portable, a fully portable version from PortableApps. Like the installed version, Audacity Portable edits your MP3s, WAVs, and other digital audio files. You can remove long intros, extract clips, and change the pitch, tempo, and other parameters of your song files or any audio recording. But, as the name indicates, Audacity Portable is completely portable, which means it runs as soon as you click the program's executable file without having to be installed. You can carry Audacity Portable with you on a USB drive, iPod, smartphone, or any portable storage device and run it on any Windows PC without leaving permanent traces behind. The latest release of Audacity Portable includes Windows 8 compatibility.

We clicked the program file, and the familiar Audacity interface opened, as did the Welcome to Audacity screen with its links to a Quick Help feature as well as a Manual, Wiki, and Forum. If you haven't used Audacity before, these resources explain it all, and other users stand ready to answer any question you can pose. But your best bet may be to do what we did when we were new to Audacity: Load a file and start tinkering. Thanks in part to Audacity Portable's busy but attractive and logical layout, that's a surprisingly easy thing to do. We started by loading a WAV we'd recorded from an LP. Audacity Portable's expandable spectral view let us zoom in to remove lead-in groove noise as well as select tracks for extracting and converting. Though portable, this program has plenty of options, features, and extras, including a long menu of effects as well as tools to analyze recordings and generate test tones, noise, and even silence.

We've had nothing but excellent performance from the freeware programs rendered portable by PortableApps, and Audacity Portable is no exception. Though it's not installed at startup, Audacity Portable even detected our various digital audio devices, interfaces, and outputs, including two external sound cards and both mono and stereo inputs. Audacity Portable lets you take audacious audio editing wherever you go.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    ""I Just love Portability" - Don't You?"

    April 24, 2011   |   By DrDave51_ca

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.3.13 Rev 2

    Pros

    Sadly as time moves forward the little things you enjoyed sort of fade away, like U3 drives and other excellent ideas of days gone by.ahh..
    It works and works well for my needs, quick revisions and tweaks! So glad the Author continues to update it!

    Cons

    No cons I can complain about, glad the Author continues to support it!!

    Summary

    Portability & Stability on U3 & USB drives, safe, stable and small =))
    What it does, it does well, Thanks to the Developer, and Supporters of it!

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  • 4 stars

    "Very Good software"

    April 23, 2011   |   By revbtm

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.3.13 Rev 2

    Pros

    simplicity of use

    Cons

    None at the price!

    Summary

    Good sturdy shareware

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  • 4 stars

    "This Program Works Just Fine"

    March 21, 2011   |   By gpc111

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.3.12 Rev 2

    Pros

    All of the advantages of Audacity but you can now have it on your memory stick to take with you.

    Cons

    Having to download and install the lame dll. But you have to do that with the installed version too. I'm not sure why you have to do this. Perhaps some one can tell us.

    Summary

    I'm not sure what issues the other users had with this program. For me it installed and ran perfectly. A great addition if you want to edit songs on the run.

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  • 1 stars

    "Won't run. Files disappear after drive is removed."

    February 07, 2011   |   By bugbomb

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.3.12 Rev 2

    Pros

    Can't tell. Can't get program to stay on jump drive, nor succesfully launch.

    Cons

    Instal to flash drive, remove drive, replace drive, open audacity portable folder, NOTHING THERE!!
    Try to launch while files are still visible after install, and windows IMMEDIATELY says "this program has stoped working"

    Summary

    this version needs fixing.

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  • 2 stars

    "It's ok I guess"

    August 01, 2010   |   By cab269

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.2.6 Rev 4

    Pros

    Nice large interface and buttons

    Cons

    I dunno, I just did like it to much

    Summary

    I found a program that is called "free audio editor" and everything else pales by comparison.

    Updated on Aug 1, 2010

    I meant to say I just did NOT like it to much

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  • 1 stars

    "Will not install"

    July 02, 2010   |   By Balayage CNET TV

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.3.12 Rev 2

    Pros

    Love the previous version

    Cons

    none that I know of

    Summary

    Fix the latest version so it will install.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does everything the full version does"

    February 11, 2010   |   By Balayage CNET TV

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.2.6 Rev 4

    Pros

    Easy to use. Edits all the common audio files.

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Summary

    I have used this program for years. It doesn't try to do everything, it just does audio editing well.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fine job recording dictation I use for presentations."

    June 07, 2009   |   By Balayage CNET TV

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.2.6 rev 3

    Pros

    Easy to use.
    Lots of tools to enhance the sound file.
    Export in three formats.

    Cons

    I have not had any problems after I figured out how to get VISTA to recognize my microphone.

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  • 5 stars

    "Need mp3 converter.. I use AnMing\mp3trt.exe. its free"

    March 12, 2009   |   By iamsonic1through4

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.2.6 rev 3

    Pros

    it works and doesn't have any cons.
    It allows you to mix multiple tracks up and down... so many effects.. or just cut and paste.

    Cons

    Need mp3 converter..but I already had AnMing\mp3trt.exe.mp3 to ringtone converter cause it's free too and works great too.
    I also have mp3 cutter plus but I don't need that anymore.
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    Summary

    I'd pay for it if I had to but they don't even ask.

    Yup.. I'm happy and I made one of my favorite songs (halleluja by leonard coehn) much more palatable..

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome."

    July 05, 2007   |   By jacobshm

    Version: Audacity Portable 1.2.4b

    Pros

    Im not an audio expert but for my uses this program works perfectly.

    Cons

    Why do you have to install another program so you can save in mp3? Dont worry ogg is also good.

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    General
    Publisher PortableApps
    Publisher web site http://portableapps.com/
    Release Date January 23, 2013
    Date Added January 24, 2013
    Version 2.0.3
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 19.85MB
    File Name AudacityPortable_2.0.3.paf.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 128,416
    Downloads Last Week 423
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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